Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Reigns as Malaysia’s Number One Private University in QS Asia Rankings 2021

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Reigns as Malaysia’s Number One Private University in QS Asia Rankings 2021

SERI ISKANDAR, Malaysia, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has once again retained its position as the nation’s number one private university in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021. The university now ranks 70th, a 12-spot jump from 82nd last year.

UTP QS Asia University Rankings 2021
UTP QS Asia University Rankings 2021

With this achievement, UTP is placed in the top 11% out of 634 published institutions in the rankings.   

The 70th position is by far the University’s highest achievement in the QS Asia University Rankings.  Since its debut in 2016, UTP has been on an upward trajectory and improved significantly in the rankings. For five consecutive years, it has consistently climbed the rankings, from 127 in 2017 and 101 in 2018. In 2019, it impressively reached the top 100 for the first time and was ranked 99th, and in 2020, the university climbed 17 more places to reach the 82nd place.  UTP has now risen 57 places in the rankings since 2016.

UTP has improved its performance across four of the eleven metrics utilised by QS, namely academic reputation, employer reputation, staff with PHD and inbound exchange students. 

UTP Vice Chancellor Professor Ts. Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib said: “I am pleased to see that our strategic partnerships with the universities in the region as well as the high quality graduates that we produce are recognised by diverse industries, which contributed to our standing in the rankings.”

About Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)

UTP was founded in 1997 and is one of the leading universities in the region. The university offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes as well as management and humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In the area of research, UTP collaborates extensively with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad. It has pioneered distinctive research and created a vibrant and dynamic learning hub.

For more than 20 years, the university has garnered numerous accolades in the areas of teaching, learning and research. The university has produced over 19,000 alumni from more than 60 countries and has become one of the main feeders within the region in producing competent talents and workforce.

For more information, visit www.utp.edu.my.  Follow us on our social media at utpofficial.