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Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

  • QS World University Rankings
    147
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio8
  • International Students4,198
  • SizeL
  • Total Faculty2,249

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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 located in the tropical island of Penang, just a few kilometres outside the World Heritage Site of George Town. The Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, located in the east coast state of Kelantan, focuses on health and medical studies while the Engineering Campus, offers various engineering courses. The Advanced Medical and Dental Institute offers services and researches in Medical and Dental Sciences. For further information, please visit www.usm.my.

About

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 located in the tropical island of Penang, just a few kilometres outside the World Heritage Site of George Town. The Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, located in the east coast state of Kelantan, focuses on health and medical studies while the Engineering Campus, offers various engineering courses. The Advanced Medical and Dental Institute offers services and researches in Medical and Dental Sciences. For further information, please visit www.usm.my.

University highlights

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is one of the top Public universities in Gelugor, Malaysia. It is ranked #147 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #326
  • 2014
    #=355
  • 2015
    #309
  • 2016
    #289
  • 2017
    #=330
  • 2018
    #=264
  • 2019
    #207
  • 2020
    #165
  • 2021
    #142
  • 2022
    #147

Ranking criteria

51
Overall
58.9
Academic Reputation
16
Citations per Faculty
63
Employer Reputation
69.6
Faculty Student Ratio
16
International Faculty Ratio
60.6
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
18,764

38%
62%

International students
4,198

71%
29%

Total faculty staff
2,249

335
1914

Total students
18,764

38%
62%

International students
4,198

71%
29%

Total faculty staff
2,249

1914
335
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