Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) (www.ump.edu.my) has once again made Malaysia proud, achieving another milestone in QS university rankings along its path toward being a distinguished technological university. This time around, QS World University Rankings (WUR) 2020 it is for UMP; securing a spot for the first time, UMP has further established its standing as one of the world-class universities in the world map (top 1.8% of universities in Asia, top 2.6% in the world, five-stars rated).
The QS global ranking for world universities 2020 report announced on 19 June 2019 was based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, proportion of international faculty, and proportion of international students. Among all, the strongest point of UMP is international faculty where it ranked 360th globally. UMP emerged to also have performed well in its academic and employer reputation (ranked 501st), which is lowly weighted though. These reports suggest that the teaching and research related approaches at UMP have moulded students to be industry preferences.
Last month, Professor Ir. Dr. Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff assumed office as the new Vice-Chancellor of UMP; making its debut in the QS WUR at this point of time commemorates this new appointment. “Having found a place in the rankings is just the beginning for UMP; we will continuously grow and gradually move up as a better global player,” Professor Ir. Dr. Wan Azhar said.
_The QS WUR rankings — published by Quacquarelli Symonds, an organization specializing in education and study abroad — can be found at topuniversities.com.