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Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings series began as a stand-alone rankings system in 2010 following its previous incarnation as the Times Higher Education Supplement-Quacquarelli Symonds (THES-QS) rankings which ran from 2004 to 2009.

Since the split, THE publishes the World University Rankings (THE WUR), Asia University Rankings (THE AUR), World University Rankings by Subject, Impact Rankings (THE IR), among others, where their evaluation focusing the three main missions of university activity: research, teaching and impact.

Universiti Malaya (UM) consented to participate some years after the THE rankings system appeared and has been ranked in these rankings in stages since 2018.

University of Malaya (UM) first appeared in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) in 2018 and was ranked within the 351-400 band.

The rankings is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

UM is ranked within the 351-400 band of 1,799 institutions ranked in THE WUR 2023.

University of Malaya (UM) first appeared in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings (AUR) in 2018 and was ranked 46th.

Over the previous four years of participation, UM has made steady improvements from the position of 46th in 2018. As we have now broken into the Top 50 of the THE AUR, we will continue to strive for excellence for many years to come.

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings (THE IR) are the first global attempt to measure university’s progress on making social, environmental, and economic impact around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all United Nations states.

THE IR assesses university commitment towards sustainability across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching. Progress is measured for an overall ranking and one for each of the 17 SDGs.

All 17 goals encompass strategies to enhance health and education, improve inequality, and spur economic growth, while tackling climate change and preserving our natural environment.

Times Higher Education (THE) evaluates 11 subjects using the same trusted and rigorous performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings (THE WUR), but the metric weightings have been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

Last Update: 28/06/2023