Taylor’s University has improved its standing among universities in Asia by 29 places to break into the top 150 position, as announced by QS Asia University Rankings today. Taylor’s is also listed in the top 1 percent of universities in Asia, an outstanding achievement and an important milestone for the University.
Taylor’s University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Michael Driscoll said this recognition signals that Taylor’s University is on the right path.
“For a young university like Taylor’s University, it is quite an achievement to get into the top 150 in such a short time. It underlines the quality of the education we provide. Also it makes our aspiration to become one of Asia’s top universities by year 2022 very achievable.
“We will continue to intensify our efforts in the area of high-impact research and development, and publication to boost our rating,” said Professor Driscoll.
Taylor's University has shown significant improvement from being ranked in the top 250 in 2015/2016 and number 179 in 2016/2017, to top 150 this year. It is also ranked number 8 amongst the 27 universities in Malaysia that were evaluated as part of this exercise. Taylor’s University is the sole non-GLC linked private university to make it to the QS Asia University Ranking top 150 list.
The QS University Rankings for Asia was launched in 2011 with the aim of highlighting the top universities in Asia, shining a spotlight on the rapid development of many higher education systems in this dynamic world region.
The method retains key indicators of the global ranking, such as Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, and Faculty to Student Ratio, but also considers a set of performance metrics carefully tailored for the region.