UCSI Becomes Top Private University In Malaysia

Congrats, UCSI University!

UCSI University students, be proud.

The Cheras-based tertiary institution just became the local private university to breach the top 500 of the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

UCSI is ranked 481st, placing it in the top 2% of all universities in the world, The Star Online wrote.

The fifteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings was released today, 7 June, by global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

To commemorate the milestone, UCSI posted a newspaper write-up of its achievement on Facebook, calling it a "record-breaking feat"

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According to The Star Online, this is also the first time UCSI is listed in the QS World University Rankings.

"We welcome this development as it shows we are moving in the right direction,” UCSI Vice-Chancellor and President Datuk Dr Khalid Yusoff said in a statement to Malay Mail

UCSI 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)

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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.  

You can check out the complete list of ranked universities here

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