In the 2018 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, the University of Malaya has moved up from the 59th spot in 2017 to 46th this year. According to the Vice-Chancellor of the Univesity of Malaya, Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim, the rise in rankings is a testament to the investments and initiatives taken over several years in building on its fundamentals. UM will continue to improve in the area of graduate employability, networking and collaboration with industries and international strategic partnerships to strive to be an internationally renowned institution of higher learning in teaching, research, publication and innovation. The achievement of UM is due to the effort and contribution of its staff and students.