Malaysian varsities get top spot in Asean public, private rankings

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian universities have come out tops in a new ranking of public and private institutions in Asean.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Sunway University lead the AppliedHE Public University Rankings and Private University Rankings for Asean, according to the results released on Dec 1.

Among the 10 most highly ranked public universities, four were from Malaysia.

UKM claimed top spot with National University of Singapore (NUS) and Indonesia’s IPB University (Bogor Agricultural University) was in second and third place.

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Malaya were at sixth and seventh spot while Universiti Sains Malaysia was at number 10.

Among the 10 most highly ranked private universities, six were from Malaysia with four of these in the top five.

UCSI University and Taylor’s University were at third and fourth spots, respectively, with Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur at fifth place. Joining these institutions were varsities from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

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