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JOHOR BAHRU, 8 March 2017 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has continued to improve in the 2017 QS World Ranking by Faculty when five of its engineering and technology fields were listed in the top 100 in the world.

The fields are of Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,  Civil & Structural Engineering, and Computer Science & Info Systems.

The field of Architecture / Built Environment also ranked in top 100 in the world.

In the latest rankings released today, UTM’s rank in the field of engineering and technology improved from 100 in 2016 to 90 in 2017.

While the field of Social Sciences and Management increased from 211 in 2016 to 204 in 2017 and the Arts and Humanities rose from the position of 372 in 2016 to 296 in 2017.

For the first time the field of Natural Sciences ranked number 378 among the 400 best in the world.

Meanwhile, all UTM’s engineering and technology subjects namely Mechanical Engineering, Civil, Electrical, Chemical and Architecture were listed in the top 100 in the world by QS World Rankings by Subject 2017.

The Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science subjects are three new subjects listed in the latest world top 100 for 2017, while Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Architecture subjects maintained their positions in the top 100 since 2016.

In the latest rankings, four more subjects such as Environmental Sciences and Materials Sciences improved from the 151-200 group in 2016 to 101-150 group in 2017, Education from the 201-250 in 2016 increased to 151-200 in 2017 and Chemistry in the position of 251-300 in 2016 rose to 151-250 in 2017.

This means seven subjects have risen to a higher level in 2017 than in 2016.

This year, four new subjects, Biological Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, Linguistics as well as Modern Languages, have been listed in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2017.

Overall 16 subjects offered by UTM have been listed in the top 400 in the world compared to 12 in 2016.

The increase was contributed by the favourable terms of the scores for all indicators, especially academic reputation and citation, to make UTM among the best university in engineering and technology in the country.

The latest success was in line with the UTM Global Plan to transform UTM to become one of the world’s top 50 universities in the field of engineering and technology in 2020.

The UTM Global Plan 2012-2020 aims to place UTM as a leading university that is known internationally in terms of scientific contribution, human capital development, innovation-based economy, impact on Malaysia and the region, prominence at the international level as well as becoming a brand to be reckoned with.