Times Higher Education (THE) has published its first Asia-Pacific region University ranking for 2017 and included both Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia in the shared 121-130 rank.
The other Malaysian universities that got a spot in the top 200 are Universiti Teknologi Petronas (131-140), Universiti Sains Malaysia (141-150) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (151-160). Universiti Teknologi MARA and Universiti Utara Malaysia earned a spot in the 200+ rank.
The ranking was launched to illustrate the growing quality of the higher education sector in the Asia-Pacific region.
The top five holds no big surprises with the National University of Singapore on top, followed by Peking University, University of Melbourne, Tsinghua University and Nanyang Technological University. Japanese Universities occupied more spots than any other country.
‘Malaysian universities generally perform well when it comes to their International outlook’ said Phil Baty, rankings editor of THE. Baty added that Malaysian Universities could score higher in the rankings by improving the overall quality of their research.
THE marked Malaysia and Indonesia as two countries with great potential, although lacking in research quality and quantity compared to some of their neighbours.
To view the full ranking methodology used by THE, click here.
Cover photo from THE
With Reports from The Malay Mail Online and Times Higher Education