UTP improves in QS World University Rankings


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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 2018 : Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) has climbed 88 places and is ranked 145th in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Broad Subject of Engineering and Technology 2018.

This is the highest jump by the university in all of its rankings so far.

“By participating in rankings, it gives us a better understanding of where we stand in comparison to our peers. They measure our performance from different angles.

“We then could make an informed decision on gap mitigation strategies in attaining excellence, especially with regards to teaching, research and student experience,” said  UTP acting vice- chancellor, Prof Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib in a statement.

In 2017, UTP hit 233 on the list, and in 2016, it was 288.  UTP’s higher ranking is due to improved overall scores of 74.2 in the indexes of Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation and the H-index (a measure of citations). 

The QS World University Rankings for this year analysed over 22 million papers, producing nearly 200 million citations. 

A total of 1,130 institutions were ranked across 48 subjects in five subject areas, creating 14,000 published entries.

UTP has also been ranked in four subjects, namely Chemical Engineering (101-150), Mechanical Engineering (151-200), Electrical Engineering (201-250) and Computer Science & Information System (251-300).

Apart from the QS World University Rankings, UTP also takes part in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, Rating System for Institutions of Higher Learning (SETARA) and the Malaysian Research Assessment (MyRA). – Bernama



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