UiTM sets a new record as it jumps 102 spots from its position last year, attaining the 555th position in the 2024 QS World University Rankings. This year, 2,963 institutions were evaluated across 104 locations across the globe – an increase of more than 500 new institutions from the 2,463 institutions evaluated last year. The significant increase in rank has made UiTM among the top 37% out of 1,503 ranked institutions this year.
The QS World University Rankings measures the performance of a university based on nine indicators: academic reputation, citations per faculty, employer reputation, employment outcomes, faculty-student ratio, international faculty, international research network, international students, and sustainability. From these indicators, employer reputation continues to be UiTM’s strongest indicator as it climbs 11 places to attain the 184th position worldwide compared to its position at 195 last year. For the fourth year running, UiTM also improves its position for academic reputation as it moves up 14 places to attain a new position of 303 from its position of 317 last year.
UiTM also celebrates the five new local entrants to the QS World University Rankings. In comparison to the 24 local institutions ranked last year, 28 universities have been ranked this year with UiTM now ranking as 10th highest in Malaysia, an improvement by two positions compared to this year. Locally, seven universities including UiTM rose in ranking this year for QS WUR 2024.
“This year marks UiTM’s best achievement since it first joined the QS World University Rankings,” said UiTM Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor. “Words cannot express how proud we are of this achievement, especially with how focused UiTM has been in strategising its efforts to do better for its stakeholders. This achievement is a clear indicator that we are indeed on track towards becoming a Globally Renowned University in 2025,” she said.