SERDANG, 7 June - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) boosted its ranking to the 202nd position in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018/19 released today.
UPM jumped 27 notches from the 229th position last year, its fifth consecutive rise since 2013. Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris, UPM’s Vice Chancellor, was delighted to announce that UPM is in the top 20% of the world’s best universities out of 1,223 universities evaluated by the QS. UPM attained the highest scores in the International Student indicator while increasing its scores in three other indicators, i.e., Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student and International Faculty.
“We are indeed pleased that UPM is on the best path of our UPM 2014-2010 Strategic Plan target, that is to become the best 200 world universities by 2020.”
“Improvement in curriculum quality and student marketability can help in increasing networking opportunities and the reputation of UPM students in the industry and amongst prospective employers, as evaluated in the Employer Reputation indicator.”
“UPM will double the efforts to improve itself in certain indicators such as developing strategies to increase the number of international lecturers as well as to improve academic and student quality.”
Prof. Aini also said that UPM has strenghtened its fundamental aspects especially in academic research quality and the number of journals published in renowned journals with citations.
“The university community must not be complacent and should intensify its achievement momentum in order to sustain international excellence as the international higher education industry is very competitive,” she said.
Prof. Aini also stated that in line with UPM’s vision to be a university of international repute, the QS ranking is useful in assessing the visibility level of UPM, especially in the aspects of teaching, learning, research and innovation.
The QS World Rankings 2018/2019 evaluation of the universities was based on six indicators: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student, Citations per Faculty, International Faculty and International Students. - UPM
Updated:: 12/06/2018 [hairul_nizam]
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