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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established in 1997 and has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia.  

UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities. 
UTP has produced more than 14,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 1,200 foundation students, 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates more than 66 countries around the world. 
In less than 2 decades since it was established, the university has attained prestigious national and international recognitions.  
UTP made its debut in the 2016/17 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, entering in the 601-650 band.  It is the only private university to make it into the rankings. It ranks 6th (sharing the same band of 601-650 with International Islamic University Malaysia) after Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
UTP ​also made its first appearance in the QS Top 50 under 50 and is ranked in the 91-100 band.  The ranking is based on the world’s best universities that are less than 50 years old.  6 institutions in Malaysia have received such recognition this year namely UPM, UTM, UKM, USM, UIA and UTP, with the last two having the same rank of 91-100. 
The university has improved its standing in the QS Asian University Rankings 2016, moving up to 127th place from the ranking range of 151 - 160 last year. 
UTP was ranked 288th for the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Faculty for its Engineering and Technology Faculty.

UTP also made a commendable achievement in the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2016. QS has recognised UTP as amongst the world's elite institutions in 4 of the 42 subjects featured in the rankings.

This year marks a significant improvement in ranking for Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering subjects.  Chemical Engineering has improved its position and is now ranked in the top 150 in the world compared with top 200 in 2015.  
At the same time, Mechanical Engineering is now ranked in the top 200, a jump from its previous position in the top 250 last year. This is a tremendous achievement for Mechanical Engineering, which only made its maiden entrance to the QS ranking system last year.
The Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Computer Science & Information Systems subjects remain in the top 250 and top 350, respectively.

UTP is also the first and only private university in Malaysia to be rated a maximum 5-star overall rating in the QS Stars University Rating System.
Apart from the QS rankings, UTP has also, for the first time, made the list in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017. UTP and other Malaysian research universities UKM, UPM, USM and UTM are all ranked in the 601-800 band.
UTP has also made its debut in the prestigious THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2017, coming in at 91st.  This has placed UTP among the top 100 best research-led universities in the developing world.
The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on 9 niche areas.  They are Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Dioxide Management, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Hybrid Energy Systems, Intelligent Cities and Sustainable Resources. 
UTP is the first and only private university to be awarded a 6-star rating (the highest performance level) by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia for its research, development and commercialisation efforts under the Malaysia Research Assessment Rating System (MyRA).
UTP continues to provide distinctive educational opportunities to its students with the rating of Tier 5 (Excellent) University for SETARA (Rating System for the Malaysian Higher Education Institutions) and achieved Tier 5 for D-SETARA (Discipline-Based Rating System) in Engineering.