UniKL Among Elite In THE World Subject Rankings

Kuala Lumpur (29 Oct 2020): Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) marked another milestone in Times Higher Education (THE) World Subject Rankings this year – ranked in its specialised subject areas, namely, 501–600 in Business and Economics, 801+ in Computer Science and 801–1000 in Engineering.

UniKL are now categorised as Malaysian top six university in Business and Economics and top 10 in Computer Science and Engineering respectively.

This year’s subject rankings sees a record 1,512 universities rank in at least one subject area, with 522 qualifying for the first time.

The results of THE World Subject Rankings 2021, covering 11 subject areas and providing an overview of the best places in the world to study a chosen discipline, were released on Wednesday (October 28, 2020).

The subject areas are namely Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Clinical and Health, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Law, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Psychology, and Social Sciences.

Earlier in September 2020, for the first time, UniKL made to the list of the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings at 1000+ and in the Top 10 among Malaysian universities.

It was in 2014 that the aspiration in being one of the top universities in Asia by 2020 was conceived, leading to the launching of UniKL five-year We4Asia programme in 2016.

UniKL Acting President and Chief Executive Officer Prof. Dr. Shahrulniza Musa said he is proud of the university’s achievement in Times Higher Education World Rankings and Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings, and applauded faculty, staff and administrators in 12 UniKL campuses.

“Congratulations to all involved in making this aspiration become a reality. This shows that the achievements of our short and long-term initiatives that we took in this five-year period since 2016 received global recognition,” said Prof. Dr. Shahrulniza. “This has been a double celebration year for UniKL and speaks volume of our quality of education.”

“Being a university that embarks on Higher Technical Vocational Education and Training (HTVET), the recognition by Times Higher Education has put us on the global map as being among the best universities in the world. Our programmes are hands-on based and we produce graduates according to the needs of the industry,” he added.

He stressed that this achievement is also due to the culture of excellence embedded in UniKL.

“We implement strategic plans and embark on working towards being among the top universities in the world. The Times Higher Education World Rankings and Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings is the result of our hard work and we can do better,” he quipped.


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