All 5 Malaysian research universities in the top fifty of the 2019 edition of QS University Rankings: Asia as the Universiti Malaya is breaking into top 20. UM has managed to secure joint 19th place in Shanghai Jiao Tong University of China.  However, Universiti Putra Malaysia is in the 34th place that is followed by Universitu Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

The ranking has been released today and it includes the 500 best universities of the region. The vice-chancellor of UPM Professor Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris have said that the university is known to have achieved high scores in the international research network, international students, and international faculty.

She said that UPM has been able to show a positive performance for the last five years.  The vice chancellor and the president of Taylor University, Professor Michael J. Driscoll has stated that the improved performance of the university is a proof that the approach of it to learning and teaching resonated pretty well with the students and also the topmost players of the industry.

In order to be within the top 100 universities of Asia by 2022, they will have to strengthen their research capabilities and also develop strategic partnership.  Taylor’s University is seen to be in a joint 135th place along with Pakistan’s Comsats Institute of Information Technology.

The vice-chancellor and the president of UCSI Senior Professor Datuk Dr Khalid Yusoff is known to have welcomes the 34th spot climb. He described it as further indication of the result of measures for enhancing the academic strength.  The improvement of the international profile of UCSI in the past years is pretty encouraging. It is in the 178th position this year.

Prof Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik, the president of University of Tunku Abdul Rahman have stated that the ranking needs to be taken in the right spirit for future improvement.

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