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Foundation: 1970

Mission: To be the learning centre of choice that promotes the sovereignty of Bahasa Melayu and internationalises knowledge rooted in the national culture.

Vision: UKM is committed to be ahead of society and time in leading the development of a learned, dynamic and moral society.

Subordinate organizations:


Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionMalaysia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 636th267th10th
Arts and Humanities 230th15th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 791st352nd5th
Business, Management and Accounting 135th27th6th
Chemistry 496th244th3rd
Computer Science 408th140th3rd
Dentistry 424th101st5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 343rd120th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 184th36th6th
Energy 361st186th6th
Engineering 385th155th3rd
Environmental Science 487th263rd7th
Mathematics 459th178th4th
Medicine 666th268th4th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 526th160th4th
Physics and Astronomy 584th257th6th
Psychology 715th151st7th
Social Sciences 362nd53rd4th
Veterinary 548th127th4th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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