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Universiti Malaya (UM)

Location

Kuala Lumpur Campus, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Ranking

# 70QS World University Rankings

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5QS stars

About Universiti Malaya (UM)

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 the Divisions into that of a national university. Legislation was passed in 1961 founding the University of Malaya on 1st January 1962.The University motto,

About Universiti Malaya (UM)

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 the Divisions into that of a national university. Legislation was passed in 1961 founding the University of Malaya on 1st January 1962.The University motto,

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Rankings & ratings

Universiti Malaya (UM) is one of the top public universities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is ranked #70 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #156
  • 2014
    #167
  • 2015
    #=151
  • 2016
    #146
  • 2017
    #=133
  • 2018
    #=114
  • 2019
    #=87
  • 2020
    #70
  • 2021
    #59
  • 2022
    #65
  • 2023
    #70

Ranking criteria

67.9
Overall
79.6
Academic Reputation
94.9
Employer Reputation
67.8
Faculty Student Ratio
39.4
Citations per Faculty
43.6
International Faculty Ratio
53
International Students Ratio
91.8
International Research Network
41.9
Employment Outcomes
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