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Four Malaysian universities in QS

Published by Afterschool.my on Nov 25, 2015, 12:47 pm

The annual Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) "Top 50 Under 50" University Rankings were released yesterday, revealing four local universities under 50 years old in its top 50 ranks.

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The institutions that made the ranks were:

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) at 26th
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) at 30th
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) at 32th
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) at 38th

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Universities undergo a thorough international academic peer review for the rankings, which are based on its effectiveness in particular fields field or research and education.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh commended the public universities for the efforts put into ensuring the academic quality improves each year.

He added, “As stated in the Malaysia Higher Education Blueprint 2015-2025, rankings are not the ‘be all and end all’ as they must be balanced with the core aim of universities to educate, generate knowledge and equip students with good values. Rankings serve as a means to know where we stand internationally."

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USM Vice Chancellor Datuk Dr Omar Osman was also pleased with USM's performance. He said that the ranks promoted a healthy level of competition especially among newer universities in improving the quality of education, as "such challenges will be the main determining factor for the status of our universities."

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