University of Malaya
University of Malaya

Continente: Asia

Country: Malaysia

Address: University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Web Site: www.um.edu.my



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

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World University Rankings - - - - - - - 470 378 323 306 305

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - - 301-350 300
Engineering - - - - - - - - - 65 79 77
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 301-350 351-400
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - 221
Chemistryical Engineering - - - - - - - 42 30 21 16 19
Chemistry - - - - 292 248 - - 272 237 217 232
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - 119 112 75 65 78
Computer Science - - - - - - - - 128 97 88 76
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - 103 146 138
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - 241 224 262
Mathematics - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - 13 17 23
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - - -
Physics - - - - - - - - - - 264 301-350
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - - -