PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has strengthened its presence in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019.
Universiti Malaya (UM) made the global top 350 best institutions in the most rigorous performance table globally, with Universiti Teknologi Mara and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak joining in this year (see table).
UM, the country’s oldest varsity, achieved its best position yet, thanks to improvements across the board – and in particular, its international outlook score.
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), the second highest-ranked local institution, maintained its hold in the rankings’ 501–600 band, while Universiti Utara Malaysia broke into the top 1,000.
Malaysia has 11 institutions represented in the 2019 table – up from nine last year.
The annual table lists more than 1,250 higher education institutions from 86 countries.