Malaysia Joins World’s Elite Rankings on Times Higher Education 2020 With Two New Entries

Wondering which Malaysian universities made it to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 list? Find out more here!

Updated 24 May 2022

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Times Higher Education has once again released its much-awaited World University Rankings 2020! The rank compares over 1,396 institutions from 92 countries worldwide — an increase from 1,258 institutions and 86 countries last year — generating as much as 251,000 data points.

The prestigious University of Oxford in the UK tops the list for the fourth consecutive year, surpassing reputable institutions such as California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

From a local angle, two new Malaysian institutions have qualified to be placed on the list — Universiti Malaysia Perlis and Multimedia University, which is an increase towards Malaysia’s overall representation in the world rankings from 13 to 11. Furthermore, University of Malaya (UM) has climbed the ranks, moving up from the 351–400 group to the 301–350 group.

Which are the other top universities in Malaysia in the World University Rankings 2020? Check out the infographic below!

Infographic- TIME 2020-Infographic

(Illustration by Leong Shu Man)

There you have it! A big shout-out to all institutions for making it to the 2020 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings list. Let this not be the last hurrah, as our very own Malaysian universities continue to march on ⁠and secure a spot alongside the world’s elite for many years to come.

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