Which Malaysian Universities Are Top in the QS World University Rankings 2021?

The QS World University Rankings 2021 have been announced! Check out our exciting infographic and discover which top Malaysian universities fared on the list.

Updated 24 May 2022

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Cue the drum roll please as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released the QS World University Rankings 2021, pitting the world’s finest institutions against each other for the top spots!

American tech trailblazer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) tops the list yet again for an outstanding 9th consecutive year, followed by none other than Stanford University and Harvard University charting an impressive track record of placing 2nd and 3rd on the list. 

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s oldest university, University Malaya (UM) continues to make great strides by holding the 59th spot in the Top 100 universities in the world! This is an 11-spot jump from their 70th placement in last year’s rankings.  

Nonetheless, Malaysia delivered a stellar performance with 12 institutions climbing up the ranks from last year. Taylor’s University recorded the most impressive growth by leaping 135 spots forward to break into the world’s top 400 universities.

Curious to know which other Malaysian university made it into 2021's acclaimed list? Check out our infographic below.

QS World Ranking 2021-Infographic

(Illustration by Leong Shu Man)

A big round of applause to the exceptional 20 homegrown universities that made it into the QS World University Rankings 2021, 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 the ideal university for you!

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