Established in 1997, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) is one of the country’s most prominent private universities with a strong emphasis on research and development. UTP is the only private university in Malaysia to be rated a 4-star institution by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), with a maximum five-star rating in five areas out of eight, namely employability, internationalization, innovation, facilities and access. The university offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. To date, the university has produced more than 10,000 graduates and has an international student community from 50 different countries.
- 2015: Rated 4-star by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)
- Top 200 for the 2015 QS World University Ranking by Subject for Chemical Engineering