University Sains Malaysia

4.2 out of 5 (54 ratings / 48 reviews) George Town, Malaysia
Since the beginning, USM has adopted the School system rather than the traditional Faculty system to ensure that its students are multi-disciplined from their exposure to other areas of study by other Schools. It also encourages students to be active in extra-curricular activities given the myriad of clubs and societies available.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (82)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (73)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)

About

History

Established as the second university in the country in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as Universiti Pulau Pinang. In 1971, USM moved from its temporary premises at the Malayan Teachers’ Training College, Bukit Gelugor to the present 416.6 hectare site at Minden, approximately 9.7 km from Georgetown.

Education

USM offers courses ranging from Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences to Building Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education. These are available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 30,000 students at its 17 Academic Schools on the main campus in the island of Penang; 6 Schools at the Engineering Campus in Nibong Tebal (approximately 50km from the main campus); and 3 at the Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan (approximately 300km from the main campus).

Research

USM also has 17 dedicated research centres for a wide range of specialisations which include archaeology, medicine and dentistry, molecular medicine, science and technology, Islamic development and management studies, and policy research and international studies. It also provides consultancy, testing, and advisory services to the industry under the ambit of USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd, the University’s commercial arm.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
147 -5
2021
142 23
2020
165
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
601
2021
601
2020
601
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
701 -200
2020
501
2019
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
580 4
2020
584
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Student Reviews

Vision For Everyone
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

MSU wants to be a leading transformational global university that engages society for a better future via entrepreneurship, research, innovation, industry embedment, and holistic education.

USM and its pandemic peace war!
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The campus is located in the middle of a very beautiful city nearer to the sea on the island Penang, Malaysia. The sceneries here are very beautiful and it is not something that can be seen on other campuses in Malaysia. That's what makes it unique. The heritage is being preserved through their old building structures. For someone who loves their lone time, this place will...

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES
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Much much more helpful towards students achieving their targets in studies

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