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Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is the second oldest university in Malaysia and one of the leading universities in the country. Its main thrust in the development of higher education are in the fields of Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Building Sciences & Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education. USM is the only APEX University in Malaysia, a special status accorded by the Ministry of Higher Education. The APEX (Accelerated Programme for Excellence) agenda among others is to propel the university to be one of the best institutions of higher learning in the world. USM is also the premium Research Intensive University in the country and has adopted an innovative approach to higher education, departing from the traditional faculty system to the broad-based school system. A university that champions sustainability issues, USM has 26 schools, offering undergraduate and postgraduate education and research based studies to both local and international students. Another 17 Centres of Excellence (CoE) and 2 Higher Institution Centres of Excellence (HICoE) also offer research and innovation opportunities to prospective researchers, as well as to provide for the development, application and the dissemination of knowledge. USM has 4 campuses, with the main campus is...
This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
289
2016
=330
2017
=264
2018
  • 40.2
    Overall Score
  • 48.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 43.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 46.7
    Faculty Student
  • 27.2
    International Faculty
  • 27.5
    International Students
=32
2017
  • 60.1
    Overall Score
  • 57.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 52.3
    Citations per Paper
  • 74.5
    Employer Reputation
49
2015
201+
2017
26
2016
33
2017
=51
2016
=23
2018
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 40.2
    Overall Score
  • 1969
    Establishment Year
  • 264
    WUR Overall
49
2015
201+
2017
26
2016
33
2017
=51
2016
=23
2018
Asian University Rankings
  • 66.7
    Overall Score
  • 78.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 68.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 59.8
    Faculty Student
  • 57.7
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 58.5
    Papers per Faculty
  • 57.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 51
    International Faculty
  • 64.2
    International Students
  • 8.8
    Inbound Exchange
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,318
International
288

Number of students

20,955
Postgraduate 33%
Undergraduate 67%

Number of international students

2,462
Postgraduate 71%
Undergraduate 29%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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