UCSI University is Ranked No. 1 Private University in Malaysia by QS World University Rankings 2019 Making them the Best Private University
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UCSI University became the first local private university to breach the top 500 of the 2019 QS World University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Malaysia’s best private university, placing it in the top 2% of all universities in the world. This makes UCSI University the top private university in Malaysia.
Ranked 481, UCSI is the only Malaysian private university in the top 500. This is the first time UCSI is featured in the QS World University Rankings – an annual exercise that ranks the world’s best universities. Other than UCSI and the nation’s five research universities, no other Malaysian institution made it to the top 500.
In addition to that, UCSI University is also ranked as the 212th best university in Asia in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2018 exercise (placing it in the top 1.8% of all universities evaluated) and achieving top 100 university for performing arts (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018). Furthermore, UCSI is rated in Tier 5 (Emerging Universities) in SETARA 2017, placing it on par with established foreign branch campuses in Malaysia. Students wanting a world-class top ranked university education in Malaysia can certainly achieve their dream at UCSI University.
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UCSI University is the No. 1 Private University in Malaysia according to QS World University Rankings 2019
UCSI is ranked 481st, placing it in the top 2% of all universities in the world according to The Star Online. In the fifteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings by global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
According to The Star Online, this is also the first time UCSI is listed in the QS World University Rankings.
UCSI University joins five other public educational institutions ranked in the top 500 – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), University Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and Universiti Malaya (UM). UKM is ranked 184th while UPM is at 202nd. Penang-based USM moved up from last year’s rank of 264th to 207th and UTM comes in at 228th. UM, the oldest university in the country is placed at 87th.
UCSI Vice-Chancellor and President Senior Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff said that the University’s continued rise in global stature was a culmination of university-wide push for excellence and performance with specific strategies to reach-out and to reach-in, a commitment to synergise with the future for its students and staff, and the dedication and hard work of its staff and students in pursuing these ideals and aspirations.
“We welcome this development as it shows we are moving in the right direction,” he said. “All of us at UCSI have been working consistently to improve ourselves and I’d like to thank all UCSI staff and students for their efforts. Alhamdulillah.
“Our focus is to push UCSI further and higher. We are building the strengths of the University. Quality education is our priority and we want to be a standard bearer of thought leadership.”
Senior Professor Khalid also mused that UCSI’s position in the rankings showed that Malaysian universities could achieve marked improvement.
“The rankings prove that we can do it if we want to,” he added. “We can’t do it if we’ve already decided not to.
“UCSI shares the aspiration and takes up the challenge and responsibility of making Malaysia the regional hub of higher education.”
QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Previously known as Times Higher Education–QS World University Rankings, the publisher had collaborated with Times Higher Education magazine (THE) to publish its international league tables from 2004 to 2009 before both started to announce their own versions. QS then chose to continue using the pre-existing methodology while Times Higher Education adopted a new methodology to create their rankings.
The QS system now comprises the global overall and subject rankings (which name the world’s top universities for the study of 48 different subjects and five composite faculty areas), alongside five independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS).
Being the only international ranking to have received International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval, the QS ranking is viewed as one of the three most-widely read university rankings in the world, along with Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Study at the Best Private University in Malaysia
Choosing a university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. In addition, your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.
Students wanting to study at a top ranked private university in Malaysia that’s affordable and supported by excellent facilities can go for UCSI University. Strategically located in Kuala Lumpur, UCSI University offers a wide range of Foundation, Diploma & Degree programmes to students to choose from.
Students should be excited with the completion of an additional 48-storey building that includes a 5-Star hotel, twelve floors of parking bays and hostel accommodations for UCSI University students, administrative offices, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse. Furthermore, the new Engineering & Architecture building will house state-of-the-art facilities that will enhance students’ learning experience.
Situated on a 20-acres piece of land, the Campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with convenient access to numerous facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, and accommodation. Fully wireless, it is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.
Housing 7 different blocks, the Campus includes the Student Centre (Menara Gading), the Resource Centre, the Academic Blocks and Residential Halls to comfortably accommodate a student population of more than 15000.
Sporting facilities in this Campus include: basketball, badminton and squash courts, as well as a gymnasium, a football field, and a swimming pool. Other facilities include the four-level library, an auditorium, a recital hall, a multi-purpose hall, computer laboratories, residential halls, bookstores and cafeterias. Also available on Campus is an Apple Experience Centre.
The Campus faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, Clinical Skills Laboratories, Petrochemical Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory, as well as drafting and design studios.
The University is also constantly working with the industry to set up specialised labs which ensure students are updated with the latest industrial practices. Currently, the University has established laboratories jointly with National Instruments and RICOH under the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology, respectively.