University of Malaya is established in 1949 and it is public university which makes it the oldest university in Malaysia. University of Malaya is the best university in Malaysia, in terms of world ranking, local ranking, and recognition. University of Malaya is ranked 167 in world in 2013 according to Top Universities. In 2012 University of Malaya was ranked 156 according to Top Universities which reduced in 2013. In terms of Subject Ranking, University of Malaya is ranked in top 100 in most of the courses. According to Top University the University of Malaya is ranked 33 in Asia in 2013. University of Malaya is ranked very high compared to any other universities in Malaysia. The highest ranking of University of Malaya was ranked 89 in the world in 2004, since then the ranking reduced dramatically. In 2007 the UM had the lowest historical ranking.
University of Malaya is affiliated with Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of Pacific Rim Universities, association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World, ASEAN University Network. The importance of affiliation is to be well recognized university in around the world.
University of Malaya has over thirteen thousand undergraduate students and over eleven thousand postgraduate students. In terms of the campus of University of Malaya the campus is very big, it has all the sport facilities needed for the students to do their sport activities. There are buses that take students from classes to classes with in the campus and to outside campus to the city. The campus is located near Federal High way which is very near to Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.
University of Malaya is the leading university in Malaysia setting good examples to other universities.The education in Malaysia is growing and there are more productive students who are very competitive. Education in Malaysia is growing year by year, soon it will be one of the best country in term of education which will be attracting student from all over the world.