Top Universities in Malaysia 2022 According to QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings 2022 have been announced! Check out our exciting infographic and discover which top Malaysian universities made the list.

Updated 10 Jun 2022

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Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released the QS World University Rankings 2022, pitting the world’s best and brightest against each other.

Malaysia’s oldest university, University Malaya (UM), slides to the 65th spot in the global rankings. Despite falling 6 places, UM steadily held firm to its status as one of the top 100 universities in the world, making this its second-best performance in the history of the rankings.

While the QS ranking saw 12 Malaysian institutions decline from their rankings, 5 institutions delivered stellar performance by climbing up the ladder. Notably, Taylor’s University rose higher by leaping 47 spots forward, securing its spot as the top private university in Malaysia for the second time in a row.

Elsewhere, top-grade American tech university Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) came out top of the list for an outstanding 10th consecutive year, followed by Oxford University placing 2nd and pushing Stanford University to 3rd place.

Find out which other Malaysian universities made it into 2022's acclaimed list in our infographic below!


(Illustrated by Leong Shu Man)

Heartiest congratulations to the whopping 22 Malaysian universities that made it into the QS World University Rankings 2022, inching us one step closer towards becoming a global leader in education.

With that said, university rankings shouldn’t be the only factor to consider when deciding where to study. It’s crucial to take note of other factors such as your career pathway, budget, campus facilities and environment that plays a huge part in ensuring you have a great college experience. Good luck in choosing wisely!

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