National University of Malaysia: Rankings

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The National University of Malaysia ranked 3rd in Malaysia, 705th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 167 research topics. The National University of Malaysia ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 38,246 publications and 484,620 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 16 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#705 of 14,131 In the World
#125 of 5,830 In Asia
#3 of 45 In Malaysia
#37 of 1,005 For Architectural Engineering
#77 of 1,030 For Renewable Energy Engineering
#81 of 1,039 For Civil Engineering
#1693 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#1374 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 164 other topics

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Engineering

The National University of Malaysia ranked 5th for Engineering in Malaysia and 346th in the World with 10,661 publications made and 157,324 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 32 In Malaysia
#120 of 2,117 In Asia
#346 of 4,624 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 2
1992 2 0
1993 4 1
1994 3 0
1995 3 3
1996 9 9
1997 10 8
1998 26 17
1999 15 25
2000 32 37
2001 16 50
2002 57 117
2003 44 43
2004 98 156
2005 64 78
2006 151 122
2007 141 212
2008 267 245
2009 502 579
2010 584 801
2011 812 887
2012 802 1199
2013 882 1878
2014 863 1821
2015 804 1884
2016 919 1799
2017 713 1925
2018 725 1794
2019 630 1421
2020 639 1326
2021 818 710
Speciality Malaysia rank Asia rank World rank
Architectural Engineering 3 11 37
Renewable Energy Engineering 3 19 77
Civil Engineering 3 29 81
Engineering Management 3 21 113
Automotive Engineering 3 42 114
Nuclear Engineering 1 44 127
Environmental Engineering 5 49 149
Landscape Architecture 4 29 178
Biotechnology 4 34 188
Telecommunications 2 51 192
Electrical Engineering 3 71 210
Systems Engineering 4 44 213
Applied/Engineering Physics 2 68 226
Agricultural Engineering 5 81 241
Metallurgical Engineering 3 111 247
Transportation Engineering 5 63 254
Biochemical Engineering 6 40 255
Chemical Engineering 5 146 292
Acoustical Engineering 2 95 309
Materials Science 5 126 310
Electronic Engineering 3 99 311
Construction Management 7 70 315
Mining Engineering 3 110 315
Geotechnical Engineering 4 125 334
Architecture 6 66 339
Reliability and Quality Engineering 5 89 342
Technical Drawing 2 107 344
Mechanical Engineering 5 114 356
Structural Engineering 4 126 371
Product and Industrial Design 6 88 374
Petroleum Engineering 6 133 384
Nanotechnology 4 137 389
Firefighting and Fire Science 6 118 393
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 4 88 405
Computer Engineering 2 128 415
Computer Networking 3 137 420
Operations Research 3 111 434
Human-Computer Interaction 4 64 435
Remote Sensing 5 99 488
Optical Engineering 3 140 494
Marine Engineering 8 163 498
Aviation 5 115 568
Biomedical Engineering 4 162 579
Industrial Engineering 7 157 582
Automation and Control engineering 4 223 599
Robotics 7 241 697
Aerospace Engineering 10 207 809

Chemistry

The National University of Malaysia ranked 5th for Chemistry in Malaysia and 445th in the World with 8,444 publications made and 139,755 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Radiochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Biochemistry.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 31 In Malaysia
#144 of 2,014 In Asia
#445 of 4,317 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 1
1992 1 0
1993 4 1
1994 6 2
1995 6 11
1996 27 17
1997 12 15
1998 23 28
1999 19 28
2000 41 38
2001 35 95
2002 55 113
2003 43 33
2004 91 187
2005 62 122
2006 95 106
2007 112 187
2008 182 272
2009 297 417
2010 400 686
2011 492 818
2012 524 1082
2013 672 1570
2014 702 1635
2015 663 1508
2016 746 1319
2017 584 1789
2018 671 1430
2019 546 1292
2020 538 1163
2021 764 677
Speciality Malaysia rank Asia rank World rank
Radiochemistry 5 103 158
Nutrition and Food Science 3 48 184
Biochemical Engineering 6 40 255
Chemical Engineering 5 146 292
Materials Science 5 126 310
Environmental Chemistry 3 79 361
Nanotechnology 4 137 389
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 4 88 405
Inorganic Chemistry 5 207 550
Biochemistry 4 196 699
Organic Chemistry 6 260 718
Pharmacy 3 293 860
Petrology and Geochemistry 6 248 898

Medicine

The National University of Malaysia ranked 3rd for Medicine in Malaysia and 568th in the World with 7,546 publications made and 118,305 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Health Science, Public Health, Oncology and Cancer research, Physical Therapy.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 33 In Malaysia
#150 of 1,964 In Asia
#568 of 4,739 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 29 4
1992 17 2
1993 27 7
1994 31 12
1995 22 11
1996 42 23
1997 44 32
1998 51 25
1999 54 43
2000 61 51
2001 46 39
2002 38 76
2003 69 71
2004 84 425
2005 96 141
2006 87 96
2007 124 187
2008 188 226
2009 197 319
2010 285 306
2011 402 509
2012 510 801
2013 470 575
2014 468 727
2015 415 2890
2016 500 731
2017 504 1086
2018 581 2664
2019 528 624
2020 662 930
2021 834 295
Speciality Malaysia rank Asia rank World rank
Optometry 2 35 210
Veterinary 4 44 216
Toxicology 4 43 217
Cosmetology 2 64 284
Forensic Science 4 51 286
Occupational Therapy 2 33 313
Ophthalmology 1 99 323
Gerontology 2 33 334
Public Health 4 43 335
Health Science 2 39 357
Family medicine 3 48 362
Healthcare Management (MHA) 3 40 389
Dentistry 3 120 392
Pediatrics 3 78 393
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 3 68 418
Audiology 1 60 442
Physical Therapy 2 64 451
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 2 82 459
Epidemiology 3 92 473
Pharmacology 4 164 493
Clinical Psychology 3 47 503
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2 177 512
Sports / Exercise science 1 51 512
Dermatology 2 150 515
Surgery 2 167 532
Urology 1 180 535
Critical Care Nursing 3 106 547
Orthodontics 3 169 563
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 2 201 569
Psychiatry 3 69 570
Pathology 2 186 577
Biomedical Engineering 4 162 579
Radiation Therapy 3 205 602
Plastic Surgery 2 202 610
Sonography and Ultrasound 4 190 627
Respiratory Therapy 4 171 629
Nursing 3 89 644
Anesthesiology 3 214 648
Immunology 3 196 674
Sports Medicine 3 114 675
Anatomy and Physiology 2 171 676
Oncology and Cancer research 4 246 681
Medical Physics 5 162 684
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 5 120 751
Social Work 3 60 755
Virology 5 248 806
Cardiology 2 251 823
Pharmacy 3 293 860
Neurosurgery 4 335 912

Physics

The National University of Malaysia ranked 5th for Physics in Malaysia and 467th in the World with 6,532 publications made and 95,100 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Acoustical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 31 In Malaysia
#145 of 1,879 In Asia
#467 of 4,082 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 1 0
1993 3 0
1994 2 0
1995 2 2
1996 9 9
1997 8 5
1998 18 4
1999 11 16
2000 22 27
2001 15 49
2002 37 98
2003 25 19
2004 72 79
2005 32 44
2006 75 86
2007 71 123
2008 127 146
2009 237 240
2010 323 450
2011 383 496
2012 410 621
2013 528 1162
2014 530 1137
2015 524 1273
2016 585 918
2017 467 1282
2018 499 1154
2019 438 1079
2020 459 896
2021 604 559
Speciality Malaysia rank Asia rank World rank
Applied/Engineering Physics 2 68 226
Acoustical Engineering 2 95 309
Materials Science 5 126 310
Nanotechnology 4 137 389
Optical Engineering 3 140 494
Medical Physics 5 162 684
Condensed Matter Physics 2 269 814
Astrobiology 2 146 906
Atomic and Molecular physics 3 356 1106

Biology

The National University of Malaysia ranked 4th for Biology in Malaysia and 622nd in the World with 5,493 publications made and 97,702 citations received. Main research topics: Nutrition and Food Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Botany, Oncology and Cancer research.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 32 In Malaysia
#169 of 1,987 In Asia
#622 of 4,496 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 17 7
1992 4 0
1993 11 3
1994 14 11
1995 8 10
1996 32 21
1997 29 34
1998 25 39
1999 34 39
2000 33 40
2001 27 91
2002 42 50
2003 36 59
2004 59 335
2005 70 125
2006 54 45
2007 64 115
2008 123 188
2009 181 319
2010 217 415
2011 302 532
2012 361 712
2013 411 812
2014 459 1040
2015 411 1111
2016 475 945
2017 431 1243
2018 435 862
2019 338 491
2020 318 623
2021 422 257
Speciality Malaysia rank Asia rank World rank
Nutrition and Food Science 3 48 184
Biotechnology 4 34 188
Toxicology 4 43 217
Forestry 2 34 244
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 4 42 303
Agricultural Science 3 87 351
Horticulture 2 118 359
Nanotechnology 4 137 389
Entomology 2 64 439
Botany 4 126 475
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 3 105 491
Pharmacology 4 164 493
Zoology 3 62 505
Microbiology 4 136 542
Animal Science 4 132 589
Immunology 3 196 674
Oncology and Cancer research 4 246 681
Biochemistry 4 196 699
Evolutionary Biology 2 113 707
Paleontology 2 129 724
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 5 120 751
Molecular Biology 4 264 777
Virology 5 248 806
Genetics 4 245 838
Astrobiology 2 146 906
Neuroscience 3 285 1010

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The National University of Malaysia ranked 2nd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Malaysia and 474th in the World with 4,694 publications made and 66,518 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Education Majors, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 33 In Malaysia
#35 of 1,903 In Asia
#474 of 5,073 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 1
1992 9 0
1993 4 2
1994 11 9
1995 3 0
1996 16 9
1997 12 12
1998 14 13
1999 24 10
2000 18 19
2001 18 15
2002 20 45
2003 31 30
2004 28 35
2005 29 29
2006 29 85
2007 41 77
2008 62 82
2009 96 129
2010 217 281
2011 296 301
2012 478 465
2013 316 574
2014 394 394
2015 309 1548
2016 318 326
2017 372 818
2018 372 2348
2019 371 267
2020 361 327
2021 371 103

Computer Science

The National University of Malaysia ranked 2nd for Computer Science in Malaysia and 513th in the World with 4,101 publications made and 40,300 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Management Information Systems, Computer Networking, Computational Linguistics, Computer Vision.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 32 In Malaysia
#107 of 1,936 In Asia
#513 of 4,392 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 1 0
1993 1 0
1994 1 0
1995 0 0
1996 2 6
1997 5 1
1998 3 5
1999 10 2
2000 16 9
2001 7 1
2002 18 9
2003 27 9
2004 19 20
2005 28 8
2006 50 21
2007 48 29
2008 134 104
2009 240 147
2010 268 234
2011 432 317
2012 327 421
2013 287 510
2014 298 430
2015 304 367
2016 256 372
2017 268 479
2018 285 519
2019 228 256
2020 212 481
2021 321 214

Environmental Science

The National University of Malaysia ranked 5th for Environmental Science in Malaysia and 405th in the World with 3,666 publications made and 56,485 citations received. Main research topics: Environmental Management, Geography and Cartography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Geology.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 29 In Malaysia
#76 of 1,655 In Asia
#405 of 4,023 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 5
1992 3 0
1993 1 0
1994 8 6
1995 6 1
1996 10 4
1997 13 17
1998 7 1
1999 14 23
2000 12 11
2001 11 17
2002 31 107
2003 25 31
2004 35 99
2005 23 37
2006 37 102
2007 54 77
2008 93 122
2009 169 203
2010 168 305
2011 301 582
2012 277 361
2013 286 509
2014 238 418
2015 277 448
2016 345 575
2017 307 581
2018 242 317
2019 206 671
2020 168 417
2021 249 181

Business

The National University of Malaysia ranked 5th for Business in Malaysia and 348th in the World with 3,015 publications made and 36,575 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Marketing, Project Management, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 36 In Malaysia
#41 of 1,599 In Asia
#348 of 4,001 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 3
1992 1 0
1993 1 0
1994 2 0
1995 1 0
1996 4 4
1997 7 7
1998 2 1
1999 9 6
2000 8 6
2001 7 5
2002 10 5
2003 10 9
2004 19 36
2005 13 26
2006 24 88
2007 38 182
2008 76 129
2009 133 114
2010 168 321
2011 238 446
2012 262 301
2013 269 361
2014 220 249
2015 247 186
2016 211 265
2017 254 270
2018 235 165
2019 206 187
2020 165 159
2021 162 90

Psychology

The National University of Malaysia ranked 1st for Psychology in Malaysia and 542nd in the World with 2,153 publications made and 29,275 citations received. Main research topics: Education Majors, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Psychiatry.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 31 In Malaysia
#44 of 1,345 In Asia
#542 of 3,654 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 2 0
1994 5 2
1995 0 0
1996 4 3
1997 3 5
1998 1 4
1999 4 83
2000 1 1
2001 3 3
2002 1 18
2003 4 21
2004 8 42
2005 16 50
2006 16 76
2007 20 43
2008 34 80
2009 63 50
2010 129 228
2011 151 187
2012 224 368
2013 163 196
2014 205 271
2015 178 181
2016 178 180
2017 168 437
2018 125 100
2019 127 143
2020 165 83
2021 146 30
Speciality Malaysia rank Asia rank World rank
Education Majors 1 7 144
Special Education 1 11 259
Occupational Therapy 2 33 313
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 4 40 374
Clinical Psychology 3 47 503
Social Psychology 2 42 530
Psychiatry 3 69 570
Sexology 2 27 587
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 5 74 634
Social Work 3 60 755
Child Psychology 3 61 768
Cognitive Science 5 157 987
Neuroscience 3 285 1010

Mathematics

The National University of Malaysia ranked 1st for Mathematics in Malaysia and 362nd in the World with 1,923 publications made and 20,571 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 26 In Malaysia
#70 of 1,446 In Asia
#362 of 3,376 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 2
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 1 0
1995 1 0
1996 1 1
1997 1 0
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 1 3
2001 4 6
2002 1 18
2003 6 10
2004 5 9
2005 5 1
2006 11 5
2007 29 51
2008 54 95
2009 61 70
2010 120 244
2011 151 142
2012 197 285
2013 149 171
2014 138 179
2015 128 117
2016 113 157
2017 135 177
2018 150 121
2019 167 172
2020 130 93
2021 157 78
Speciality Malaysia rank Asia rank World rank
Math Teachers 1 6 58
Operations Research 3 111 434
Actuarial Science 6 78 510
Statistics 5 96 520
Applied Mathematics 2 137 530
Blockchain and Cryptography 6 198 638
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 6 164 809

Economics

The National University of Malaysia ranked 4th for Economics in Malaysia and 415th in the World with 1,336 publications made and 14,699 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Environmental Economics.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 26 In Malaysia
#63 of 1,160 In Asia
#415 of 3,039 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 1
1992 3 0
1993 0 0
1994 1 0
1995 1 0
1996 5 1
1997 3 8
1998 2 0
1999 8 4
2000 3 1
2001 8 1
2002 6 2
2003 7 11
2004 8 9
2005 10 29
2006 12 47
2007 20 41
2008 38 54
2009 48 35
2010 53 76
2011 104 147
2012 115 90
2013 125 142
2014 100 115
2015 135 150
2016 78 72
2017 124 130
2018 99 101
2019 81 109
2020 55 126
2021 71 26

Art & Design

The National University of Malaysia ranked 2nd for Art & Design in Malaysia and 444th in the World with 912 publications made and 5,690 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, UX/UI Desgin, Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Literature.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 25 In Malaysia
#53 of 942 In Asia
#444 of 2,700 In the World

National University of Malaysia
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 2 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 1 0
1998 0 0
1999 5 0
2000 8 6
2001 3 0
2002 3 0
2003 6 0
2004 5 0
2005 4 1
2006 8 4
2007 6 8
2008 22 13
2009 29 23
2010 62 62
2011 113 81
2012 100 56
2013 66 71
2014 57 74
2015 64 47
2016 66 35
2017 70 33
2018 58 24
2019 58 16
2020 41 4
2021 52 12
Speciality Malaysia rank Asia rank World rank
Interior Design 6 46 155
Landscape Architecture 4 29 178
Graphic Design 2 23 196
Multimedia 3 31 200
Entertainment Industry Business 1 13 224
Animation 3 58 258
UX/UI Desgin 2 41 292
Game Design and Development 1 49 296
Architecture 6 66 339
Creative Writing 1 23 412
Literature 2 62 530
Cinematography 3 60 547
Aesthetics 5 72 583
Illustration and Concept Art 3 127 659
Fashion Design 7 102 796
Music 6 156 882
Performing arts 3 77 897
Computer Graphics 7 333 919
Painting and Drawing 4 282 1006
Sculpture 4 282 1006
Photography 7 245 1026