Saturday, January 12, 2008

Dumb nd dumber.....

According to Spanish ranking system, Webometric Ranking of World Universities, the Top 10 universities in South-East of Asia are :

  1. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
  2. NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
  3. KASETSART UNIVERSITY
  4. CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY
  5. PRINCE OF SONGKLA UNIVERSITY
  6. ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY THAILAND
  7. CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY
  8. THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY
  9. ASSUMPTION UNIVERSITY OF THAILAND
  10. KHON KAEN UNIVERSITY

Out of the top 10 ranking South East Asia universities, 2 are from Singapore, and the balance 8 universities are from Thailand. Also, on the Top 100 list, Thailand has 41 universities, Myanmar 18, Indonesia 14, the Philippines 13, and Singapore 7.

In Asia, the Top 10 universities are :

  1. UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
  2. NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
  3. KYOTO UNIVERSITY
  4. BEIJING UNIVERSITY
  5. KEIO UNIVERSITY
  6. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
  7. UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
  8. CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
  9. NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
  10. NAGOYA UNIVERSITY

Out of the Top 10 ranking universities in ASIA, 4 are from Japan, 5 are from China, and the remaining 1 is from Singapore. We are also nowhere near the Top 100 universities in Asia. In terms of Global Ranking, None of Malaysia's universities are anywhere near the TOP 1000 universities.

Well, the fact speaks for itself ! Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Phillipines, and Singapore are way ahead of Malaysia. Despite all our constant shouting of Malaysia bolih this and that, and all the emotional rhetorics of shiok sendiri and self denials, we are already an academic backwaters nation in South East Asia, I shake my head.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

and we aspire to be the education centre drawing students from round the world? if only MSM has the galls to publish this for all and sundry to see, whither the Education Minister going to hide his face. stop arguing the semantics on fees, this is outrageous cause our Universities are even behind the dictatorial Burma!

pseudoangel said...

There is a very sad phenomena in M'sia univ. You can hardly find a non-malay lecturer in the university itself. So, don't talk about foreign talent or foreign brain lecturers in M'sian universities.

While we look at other south east asia universities - esp. Thailand. They have foreign lecturers teaching in their academy. Of course, this will bring a lot of different ideas/inputs/thinking to their research/academic development.

Looking back at our backyard - our own M'sian Univ, same poeple graduate from M'sian univ, same people do phD here... and the univ itself employing these same people as their lecturer.

In the end, they teach their own people and these people come back again as lecturer --- a very very bad cycle.