Revealing the Best Public (IPTA) & Private (IPTS) Universities in Malaysia According to QS World University Rankings: Asia 2023
- Ranking of Malaysia’s Public (IPTA) & Private (IPTS) Universities for 2023 According to QS World University Rankings: Asia 2023
- How did Malaysia’s Universities rank in Asia?
Malaysian students interested in studying at one of the universities in Asia can check out which are the top ranked ones from the recently released QS World University Rankings: Asia 2023. Studying at a top university will enhance your knowledge and skills to compete in the challenging careers of the 4th Industrial Revolution (INR 4.0)
The 15th edition of the QS World University Rankings: Asia features 757 institutions – up from 687 last year and making it our biggest rankings for this region yet. The major locations represented include China Mainland (128 institutions), India (118), Japan (106) and South Korea (88), accounting for more than a half of all ranked institutions.
Malaysia’s top government university is Universiti Malaya (UM) making it into the Top 10 at 9th place. Meanwhile, Taylor’s University is Malaysia top private university in the Asia university rankings with a ranking of 49 making it into the Top 50.
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Top 10 institutions in the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2023
Featuring 760 Asian universities, our 2023 rankings are the biggest to date. Peking University takes the top spot this year, with last year’s number one university, National University of Singapore, taking second place.
The rest of the top ten is rounded out by a diverse selection of institutions from across East and South East Asia – including Malaysia, Mainland China and South Korea.
Key indicators used to formulate this year’s rankings include academic and employer reputations, the number of staff holding a PhD, and the percentage of international students.
Below are the Top 10 Universities in Asia:
1. Peking University
2. National University of Singapore (NUS)
3. Tsinghua University
4. The University of Hong Kong
5. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
= 6. Fudan University
= 6. Zhejiang University
8. KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
9. Universiti Malaya (UM)
10. Shanghai Jiao Tong University
How did Malaysia’s Universities Fare in the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2023?
Universiti Malaya did well in the Asia rankings by making it into the Top 10. UM is also ranked 3rd in Asia in the inaugural Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) World University Rankings on Sustainability 2023 and 66th globally and snatched the country’s top spot.
Taylor’s University took the top spot in Malaysia as the Number 1 private university in the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2023. Taylor’s University is now ranked 49 in Asia according to the QS Asia University Rankings 2023, leaping 40 places in just two years.
The institution has recorded a jump of more than 150 ranks since 2016 to achieve its meteoric rise, on the back of positive trends in the recent QS World University Rankings 2023 that saw the university maintain its position as the leading private university in Southeast Asia for the third year in a row, also placing it within the top 1% of universities in the world.
The university saw growth in eight indicators scores including Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student Ratio, Citations per Paper, Paper per Faculty, International Student, Inbound Exchange Students and Outbound Exchange Students.
Other notable private universities who did well are Multimedia University (MMU) ranked at 207 and Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) at 240.
Below is the list of Malaysia’s universities who are the Top 10 Universities according to QS:Asia
- Universiti Malaya (UM) – 9
- Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) – 30
- Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) – 32
- Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) – 39
- Taylor’s University – 49
- Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) – 68
- UCSI University – 72
- Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) – 104
- Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) – 108
- Sunway University – 122
Key takeaways from the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2023
With an improvement on the previous year, Peking University sits in first place with a flawless score of 100. After standing in first place for four consecutive years, the National University of Singapore (NUS) are now ranked second with a score of 97.4. Both institutions received perfect scores of 100 for ‘academic reputation’.
The University of Hong Kong and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), who shared third place last year, are now ranked fourth and fifth respectively. This year, Tsinghua University sits in third position with a score of 97.3 – having risen from fifth place. The University of Hong Kong achieved perfect scores for three performance indicators: ‘international students’, ‘inbound exchange’ and ‘outbound exchange’, while Tsinghua University were awarded the same perfect score for ‘academic reputation’.
Fudan University and Zhejiang University now share sixth place with equivalent overall scores of 96.3, with both institutions performing particularly well in ‘international faculty’ with scores of 99.9 and 100 respectively.
Many institutions share the achievement of receiving perfect scores in a range of categories including ‘international students’ (13 institutions), ‘outbound exchange’ (19), ‘inbound exchange’ (21) and ‘staff with PhD’ (23).
Universiti Malaya (UM) loses eighth position to KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) – a university who has improved greatly since last year having moved six places up and being the only new South Korean university in the top 10. Universiti Malaya (UM) is now in ninth position with 92.6. Lastly, Shanghai Jiao Tong University holds the 10th position for another year with a score of 92.2.
With 11 Indian institutions making it to the top 100 global list, Southern Asia holds 27% of the spots in this year’s ranking. Eastern Asia is the most represented subregion representing 50% of all ranked institutions: 17 institutions ranking in the top 20 and with the majority of institutions located in China (Mainland) ranking in the top 10.