Latest result shows that University Malaya (UM) hits 167th spot in world university rankings
Universiti Malaya (UM) has leapt to the 167th spot from the 207th spot in the London -based QS World University Rankings.
The rankings assess factors including academic reputation, employer reputation, graduate employability, research and staff-student ratios.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was at the 279th spot.UM was said to have improved in its academics, employer scores and international aspects.
UKM however faltered in the employer reputation review and citations per faculty but improved in terms of academic reputation.
Counting on academic reputation alone, the QS list ranked UM at 176 while Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) made it to 209, on top of UKM at 220.
The highest ranked Asian university was the University of Hong Kong at the 22nd spot, University of Tokyo at 25 and National University of Singapore at 28.
In the QS Asian University Ranking 2011, UM was ranked 39, ahead of UKM at the 53rd spot, USM at 54, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) at 57 and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) at 76.