The Malaysian Government has awarded The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) a 5* rating for the quality of its research and innovation, making it the highest rated international university in the country.
The Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA) measures the quality of research, development, commercialisation and innovation conducted by Malaysian universities. The 5* ranking was announced at a ceremony officiated by Dato’ Seri Haji Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education.
Professor Christine Ennew, CEO and provost of UNMC, said: “This is a magnificent achievement and recognition that we are delivering high quality research and achieving benchmarks equivalent to those of any of the country’s leading universities.”
With 280 academic staff, UNMC’s research portfolio centres on environmental sustainability, Islamic business and finance, sustainable palm oil and an Aerospace Technology Centre.
Professor Graham Kendall, vice-provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange, added:
“This is a fantastic outcome for UNMC and is testament to all the hard work by the staff at the University. I am extremely proud to represent the team of high quality academics and professional services staff that have achieved this in the short time that we have had a presence in Malaysia.”