(HOT) IIUM Among Top 500 in World University Rankings 2011/2012
For the first time, the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) were included in the QS World University Rankings 2011/12 at 451-500 and 601+ respectively. The rankings are based on data gathered and measured in academic peer review, employer reputation review, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, student faculty ratio, and citations per faculty.
IIUM entered directly into the top 500, which is an excellent result for a new entry, while UiTM is lower down but deserves inclusion. 2,919 institutions were considered for the rankings this year.
Cambridge University topped the QS World University Rankings this year followed by Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Oxford University and Imperial College London.
The highest ranked Asian universities are University of Hong Kong at 22, University of Tokyo (25) and the National University of Singapore (28).