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UM In Top Ten Best Global Universities For Engineering

Last update: 29/11/2017
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- The University of Malaya (UM) has been ranked as the 10th best global universities for engineering, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the recognition by American media company, US News two days ago, proves that universities in this country still have a place in the world, and can compete on the global stage.

"The UM Faculty of Engineering has been ranked 10th best in the world. This is better than the faculty of engineering at Oxford, Cambridge and Stamford University," he said in response to a supplementary question by Datuk Noor Ehsanuddin Mohd Harun (BN-Kota Tinggi) who asked about other countries' feedback on the ministry's efforts in the face of the fourth industrial revolution.

Besides UM, other local universities also achieved success by networking with industry players from within and outside the country, in order to equip the students with the skills required by the job market.

"Last week, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba Business School to collaborate in business studies.

"This shows that another of our universities, has been accepted internationally," said Idris.

In reply to a supplementary question from Wong Chen (PKR-Kelana Jaya), he said collaboration between the universities and industries would solve the problem of unemployed graduates.

"The gap between the universities and industries is gone. We go to industries and bring them to the campus to see the curriculum implemented in line with their needs. This will solve the unemployment problem."