UKM is a public university located inBangi, Selangor which is about 35 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Its teaching hospital, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM) is located in Cherasand also has a branch campus in Kuala Lumpur. There are 17,500 undergraduate students enrolled, and 5,105 postgraduate students of which 1368 are foreign students from 35 countries.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is one of five research universities in the country. It was ranked by The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) at number 185 in its annual ranking of the world’s top 200 universities for 2006. In the Times Inaugural University ranking top 100, it was number 50 in 2012. It is ranked 98th place in the 100 best universities in the world established within the last 50 years. The National University of Malaysia has been ranked among the world’s top 50 universities established within the last 50 years. It is the only university from Malaysia that made it in the 2012 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 Under 50 list ranked in the 31st place. It placed 53rd and 58th in the QS Top 500 Asian University Rankings in 2011 and 2012 respectively.