Sunday, October 30, 2005
New Straits Times
Abdullah 'very sad' over UM's slide in rankings
Byline: Sharanjit Singh; Audrey Dermawan
Edition: New Sunday Times
KEPALA BATAS, Sat. - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said
today he was "very sad" to hear that Universiti Malaya was now ranked in
the bottom half of the top 200 universities in the world.
Abdullah, a former UM graduate who obtained his Bachelor of Arts in
Islamic Studies in 1964, had in June congratulated UM for being ranked 89
Today, he expressed sadness and shock that UM had slipped to 169th
place this year.
"I am very sad to hear the news. It (UM) must look into this and find