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Top 3 universities in Malaysia
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|Malaysia Rank 2023||World University Rank 2023||University||City/area|
|1||351–400||University of Malaya||Kuala Lumpur|
|=2||401–500||Universiti Teknologi Petronas||Seri Iskandar|
|=2||401–500||Universiti Utara Malaysia||Kedah Darul Aman|
Malaysia is a country in South-east Asia known for its natural beauty and diverse population.
Made up of two main land masses, the Malaysian Peninsula and Malaysian Borneo, the country is known equally for its cosmopolitan capital and its wildlife-rich rainforests.
By contrast, Kuala Lumpur – the nation’s capital – is a bustling metropolis, often used as a stepping stone to many other major South Asian destinations. Featuring the iconic Petronas Towers, the city’s impressive skyline is just one of KL’s many attractions.
Street food is incredibly popular, and you can expect a varied cuisine with Indian, Chinese and Malay influences.
Among all of this are some outstanding universities, which we have listed below, based on data collected for the THE World University Rankings 2023.
Universiti Utara Malaysia is a public university that was established in 1984.
The university’s three faculties focus on business, arts and sciences, and law, government and international studies.
Most undergraduate programmes are taught in English, and students are expected to pass a test to prove their proficiency in English. You must also learn the Malay language during your degree, and you will be tested on it at the end of your course.
The Universiti Teknologi Petronas is a private research university that was established in 1997. It is owned by Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), a Malaysian oil and gas company.
The university works alongside PETRONAS to conduct research in six key areas: self-sustainable building, transport infrastructure, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management, and autonomous systems.
The university is located in Seri Iskandar, a town in western Malaysia.
There are two undergraduate faculties within the university: the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. There is also the Centre for Foundation Studies, as well as the Centre for Graduate Studies.
The University of Malaya, a public research university in Kuala Lumpur, is Malaysia’s oldest university, founded in 1905.
Initially established to address the shortage of doctors in the country, the university has maintained its position as a leading medical school.
It also offers bachelor’s degrees right through to doctoral qualifications across a range of other disciplines including economics, law, engineering, accountancy, linguistics and education.
The university also partners with several institutions across the globe, with links to Australia, France, Japan and the UK.
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You can also choose from a range of other universities in Malaysia.
Away from Kuala Lumpur, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) is located on the north-west coast of Borneo.
The Universiti Teknologi MARA (UITM) is the best of both worlds, with campuses in each part of Malaysia.
The top universities in Malaysia 2023
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