University of Science, Malaysia
University of Science, Malaysia

Continente: Asia

Country: Malaysia

Address: Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang, Malaysia

Web Site: www.usm.my



About University of Science, Malaysia:

Established as the second university in the country in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as Universiti Pulau Pinang. In 1971, USM moved from its temporary premises at the Malayan Teachers’ Training College, Bukit Gelugor to the present 416.6 hectare site at Minden, approximately 9.7 km from Georgetown. USM offers courses ranging from Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences to Building Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education. These are available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 30,000 students at its 17 Academic Schools on the main campus in the island of Penang; 6 Schools at the Engineering Campus in Nibong Tebal (approximately 50km from the main campus); and 3 at the Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan (approximately 300km from the main campus). USM also has 17 dedicated research centres for a wide range of specialisations which include archaeology, medicine and dentistry, molecular medicine, science and technology, Islamic development and management studies, and policy research and international studies. It also provides consultancy, testing, and advisory services to the industry under the ambit of USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd, the University’s commercial arm. Since the beginning, USM has adopted the School system rather than the traditional Faculty system to ensure that its students are multi-disciplined from their exposure to other areas of study by other Schools. It also encourages students to be active in extra-curricular activities given the myriad of clubs and societies available. As a Research Intensive University recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) in 2007, USM offers educational and research opportunities to students and staff. In 2008, USM also became the first university in the country to be selected by the Malaysian government to participate in the Accelerated Programme for Excellence (APEX), a fast-track programme that helps tertiary institutions achieve world-class status.



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings - - - - - - - - - - 651-700 601-650

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - - - - - 142 - - - - 451-500 401-450
Engineering - - - - 164 191 200 172 172 182 194 192
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
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BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - 142 129 128 151 169 176 151
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 109 69 48 48 43 50 63 62 55
Chemistry - - - - 284 220 299 - - - 351-400 351-400
Civil Engineering - - - - - - 38 43 41 43 48 46
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - 298 280 237 244 - 301-350 301-350
Mathematics - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - 161 199 203
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 351-400
Physics - - - - - - - - - - - -
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - - -