Malaysia – In the annual ranking of institutions in Asia by global higher education experts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, Malaysia’s higher education industry continues to develop.
According to the 12th edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the number of Malaysian programs obtaining top-50, top-100, and top-200 rankings increased year on year.
“Malaysia is fifth in Asia in terms of rated programs, with 207 (25 more than last year) and sixth in terms of ranked universities, with 24 (four more than last year),” said Ben Sowter, Director of Research at QS, in a statement released recently.
Malaysian universities are also represented in 42 of the 51 topic rankings, with 207 entries – 25 are new, 78 are unchanged from last year, 49 are declining, and 55 are rising.
Business and Management Studies (13), Computer Science and Information Systems (13), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (13), Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (13), and Medicine (13), are the top five courses for the number of Malaysian institutions listed (nine).
With 37 courses, Universiti Malaya (UM) is the most well-represented national university.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (25 topics), Universiti Putra Malaysia (24 subjects), Universiti Sains Malaysia (24 subjects), and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (24 subjects) are the next three universities (17 subjects).
Taylor’s University’s triumph as the nation’s top-ranking institution for its performance in Hospitality and Leisure Management, where it rose to 16th place, was another highlight given by QS.
“UCSI University is ranked among the top 20 universities in the United States for Performing Arts.
“Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) has the third-best national rank in Petroleum Engineering, while two more universities make the top 30 — UM (28th for global Library and Information Management) and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) (28th for global Theology, Divinity, and Religious Studies),” Sowter said.
He also mentioned that ten Malaysian university departments are in the top 50 in the globe, which is two more than previous year.