Multimedia University (MMU) Remains Top Private University in Malaysia

04.08.2012 updated by admin
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Cyberjaya, 1st June 2012 - Multimedia University (MMU) is still the top private university in Malaysia, according to the QS Asian University Rankings 2012.
The annual ranking, which is conducted by QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd., currently places MMU in its 191-200 band, suggesting a tie. The ordering of the ranking seems to indicate that MMU is currently ranked 194 in all of Asia. This rank is an improvement over last year’s standing, where MMU ranked 201+.
MMU’s current ranking places it as the seventh-best overall university in Malaysia. Malaysian universities in the list were University Malaya (no. 35 in Asia), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (58), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (74), Universiti Putra Malaysia (76), International Islamic University Malaysia (151-160), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (161-170), Multimedia University (191-200 / 194), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (201-250), Universiti Teknologi Mara (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) and Universiti Utara Malaysia (251-300).
President of MMU, Professor Dato’ Dr. Muhamad Rasat Muhamad, was very happy with the news. “We are happy not just with the ranking, but also with the improvement of our ranking,” he said. “We are constantly trying to find how we should distribute our modest resources so that we could not only successfully teach our students, but at the same time grow as a full-fledged university.”
“This ranking tells us that we are on the right track. It is really gratifying. We are motivated more than ever to keep improving MMU,” he added.
His enthusiasm is shared by Professor Tou Teck Yong, MMU’s Vice-President (R&D). “This ranking will certainly impel us to do better,” he said.
“We know we can achieve a better rank than this. We have looked at the judging criteria used by QS Quacquarelli, and their data state that we produce more papers per faculty than other Malaysian universities, we are the best Malaysian university for international students, and our academic reputation is also relatively high.”
Prof. Tou added, “Now that we have identified our areas of strength, we can develop the other areas and achieve better standing. This will greatly benefit not only the university, but also our students.”
About MMU
Multimedia University (MMU) is Malaysia’s first private university. This tertiary education institution was set up through Universiti Telekom Sdn Bhd (UTSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of TM. MMU fulfills the noblest of corporate social responsibilities – taking up the challenge of educating the next generation the nation’s leaders and knowledge workers. As the first private university in Malaysia, MMU developed the pioneer model for the successful establishment of private universities in the nation, paving the way for the growth of the private tertiary education sector. As the university at the heart of the MSC, MMU also serves as a catalyst for the development of the high tech ICT industry of the nation, parallel to the Silicon Valley-Stanford model in the United States.
Growing to over 20,000 students in 16 years, MMU has achieved much in a relatively short period of time. The university runs in two campuses, its original campus in the historical city of Melaka, and the campus in Cyberjaya that was launched by the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed. It has produced 30,523 graduates to date, and a recent survey demonstrates that 91% of these secure employment within 6 months of the completion of studies. It has also grown an outstanding pool of international students numbering at 4,200 from 77 countries.
MMU has established itself as a major player in research and development, and maintains excellent ties with the industry through collaborations and research partnerships. The university currently hosts 13 Research Centres. These centres focus on the niche areas of computing, informatics, nanotechnology, microsystems, biometrics, virtual reality, microwave and telecommunications, engineering, photonics, advanced robotics and business.
Source: Multimedia University Corporate Communications Unit