Times Higher Education 2021: Malaysia’s Top Universities Revealed

Which local university made it to the top? Here’s the long-awaited Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the year 2021. 

Updated 24 May 2022

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Which university reigns supreme in the world?

Times Higher Education has released its World University Rankings for the year 2021, comparing over 1,500 institutions from all across the globe.

Repeating its performance for a fifth consecutive year, Oxford University (UK) takes the top spot. Meanwhile, Stanford University (USA) and Harvard University (USA) both came in second and third respectively, taking over from last year's California Institute of Technology (USA) and University of Cambridge (UK).

Meanwhile, on the local scene, a total of 9 Malaysian universities made it to the top 1,000, a decrease from last year's 10. University Malaya (UM), unsurprisingly, is the top university in Malaysia, keeping their standing in the 301-350 range. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) also maintains their second-place spot at a ranking of 501-600.

Which other universities made the cut? Check out the infographic below to see which universities made it to the top spots for 2021!

TIME 2021-Full Infographic

(Illustration by Leong Shu Man)

A huge congratulations to all the universities that made it on the list! Multiple factors were taken into consideration for the Times Higher Education World University Rankings to ensure that the universities are ranked holistically and fairly.

That being said, university rankings shouldn’t be the only deciding factor to consider when deciding where to study. Everyone has different needs and demands so make sure you do your research.

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