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Universiti Malaya (UM)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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University of Malaya, the first University of the country, is situated on a 750-acre (309-hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. The University of Malaya grew out of a tradition of service to the society. Its predecessors, the King Edward VII College of Medicine established in 1905 and Raffles College in 1929, has been established to meet urgent demands, one in medicine and the other in education. When the two came together to form the University of Malaya in October 1949, this was so that they might perform together an even greater service - to help lay the foundations of a new nation by producing a generation of skilled and educated men. Hence the University of Malaya was established on 8 October 1949 as a national institution to serve the higher education needs of the Federation of Malaya and Singapore. The growth of the University was very rapid during the first decade of its establishment and this resulted in the setting up of two autonomous Divisions in 1959, one located in Singapore and the other in Kuala Lumpur. In 1960, the government of the two territories indicated their desire to change the status of...
This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
=151
2014
146
2015
=133
2016
  • 57.10
    Overall Score
  • 55.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 48
    Employer Reputation
  • 92.2
    Faculty Student
  • 77.7
    International Faculty
  • 70.5
    International Students
32
2015
=30
2016
  • 73.30
    Overall Score
  • 76.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 79.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 62.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 65.3
    H-index Citations
=83
2014
54
2015
  • 79.70
    Overall Score
  • 73.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 80.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 81
    Citations per Paper
  • 92.5
    H-index Citations
32
2014
29
2015
27
2016
151-200
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
32
2014
29
2015
27
2016
151-200
2016
Asian University Rankings
  • 84.90
    Overall Score
  • 87.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 83.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 97.8
    Faculty Student
  • 86.5
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 49.5
    Papers per Faculty
  • 96.8
    International Faculty
  • 97.1
    International Students
  • 100
    Inbound Exchange
  • 100
    Outbound Exchange
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,903
International
798

Number of students

17,580
Postgraduate 53%
Undergraduate 47%

Number of international students

3,772
Postgraduate 80%
Undergraduate 20%
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