The phrase Malaysia boleh has never rang more true.
For those who are unfamiliar with the term, QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
In other words, it’s what most students pore over when looking towards choices of universities. Of course it’s not the determining factor by any means, but it would be premature to write them off completely.
These three Malaysian universities managed to secure a spot amongst QS’ esteemed list of top universities under fifty years of age.
To quote Malay Mail, “The 2021 edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) Top 50 Under 50 Rankings placed UPM in 10th place, making it the first time the university has broken into the rarefied space. The other two are Universiti Teknologi Petronas within the 61-70 band, and Universiti Utara Malaysia within the 81-90 band.UPM’s latest results are a continuation of its recent improvements that saw it take 33rd in the QS University Rankings Asia last year.”
On an international scale, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University still occupies its number 1 spot.
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Australia emerges as the country with the most universities making it to the list.
“Behind QS’ decision to publish a list of the world’s top 50 young universities are two recognitions. The first is that reputations, resources, and world-class outcomes are typically built over time, and, in the higher education sector, the period over which some institutions have been able to do so has been one of centuries,” QS’ research director Ben Sowter explained.
“The second recognition is that higher education is not static; it is in flux, and, by identifying trends across this particular ranking, it is possible to identify those higher education sectors that are becoming increasingly or less prominent. As the world faces unprecedented higher education demand, such capacity-building work demands the creation of new institutions equipped to teach and research to world-class standards,” he added.
We have to say that we could not be any prouder of our country!
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