KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) continues to rise significantly in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2023 by jumping 53 spots to 361st from its previous position of 414th.  

UTP vice-chancellor Prof Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib said the rankings placed the university in the top 26 per cent of universities in the world.

He said UTP’s performance in the rankings is driven by citations, faculty/student ratio, and international faculty which reflects the university’s strong reputation globally in terms of academic excellence, research outputs, and high impact publications. 

“This is a testimony to UTP’s dedication as a world-class institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning, research and student experience.

“This has been made possible due to the unwavering support from Petronas and our collaborators, relentless efforts of the university’s leadership and management team, the outstanding works of our distinguished faculty members and the hard work of our students,” he said in a statement today.

Mohamed Ibrahim said UTP will continue to lead for excellence in academic, research and students’ experience to generate global ready and responsible citizens.

“As for research and innovation, we will support Petronas’ energy transition initiatives to move towards Net Zero Carbon Emission (NZCE) as one of our key areas in our quest towards sustainable global prominence,” he added.

He said UTP is consistently being ranked and progressing steadily in the world and nation rankings and ratings namely the QS, Times Higher Education (THE), Malaysia Research Assessment Rating System (MyRA) and Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA). 

In the QS Asia World University Rankings, UTP is ranked 72nd while in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, UTP is ranked 159th for Engineering and Technology subject areas.

He said UTP’s other notable successes include being ranked 119th at THE Young University Rankings 2022, ranked 95th in THE Asia University Rankings 2022 and ranked 60th for THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022.

As for the local rankings and ratings, Mohamed Ibrahim said UTP has retained its six-star rating (the highest performance level) in MyRA for its research development and commercialisation programme. 

In addition, the university has achieved a six-star or outstanding status in SETARA for its teaching, research and services.

With UTP’s consistent achievements in both national and international rankings and ratings, he said it has reaffirmed its position as the number one private university in the nation. 


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