Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Top 100 Universities!

The Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings identified these to be the world's top 100 universities in 2008. These institutions represent 20 countries with Israel represented for the first time. Whilst North America dominates with 42 universities, Europe and Asia Pacific are well represented with 36 and 22 respectively.

In 2004 Universiti Malaya (UM) had reached 89th place.Did you find UM in this year's list???
No....but the country's oldest university moved up from 246 last year to 230.

What about UPM???
UPM Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha Raja Abdullah said the university was ranked 320, up from 364.

Our National University (UKM) ???
UKM Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin said the university was ranked 250 from 309 last year.

And what happened to our apex-status Universiti Sains Malaysia???
Oh, USM deputy Vice Chancellor (academic and international affairs) Professor Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal said the university had dropped from 307th spot but he was not able to confirm the current standing.


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