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University of Malaya (UM) Ranks Amongst Top 10 Engineering Universities Worldwide in Global University Rankings

Published by Afterschool.my on Nov 29, 2017, 11:36 am

One thing is for certain, University of Malaya (UM) continues to push the Malaysian name to new heights in the academic arena, as seen by their continued and sustained surge up multiple university rankings. Today though, a new landmark was reached, as UM cracked the top 10 of the U.S. News 2018 Global Universities Ranking for the subject of Engineering. 

In the list that can be seen below, populated by household names from America, China, the UK and Singapore, University of Malaya can stand tall knowing they're mentioned in the same breath as academic giants such as the National University of Singapore (NUS), Imperial College London, and even the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  

UM wasn't the only Malaysian representative on the full list however, as Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) was #50, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was tied for #123, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was tied for #168 and rounding up the famous five was Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), who ranked #202. Below is the list of Malaysian universities ranked based on engineering, taken from the official website of U.S. News Global Rankings. 

But many will inevitably pop the question-- how were these rankings devised? Well, the U.S. News 2018 Global Universities Ranking takes these 11 factors into consideration when ranking a university in any of the 22 ranked subjects:

  • Global research reputation 
  • Regional research reputation 
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Conferences
  • Normalized citation impact 
  • Total citations 
  • Number of publications among the 10% most cited
  • Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited
  • Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited in their respective field
  • Percentage of total publications that are among the top 1 percent most highly cited papers
  • International collaborations
  • Percentage of total publications with international collaboration

The U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings is the fourth iteration of it's kind, ranks top global universities in 22 different subjects, encompassing 1,250 total universities, and is powered by Clarivate Analytics InCities. Here's hoping UM continues to push the boundaries and hit new highs as the years go by. For the full list, you may click here

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