Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has emerged once again the nation’s top private university in the latest results of the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings. UTP now sits at 111th in the rankings, rising 13 spots from 124th last year.
“Alhamdulillah, this achievement is one of the testaments that UTP is very determined in delivering its commitment towards all our stakeholders especially our parent company PETRONAS, students, parents, sponsors and collaborators. We have re-engineered our research strategic focus resulting in better impact on publications, by producing niche commercial applications and by converging more strategic partnerships with universities and industries within the region. As part of the PETRONAS group, we also see significant opportunities by aligning our initiatives to support PETRONAS’ current and future businesses as well as its sustainability agenda. Hopefully, this will alleviate our business outlook and strengthen our financial sustainability which will be crucial for the university’s future”, said UTP Vice Chancellor, Professor Ts. Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank PETRONAS for the strong and unwavering support and to my team for their continuous dedication, hard work and perseverance which have taken us this far. Also, to the UTP community, namely our students and parents, for being with us in this journey through thick and thin,” he added.
UTP has maintained its position as the best private Malaysian university, proven through consistently being ranked in the world and the nation rankings and ratings such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Malaysia Research Assessment Rating System (MyRA) and Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA).
Notably, UTP is ranked 70th in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021. It is also ranked 230th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, where both its Petroleum Engineering and Mineral Engineering subjects are ranked in the Top 50 and the first in the nation. Furthermore, UTP has retained its six-star rating (the highest performance level) in MyRA for its research development and commercialisation programme. In addition, the university has achieved a six-star or outstanding status in SETARA.