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UCSI University has once again improved its rankings in the QS World University Rankings 2021. This time, the University climbed 51 spots to be ranked 391, placing it among the world’s top 400 varsities. This milestone is a result of a consistent university-wide push for excellence and performance as the University strives to continuously improve its ranking and academic standards in the coming years.

-- Published: Jun 2020

Best in Southeast Asia

In the 2019 and 2020 QS World University Rankings, UCSI University emerged as the best private university in the Southeast Asia (ASEAN). The push to attain quality and excellence at UCSI University is a never-ending effort - an effort, certainly; never ending, definitely.

-- Published: Oct 2019

Top Private Varsity, Again

UCSI University is distinguished as Malaysia’s best private university for the second year in a row, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020. The University rose 39 spots to be ranked 442 amongst the world’s universities, once again placing it in the top 2% of all universities in the world. A product of sheer excellence and determination, UCSI has once more reflected its commitment to scale newer heights.

-- Published: Jul 2019


For the second time in history, UCSI University consolidated a spot in the top 100 rankings for Performing Arts in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. Our achievement of finishing within the top 100 out of 1,353 other universities worldwide further cements UCSI’s Institute of Music’s status as Malaysia’s best and one of the most respected music schools in the region.

-- Published: Mar 2019

UCSI University gets affirmed by the UNU

UCSI University became the first private university in Malaysia to be recognised as a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) by the United Nations University (UNU) – the academic and research arm of the UN. Not long before, UCSI’s Sarawak campus distinguished itself as a regional leader in the promotion of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 global goals that cover social and economic development issues. RCE status is conferred on universities that promote education for sustainable development through research and capacity development, generating impact at the local level to promote societal, economic and behavioural change.

-- Published: Oct 2018


Hosting the My 150 Rossini Celebration – an event that marks the sesquicentennial year of Gioachino Rossini’s passing, UCSI University opens its doors to Cristiano Maggipinto, the Italian Ambassador as well as the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro and the Kuala Lumpur City Opera who had worked together to organise this spectacular celebration. UCSI University’s recital hall was filled with the melodious sounds of Italian Opera by amazing singers like the renowned soprano Aya Wakizono.

-- Published: Oct 2018

Professor Ooi among the World’s Top 1% of Reviewers

Professor Dr. Ooi Keng Boon who specialises in the Industrial Management and Information Systems has been awarded the 2018 Publons Peer Review Award in which he was listed among the World’s Top 1% of Reviewers in the field of 'Social Sciences, General'.  Publons awards the top 1 percent of active reviewers in different fields of scientific research for their contribution to scholarly peer review and the number of pre-publications review completed.

-- Published: Oct 2018

UCSI University ranked as Malaysia’s #1 Private University

UCSI University is now Malaysia’s top private university as it had beaten their peers by breaching the top 500 of the 2019 QS World University Rankings. Ranking proudly at the 481-spot in the world, UCSI University is now in the top two percent of all universities globally and it is the first time UCSI is featured in the QS World University Rankings.

-- Published: Jun 2018


UCSI alumni Lim Yuet Kim, Lee Swee Lin and Suzanne Ling are in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list for their contributions to social entrepreneurship through The Picha Project – their startup that empowers refugees through food preparation and catering operations. The trio started operations in 2016 with zero capital while they were still studying. Today, they have served more than 52,000 meals to leading companies across Malaysia. 50% of all revenue is disbursed to the refugee families and more than RM600,000 has been given back to date. UCSI taught them for four years. They’ll go on to teach others for decades.

-- Published: May 2018


UCSI’s Institute of Music (Imus) made history when it was ranked as a top 100 university in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. Around 1,200 universities and institutes were evaluated in the discipline-based ranking and UCSI made the top 100 solely for its excellence in music, unlike other universities that also offer programmes in dance, drama, acting and theatre. The ranking also distinguishes UCSI as one of Asia’s top five institutions for music.

-- Published: May 2018