Universiti Malaya Makes History In The-Wur 2024 Rankings

Universiti Malaya Makes History In The-Wur 2024 Rankings

Universiti Malaya (UM) has achieved an unprecedented milestone, emerging as the sole Malaysian higher learning institution to rank among the top 251 – 300 universities out of the 1,904 ranked institutions in the world in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 (THE-WUR 2024). This marks a substantial leap from last year when UM was ranked between 351 and 400.

The historic milestone stands as a testament to UM’s unwavering dedication to delivering excellence in the global higher education landscape. THE-WUR, an annual publication renowned for its comprehensive evaluation of universities worldwide, assesses institutions based on their performance in research, teaching, international engagement, and industry collaboration.

UM proudly maintains its position as the foremost Malaysian university in THE-WUR 2024, retaining its top status among the 23 Malaysian institutions assessed since it first joined the rankings in 2018.

“This achievement is a source of immense pride for UM, its students, and the dedicated faculty members who have tirelessly contributed to this success”. UM’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dato’ Ir. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor, who is thrilled by this remarkable accomplishment, attributes it to the collective efforts of all warga Universiti Malaya.”

The ranking also demonstrated UM’s strong global presence, with a place among the top 10% of universities worldwide in terms of international outlook. Additionally, UM ranks within the top 15%, 20%, and 25% for teaching, research environment, and research quality, respectively. While showing remarkable progress, UM is committed to further enhancing its standing, particularly in the area related to industry engagement, where it currently ranks in the top 40%.

The Vice-Chancellor extends his heartfelt gratitude to the entire UM community, including staff, students, university partners, and collaborators, for their unwavering commitment and contributions. Prof. Dato’ Hamdi expresses his profound appreciation to UM’s Chancellor, Pro-Chancellors, Board of Directors, and the Ministry of Higher Education, all of which have been instrumental in realizing this extraordinary achievement.


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