Following are the top ranked universities in Malaysia:

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) - It is ranked No. 1 in Malaysia according to the Webometrics ranking of Top Colleges and Best Universities of Malaysia (January 2012).

Universiti Malaya (UM) - It is the highest ranked Malaysian institution in the QS World University Rankings 2011/12, ranked 167th globally.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) - Ranked No. 1 in the country and ahead of UKM in the 4icu.org ranking of Top Colleges & Universities in Malaysia (2012).

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia or UKM) - Ranked 279th globally in 2011 by QS (compared to 263rd in 2010).

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - Ranked 3rd in the country and 464th in the world (Webometrics 2012).

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) - For the first time, IIUM is ranked among thew world's top 500 institutions in the QS World University Rankings 2011-2012. It is also ranked among the top 10 universities in Malaysia by Webometrics in 2012.

Top 5 Universities/Colleges in Malaysia:
1 UPM
2 UTM
3 USM
4 UKM
5 University of Malaya
Source: Webometrics (Jan 2012)

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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