UTP retains M’sian top spot in Young University Rankings 2022


KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) has further cemented its position as Malaysia’s number one university, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2022.

UTP, in a statement, said the university has climbed 15 places to 119th, the only university in Malaysia to record an improvement in this year’s rankings.

UTP vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib said it was the university’s highest placing in the THE Young University Rankings and the accomplishment was noteworthy as the university just celebrated its 25 years of establishment on Jan 10 this year.

"In an increasingly competitive field of young universities, we have made excellent strides and improved consistently in this global ranking. We are proud of this achievement as this is a testament and recognition of the hard work and concerted efforts of the UTP community as well as the unwavering support from Petronas, our partners and our collaborators," he said in the statement Monday (Feb 21).

Dr Mohamed Ibrahim said in this ranking, UTP also receives the highest score in the nation for two indicators, which looks at a university’s research productivity, income and reputation for research excellence among its peers and international outlook.

"The above-mentioned scores are indications that our high-impact research initiatives, teaching and learning excellence as well as attracting international talent have collectively resulted in maintaining our strong rank globally,” he said.

He said UTP will continue to strive for excellence in maintaining strategic partnerships, pioneering research and creating innovative solutions as well as supporting Petronas energy transition initiatives to move towards Net Zero Carbon Emission (NZCE) and to provide a world-class learning and teaching environment. - Bernama

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