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UTP Achieved Excellent Recognition For Both Research And Teaching Under MyRA And SETARA

(2 November 2012)



Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was awarded a 5-star rating by Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument (MyRA) for its research, development and commercialisation efforts.  With this recognition, UTP can apply for research incentives of RM5 million. UTP is also the first private university in this country to achieve such recognition related to research and development.

The other universities rated with 5 Star included UIA and existing Research University, UTM.  Other top research universities namely UM, USM, UKM and UPM were rated with 6 Star.

At the same time, UTP was rated a Tier-5 under the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA ‘11) for its excellent performance in teaching and learning for undergraduate programmes.

35 universities achieved the Tier-5 status. The 35 comprise 13 public universities while the rest were private universities and university colleges.

Both the MyRA and SETARA results were announced recently by YBhg. Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin, Higher Education Minister.