By Khairul Anuar Muhamad Noh
SERDANG, 17 Oct - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) strengthens its position as the 36th top university in Asia in the 'QS University Rankings: Asia 2018', with a leap of 13 places.
UPM also retains its position as the country's second-best university after University of Malaya in the ranking for two consecutive years.
UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris said UPM's best achievement in the ranking was an indicator for having highest number of lecturers with a PhD degree in the country.
"Besides that, UPM attains the second highest score in Malaysia for the inbound and outbound student exchange indicator.”
"UPM's performance is also contributed by five other indicators that are ranked among Asia’s top 50, which are Academic Reputation, International Faculty, International Students, Inbound Exchange Students and Outbound Exchange Students.
Prof Aini stated that the Asia's 36th rankings had grouped UPM among the one percent of the best universities in Asia as there were 11,900 universities in Asia.
Based on the rankings operated in the United Kingdom, a total of 27 institutions of higher learning in Malaysia are listed in the Asia’s Top 250 Best Universities.
UPM began to rise in QS rankings: Asia in 2014 (76th rank), 2015 (66th rank) and last year, 2016 (49th rank).
Prof. Aini said with this leap, UPM is committed to strengthen the quality of its teaching, learning and research towards a university of international repute.
"It is hoped that this achievement would help further augment UPM's excellence, which will ultimately contribute significantly to the progress of the society and the well-being of the nation," she said.
Updated:: 17/10/2017 [syifarida]
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