8 NOV 2023 – For the first time in history, UiTM joins the prestigious rank of Asia’s Top 100 universities as it achieves the 98th position in the QS Asia University Rankings (AUR) 2024 released today. UiTM climbed six places from its rank of 104 last year, placing it in the 9th position in Malaysia. The achievement showcases UiTM’s remarkable dedication and unwavering commitment to excellence.
Among the eleven indicators for QS AUR, UiTM saw the highest increase in the score for International Research Network, which is a measurement of the richness or diverseness of UiTM’s international research partners that also reflects the university’s efforts towards driving global engagement. Apart from that, UiTM also saw marked increases in scores for Employer Reputation, Academic Reputation, and International Student Ratio.
“I am grateful for this wonderful achievement, which is a great welcome for the start of my journey here,” remarked Prof. Datuk Ts. Dr Shahrin bin Sahib @ Sahibuddin, the newly-appointed Vice-Chancellor of UiTM. “This substantial achievement is largely a result of the efforts of our former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr Roziah Mohd Janor. Under her leadership, UiTM has been able to soar to new heights which is reflected through the recognition of this ranking. I am deeply committed to preserving and building upon this esteemed legacy and ensuring that UiTM continues to strive for greater achievements.” He later added, “The ranking is a testament to achieving the goal of becoming a global university that does not abandon its original function of educating local talents.”
This year, the QS AUR 2024 ranks 857 institutions across 25 locations in Asia, an increase of 149 institutions from last year. “As the largest university in Malaysia, we are proud to join the ranks of the top 12% of universities in Asia. We also congratulate the five new local institutions that are ranked in this year’s QS AUR 2024,” he said.