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A number of universities in Malaysia continue to be ranked higher in the global rankings and the ranking system is seen by many as a primary measure to determine university’s quality and standards. Ranking serves as one of the performance indicators to measure university’s quality of excellence in teaching and learning, research, as well as international recognition. It is a yardstick to measure the performances and competitiveness of universities, as an indicator for continuous improvement, and as a quality assurance since it enables universities to make their presence felt globally. Therefore, UTM has placed ranking as one of the mediums for measuring the level of achievement of the University.

-As per October 2022-

UTM ranked 201-300 in the overall 2022

THE University Impact Rankings

The Top FIVE Sustainable Development Groups (SDGs)

SDG 9 : Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
No.1 in Malaysia | Top 60 in the world

SDG 4 : Quality Education
101-200 out of 1180

SDG 16 : Peace, Justice and Strong Institution
201-300 out of 746

SDG 17 : Partnerships for The Goals
301-400 out of 1438

Corporate Strategy

2022 Times Higher Education (THE)

Emerging Economies University Rankings

Ranked 119 in the world

2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings

Ranked 160 in the world

Ranked #181 in the world QS World University Rankings 2023 Edition

Ranked #13 in the “Top 50 Under 50”  – 2021 Edition
Ranked #37 in Asia – 2024 Edition 
Asia Top 10 Young Universities

Ranked 5 Stars Overall Rating for QS Star Rating in 2024

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 

18 Subjects ranked in QS WUR by Subject

No #1 in Malaysia
Architecture/ Built Environment
Engineering-Civil & Structure

Top 50 in the World,
Engineering- Petroleum

Top 100
Architecture / Built Environment
Engineering- Civil & Structural 

Engineering- Chemical
Engineering- Electrical and Electronics
Engineering- Mineral & Mining

Top 150
Engineering- Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing

2021/2022 US News and World Report Best Global University Ranking

Top 50 in the World

#10 in Civil Engineering
#14 in Mechanical Engineering
#39 in Engineering

No. 1 in Malaysia

#Civil Engineering

#Mechanical Engineering

#Chemical Engineering

Research University Status

6-star Rating  in the Malaysia Research Assessment Instrument (MyRA) 2021
Star Rating Award

2019-2021 MDEC Premier Digital Tech Institution

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Premier Digital Tech Institution outcomes:

  • Premier graduates as industry preferred choice

  • Premier as top students’ preferred choice for digital tech studies

  • Optimised engagement between Industry and Academia

2021 UI Green Metric World University Ranking


Ranked Top 10 in Malaysia and #149 in the world 2021

Scored the highest in Setting & Infrastructure and Education & Research categories



2022 University Ranking by Academic Performance (by Field)
Ranked #469


5 Subjects Ranked Top 100 #Architecture
#Environmental Engineering
#Civil Engineering
#Sustainable & Renewable Energy

2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranked #701-800 in the world and #4 in Malaysia

2022 Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
No #1 in Malaysia
#Mechanical Engineering
#Civil Engineering
#Chemical Engineering
#Water Resources
#Metallurgical Engineering
#Instruments Science & Technology
#Earth Sciences

2022 NTU Ranking by Subjects

4 Subjects Ranked Top 100

#Chemical Engineering
#Civil Engineering
#Energy Science & Engineering

2022 CWTS Leiden Ranking

Ranked 1st in Malaysia in the Science Research Impact
Ranked 1st in Malaysia in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Impact

Ranking Web of Universities

Ranked 2nd in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Malaysia in July 2019
Ranked 2nd in the Ranking Web of World Repositories in Malaysia, July 2019

Four-Time Winner of the National Intellectual Property Award

Organization Category 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012

3-Star ASEAN Energy Management Gold Standard Certification

First institution to be awarded 3-Star by the ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme (AEMAS)

Higher Education Centre of Excellence (HICoE)

Recognition by Malaysia Ministry of Education
Wireless Communication Centre (WCC)
Institute of Noise and Vibration (IKG)
Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC)
Institute of Bioproduct Development (IBD)

6 Bionexus Partner (BNP) Status Laboratories

Recognition by Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp)

NanoMalaysia Centre of Excellence

Recognition by Malaysia Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

Autonomous University

First public university to be announced as an autonomous university by the
Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education

Self-Accreditation Status

Conferred the self-accreditation status by the Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education,
in recognition of the university’s excellent internal quality assurance mechanisms