Universities in Malaysia - Rankings & Reviews

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Universities in Malaysia

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556413

Students

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28274729

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70 universities in Malaysia are listed in 31 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 8 different subject specific rankings. 32 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.

Most comprehensive collection of university ranking scores worldwide. We monitor continuously 110 different university and subject rankings so that you can conveniently compare all rankings in one place.


Oldest university in Malaysia:
Universiti Malaya was founded in 1905
Largest university in Malaysia:
Universiti Teknologi MARA with 160957 students
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Malaysia
  • 10 Oct, 2020: NTU ranking published most recent results of NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers. Includes 5 universities from Malaysia.
  • 10 Oct, 2020: Publication of NTU Asia. Universiti Malaya ranked #69.
  • 16 Sep, 2020: Publication of RUR Reputation Ranking. Universiti Malaya with highest ranking among universities in Malaysia ranked #102.
  • 16 Sep, 2020: Latest RUR Research Performance Ranking from RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia). Universiti Malaya in position #210.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Malaysia

#1
Building
(The Times Good University Guide)
#3 
#1 
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
#2
Mechanical Engineering
(The Times Good University Guide)
#7 
#1 
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
#3
Chemistry
(University league tables by subject)
#11 
#1 
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
#4
Economics
(The Times Good University Guide)
#19 
#1 
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
#5
Accounting & Finance
(University league tables by subject)
#25 
#1 
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
#6
German
(CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject)
#28 
#1 
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
#7
Library & Information Management
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#38 
#1 
Universiti Malaya
#8
Fashion & Textiles
(University league tables by subject)
#48 
#1 
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
#9
Dentistry
(University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#190 
#1 
Universiti Malaya

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate
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#301  #2  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#55  #1  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#22  #1  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]


#2

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (72 reviews) Click to rate
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#49  #2  QS 50 under 50 [24 June, 2020]
#201  #2  QS Employability Rankings [19 September, 2019]
#109  #7  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]

#301  #7  QS Employability Rankings [19 September, 2019]
#501  #28  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#37  #3  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]


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Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (455 reviews) Click to rate
#91  #7  QS 50 under 50 [24 June, 2020]
#140  #12  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#601  #10  QS World University Rankings [10 June, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (57 reviews) Click to rate
#501  #3  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#151  #6  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#133  #6  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (573 reviews) Click to rate
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#701  #6  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#35  #1  CUG The Complete University Guide [11 October, 2019]
#561  #6  URAP World Ranking [15 December, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (113 reviews) Click to rate
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#101  #8  QS 50 under 50 [24 June, 2020]
#194  #15  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#701  #12  QS World University Rankings [10 June, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (195 reviews) Click to rate
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#201  #1  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#555  #7  RUR Reputation Ranking [16 September, 2020]
#503  #4  URAP World Ranking [15 December, 2019]


#9

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (111 reviews) Click to rate
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#81  #6  QS 50 under 50 [24 June, 2020]
#301  #9  QS Employability Rankings [19 September, 2019]
#179  #13  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (131 reviews) Click to rate
#301  #22  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#1001  #70  THE World University Rankings [24 August, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (311 reviews) Click to rate
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#191  #8  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#195  #16  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#201  #2  THE Asia University Ranking [28 May, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (136 reviews) Click to rate
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#301  #21  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (89 reviews) Click to rate
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#351  #24  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (225 reviews) Click to rate
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#701  #7  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#171  #7  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#106  #3  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (1087 reviews) Click to rate
#401  #25  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate
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#451  #26  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (3655 reviews) Click to rate
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#601  #5  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#121  #4  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#111  #4  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (101 reviews) Click to rate
#111  #3  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#138  #7  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]
#251  #4  QS Employability Rankings [19 September, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (348 reviews) Click to rate
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#201  #9  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#201  #9  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]
#81  #5  QS 50 under 50 [24 June, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (175 reviews) Click to rate
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#101  #9  QS 50 under 50 [24 June, 2020]
#301  #6  QS Employability Rankings [19 September, 2019]
#134  #11  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (8 reviews) Click to rate
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#501  #4  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#141  #5  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#122  #5  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (96 reviews) Click to rate
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#51  #3  QS 50 under 50 [24 June, 2020]
#251  #3  QS Employability Rankings [19 September, 2019]
#122  #10  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (228 reviews) Click to rate
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#1636  #11  URAP World Ranking [15 December, 2019]



Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (109 reviews) Click to rate
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#196  #8  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]
#211  #17  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#801  #16  QS World University Rankings [10 June, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate
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#211  #18  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#801  #17  QS World University Rankings [10 June, 2020]
#1919  #13  URAP World Ranking [15 December, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (239 reviews) Click to rate
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#301  #10  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#401  #12  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]
#1593  #2  CWUR Center for World University Rankings [15 June, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (29 reviews) Click to rate
#243  #20  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#1001  #70  QS World University Rankings [10 June, 2020]
#1866  #12  URAP World Ranking [15 December, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (403 reviews) Click to rate
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#301  #23  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#2168  #17  URAP World Ranking [15 December, 2019]


#401  #11  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]
#1001  #73  THE World University Rankings [24 August, 2020]
#2143  #16  URAP World Ranking [15 December, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate
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#451  #27  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#1001  #74  THE World University Rankings [24 August, 2020]
#2426  #19  URAP World Ranking [15 December, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (849 reviews) Click to rate
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#301  #11  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#401  #10  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]
#243  #19  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (182 reviews) Click to rate
#101  #2  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#78  #2  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking [11 February, 2020]
#1877  #3  CWUR Center for World University Rankings [15 June, 2020]


#33

Islamic Science University of Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (231 reviews) Click to rate

#34

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (849 reviews) Click to rate
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#35

Sultan Zainal Abidin University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (73 reviews) Click to rate
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#36

University of Malaysia, Kelantan

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (31 reviews) Click to rate
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#37

National Defence University of Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (41 reviews) Click to rate
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#38

Quest International University Perak

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (111 reviews) Click to rate
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#39

Mersing Malay University College

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate

#40

Raffles University Iskandar, Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (8 reviews) Click to rate
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#41

Xiamen University Malaysia Campus

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (66 reviews) Click to rate
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#42

Wawasan Open University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (25 reviews) Click to rate
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#43

AIMST University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (44 reviews) Click to rate
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#44

University of Selangor

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (206 reviews) Click to rate
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#45

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (184 reviews) Click to rate
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#46

UNITAR International University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (115 reviews) Click to rate
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#47

Manipal International University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (23 reviews) Click to rate
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#48

University of Selangor

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (191 reviews) Click to rate
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#49

University Tunku Abdul Rahman

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (142 reviews) Click to rate
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#50

Tun Abdul Razak University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (52 reviews) Click to rate

#51

Open University Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (405 reviews) Click to rate
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#52

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate

#53

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (84 reviews) Click to rate
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#54

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (124 reviews) Click to rate
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#55

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (512 reviews) Click to rate
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#56

Curtin University Sarawak

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (49 reviews) Click to rate
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#57

Perdana University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (23 reviews) Click to rate
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#59

Tenaga Nasional University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate

#60

Binary University of Management and Entrepreneurship

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (20 reviews) Click to rate
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#61

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (35 reviews) Click to rate

#62

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (72 reviews) Click to rate
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#63

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (212 reviews) Click to rate
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#64

Linton University College

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (126 reviews) Click to rate
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#65

Nilai University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (58 reviews) Click to rate
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#66

Asean Metropolitan University

Student satisfaction: 2.9 / 5.0 (23 reviews) Click to rate
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#67

Gugusan University Malaysia


#68

University College Shah Putra


#69

Southern University College


#70

GlobalNxt University

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Key Facts about Malaysia

Population: 28274729

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Living costs for students in Malaysia:
  • Big Mac price (Malaysia average): 8.72 MYR (48% cheaper than in United Kingdom)
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    • Residential voltage: 230 V
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FAQ

Universiti Malaya ranks #1 in Malaysia in our meta ranking composed of 110 university rankings.

Among all universities in Malaysia Universiti Malaya is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 22 rankings where Universiti Malaya is listed.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is ranked best in Malaysia for Architecture, Building & Planning. See all rankings for the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is ranked best in Malaysia for Engineering. See all rankings for the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is ranked best in Malaysia for Natural Sciences. See all rankings for the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is ranked best in Malaysia for Social Studies & Humanities. See all rankings for the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is ranked best in Malaysia for Business. See all rankings for the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is ranked best in Malaysia for Languages & Literature. See all rankings for the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Universiti Malaya is ranked best in Malaysia for Computer Science. See all rankings for the Universiti Malaya.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is ranked best in Malaysia for Design. See all rankings for the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Universiti Malaya is ranked best in Malaysia for Medicine & Health. See all rankings for the Universiti Malaya.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Ranking:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -The World’s Most International Universities:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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The University League Tables

Criteria used in ranking -CUG The Complete University Guide:
Entry standards
Student satisfaction
Research quality
Research intensity
Graduate prospects
Student-staff ratio
Academic services spend
Facilities spend
Good honours
Degree completion

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Urap

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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