Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) emerged as the overall champion in the International Student Sports Carnival 2013 (ISSC) for an unprecedented fourth time in a row after winning four gold, four silver and three bronze medals.
The gold medals came from Indoor Rowing Single (Female), Indoor Rowing Relay (Female), Road Relay (Male) and Volleyball (Male). Volleyball (Female), Road Relay (Female), Badminton (Mixed), Indoor Rowing Double (Male), Indoor Rowing Double (Female), Netball and Basketball (Female) contributed silver and bronze medals.
This tournament was held at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) from 28 November to 1 December 2013 and organised by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). Its main objective is to inculcate healthy and productive integration amongst international students from various ethnicities and nationalities, as well as with the local students of public and private higher learning institutions. 1200 students from 22 public and private higher learning institutions participated and competed in 19 games.
UTP’s contingent first win in ISSC was in 2010. With this year’s achievement, they have proven once again that they are the best athletes among institutions of higher learning in Malaysia.
This achievement portrays that UTP has always encouraged its students to develop their well-rounded attributes through various co-curriculum activities besides academic excellence. UTP currently hosts over 3,000 international students from about 60 countries.