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APEX University

After much speculation, the country’s first apex university was finally named this week.

ALTHOUGH there have been other ratings and rankings exercises, the one that really mattered was the accelerated programme for excellence (apex). The country’s four research universities were the frontrunners and it was no surprise when all four made the short list. However, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was the sole institution selected.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said that the university with apex status has the greatest potential among Malaysian universities to be of world-class standard.

In last year’s Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, Universiti Malaya (UM) was the highest ranked Malaysian university at 246, followed by USM (307), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (309) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (364). Read More...

BY KAREN CHAPMAN and SIMRIT KAUR Sunday September 7, 2008

Source: http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?file=/2008/9/7/education/1963515&sec=education


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