5 May 2017

Top Malaysian Universities in Asia Based on Times Higher Education 2017

Note: You are currently viewing a previous year's ranking. View the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2022 here.

University rankings have always been a great source of inspiration for prospective students to hunt down their desired institutions.

While you may have pored through the global rankings from QS World University Rankings and are waiting excitedly for the latest ratings from our local MyQUEST Rating, Times Higher Education has recently released university rankings for Asia, pitching our local varsities against other top universities in the region.

The latest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017 has expanded to cover up to 300 top Asian universities to celebrate the immense potential and growth of education in Asia.

What makes it an even greater cause for celebration is seeing a higher number of Malaysian universities securing seats – 9 in total – in the top 300 universities in Asia, up from only 4 last year. Our country has also been singled out by Times Higher Education as one with the highest potential.

The improvement in rankings serves as a good sign that the various transformative programmes and initiatives by the new Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015 – 2025 for higher education are making headway.

Without further ado, let’s learn more about how our Malaysian universities fared with their Asian peers in our Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017 summary below.

Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017 - Infographic

There is no denying that university rankings make an excellent guide for gauging the quality of an institution. And it’s also great to see that Malaysian universities are moving up the ranks and faring well in comparison to their peers.

However, with that said, university rankings are only one of the many major considerations you should ponder upon before making your decision. Always review the various factors that are important you – from scholarships to graduate employability – before finally making a commitment.

Here are the major considerations you need to sleep on before deciding the best university for yourself.

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