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A Night to Commemorate 20 Years of Excellence

(9 January 2017)


10 January 2017 is a significant date for UTP as it marks the university's 20th anniversary.

20 years is a significant landmark in the history of UTP.  From just a humble teaching institution, to a leading research intensive university with a 6-star MyRa rating in its name.  From a modest campus consisting of temporary buildings to an Aga Khan award winner for its magnificent Chancellor Complex. From a small group of students to a total of 14,617 alumni that carry the UTP brand.


UTP Vice Chancellor Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim said for the past two decades, UTP has achieved so much and transformed so many lives.  Every success, achievement, commendation and recognition affirm that UTP is taking the right steps and is making good headway towards its goals.


In conjunction with UTP's 20th anniversary celebration, the university held a special event to honour the leaders (past & present), who have played pivotal roles for UTP's achievements, milestones and recognition in the standard of teaching, the quality of academic programmes and research. 


The event was also dedicated to UTP's partners and stakeholders, industry as well as alumni for their contributions and support towards UTP's growth.





During the event, a coffee table book was launched to commemorate UTP's first two decades.  The book is a compendium of stories and images that trace the history of the university and some of the personalities who have travelled the journey with UTP over the past 20 years.




The book also highlighted most of UTP's major milestones and remarkable moments that has made UTP who it is today.


The dinner was graced by the presence of YBhg Tan Sri Sidek Hassan, Pro Chancellor of UTP and YBhg Dato' Raiha Azni Abdul Rahman, Chairman of UTP Board of Directors.