USM soars high in world ranking

 |Mar 15, 2017

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) soars high in the QS World University Ranking by Subjects 2017.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a global overall and subject ranking for the world’s top universities.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject which is published annually since 2011 aims to highlight the world’s top-performing institutions in a broad spectrum of individual academic areas.

The listing shows the universities ranked best in the world in a specific subject.

This helps prospective students identify and select leading universities in their chosen field of study.

The QS system now listed for the first time the subject of Hospitality and Leisure Management.

This subject is positioned at No.32 in the world and achieves the highest position from USM.

USM has four subjects positioned at the world top 50.

These are Chemical Engineering No.38, Environmental Sciences No.49, Engineering – Mineral & Mining No.35 and Hospitality & Leisure Management No.32.

Chemical Engineering was the only subject last year and was positioned at No.46.

USM has 13 subjects positioned at the world top 100 and 25 subjects in the world top 200 listing.

The USM vice-chancellor Professor Asma Ismail extends her congratulations to all universities in Malaysia, having improved their achievements this year.

The listing proves that the higher education system in the Malaysia has the potential to advance further in the future.

“I am delighted to see significant improvements in the achievements by USM.

“The USM community must be applauded for their contributions on this achievement. I would like to record my congratulations and extend my gratitude all who make this success possible,” added Asma.

In Malaysia, the eight science and arts subjects offered at USM are in the top position – Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Engineering – Mineral & Mining, Architecture/Built Environment, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Art & Design, Material Sciences and Mathematics.

Five categories are classified as Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences & Management.

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