SERDANG (June, 7): Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has strengthened its ranking by achieving the position of being in the top 202 universities in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018/2019 today.
Vice-chancellor, Prof Datin Paduka Dr Aini Ideris said UPM made a jump of 27 rungs as compared to its 229th position in the previous year, namely, rising in five consecutive years since the 2013 ranking.
"What is exciting about UPM is that we are on the right track of the UPM Strategic Plan 2014-2020 target which is to achieve a position among the world's top 200 universities by 2020. Improving the quality of curriculum and student marketability can enhance the network and reputation of UPM students with industry and potential employers as it is assessed in the Employer Reputation indicator.
"UPM's efforts to improve some indicators will be doubled such as strategies to increase the number of international lecturers and improve academic and student quality," she said in a statement here today.
She said UPM also ranked among the top 20% of the world's best universities from 1,233 universities rated by QS and earned the highest score for the International Student indicator, as well as the rise in scores in three other indicators namely, Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Student Faculty and International Faculty.
Date of Input: 07/06/2018 | Updated: 07/06/2018 | ainzubaidah
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