UTP continues its reign in 2021 World University Rankings by Subject

by BERNAMA / pic credit: utp.edu.my

IPOH – Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) continues to be ranked among the world’s best universities in this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, with additional two subjects than last year.

In a statement, UTP said the latest results showed UTP achieves ranking in ten subjects and the subject areas are Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and Management.

“For Engineering and Technology subject areas, UTP is ranked 230th globally, up 29 places from the previous year’s 259th position.

“The university’s Petroleum Engineering and Mineral Engineering subjects have maintained their top 50 positions in the rankings, placing at 23rd and 47th, respectively.  With these rankings, UTP has retained its standing as the top university in the nation for both subjects for the second year in a row,” it said.

According to the statement, six other subjects were top 150 for Chemical Engineering (ranked third in the nation), maximum 200 for Civil Engineering (ranked sixth in the country), top 250 for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ranked sixth in the nation), top 300 for Mechanical Engineering (ranked sixth in the nation), maximum 450 for Computer Science and Information Systems (ranked sixth in the country), and top 550 for Chemistry (ranked seventh in the nation).

The other two subjects are new entrants, namely top 600 for Physics (ranked sixth in the nation) and top 500 for Business and Management Studies (ranked 12th in the country).

UTP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Ir Dr Hilmi Mukhtar said that the achievement recognises their academic programme quality, expertise and strengths as an industry-focused higher education institution in the vital industry-relevant areas, such as engineering, technology, natural sciences, social sciences and management.

“We wish to thank the faculty members, staff, students, our partners, and collaborators, as well as Petronas, for their laudable contribution to this achievement. This is indeed a shared success as UTP has been persistent in ensuring focused execution in realising its vision and mission of becoming a leader in technology education and centre for creativity and innovation,” he added.