UM nation’s new No. 1 institution
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has a great potential in becoming a leading higher education hub among universities in Asia in future years.
Seven out of nine local universities placed in the top 200 of the 2017 Asia University Rankings by Times Higher Education, an increase of four from last year.
Although it was one of the new entries in the ranking, University Malaya (UM) already took 59th place.
“UM is the nation’s new number one institution. It took the 59th spot overall despite taking part for the first time.
“Data shows that it has a strong international outlook compared with other leading universities in the continent.
“It ranks 20th on this indicator alone,” a report said.
UM vice-chancellor Tan Sri Professor Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin said international students made up 18 per cent of UM’s enrolment, up from five per cent in 2000.