If you think the Alexa.com and bizinformation.org/my/ ranking of local IPTAs as published in this blog previously is superficial as it only gathers the number of hits (or popularity) of the websites, then this Webometrics ranking will give you a more balanced answer to whatever needs your curiosity might demand.
The Webometrics is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. It is also called the Ranking Web of World Universities.
Since 2004, the Ranking Web is published twice a year (January and July), covering more than 20,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide. Its intention is to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflect accurately their activities.
For more clarification regarding the motivations of the Ranking or the methodology, please read the FAQ.
As stated in its website, the original aim of the Ranking is to promote Web publication.
Therefore, if an institution's web performance is below the expected position (according to their academic excellence), university authorities should reconsider their web policy, promoting substantial increases of the volume and quality of their electronic publications.
Listed below is the 16 top ranking Malaysian IPTA and IPTS according to webometrics as gathered on 9 December 2010.
No 1. Universiti Sains Malaysia
No. 9 in South East Asia, No.58 in Asia and No.585 in world ranking
No.2. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
No. 13 in South East Asia, No.77 in Asia and No.758 in world ranking
No.3. Universiti Putra Malaysia
No. 14 in South East Asia, No.81 in Asia and No.773 in world ranking
No.4. University of Malaya
No. 18 in South East Asia, No.96 in Asia and No.850 in world ranking
No.5. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
No. 20 in South East Asia and No.913 in world ranking
No.6. Universiti Teknologi Mara
No.29 in South East Asia and No.1246 in world ranking
No.7 International Islamic University Malaysia
No. 32 in South East Asia and No.1400 in world ranking
No. 8 Multimedia University
No. 33 in South East Asia and No.1403 in world ranking
No. 9 Universiti Utara Malaysia
No. 40 in South East Asia and No.1534 in world ranking
No.10 Universiti Malaysia Perlis
No. 44 in South East Asia and No.1629 in world ranking
No.11 Universiti Teknologi Petronas
No. 67 in South East Asia and No.2304 in world ranking
No.12 Universiti Tenaga Nasional
No. 72 in South East Asia and No.2361 in world ranking
No.13 University of Nottingham Malaysia
No. 80 in South East Asia and No.2643 in world ranking
No.14 Universiti Malaysia Sabah
No. 88 in South East Asia and No.2825 in world ranking
No.15 Universiti Malaysia Pahang
No. 89 in South East Asia and No.2840 in world ranking
No.16 Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
No. 94 in South East Asia and No.2983 in world ranking
Malaysian IPTA & IPTS website ranking according to Webometrics
Malaysian IPTA & IPTS website ranking according to Webometrics: