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UM moves up six places, now 13th best Asian university in QS rankings

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — University of Malaya (UM) has risen by six places from last year in the Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) University Rankings Asia, taking the 13th place.

The milestone achievement also sees UM rise upwards for the ninth consecutive year. Since the ranking's inauguration in 2009, the university has managed to improve its ranking by 26 places throughout.

“In addition, UM is also ranked top in the nation under six indicators of the ranking, in academic reputation, employer reputation, student to faculty ratio, citations per paper, international research network and for inbound exchange students,” said the university in a statement.

This places UM within the top 3 per cent of the approximately 600 Asian universities ranked. In addition, UM is ranked first in Asia in the international research network indicator.

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