KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 – UCSI University is ranked the nation’s best private university for the second year in a row, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020.
UCSI rose 39 spots to be ranked 442 among the world’s universities, once again placing it in the top 2% of the world’s universities.
UCSI Vice-Chancellor and President Academician Senior Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff said the latest milestone was a result of a consistent university-wide push for excellence and performance. He thanked all staff and students for their belief in the university and in the various initiatives which had been introduced to ensure the improvement and advancement of the university’s performance.
“This has not in any way been a natural or organic growth. Rather it reflects the strategies adopted and the dedication and commitment of all concerned”, he added. In welcoming the recognition, he said it places a great responsibility on the staff and students alike to continue consolidating and scaling up the excellence pathway.
Earlier this year, UCSI’s Institute of Music again emerged for the second time as a global top 100 in the field of performing arts (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).
UCSI has also been distinguished as Asia’s fastest rising university (QS University Rankings: Asia 2018).
In its pursuit to champion the United Nations’ SDG, the University is now recognised as the Regional Centre of Expertise by United Nations University, making it the first private university in Malaysia to be acknowledged so.
UCSI University has a strong relationship with top universities around the world which select its top undergraduate students for research placements. These include Harvard University, Imperial College London, Tsinghua University, University of Chicago and University of Queensland.