Education in Malaysia: Not up to standard
NUS, my first university, is ranked 1st in Asia! 25th in the world!
IF COWS COULD FLY AND ROCKS SWIM!
Idris Jusoh: Public universities in the country can be among the world’s best in future on par with Oxford University.
4 December 2017
Our future gens have been destroyed by the failed education policies and systems. See for yourself.
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17 Oct 2016
How to be world class universities with such outdated, harsh & discriminatory policies?
TangkapMO1’s Anis faces censure for ‘smearing UM’ http://dlvr.it/MT5CX1
Tangkap Malaysian Official 1 (TangkapMO1) rally organiser Anis Syafiqah Md Yusof has been issued with a show-cause letter for allegedly smearing Universiti Malaya’s name.
“Finally, a love letter from UM. I love UM,” the undergraduate wrote on Facebook.
UM vice-chancellor of student affairs Rohana Yusof said Anis Syafiqah “damaged or undermined university interests, good name and harmony” by organising the rally against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 27.
The undergraduate must reply to the show cause letter, dated Oct 12, seven days after receipt.
Failure to reply could lead disciplinary action, Rohana said in the letter.
Anis Syafiqah and her team of student organisers led about 1,500 people to march to Dataran Merdeka, where an effigy of Najib was forced behind bars.
The students said they will follow up the rally with a nationwide roadshow.
The rally was to call for the arrest of Najib following the United States Department of Justice in a court filing said ‘Malaysian Official 1’ received US$731 million which originated from 1MDB.
It did not identify ‘Malaysian Official 1’ by name but described the individual as a high ranking Malaysian official who is related to Najib’s stepson Riza Aziz.
5 November 2015
Idris Jusoh: By 2025
1 Malaysian university in the Top 25 in Asia
2 Malaysian universities in the Top 100
4 Malaysian universities in the Top 200
Thursday November 5, 2015 MYT 8:23:41 PM
Idris Jusoh: Uni rankings to be raised within two years
KUALA LUMPUR: The goal of raising the rankings of premier Malaysian universities to be among the world’s top is achievable in the next two years.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said recent efforts to do so had resulted in positive results.
“Universiti Malaya has broken the 150 barrier set for the world’s best universities for the first time, from 151 to 146, based on the QS World University Rankings,” he said when replying to Datuk Mohd Zaim Abu Hasan (BN-Parit) at the Dewan Rakyat today.
He also said Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia had improved on their rankings from 309 to 289 and 370 to 331 respectively.
15 September 2015
Malay Mail Online
UM breaks into QS top-150 amid mixed results for Malaysian varsities
UM breaks into QS top-150 amid mixed results for Malaysian varsities http://bit.ly/1gnhvGj
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — Universiti Malaya (UM) broke past the top-150 barrier in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2015 to 2016, as local universities registered mixed results in the annual evaluation of varsities around the globe.
UM went up five spots to sit in 146th place this year as it remained Malaysia’s top public university, bettering its 2014 rank of 151.
The closest Malaysian university on the ranking was Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), which jumped up 20 places to make it among the top-300 in 289th place.
Also enjoying an improvement to their standings was Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), which recorded the biggest leap up 45 places to finish in 331st place while Universiti Utara Malaysia made its debut on the annual rankings, bringing up the tally of Malaysian varsities on the QS list to eight.
Malaysian universities that faltered include Universiti Teknologi Malaysia(303th) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (312th), both of which fell out of the top-300.
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UITM) also failed to better rankings and have landed in the 551-600 and 701+ bracket.
QS said Malaysian universities in the top 400 gained ground in the research indicator principally because of a new method applied to its assessment, whilst they have consistently lost ground in the academic reputation indicator and in the employer reputation indicator.
– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/um-breaks-into-qs-top-150-amid-mixed-results-for-malaysian-varsities?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.bLJ8eu3v.dpuf
Malay Mail Online
Local university courses among world’s best, Idris Jusoh says
NIBONG TEBAL, April 19 — Public universities in the country can be among the world’s best in future on par with Oxford University.
Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said it was not impossible to attain given that public universities’ performance was increasingly able to attract students from around the world to pursue knowledge in the country.
“It cannot be denied that engineering courses offered in public institutions of higher learning are among the best in the world so much so that Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP) has also become the choice of foreign students,” he said at the 2014 Outstanding Students’ Award ceremony at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Engineering campus, Nibong Tebal here tonight.
He said so far 135,000 foreign students had registered at local universities, which was a figure to be proud of.
In his speech, Idris said besides engineering courses, pharmacy science studies offered in USM was also among the best 100 in the world.
– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/local-university-courses-among-worlds-best-idris-jusoh-says#sthash.fJ9UHNqe.dpuf
MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITIES FAIL!
Malaysia failed to get on the list of the prestigious THE rankings now into its second year.
In the first rankings list in 2012, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was ranked 98th.
The bad showing comes hot on the heels of Putrajaya’s claim that Malaysia has one of the best education systems in the world – better than United States, Britain and Germany.
REMEMBER THE STORY OF THE FOX WHO COULDN’T GET THE GRAPES?
THAT HAS BECOME ENGRAVED IN THE SAYING, “SOUR GRAPES!” “SOUR GRAPES!”
That sums up the reaction of this Minister. Malaysian universities are not up to standard. That’s the truth! The excuse he gives is, “Rankings are really not important.”
Global rankings aren’t everything, says education minister
The decline in global rankings of Malaysia’s public universities does not reflect the overall situation for local tertiary education, said Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, adding that emphasis should be placed on the entire learning process rather than rankings alone.
The Second Education Minister said this in response to the failure of local public universities to make the list in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) Top 100 Universities under 50 years old.
“Rankings don’t mean everything, although we can improve (our performance). We must be realistic when aiming for a position. “If we are too focused on climbing the ranks, we may neglect the teaching and studying process,” Idris told a press conference at Universiti Putra Malaysia in Serdang today.
AT LAST, MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITIES MAKE IT TO THE TOP 100! IN FACT, TWO DID. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) took the 77th spot while Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) was in the 95th place.
HOWEVER, THIS IS ONLY THE TOP 100 OF EMERGING ECONOMIES, a subsidiary list. Well, like they say, in the Top 100 of something is better than in the bottom 100
Two Malaysian varsities make it to list of top 100 universities in emerging economies
BY TRINNA LEONG
December 05, 2013
Two Malaysian universities have made it to the list of top 100 universities in emerging economies, the Times Higher Education revealed today.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) took the 77th spot while Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) was in the 95th place.
The list, which polled universities from 22 emerging economies, used the same performance indicators as the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. It is the first list of its kind to compare university performance among nations that also included the five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the so-called BRICS.
Taiwan, a small island nation, has 21 institutions ranked in the top 100 while India had 10. Even Turkey fared better than Malaysia with seven universities in the top 100. The round-up for the top 10 institutions saw five countries represented, namely, China, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey and Russia.
Two Malaysian varsities make it to list of top 100 universities in emerging economies
Malaysian universities will not be able to catch up with its Singaporean counterparts as long as it does not practice meritocracy, said DAP chairperson Karpal Singh.
“If that is not lacking (meritocracy), then I think the other things will fall in place. We must strive for meritocracy, competition and so many things,” he said.
Karpal himself had graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) law school, class of 1967/68, about five years after it broke off from being a Universiti Malaya (UM) campus to become its own university.
Karpal also told Malaysiakini that the key to the performance of Singaporean universities is that they have better facilities than Malaysian universities, and have the ability to attract quality teaching staff. “And to top it off, (its classes) are in English. The English language is the international language and I think that is one of the reasons why NUS is one of the best in the world,” he said.
Meritocracy key to bridging NUS-UM gap, says Karpal
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 22:42
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has emerged as the top university in Asia in the 2013/2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The University was placed 24th in the rankings, moving up a spot from its 25th placing last year.
The QS World University Rankings evaluates over 800 universities in the world based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty student ratio, and proportions of international students and international faculty. NUS has been placed 9th in the world for academic reputation, and 16th for employer reputation.
The University improved significantly in the number of research papers published and citations generated. Its faculty areas were placed as follows: Arts & Humanities (17), Engineering & Technology (7), Life Sciences & Medicine (27), Natural Sciences (11) and Social Sciences & Management (9).
NUS President, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, “We are pleased that the latest QS World University Rankings has placed NUS as first in Asia and 24th in the world. This is a reflection of our country’s strong support for higher education and the ethos of continually seeking excellence, and hence is a very positive development for the whole of Singapore.
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Rafizi, who himself had stellar academic performance in the past, also revealed that he would be visiting NUS in November to learn about how the university maintains its standards. Malaysiakini
They were twins, who later became separated. And while one has gone on to become an academic superstar, the other is in the doldrums. The situation has saddened PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli, who is demanding for answers. He was responding to Quacquarelli Symonds’ world university rankings, which recognised the National University of Singapore (NUS) as Asia’s best university. … “A lot of people don’t know that NUS has the same roots as UM because both were established as University of Malaya in Singapore following the recommendations by the Carr-Saunders Commission. “In 1959, University of Malaya had two campuses – the original campus in Singapore and a new campus in Kuala Lumpur. By 1962, the campuses were made independent of each other, becoming UM in Kuala Lumpur and NUS in Singapore. “After 50 years, even though they came from the same root, UM is not ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, while NUS had gone on to become Asia’s best. “This is a reality which must be faced openly without political or racial prejudice because education standards and the ranking of public universities influence our standards of life and the nation’s competitiveness,” he said. … In view of this, Rafizi mooted that the first thing the authorities should do was to restore academic freedom in all public universities and providing the university senate autonomy. ‘When will UM be on par with its Singaporean twin?’ — Malaysiakini video Malaysian unis drop in world rankings http://youtu.be/0t0E6hjC3lc … Malaysiakini
All local universities featured in the World University Rankings 2013/2014 have performed worse than last year except for Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The Johor-based UTM improved marginally, climbing three places to 355 in the ranking of 800 universities around the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The annual survey is considered one of the most trusted university rankings in the world. UTM’s position is jointly shared by Penang-based Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), which fell 29 places from its 326th ranking last year. Malaysia’s best hope to reclaim a spot in the top 100 universities was also dashed as Universiti Malaya (UM) continued to decline, falling 11 places to 167. The other four institutions which also tumbled were Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). Currently, there is still no Asian institution in the top 20. National University of Singapore (24th) overtook University of Hong Kong (26th) to rank highest in Asia. All but one tumble in university rankings — Is there a real chance for fulfilment, or is it just wishful thinking? 29 August 2012 | last updated at 09:14AM
Universiti Malaya’s road map to excellence
MEGA PROJECTS: UM poised to be one of the world’s top universities
KUALA LUMPUR: UNIVERSITI Malaya, the country’s oldest higher institution of learning, has embarked on the road to “recovery”, with massive projects under way that will generate more than 30,000 jobs in the next five years. A shopping mall on its campus, new private university and expansion of its specialist centre, UM Specialist Centre (UMSC), planned eight months after it was awarded autonomy by the Higher Education Ministry, will boost its standing in the world university ranking. Vice-chancellor Professor Tan Sri Dr Ghauth Jasmon said apart from attracting quality students from all over the world, the mega projects would ensure that UM emerged as one of the world’s top universities. Last year, UM, which had participated in the QS World University Ranking by the Quacquarelli Systems since four years ago, was at the 167th spot. Ghauth said its private university, now at the final stage of completion, would open its door to local and foreign students by early next year. Although Ghauth declined to furnish details about the projects, he said an official announcement would be made in a month’s time. “Our most anticipated project this year is the expansion of UMSC, which will be equipped with more medical facilities, purchase of state-ofthe- art research equipment and the creation of a commercial hub for medical companies to operate.
Read more: Universiti Malaya’s road map to excellence – Top News – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/top-news/universiti-malaya-s-road-map-to-excellence-1.130774#ixzz252aU6RUN ____________________________________________________________ A senior FoM member who spoke on condition of anonymity, told theSun that the VC’s directive had been deferred in light of the meeting on Monday. Sundaily
UM talent drain averted
Posted on 14 August 2012 – 08:55pm Last updated on 15 August 2012 – 08:53am
PETALING JAYA (Aug 14, 2012): A drain of academicians from Universiti Malaya’s (UM) renowned Faculty of Medicine (FoM) has been averted with the resolution of a contentious issue between its medical centre and the faculty. It is understood that UM finally resolved a “double governance” issue which has been brewing over the last year following a meeting called by vice-chancellor Prof Tan Sri Dr Ghauth Jasmon on Monday. Academicians from FoM had earlier warned of the possible “departure of talented members” in protest over a decision by Ghauth to place the faculty under the governance of the medical centre’s director. Ghauth had on July 31 issued a circular directing that from Aug 1, all faculty members who provide clinical services at the medical centre be placed under the management of University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). The decision to create a separate governance system under the UMMC director was ostensibly to ensure that clinical services would run smoothly in line with efforts to obtain Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) accreditation for the centre. In a strongly worded letter to Ghauth on Aug 9, the faculty members had voiced their extreme unhappiness and disappointment over the directive. They said their core responsibilities as members of the faculty are teaching, clinical services and research, and the medical centre had been set up to be a teaching hospital and to reaffirm these responsibilities. As such, they pointed out that a double governance system (UM and UMMC) was unacceptable as it would, among others, lead to duplication of processes, lack of accountability, blurring of pathways, and would be a waste of limited money and resources. “The ensuing chaos and fragmentation will lead to further disillusionment. The morale among staff members is already low to which this may be the tipping point that will result in the departure of many talented members,” they claimed. They added that over the past year, the issue had created much discontentment among the FoM members who felt they were not being consulted in decisions that jeopardise their effectiveness as academic clinicians. For more, read: UM talent drain averted ———————————————————————————————————– Facebook
This is what happened in University Malaya, one of the top universities, top medical school of Malaysia. Take your time to read it, and if you agree this nonsense should put be end, share this.
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____________________________________________________________ QS Asian University Rankings Private universities: Multimedia University (MMU) is ranked in the 191-200 band. Universiti Teknologi Petronas 201-250 Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia 251-300 Lim Kok Wing University 251-300 Universiti Tenaga Nasional 251-300 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman 251-300 Star
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MMU remains top private university in Malaysia
QS Asian University Rankings 2011
The rankings were based on the following factors: academic peer review (30 per cent), recruiter review (10 per cent), student/ faculty ratio (20 per cent), papers per faculty (15 per cent), citations per paper (15 per cent), and 2.5 per cent each for international faculty review, international student review, and inbound and outbound student exchanges. http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/asian-university-rankings/2011 ____________________________________________________________ Malaysian Insider
UM improves varsity ranking, 35th in Asia
KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Universiti Malaya (UM) retained its top spot among the country’s higher learning institutes on the QS Asian University Rankings this year, cinching 35th position out of 500 surveyed. The country’s premier university went up three spots last year from 42nd place in 2010. However, more than half of the 15 Malaysian universities surveyed saw a fall in their ranking this year, with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), the second-best local institution, sliding five spots to place 58 this year. “Malaysia’s leading institution Universiti Malaya moves up four places to 35, though overall the nation’s results are more mixed, with nine out of 15 Malaysian universities dropping back compared to 2011,” Danny Byrne, the editor of TopUniversities.com wrote. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), which scored 54th spot last year disappeared from the top 300, and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) also dropped from 57th place to 76th this year. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), another local university in the top 100, rose from 76th place to 74th this year. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) continues to be number one in Asia after first knocking off the University of Hong Kong from the top perch last year. This year, the National University of Singapore (NUS) climbed up one spot to place second, at the expense of the University of Hong Kong.
www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/um–improves… – Cached ————————————————————————————————————- Malay Mail
UM was never good’
PETALING JAYA: Universiti Malaya (UM) is overrated. This is the damning verdict if none other than its vice-chancellor Tan Sri Prof Dr Ghauth Jasmon. He said the country’s oldest institution of higher learning “has never been good”, explaining that UM’s reputation has always been the product of public perception. He feared continued emphasis on quota policies, the lack of research and large numbers of academic staff who failed their doctorates would further contribute to the decline. His comments were sparked by a World Bank 2011 report that cited some of these factors for UM’s decline. However, Ghauth has embarked on the road towards UM’s “rehabilitation” during his last tenure as VC. The autonomy status awarded to UM last week, will also go a long way in addressing mediocrity which the university has been wallowing in all this while. “If you ask me why UM was very good back then and what went right, I tell you it was nothing. “It is difficult to compare between now and then but definitely when you talk about research productivity, there was nothing except in 2007 when the number of publications began to rise,” he said in an interview with The Malay Mail before Thursday’s announcement that UM was among five universities awarded autonomy. He said UM had always been a step behind the National University of Singapore (NUS), where the latter began focusing on research publication in 1980.
www.mmail.com.my/story/um-was-never-good – Cached ————————————————————————————————————-
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