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UM ranked 70th in QS World University Rankings 2020

Universiti Malaya (UM) has marked a milestone by achieving 70th place in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QS-WUR) 2020, released on 19th June 2019. With an overall score of 67.1 - an improvement of 7.2% from last year, this places UM now amongst the top 7% of the 1,001 institutions ranked by QS-WUR. This development indicates an improvement of 17 places, representing a consistent and steady rise in the recognition of UM as one of the world’s leading universities in teaching and learning, research, innovation and internationalisation.

The QS WUR was measured using six metrics to determine its rating system; Academic Reputation (40%), Employer Reputation (10%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per Faculty (20%), International Faculty Ratio (5%) and International Student Ratio (5%). UM made the greatest strides under Citations per Faculty (rank 317), Employer Reputation (rank 92) and International Faculty Ratio (rank 280), with improvements of 82, 43 and 31 notches, respectively. Academic Reputation improved by 8 places to 91st placing. The Faculty/Student ratio generally maintained its strong performance, ranked at 78, slipping 4 places from last year. The International Student ratio indicator (rank 251) however, dropped 14 places from last year, due to a reduction in the University’s international student enrolment.

The complete results of the QS-WUR 2020 is available at https://www.topuniversities.com/qs-world-university-rankings.