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 13,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 1,200 foundation, 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 66 countries around the world. In less than two decades since it was established, the university has attained prestigious national and international recognitions. UTP has 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 after Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
UTP has 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. 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 has 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 four of the 42 subjects featured in the rankings. 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 & Electronics Engineering and Computer Science & Information Systems subjects remain in the top 250 and top 350, respectively.
UTP is also rated a four-star institution by QS, with a maximum five-star rating in five areas out of eight, namely employability, internationalisation, innovations, facilities and inclusiveness. 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. The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on nine niche areas which 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 Malaysia Research Assessment for its research, development and commercialisation efforts. 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.
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI PETRONAS (UTP) official Website: www.utp.edu.my
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23-25 October Project meeting in Madrid
Partner universities developed or upgraded the Syllabi for CMSE and work now on the Teaching and Learning Materials for them.