UTP ranks 111th in times higher education Asia University Rankings 2021

by BERNAMA / pic by TMR FILE 

SERI ISKANDAR – Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) has been ranked 111th in the latest results of the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

Through this accomplishment, the university has jumped 13 places from 124th last year and once again emerged as the nation’s top private university.

“Alhamdulillah, the 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,” said UTP vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib in a statement today.

He said UTP have re-engineered the university research strategic focus resulting in a 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,” he added.

Mohamed Ibrahim pointed out that this would alleviate UTP’s business outlook and strengthen their financial sustainability which will be crucial for the university’s future.

“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.

He said UTP has consistently been ranked in the world as well as the national rankings and ratings such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Malaysia Research Assessment Rating System (MyRA) and Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA).