KUALA LUMPUR – May 6, 2018: There are more cheers today following the announcement some days ago on the improved ranking of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in the Quacquarelli Symonds’s (QS) World University Rankings 2018 based on subjects.
UiTM alumni president Datuk Mohd. Zaini Hassan described the achievement as evidence that UiTM graduates are doing well and also comparable with graduates of other universities.
“UiTM has produced productive graduates after more than 60 years of its establishment. This is not gossip…. it is something real.”
The university is now ranked among the top universities of the world in 12 subjects.
The subjects are architecture and built environment, engineering (chemical, mechanical, aeronautical, manufacturing, electrical and electronics), computer science information systems, agriculture and forestry, medicine, pharmacy and pharmacology, chemistry, accounting and finance, business and management studies and education.
UiTM’s Faculty of Communication and Media Studies senior lecturer Hariyati Ariffin said the better ranking is also an indication of the work done by the teaching staff.
“We are making sure the students get used to working life by collaborating the syllabus with the industry as a part of the learning process,” she said.
Former student Muhammad Ammirul Hafiz said the ranking is indeed good news as it recognises UiTM’s efforts to improve the education of Bumiputra.
“Subjects offered by UiTM are of international standard, and the listing of UiTM among the top universities in the world definitely gives a positive impact on society,” said the holder of sports, science and recreation degree.
Dr. Nina Nazlin, who graduated from the medical faculty, said this is further proof that UiTM can produce high quality graduates.