Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS is the 77th best university among the universities in the BRICS region and emerging economies according to the Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings 2018.
The university jumps 14 places from its previous ranking of 91st last year.
This places UTP amongst the top 100 of the best research-led universities in the developing world. Within Malaysia, UTP is ranked second after UM.
Eight other Malaysian universities also made it into the rank, namely UM at 27, UTM at 101, UPM at 108, UTAR at 114, USM at 135, UKM at 151 and UNITEN 159. UUM made it within the 251 – 300 band. In terms of score, UTP scored an overall mark of 32.0. where else UM 40.9.
UTP scores the highest in industry income (87.5%) in Malaysia and second in Malaysia after UM for international outlook (63.2%).
More than 350 institutions from 42 countries, classified by the FTSE as "advanced emerging", "secondary emerging" and "frontier".
The ranking uses the same 13 rigorous performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, examining each university's strengths against all of its core missions. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer). However, the methodology has been carefully recalibrated to better reflect the characteristics and development priorities of the universities in emerging economies.
"The recognition by THE is an accomplishment that we are very proud of and we will continue to strive up the rankings. The quality of everyone's continuous dedication and commitment in ensuring excellence through various initiatives like teaching and research activities and other university operations, are well reflected in this university ranking," said UTP Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib.
Credit: Times Higher Education (THE)
Full Emerging Economies University Rankings: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2018/emerging-economies-university-rankings