KUALA LUMPUR – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has been listed in the 54th place in Agriculture Science studies in the Best Global Universities Ranking in the US News and World Report published recently.
In a statement issued here today, UPM said the new listing focused on the overall research of an institution, global and regional reputation, and research performance using the indicators of publishing, academic staff and number of doctorate degree holders.
“There are eight main indicators for subject ranking – global research reputation, regional research reputation, publications, normalized citation impact, total citations, number of highly cited papers, percentage of highly cited papers and international collaboration,” the statement said.
According to the ranking, UPM came out the best university in South East Asia region and was placed seventh in Asia for Agriculture Science.
Meanwhile UPM’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Fauzi Ramlan said the success was UPM’s best achievement in Agriculture Science, and pushed UPM’s academic reputation on the global level.
“Agriculture is UPM’s niche and the entire UPM community is proud of this excellent achievement because of the zealousness and commitment in agriculture knowledge, placing UPM among the best in the world,” he said.
Prior to this, UPM had retained its best placing in the QS World University Ranking for two consecutive years when it was placed among the top 100 universities in the world in agriculture and forestry studies as well as education. – BERNAMA