Taylor's shines in South-East Asia


Taylor’s University continues to demonstrate that striving for excellence yields substantial results in its mission to become a world-class international varsity.

IN ITS pursuit of becoming a world-class international university, Taylor’s University continues to demonstrate that striving for excellence yields significant results.

The institution’s prominent position at 251 in the recent QS World University Rankings 2025 serves as evidence of its commitment to academic rigour and holistic education.

This consistent achievement over the past seven years places the institution among the Top 1% of elite universities worldwide.

“I am committed to upholding the highest standards at Taylor’s, to allow it to reach its full potential as a global leader in progressive and innovative teaching, research and knowledge transfer,” says Taylor’s University vice-chancellor and president Professor Barry Winn.

“Our vision for the next decade involves setting our sights higher, positioning Taylor’s as a world-class institution.”

Prof Winn shares the university’s vision for the next decade, aiming to set higher standards and position Taylor’s as a world-class institution.Prof Winn shares the university’s vision for the next decade, aiming to set higher standards and position Taylor’s as a world-class institution.

Empowering students for success

Guided by the Taylor’sphere philosophy, which emphasises a balanced community where alumni, industry partners, and academics converge to support students’ aspirations, the varsity prepares students with essential life and career skills, fostering a strong sense of community and responsibility.

At Taylor’sphere, projects go beyond assignments; they serve as opportunities to tackle real-world challenges, effect positive change and make a lasting impact on the surrounding communities.

It embraces the potential of collective creativity and practical wisdom to forge a path towards a brighter, more sustainable future.

Taylor’s alumni making a difference

Kishendran Annamalai, a Bachelor of Computer Science graduate and student mentee of the Taylor’s Camp of Leaders mentorship programme, founded TaskPhase – an AI time and team management application for students. He credits Taylor’s curriculum framework for not only providing him with invaluable knowledge but also for fostering enduring networks that propelled the app’s growth.

Seizing the opportunity to immerse himself in an exceptional student experience, Kishendran wisely utilised his time at the institution, leveraging its resources, networks and staff to develop TaskPhase.

Kishendran, who leads TaskPhase alongside his teammates Likneshkanth Rao Muniandy, Muhammad Jasim and Mathes Kumar, emphasises the importance of holistic education, highlighting practical experiences as one key component to success in the working world.

'Taylor’s University’s immersive programmes played a pivotal role in TaskPhase’s success,' says Kishendran.'Taylor’s University’s immersive programmes played a pivotal role in TaskPhase’s success,' says Kishendran.

“These experiences enable students to apply theoretical knowledge in practical scenarios, reinforcing their academic foundations and honing essential skills.

“Through hands-on learning, students develop problem-solving, critical thinking, effective communication and adaptability, enhancing their ability to tackle real-world challenges.

“Taylor’s University’s immersive programmes played a pivotal role in TaskPhase’s success.”

He adds: “The university’s multidisciplinary learning experience imparted vital business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills crucial for our start-up.

“The collaborative environment and supportive community at Taylor’s, encapsulated in the Taylor’sphere philosophy, have been instrumental in shaping TaskPhase into a student-centric tool, enriching its functionality and market presence,” he explains.

He also shares that these opportunities would provide a platform for networking, enabling students to connect with industry professionals.

Preview of the TaskPhase home page.Preview of the TaskPhase home page.

Mentorship: Fostering growth and change

Through mentorship programmes like Camps of Leaders, offered by the institution, it provided the TaskPhase team with invaluable insights to propel their app’s growth.

“The mentorship with Lim Ben Jie through the Camp of Leaders has been truly transformative for TaskPhase and our entrepreneurial journey.

“In just four months, Ben Jie not only imparted invaluable marketing strategies but also connected us with experts in various fields. These interactions provided profound insights, significantly enhancing TaskPhase’s strategic development and our business acumen.

Ben Jie highlighted mentorship’s transformative value and expressed gratitude for giving back to the institution that prepared him for his career.Ben Jie highlighted mentorship’s transformative value and expressed gratitude for giving back to the institution that prepared him for his career.

“This experience has been instrumental in refining TaskPhase’s direction and honing our entrepreneurial skills,” Kishendran points out.

Lim Ben Jie, a graduate of the Bachelor of Business (Hons) Finance and Economics programme and Taylor’s University Student Council former president found the decision to return to his alma mater a natural choice. By sharing his knowledge with current students, he embraces the opportunity to give back to the institution that played a pivotal role in shaping his life, all while nurturing and guiding the future leaders of tomorrow.

“I believe that mentorship is a valuable opportunity to acquire knowledge.

“Having witnessed its transformative effects, I am grateful for the chance to make a positive impact wherever I can.

“Taylor’s played a pivotal role in preparing me for the working world, equipping me with the skills and experience I need for my job today. Giving back to a place that has given me so much is truly fulfilling,” said Ben Jie, who is now MOVE Digital ecosystem and regional partnerships head.

He further highlights the importance of experiential learning and the resources offered by Taylor’s University, which provide skills and experiences not typically found in textbooks.

“Taylor’s curriculum structure promotes collaboration skills through the effective use of resources such as the alumni network, industry partnerships, dedicated faculty, and integrated technology.

“This approach ensures graduates are well-prepared for the workforce. The holistic student experience, including multidisciplinary learning, soft skill programmes and networking with industry leaders, enhances students’ career readiness.”

He concludes: “These resources and experiences were crucial in achieving my dream job. As a Taylor’s World Class Scholarship holder, I credit Taylor’s for my success every day.

“My internship experience with AirAsia reinforced my confidence in Taylor’s programmes, which is why I have remained here since then, as the skills gained have been invaluable,” he asserts.

For more information about Taylor’s University, visit its website at https://university.taylors.edu.my/en.html.

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