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Universiti Malaya (UM)

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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
156
2012
167
2013
151=
2014
146
2015
62.10
Overall Score
62
Academic Reputation
56.8
Employer Reputation
94.1
Faculty Student
80.6
International Faculty
77.3
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
213
2013
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
33
2013
32
2014
29
2015
27
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
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,807
International
772
With PhD
2,225

Number of students

17,580
Postgraduate 53%
Undergraduate 47%

Number of international students

3,712
Postgraduate 81%
Undergraduate 19%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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