Published by Afterschool.my on Apr 14, 2017, 11:01 am
The international recognition gained by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) will help the Government realise its goal of making Malaysia a regional education hub. MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who was commenting on Utar’s position in university rankings, said the achievement was made possible by the public who had helped build the institution.
The 15-year-old Utar was ranked in the 101st to 150th band in the recently published Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2017 and remarkably also made it into the Top 120 bracket of THE’s Asia Universities ranking 2017.
Liow also acknowledged the contributions of Utar founder Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik, as well as past and present committee members, presidents and teaching staff of Utar in elevating the university to an international standard, before thanking all the student’s, whose hardwork did not go unnoticed.
Liow promised that MCA would continue to assist Utar and ensure that it would be run professionally and responsibly to provide quality education opportunities.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh also chimed in with praise for Utar, when pointing out how the standard of public and private higher learning institutes in the country was improving. Idris congratulated them for making their mark on the latest THE rankings, an honour they shared with Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in the 101st to 150th band.
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