Last updated on 21st March 2013 Thursday 10:43PM
|UNIVERSITI Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
occupied the 98th spot in the inaugural Times
Higher Education 100 Under 50, a new annual
UNIVERSITI Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), established 42 years ago, was the only Malaysian tertiary institution in the table, which lists the world's best 100 universities established in the last 50 years.
It bested Brazil's Universidade Estadual Paulista and Australia's Edith Cowan University, which were in the 99th and 100th spots, respectively.
UKM staff members' hard work and dedication now stands among "young universities that are making huge strides in educational development".
UKM stressed on quality research and publications, innovative teaching and learning, community engagement, internationalization and international benchmarking, good governance and effective delivery.
Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 was a collaboration between British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) and research-metrics company Thomson Reuters and released in addition to the yearly World University Rankings.
It was based on the same comprehensive range of 13 separate performance indicators -- including research, teaching, knowledge transfer and international activity -- used to compile the World University Rankings.
UKM's presence in the league table will "encourage other Malaysian institutions to recognize the importance of benchmarking themselves against global counterparts".
UKM, on the other hand, viewed such exercises as a guide to help it improve in specific areas such as publications and citations.
Visit http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings for the full list.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Date of Establishment : 18 May 1970
For application please visit UKM official web site : www.ukm.my
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
• Bangi Main Campus 1,100 hectares
• Kuala Lumpur Campus 20 hectares
• Cheras Campus 22 hectares
• Academic 1,991
• Administration 6,094
(including hospital personnel)
• Undergraduate 17,500
• Postgraduate 5,105
• Foreign Students 1,368
From 35 different countries
• Bachelor 103,066
• Master 13,015
• PhD 994
|Top 4 Best Universities in Malaysia|
|University of Malaya UM||1||2||1|
|Technological University of Malaysia UTM||2||3||4|
|National University of Malaysia UKM||3||1||2|
|Putra University of Malaysia (UPM)||4||4||3|
The Philosophy of UKM is a combination of faith in Allah and beneficial knowledge as the basis for the advancement of knowledge, the education of society and the development of the University.
As a winner of the Prime Minister's Quality Award 2006, UKM committed to be a leading university in the construction of knowledge to achieve the aspiration of producing a society imbued with dynamic, learned and civic leadership.
This National University also safeguards the sovereignty of the Malay language while globalizing knowledge in the context of local culture,
UKM aims to become a leading and competitive centre of knowledge, enriched with technology that; • Affirms and promotes the value of Malay as a language of learning • Builds a dynamic and ethical society • Internationalizes UKM's image and contribution to the global community • Stimulates the development of technologies beneficial to society.
The Education Ordinance of Malaysia was passed by parliament when the country gained its independence in 1957. The main thrust of the new education policy was to create a single national education system with the final aim of using Bahasa Malaysia, the national language as the main medium of instruction. The overriding factor was that the national language would be the catalyst for forging national unity.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM as it is popularly known) was formally established on 18 May 1970, UKM is the third university in Malaysia, but the first to use Bahasa Malaysia as its medium of instruction.
UKM is one of four research universities in Malaysia. UKM has setup numerous research institutes to accelerate research in new areas, On 28 April 2005, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, The Right Honorable Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi launched the Malaysia Genome Institute at UKM, The placement of the national institute in UKM signifies the research strength of the university in the area of genomics and molecular biology,
National language is the main language in UKM, however the university has come up with strategies to encourage students to enhance their proficiency in English as well as other major foreign languages such as French, German, Arabic, Mandarin. Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Thai and many others, Beginning 2003 all science and mathematics based courses are taught in English in line with the new Malaysian government's policy.
UKM's globalize mission is to promote the national identity beyond the shores of the country. UKM, though a brainchild of nationalistic fervor and aspirations, is very international in its outlook without sacrificing its cherished culture and values, UKM is proud to be ranked in the 2006 World's Top 200 Universities (Times Higher Education Supplement). The main theme of UKM's new image is "The National University with an International Reach.
The University operates variety of in and off-campus accommodation. The main campus has 11 colleges and an apartment which can house about 11,000 students, The Kuala Lumpur Branch Campus (KKL) has one college that can accommodate 1,700 students, Meanwhile, the campus in Cheras has one college that can house 600 students.
Student Health Services
Trained counselors are available to give professionals advice and help to students to navigate the many trials and tribulations of academic life, and in resolving cross cultural differences.
Centre for Public and International
UKM offers a wide variety of academic programmes covering both the arts and sciences, Currently, UKM has eleven faculties, with eight faculties located on the main campus in Bangi. The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences and Faculty of Dentistry are at the Kuala Lumpur campus, The Faculty of Medicine is operating from the Cheras campus.
At the undergraduate level, the University offers a comprehensive range of courses with a total of 98 disciplines, leading to Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Economics. Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Science Education, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Law, Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, and Bachelor of Islamic Studies degrees. It is anticipated that in future, new programmes will be offered giving students a wider choice of courses to choose from thus enhancing UKM's academic programmes.
At postgraduate level, Centre for Graduate Studies, which was
established in 1983, offers a wide scope of coursework or research-based
programmes on both part time and full time basis for selection. The
Centre also collaborates with other national and international
institutions of higher learning.
The four research universities in Malaysia are:
Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
|Public Universities of Malaysian Government April 27, 2013 09:56:13 PM||