USM RANKS NO. 8 IN THE WORLD BY CWUR FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE, PAPER AND WOOD

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PENANG, 3 April 2017 - Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) continues to soar upwards when it is ranked No. 8 in the world for Materials Science, Paper and Wood by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) by Subjects for 2017, released today.

USM’s achievement was even more remarkable as it was selected among 26,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide which includes the top-notch universities in the world.

USM Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail extends her congratulations to the entire campus community for the latest accolades, while thanking the Ministry of Higher Education for all the support given towards driving excellence of higher education in the country.

“I wish to also congratulate University of Malaya and Universiti Putra Malaysia for having being ranked No. 8 in Thermodynamics and No. 5 in Materials Science, Paper and Wood respectively.

The CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017 highlights the world’s elite universities in the sciences and the social sciences, based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals. Data is obtained from Clarivate Analytics (previously the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters).

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