University of Malaya


Continente:
Asia
Country:
Malaysia Malaysia
Address:
University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Web Site:
www.um.edu.my
University of Malaya


About University of Malaya:

The University of Malaya (UM; Malay: Universiti Malaya) is a public research university located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the oldest university in Malaysia. University of Malaya has its roots in Singapore with the establishment of King Edward VII College of Medicine on 28 September 1905. University Malaya was established on 1949 October in Singapore with the merger of the King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College (founded 1929). The growth of the University was very rapid during the first decade of its foundation and this resulted in the setting up of two autonomous Divisions on 15 January 1959, one located in Singapore and the other in Kuala Lumpur. In 1960, the government of the two indicated that the two divisions of the University of Malaya should become autonomous separate national universities, one located in Singapore (later becoming the National University of Singapore) and the other in Kuala Lumpur (retaining the name University of Malaya). Legislation was passed in 1961 and the University of Malaya was established on 1 January 1962. Today, it has more than 2,500 faculty members. In 2012, UM was granted autonomy status by the Ministry of Higher Education. Presently, the University is divided into 12 faculties, 2 academies and 3 Centres, namely: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Built Environment, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Academy of Malay Studies, Academy of Islamic Studies, Cultural Centre, Sports Centre and Centre for Foundation Studies (University of Malaya).



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings - - - - - - - 470 378 323 306 305 305 328 334

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - 301-350 300 301-350 351-400 351-400
Engineering - - - - - - - - 65 79 77 88 98 96
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - - - 351-400
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - 301-350 351-400 301-350 301-350 351-400
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 351-400 351-400 351-400

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - 221 267 241 273
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry 292 248 - - 272 237 217 232 265 263 240
Chemical Engineering - - - 42 30 21 16 19 19 31 33
Civil Engineering - - - 119 112 75 65 78 96 117 113
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 401-450 301-350 301-350
Computer Science - - - - 128 97 88 76 76 80 81
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - 103 146 138 115 108 144
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - 241 224 262 293 268 247
Mathematics - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 451-500 401-450
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - 13 17 23 36 36 61
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 209 212 236
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - 271 289 301-350
Physics - - - - - - 264 301-350 230 223 275
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350
Space Science - - - - - - - - 263 262 -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 23
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -