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Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Pulau Pinang View map
Malaysia
#207
Public
Very High
18,141
2,427
2,711

Overview

Established as the second university in the country in 1969, University Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as the University of Penang, before the University’s Act came into effect on 4th October 1971. The university has been developing and expanding since its inception, which started with the enrolment of 57 science based students. Now, USM offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 20,000 students. USM has also become a well-known university locally and internationally. Since its beginning, USM has implemented a school system, as opposed to the traditional faculty system. What is unique about this system is that each school could full fill the needs of a more focused degree in the chosen area of study and at the same time, students could have the opportunity to explore other areas of study offered by another school. The interdisciplinary approach ensures that USM, the first in the country to adopt this system, would produce trained, multi-skilled graduates. USM main campus is located within a tropical island of Penang, Malaysia. There are two USM branch campuses, one at Kubang Kerian in Kelantan known as Health Campus and the other at Nibong Tebal, known as Engineering Campus. The former houses the...

University Highlights

Total students - 18,141

36.4%
63.6%

International students - 2,711

33.4%
66.6%

Total faculty staff - 2,427

346
2081

Total students - 18,141

36.4%
63.6%

International students - 2,711

33.4%
66.6%

Total faculty staff - 2,427

2081
346
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