A number of universities in Malaysia continue to be ranked higher in the global rankings and the ranking system is seen by many as a primary measure to determine university’s quality and standards. Ranking serves as one of the performance indicators to measure university’s quality of excellence in teaching and learning, research, as well as international recognition. It is a yardstick to measure the performances and competitiveness of universities, as an indicator for continuous improvement, and as a quality assurance since it enables universities to make their presence felt globally. Therefore, UTM has placed ranking as one of the mediums for measuring the level of achievement of the University.


The list of ranking that UTM use to measure university’s quality and standards:


























QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS ranking is viewed as one of the three most-widely read university rankings in the world.


QS designed its rankings in order to assess performance according to what it believes to be key aspects of a university’s mission: teaching, research, nurturing employability, and internationalisation


2020/2021 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings

Ranked #187 in the world

Ranked #13 in the “Top 50 Under 50”

Ranked #46 in Asia

Asia Top 10 Young Universities

Ranked 5 Stars Overall Rating for QS Star Rating


2021 QS World University Rankings

Top 10 in South East Asia


2020/2021 QS World University Rankings by Faculty / Subject

Ranked 100 in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology

4 Subjects Ranked 51-100

Architecture / Built Environment |

Chemical Engineering |

Civil & Structural Engineering |

Electrical and Electronic Engineering
















The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, founded in 2004, provide the definitive list of the world’s best universities. THE evaluates world-class universities against 13 separate performance indicators, covering the full range of a top university’s essential areas of activity: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Ranked #111 in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings

Ranked #143 in the Times Higher Education (THE)  Asia University Rankings 2020  

Ranked #201–300 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020

Scored the highest in Malaysia 2020 THE World University Rankings by Subject

Education | Ranked 101 – 125

Business & Economics | Ranked 126 – 150

Arts & Humanities | Ranked 201 – 250


2016 Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings

Ranked 56 and the only Malaysian University ranked top 100



News Best Global Universities rankings were produced to provide insight into how universities compare globally. The Best Global Universities rankings – which focus specifically on schools’ academic research and reputation overall. U.S. News using the 13 indicators and weights that chose to measure global research performance.


2019/2020 US News Best Global Universities

Top 2 universities in Malaysia

and Top 40 in the world for Engineering













The UI Green Metric World University Ranking – an international ranking system of universities from around the world based on their environmental performance. UI Green Metric World University Ranking measure the university’s effort to keep the environment green and sustainable, and ranking purpose and intended groups.


The criteria of the ranking are Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste, Water, Transportation and Education.



2019 UI Green Metric World University Ranking


Ranked #6 in Malaysia and #82 in the world 2019

Scored the highest in Setting & Infrastructure and Education & Research categories

Overall Score: 7,275


RUR World University Rankings evaluate performance of higher education institutions by 20 indicators grouped into 4 key areas of university activity: Teaching, Research, International Diversity, Financial Sustainability.



2020 World University Rankings


Ranked #2 in Malaysia and #199 in the world 2019












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