RANKED 41st in the latest QS Asia University Rankings 2024, Taylor’s University has cemented itself as the number one private university in South-East Asia with its dedication to preparing students for a rapidly evolving world.
Beyond conventional learning in the classroom, Taylor’s University redefines its education through its innovative, purpose-led learning experiences for students.
Within its Taylor’sphere ecosystem, the university introduces students to opportunities for collaboration, and networking with alumni and esteemed industry leaders, in a transformative curriculum that steers away from conventional tertiary education expectations.
Multidisciplinary projects, life skills and mentorship programmes are part of the Taylor’sphere ecosystem, which was curated to nurture the three intelligences of intellect, practical wisdom and craft in its students.
This is to ensure students will not only have acquired academic knowledge and necessary job skills but also essential life skills and social networks – to apply what they have learnt and to find solutions to real-world problems while making an impact on their communities.
Within Taylor’sphere, the intelligences of students are sharpened through the Taylor’s Curriculum Framework, which introduces mix-and-match modules and a work-based learning curriculum.
This initiative aims to future-proof graduates by fostering student entrepreneurship and encouraging impact-driven projects. It includes embedded social innovation modules, multidisciplinary projects, access to labs and facilities to facilitate a campus-wide Makerspace, and Technopreneurship track options in selected degree programmes.
From purpose to impact
At Taylor’s University, every student has the opportunity to engage in a multidisciplinary learning experience which spans different programmes, combining students of different knowledge backgrounds and skills to make positive impacts on their community.
This approach provides students with learning opportunities beyond their programmes, equipping them with industry-relevant skills and a drive for positive change.
Part of the Taylor’sphere ecosystem also includes the Multidisciplinary Learning Experience (MLE).
As a pioneer institution in implementing compulsory multidisciplinary projects across all its bachelor’s degrees, Taylor’s strives to provide the right environment, networks and resources for students to live out their mission and goals through purpose-driven learning.
For example, the 3D-printed tablet-like device, BraillePad, an innovation created by a team of Taylor’s medical, engineering and business students, to make education accessible for the visually impaired and blind community.
Recognising the cost-consuming production and outdated information in Braille books, the team of students overcame many challenges and found an affordable way to produce the BraillePad.
The BraillePad addressed three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Good Health and Wellbeing, Quality Education and Reducing Inequalities.
With their different educational backgrounds combined, the team managed to overcome many challenges and won numerous awards. They are also in talks to collaborate with the Education Ministry to further develop the product to reach more Malaysians in the future.
Another notable project is CAREbinet by The Risers. This project collaborates with various partners, including creative hub Mereka, which contributed their expertise in cabinet construction.
Other partners include Adabi Consumer Industries, Gardenia Bakeries KL, Jasmine Food Corporation, Kotex Malaysia and Unilever Malaysia.
These partners actively restock the CAREbinet with essential items such as bread, deodorant, hand soap, instant beverages, rice, sanitary pads, shampoo and soup paste. This ensures that students in need have uninterrupted access to essential supplies as well as food relief for those who may not have access to meals during recess.
Apart from that, Projek BacaBaca is another project that has made a significant impact on local communities.
After being made aware of the grim reality that children suffering from insufficient literacy skills face, the School of Education at Taylor’s University made plans to implement the volunteer-based targeted reading programme called Projek BacaBaca.
Through one-on-one reading sessions conducted via conference calls or telephone calls with reading coaches, the project has reached out to over 200 children across Malaysia, with the children showing positive trends of improvement in both English and Bahasa Melayu reading skills.
These initiatives are some of the many examples of how the Taylor’sphere ecosystem connects like-minded partners, academics and students to reach the country’s most vulnerable communities.
Taylor’s Open Day
Taylor’s will be holding its Open Day events on the weekends of Dec 2-3 and Dec 9-10, where students will be able to consult with counsellors on their desired courses, perform career interest assessments and even take a tour of Taylor’s Lakeside Campus.
The Open Day weekends will also showcase the Taylor’sphere learning ecosystem.
In the spirit of the upcoming Christmas festivities, the School of Food Studies and Gastronomy will also be having an open demonstration, with students having a chance to decorate their own Christmas cookies and create their own version of tapas, a Mexican finger food.
Finally, visitors will be able to catch an art festival featuring creations by Taylor’s Foundation in Design students and even bid for the artistic creations that catch their eye.
To register your interest and schedule an appointment with the university’s Open Day counsellors at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, go to https://bit.ly/TaylorsOpenDayDec2024.