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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi Malaysia

Ranking

# 138QS World University Rankings

stars

5QS stars

About Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) or The National University of Malaysia was established in 1971 is located adjacent to Malaysia’s administration city of Putrajaya at the outskirt of Malaysia’s administration city. The university’s mission is to be ahead of society and time in leading the development of a learned, dynamic and moral society. UKM, as a public university of choice and the only National University in Malaysia, attracts local and international students by offering a vast number of programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Continuous assessments of programmes offered are always performed to ensure that the courses meet the latest technology and development as well as introduction of new courses to meet the demand of the industry. The academic staffs of UKM are always kept abreast of the evolution of teaching methods including implementation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). To cater for its main objective of educating the nation, the university has a total of 13 well-established faculties, 13 institutes, 10 residential colleges and 10 service centres. UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC) is a teaching hospital which has achieved several outstanding milestones in the field of medicine involving state-of-the-art treatments and breakthrough surgeries. UKM also has five “living labs” which Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia are dedicated to scientific and sociological research on the sustainability of different ecological systems in the country. These labs are open not only to UKM students and researchers but also to all to appreciate and learn. In 2006, UKM was certified as one of the five research universities in Malaysia, based on its achievement in producing many researches of high quality. These researches are all linked to the seven National Grand Challenges which comprises of issues to be addressed by Malaysian in order to be a developed nation. The Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), UKM is the only fullfledged research institute in Malaysia focusing specifically on ‘ethnic studies’. UKM is home to 3 scientists included on Thomson Reuters' list of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds”, whose published research ranked among the top 1% most cited in their respective fields in the given year of publication. UKM has bagged several awards and recognitions at national and international level. It is the first university in Malaysia to receive the ISO 9000 accreditation in 1998. In 2008, UKM has also obtained the self-accreditation status by the Minister of Higher Education. The conferment of these awards reflects the excellent ability of UKM in managing, administering and assuring a good quality of its academic programmes. Through the brainchild involving nationalistic flavor and global aspiration, UKM is a university which is international in its outlook that maintains and cherishes the national cultures and values successfully. 

About Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) or The National University of Malaysia was established in 1971 is located adjacent to Malaysia’s administration city of Putrajaya at the outskirt of Malaysia’s administration city. The university’s mission is to be ahead of society and time in leading the development of a learned, dynamic and moral society. UKM, as a public university of choice and the only National University in Malaysia, attracts local and international students by offering a vast number of programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Continuous assessments of programmes offered are always performed to ensure that the courses meet the latest technology and development as well as introduction of new courses to meet the demand of the industry. The academic staffs of UKM are always kept abreast of the evolution of teaching methods including implementation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). To cater for its main objective of educating the nation, the university has a total of 13 well-established faculties, 13 institutes, 10 residential colleges and 10 service centres. UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC) is a teaching hospital which has achieved several outstanding milestones in the field of medicine involving state-of-the-art treatments and breakthrough surgeries. UKM also has five “living labs” which Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia are dedicated to scientific and sociological research on the sustainability of different ecological systems in the country. These labs are open not only to UKM students and researchers but also to all to appreciate and learn. In 2006, UKM was certified as one of the five research universities in Malaysia, based on its achievement in producing many researches of high quality. These researches are all linked to the seven National Grand Challenges which comprises of issues to be addressed by Malaysian in order to be a developed nation. The Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), UKM is the only fullfledged research institute in Malaysia focusing specifically on ‘ethnic studies’. UKM is home to 3 scientists included on Thomson Reuters' list of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds”, whose published research ranked among the top 1% most cited in their respective fields in the given year of publication. UKM has bagged several awards and recognitions at national and international level. It is the first university in Malaysia to receive the ISO 9000 accreditation in 1998. In 2008, UKM has also obtained the self-accreditation status by the Minister of Higher Education. The conferment of these awards reflects the excellent ability of UKM in managing, administering and assuring a good quality of its academic programmes. Through the brainchild involving nationalistic flavor and global aspiration, UKM is a university which is international in its outlook that maintains and cherishes the national cultures and values successfully. 

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Rankings & ratings

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is one of the top universities in Bangi, Malaysia. It is ranked #138 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #261
  • 2014
    #=269
  • 2015
    #=259
  • 2016
    #=312
  • 2017
    #=302
  • 2018
    #=230
  • 2019
    #=184
  • 2020
    #160
  • 2021
    #141
  • 2022
    #144
  • 2023
    #=129
  • 2024
    #=159
  • 2025
    #138
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