Thursday, October 9, 2008

The World University Rankings 2008


The THES - QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings around the world, published by The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

This year, no Malaysian universities managed to get into the Top 200 Universities.

Is getting a degree from one of the world's top 200 universities advantages when finding a job in Malaysia ? Do the employers recognise and pay more if you get a degree from one of the world's top 200 universities ?

In my opinion, most employers in Malaysia don't care and most don't even know if your university is within the world's top 200 universities.

Even most top executives in Malaysian public listed companies do not have degrees from the world's top 200 universities, and some don't even have degrees.

Sadly, Malaysian employers only care about 5 things:

1. Can you speak and write English (and sometimes also Mandarin).

2. A basic degree (from anywhere also can lah !).

3. What is the lowest salary are you willing to accept.

4. Do you have valuable business / political contacts - who is your father / relatives.

5. Can you bring business to the company.

(and if you're a girl, being pretty and attractive helps a lot)

Thats all folks. Because we have very few world class companies and world class bosses, therefore world class qualifications are not appreciated in Malaysia.

So, if you want to get a job in Malaysia, don't waste your money on acquiring a world class degree, just buy a degree from the internet (nobody knows, and nobody cares - believe me).

This is the real reason for attending University - read this.

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