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Five Malaysian varsities among top 100 in Asia: new ranking

Five Malaysian universities are among the top 100 Universities in Asia, according to a new ranking. The universities are -- Universiti Malaya (UM) at the 39th spot, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (51st), Universiti Sains Malaysia (69th), Universiti Tek­nologi Malaysia (82nd) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (90th), says the first regional ranking issued by the The Times Higher Education Quacquarelli Symonds (Qs).

world Updated: May 12, 2009 10:35 IST

Five Malaysian universities are among the top 100 Universities in Asia, according to a new ranking.

The universities are -- Universiti Malaya (UM) at the 39th spot, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (51st), Universiti Sains Malaysia (69th), Universiti Tek­nologi Malaysia (82nd) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (90th), says the first regional ranking issued by the The Times Higher Education Quacquarelli Symonds (Qs).

QS managing director Nunzio Quacquarelli said the result of the QS.Com Asian University Rankings was based on regional relevant measures of excellence.

"The top performing universities were distinguished not only by their quality but also by high productivity of research, compared to their regional peers," he said in a statement here on Monday.