UTB students explaining their project to visitors at the university’s recent project showcase. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) is now the 379th best university in the world after climbing 63 places from its previous place at 442 last year, according to the latest scoreboard issued by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (QSWUR).

This means that the university is now on par with other top 400 higher education institutions, University of Kent, University of Essex and Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom and other top universities in the US, Japan and Thailand.

The QSWUR assessments are made based on the participating institutions’ Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty-Student Ratio, Citations per Faculty, International Faculty Ratio, and International Students Ratio.

A UTB student doing her mechanical engineering practicals at one of the courses in the university. Image: UTB

For the QSWUR 2020 Edition, UTB was screened and evaluated against other prestigious international institutions worldwide.

A total of 1, 620 institutions from 82 countries met the criteria and qualified to be in the ranking, however, only 1001 institutions are published in the QSWUR 2020 this year. From the overall results, it shows that UTB performed among the top 36 percent in the QSWUR.

The results also showed that UTB performed particularly well in the Faculty-Student Ratio which shows an improvement by 50 places at 108.

At 77 globally, the International faculty remains the strongest indicator for UTB. These show the University’s continuous commitment towards providing high-quality teaching with international dimension.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) is now the 379th best university in the world after climbing 63 places from its previous place at 442 last year, according to the latest scoreboard issued by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (QSWUR).

This means that the university is now on par with other top 400 higher education institutions, University of Kent, University of Essex and Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom and other top universities in the US, Japan and Thailand.

The QSWUR assessments are made based on the participating institutions’ Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty-Student Ratio, Citations per Faculty, International Faculty Ratio, and International Students Ratio.

For the QSWUR 2020 Edition, UTB was screened and evaluated against other prestigious international institutions worldwide.

A total of 1, 620 institutions from 82 countries met the criteria and qualified to be in the ranking, however, only 1001 institutions are published in the QSWUR 2020 this year. From the overall results, it shows that UTB performed among the top 36 percent in the QSWUR.

The results also showed that UTB performed particularly well in the Faculty-Student Ratio which shows an improvement by 50 places at 108.

At 77 globally, the International faculty remains the strongest indicator for UTB. These show the University’s continuous commitment towards providing high-quality teaching with international dimension.

In its five-year Strategic Plan 2019-2023, UTB is putting its focus on four strategic areas: Quality Education, Independent Learners, Translational Research and Quadruple Helix Engagement.

Successful implementation of initiatives under these focus areas within the five-year period will see the University improving its global prominence while making a strong impact and contribution to the country’s human resource and industrial capabilities.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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