Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on 10 January 1997 and is a leading private university in Malaysia. The campus is built on a 400 hectare (1,000 acres) site strategically located at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. The university is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the national oil and gas company of Malaysia. UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science, and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities. The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries, locally and abroad, on six research focus and niche areas. They are self-sustainable building, transport infrastructure, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management, and autonomous system. UTP has produced more than 15,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 1,200 foundation students, 6,000 undergraduates, and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 60 countries around the world.
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UTP Reigns as Malaysia's Number One Private University in QS Asian Rankings
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.
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 82nd place. UTP has now risen 57 places in the rankings since 2016.
UTP has improved its performance across four of the eleven metrics utilized by QS, namely academic reputation, employer reputation, staff with Ph.D. 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 universities in the region as well as the high-quality graduates that we produce are recognized by diverse industries, which contributed to our standing in the rankings.”