2008 World University Ranking

The 2008 THE - QS World University Rankings results is out!! The complete list can be obtained from the link at the end of the post. Go check your favorite universities' ranking there.. In this post, I would just like to highlight a few universities from Malaysia and a few others in this region. How did we do? Here goes... *Drum roll*

Universiti Malaya (UM) - 230 (It was at 246 in 2007)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) - 250 (It was at 309 in 2007)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - 313 (It was at 307 in 2007)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) - 320 (It was at 364 in 2007)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) - 356 (It was between 400-500 in 2007)

From the rankings, generally there is an improvement for all university except for USM which slipped 6 place downwards. Bravo!! To Malaysian universities!!

Now, across the Causeway, let's look at the Singapore universities'.

National University of Singapore (NUS) - 30 (It was at 33 in 2007)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - 77 (It was at 69 in 2007)

Over in Australia, let's look at the Group of Eight. From the rankings, it is a little surprising that with the exception of ANU, all the rest of the Group of Eight fell in the rankings.

Australian National University (ANU) - 16 (It was at 16 in 2007)
University of Sydney - 37 (It was at 31 in 2007)
University of Melbourne - 38 (It was at 27 in 2007)
University of Queensland - 43 (It was at 33 in 2007)
University of New South Wales - 45 (It was at 44 in 2007)
Monash University - 47 (It was at 43 in 2007)
University of Western Australia - 83 (It was at 64 in 2007)
University of Adelaide - 106 (It was at 62 in 2007)

So, which is the university which you are interested in going? Do remember that this is just a general ranking, it doesn't really represent whether the universities are really good in a particular field of your interest. Better to check out the universities or ask friends who are already studying there for more information. For example, University XYZ maybe higher in the overall world ranking compared to University PQR, but when it comes to Engineering, University PQR maybe higher in the Technology (includes Engineering) Ranking compared to University XYZ.

If you are interested in going for a particular field, e.g. medicine, physics, biotechnology, etc. I would suggest you to look at the Rankings by Subjects to see how the particular university of interest did in the evaluation. There are five subjects which the universities are classified into:- (Please click the following subjects to go to the pages)

- Arts & Humanities
- Life Sciences & Biomedicine
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Technology

Source: http://www.topuniversities.com/

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