KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Malaya (UM) has moved up to the 13th place of Asia’s best universities in the Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) University Rankings Asia 2020.
The survey rated the university on various indicators including its academic and employer reputations, staff with PhDs, research papers per faculty, and international research network.
“In addition, UM is also ranked top in the nation under six indicators of the ranking, in academic reputation, employer reputation, student to faculty ratio, citations per paper, international research network and for inbound exchange students,” said the university in a statement.
This places UM within the top 3 per cent of the approximately 600 Asian universities ranked. In addition, UM is ranked first in Asia in the international research network indicator, according to reports.
“The results serve to prove that UM is internationally competitive, with academic standards that are at par with the world’s top universities, and this remains a motivating force for its community to drive for continual improvement of the academic reputation and global standing of the university.
“UM always look at rankings as a benchmark for the University to gauge its position and as a way of planning for further improvement,” the statement said.