PENANG, 8 March 2017 – Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) continues to soar upwards in the results of the QS World University Ranking by Subjects 2017 announced today, with the subject of Hospitality and Leisure Management, being listed for the first time in the QS rankings, positioned at number 32 in the world and the subject achieving the highest position from USM.

In addition, four other subjects are positioned at the world top 50, compared to only one subject the previous year, 13 subjects positioned at the world top 100 and 25 subjects from USM being in the world top 200 listing. 

The four subjects are Chemical Engineering which is at number 38 compared to previously at 46, Environmental Sciences (#49), Engineering - Mineral & Mining (#35) and Hospitality & Leisure Management (#32).

The USM Vice-Chancellor,Professor Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail extends her congratulations to all universities in Malaysia, having improved their achievements this year and proving that the higher education system in the country has the potential to advance further in the future.

“I am delighted to see significant improvements in the achievements by USM and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and extend my gratitude to the whole USM community for their contributions on this achievement,” added Asma.

In Malaysia, eight subjects offered at USM are in the top position, comprising of science and arts subjects, namely Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Engineering - Mineral & Mining, Architecture/Built Environment, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Art & Design, Material Sciences and Mathematics.

Five categories in which the subjects have been classified are Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences & Management.

Translation: Mazlan Hanafi Basharudin