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Five Malaysian universities now part of the world’s top 300

According to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University 2018 released today, Malaysia is now home to five of the world's top 300 universities.

In comparison to last year, this year’s results showed that Malaysia has almost doubled its share of top-300 universities - up from three in 2017.

The rankings showed that University of Malaya (114th) remains as Malaysia’s leading university, and reaches the highest position it has achieved since the first-ever edition of the QS World University Rankings in 2004.

Two other universities that made it to the top 300 are Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) which rose to 230th from 302nd in 2017; and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) from 288th to 253rd. 

Meanwhile, and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) jumped to 264th from 330th in the world; with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) rising from 270th to 229th. 

QS Rankings HK

Globally, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is still the world’s leading university for a record sixth consecutive year. Stanford University remained second while Harvard University took third.

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Table / Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University 

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