Double Victory for Taylor’s

  • Education
  • Sunday, 30 Jun 2019

Taylor’s curriculum gives students the skills and knowledge they will need for their careers.

TAYLOR’s University trumps other private universities in Malaysia for the employer reputation indicator in the QS World University Rankings 2020 results, moving up to 195th position among 1,000 global institutions. This is the second consecutive time that Taylor’s is recognised among employers globally.

The institution has also been awarded the prestigious five-star overall rating, with five-star ratings in six areas of the QS Stars University Ratings 2019-2022 exercise – which reflects high qualities of Employability, Teaching, Internationalisation, Facilities, Inclusiveness and Subject Ranking, recognising the strength of Taylor’s Hospitality and Leisure Management.

Taylor’s strong performance in the QS Stars rating exercise now places it as the best Malaysian private university.

“These achievements are testament to the education quality in preparing graduates for the global marketplace,” said Taylor’s University vice chancellor and president Prof Michael Driscoll.

“In addition to our strong affinity with employers, we are extremely pleased to now call ourselves a five-star institution, a standing that further cements our position in the eyes of students, parents and the community.”

In the overall QS World University Rankings, Taylor’s moved up to within the 511-520th rank, a huge jump of over 110 positions.

The institution saw positive development in the ranking scores for all indicators, namely, Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, International Faculty, International Student, Citations per Faculty and Faculty Student.

“This proves that we are on the right track to becoming one of Asia’s top universities by 2022, in keeping with our strategic mission. We would like to reinforce Malaysia’s reputation as a country that provides quality tertiary education,” said Prof Driscoll.

This latest achievement follows the strong performance of Taylor’s University in the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

Taylor’s University was recognised as the fourth best university in the world and Asia’s best for the graduate employment rate indicator in that edition of the QS ranking exercise.

Prof Driscoll said the achievement is testament to the strong relationship that Taylor’s has nurtured with employers, which in turn allows Taylor’s to craft a curriculum that gives students the skills and knowledge they will need for their respective careers.

“At Taylor’s, we have developed hundreds of partnerships with leading global employers through the years. This strong rapport has borne much fruit and allowed our students the ability to apply for internships with leading brands in order to obtain valuable work experience that sets them apart from their peers.

“These work placement opportunities take some of our students overseas as well,” said Prof Driscoll.

In keeping with that, Taylor’s University revamped its approach to learning and teaching with the introduction of the Taylor’s Curriculum Framework (TCF) in 2018. The disruptive move, which allows students to co-curate their education with Taylor’s University, came after various engagement opportunities with students and industry players.

“From 2020 onwards, once we obtain the approval from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, Taylor’s will be introducing work-based learning opportunities as part of its curriculum. By doing this, our students will have the option to spend their third and final year in selected companies of their choice.

“This is a step to formally recognise the impact that industry experience has on the learning arc of students and will allow for the bridging of the university-industry gap,” said Prof Driscoll.

Taylor’s aim for educational excellence has been a journey that is 50 years in the making. Taylor’s University aims to break barriers as a Malaysian higher education institution and see the next 50 years of its growth through the development and implementation of innovative teaching and learning pedagogy that is relevant to today’s learners to ensure students are able to enjoy the best education experience.

Learn about your strengths and potential with Taylor’s. Visit Taylor’s Lakeside Campus today or on July 6 and 7 (10am-5pm), or call 03-5629 5000, e-mail, or go to for more information about the degrees offered.Most sought-after private university by global employers and five-star overall QS rating

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