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KUALA LUMPUR, 6 APRIL 2022 Electrical & Electronic research in Universiti Malaya has the distinction of earning the highest scores among Malaysian universities for Citations per Paper (100%) and H-Index (96.4%) as UM continues its upward trajectory in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

Overall, UM placed among top 140 in all five (5) Broad Subject Areas for the first time since the inception of this category in 2017.

Each broad subject area registered improvement in rank, especially Engineering & Technology (ranked 45th, up 9 places from last year), Social Sciences & Management (50th, up 35 places) and Arts & Humanities (84th, up 21 places) which are in the Top 100. Similarly, Natural Sciences rose to 113th (from 166th) and Life Sciences & Medicine registered an improvement to 138th (from 179th).

Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaya, Professor Dato’ Ir. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Shukor said that higher citations per paper can be taken as higher amount of credibility and impact in the work of UM researchers.

“We strive to impact the world as per our new vision statement. An indication of our research being impactful is when it became a reference to other researchers. I felt proud that our Electrical & Electronic research managed to earn the highest scores among Malaysian universities for Citations per Paper (100%) and H-Index (96.4%). We take this as an acknowledgement that the Strategic Plan as well as our Transformation Plan are guiding us in the right direction.

“To ensure that our research are positively relevant and impactful not only to the academic circle but also to the larger global community, Universiti Malaya has taken a number of initiatives for our performance management system. This year we hope to develop and support five High Impact Special Projects and an additional 15 Special Projects Category II for 2022. Special Project is a

university-led effort that is developed to address critical areas with significant impact to the country and to international communities.

“We are also seeking to involve more of our researchers and students in commercialization as that can prove that our invention or innovation are not only sound theoretically, but can be developed and marketed in the real world.

“Last year we managed to establish six new deep tech startups, having 10 deep tech startups in training and five students’ startups in training. We also managed to get 67 patent granted. I am also glad to say that our startups do not only seek financial returns but more importantly, huge impact that solve problems of society.

“Among our startups established last year, Biosight Sdn Bhd offers Portable Scoliosis Assessment Device, Uniresearch & Innovation Sdn Bhd develops a method for rapid detection of Salmonella Bacteria, and Essentinutrien Sdn Bhd is commercializing Tiger Milk Mushroom for Asthma Sufferers,” he added.

Of the 37 individual subjects ranked by QS, UM has achieved 17 subjects ranked in the world Top 100 this year, an increase in two subjects over last year’s performance. Of the subjects considered, 51 percent improved their positions, while 38 percent remained in the same rank.

In addition, UM’s best performance in terms of Academic Reputation was in Geography, 76.2 percent. Communication & Media Studies scored highest with 81.1 percent for Employer Reputation.

Last Update: Apr 08, 2022