UCSI University’s Researchers Ranked Among The World’s Top 2% Scientists

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 December 2022 -  Six UCSI University academics are listed in Stanford’s World’s Top 2% of Scientists.

Updated annually by Stanford University, the exercise acknowledges the impact of the most-cited scientists and academics from around the world.

UCSI Graduate Business School dean Distinguished Prof Dr Ooi Keng Boon and Assoc Prof Dr Eric Chan Wei Chiang were recognised for their career-long contributions in the fields of business and applied sciences, respectively.

UCSI deputy vice-chancellor (Research and Postgraduate) Distinguished Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi, a renowned thought leader in biosciences and algae, also made the list in the single-year category for her contributions up to the end of 2021.

She was joined in the same category by Prof Dr Garry Tan Wei Han, Prof Dr Karuthan Chinna and Asst Prof Dr Mehrbakhsh Nilashi, all of whom teach at UCSI Graduate Business School.

“UCSI has made good progress on the research front and we will continue working hard to promote thought leadership,” said UCSI vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir at a ceremony that recognised the six academics.

“We are delighted to recognise the far-reaching impact our academics have made. We hope that this will spur younger professors to stand out at the forefront of their disciplines.”

For their efforts, the six professors were awarded a special grant of RM25,000 each.

Acknowledging the University’s initiative, Distinguished Prof Dr Ooi Keng Boon thanked UCSI for providing its academics with a good platform to excel.

“Success would not be possible without the encouragement and continuous support from the University,” he said.

“UCSI has provided us with good resources and opportunities and I’m sure we will continue to excel in the pursuit and expansion of knowledge.”

UCSI is ranked as Malaysia’s top private university in the QS World University Rankings 2023. It is also classified in the world’s top 1% and stands out as one of the world’s top universities under 50 years old.

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