Putra Malaysia University: Statistics

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#734 of 14,131 In the World
#137 of 5,830 In Asia
#4 of 45 In Malaysia
#15 of 1,514 For Nutrition and Food Science
Top100 For 10 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
27,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.upm.edu.my
Languages
Malay;English
Acceptance rate
57%*

* Putra Malaysia University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsMalaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM). Diploma: Malaysian Certificate of Education (MCE)/Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). Undergraduate: higher school certificate (HSC)/Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan (STPM)
Academic CalendarMay to March (May - September; November-March)
Enrollment27,500
Full time employee5,000
Student:staff ratio6:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
32,191
Citations
602,433

Putra Malaysia University majors

by publication & citation count

Chemistry
9,221 / 234,641
Engineering
9,145 / 186,438
Biology
8,726 / 212,265
Physics
5,397 / 112,507
Medicine
5,234 / 80,806
Materials Science
4,970 / 102,093
Environmental Science
3,917 / 106,834
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,955 / 45,174
Computer Science
2,724 / 30,387
Business
2,349 / 40,827
Nutrition and Food Science
1,884 / 57,872
Psychology
1,424 / 20,848
Mathematics
1,422 / 19,322
Economics
1,149 / 21,429
Demography
1,126 / 28,031
Chemical Engineering
1,056 / 28,634
Botany
1,039 / 37,319
Biochemistry
947 / 26,342
Agricultural Science
897 / 18,541
Environmental Management
796 / 31,707
Radiochemistry
795 / 25,104
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
767 / 9,981
Geography and Cartography
762 / 14,608
Microbiology
737 / 18,698
Horticulture
735 / 12,147
Art & Design
598 / 3,235
Public Health
588 / 7,844
Pharmacology
516 / 12,483
Organic Chemistry
492 / 16,239
Marketing
470 / 10,929
Computer Networking
463 / 2,954
Optical Engineering
453 / 5,356
Oncology and Cancer research
447 / 8,333
Ecology
438 / 12,676
Animal Science
432 / 7,677
Health Science
425 / 5,742
Sociology
424 / 2,497
Inorganic Chemistry
418 / 14,541
Electronic Engineering
415 / 3,298
Nanotechnology
414 / 19,779

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 38 85
1992 36 87
1993 43 109
1994 64 181
1995 72 180
1996 86 266
1997 84 322
1998 110 366
1999 166 539
2000 185 695
2001 220 974
2002 261 1187
2003 307 1655
2004 387 2105
2005 407 2847
2006 502 3926
2007 546 5082
2008 900 6620
2009 1345 9120
2010 1520 12650
2011 2000 18650
2012 2273 25835
2013 2668 33642
2014 3176 42931
2015 3135 49259
2016 2813 52349
2017 2999 59696
2018 2817 64861
2019 2970 80318
2020 3202 104959
2021 3172 131209

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
International students $11,250$3,750

Putra Malaysia University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences ++++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences ++++
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Agriculture, Arabic, Architecture, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chinese, Communication Arts, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Design, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, French, German, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Landscape Architecture, Malay, Management, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Music, Music Education, Natural Sciences, Technology, Veterinary Science
Master's Degree Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Applied Linguistics, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Curriculum, Design, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Information Technology, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Malay, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Native Language Education, Natural Sciences, Physical Education, Physics, Road Engineering, Safety Engineering, Social Sciences, Software Engineering, Soil Management, Sports, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Technology, Tourism, Transport Engineering, Tropical Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Vocational Education
Doctor's Degree Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Equipment, Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Agronomy, Anaesthesiology, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Aquaculture, Arabic, Architecture, Automation and Control Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Child Care and Development, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Design, Development Studies, Ecology, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, English, Entomology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Farm Management, Fishery, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Forest Management, Forest Products, Forestry, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geological Engineering, Gerontology, Government, Haematology, Harvest Technology, Health Administration, Histology, Home Economics, Horticulture, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Immunology, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Islamic Law, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Leadership, Linguistics, Literature, Malay, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Parasitology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Multimedia, Music, Nanotechnology, Native Language Education, Natural Resources, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Oncology, Organic Chemistry, Packaging Technology, Paper Technology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pest Management, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Political Sciences, Power Engineering, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Road Engineering, Rural Studies, Safety Engineering, Social and Community Services, Social Psychology, Software Engineering, Soil Management, Soil Science, Sports, Statistics, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Town Planning, Toxicology, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Engineering, Tropical Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Vocational Education, Water Science, Wildlife, Zoology

Notable alumni

  1. Irwan Prayitno

    Irwan Prayitno
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    psychologistprofessorda'ipolitician
    Biography

    Irwan Prayitno is an Indonesian politician who was serving as the governor of West Sumatra province. He was elected in the 2010 and 2015 election for the five-year period 2010–2015 and 2016–2021. Before his election as governor, he served as a member of Indonesia's Parliament (DPR-RI) from the election region of West Sumatra for three consecutive periods (1999–2004, 2004–2009, and 2009–2014).

  2. Salahuddin Ayub

    Salahuddin Ayub
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Datuk Seri Salahuddin bin Ayub is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from May 2018 to his resignation and the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Pulai since May 2018, Kubang Kerian from March 2004 to May 2013 and Member of the Johor State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Simpang Jeram since May 2018. He is currently Deputy President of National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party of PH opposition coalition, under President Mohamad Sabu.

  3. Amirudin Shari

    Amirudin Shari
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politicianAsterophora parasitica
    Biography

    Dato' Seri Amirudin bin Shari is a Malaysian politician who has served as the 16th Menteri Besar of Selangor since June 2018 and Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Sungai Tua since May 2018 and Batu Caves from March 2008 to May 2018. He also served as Member of the Selangor State Executive Council (EXCO) from September 2014 to his promotion to Menteri Besar in June 2018. He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the state ruling but federal opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

  4. Saifuddin Nasution Ismail

    Saifuddin Nasution Ismail
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution bin Ismail is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kulim-Bandar Baharu since May 2018 and Machang from March 2008 to May 2013 as well as Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Pantai Jerejak since May 2018 and MLA of Kedah for Lunas from November 2000 to March 2004. He is a member and Secretary-General of both the People's Justice Party (PKR) and its coalition PH which is an opposition coalition now.

  5. Ronald Kiandee

    Ronald Kiandee
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ronald Kiandee is a Malaysian politician. A member of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) and its vice-president since August 2020, he has served as Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob since August 2021. He served his first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from March 2020 to August 2021 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Beluran since November 1999. He served as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration from 2018 to 2019 and Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat in the BN administration from 2008 to 2018.

  6. Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman

    Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ahmad Razif bin Abdul Rahman was the 14th Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of the Malaysian state of Terengganu from 2014 to May 2018. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation in Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.

  7. Chong Eng

    Chong Eng
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Chong Eng, is a Malaysian politician who has served as Member of the Penang State Executive Council (EXCO) in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) state administration under Chief Ministers Lim Guan Eng and Chow Kon Yeow and as Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Padang Lalang since May 2018. She served as Member of Parliament (MP) of for Bukit Mertajam from November 1999 to May 2013 and MLA of Penang for Batu Lancang from April 1995 to November 1999. She is the member, Women Chief and Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the state ruling but federal opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, she also served as Women Chief of PH from March to September 2021. She is also Deputy Head for Women Parliamentary Caucus and sits as a Standing Order Committee member. She also served in the Women Crisis Center and Community AIDS Service Penang.

  8. Raja Rajeswari Setha Raman

    Raja Rajeswari Setha Raman
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    translatorteacherpoet
    Biography

    Raja Rajeswari Setha Raman is a Malaysian poet and translator. Tamil by ethnicity. She is also a lecturer of the Teacher Education Institute, Malay Language Campus.

General info

Alternative names UPM
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Founded 1973
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education; Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA); Public Service Department
Motto Berilmu Berbakti
With Knowledge We Serve
Colors red, grey, white
Affiliations and memberships Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Location and Contacts

Address Universiti Putra Malaysia
Seri Kembangan, Selangor, 43400
Malaysia
Phone +60 (3) 8946 6000
Fax +60 (3) 8948 7273

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