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10 June 2020

Taylor's Ranks as Top Malaysian Private University in QS World University Rankings 2021

Subang Jaya, Malaysia, 10th June 2020 - Taylor’s University kicks off the QS World University Rankings 2021 series with an outstanding performance as the university climbed 135 spots, to rank 379 globally. The university is now placed amongst the top flight of universities in the world, making it the top Malaysian private university, according to the QS world rankings report released today.

Earlier this year, the university retained its Top 20 world ranking for the fiercely contested Hospitality and Leisure Management subject in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, making it the only university in Malaysia to be in the Top 20 ranking. The university is also currently ranked 109th in the QS Asia University Rankings 2020.

Taylor’s University Vice Chancellor and President Professor Michael Driscoll takes the latest global achievements as a vote of confidence in the teaching and learning strategy that Taylor’s University is pursuing.

“The latest QS World University Rankings confirms Taylor’s University as the best private university in Malaysia. It also recognises the world-class education we provide for our students. My congratulations go to all the staff, students and partners of Taylor’s for their continued commitment to excellence.

The high ranking achieved by Taylor’s follows the recent QS 5 Stars rating (the highest level) for the quality of our online learning which is serving our students well during the government enforced campus closure. Our world-class online learning is enabling our students to complete their studies without interruption and graduate on time,” he said.

Taylor’s University is one of the few Asian universities to be awarded the QS 5 Stars rating for Online Learning, a new single category evaluation within QS Stars. This is especially notable given that this is an unprecedented time for the education industry globally, as universities have switched to online or distance learning in lieu of physical classes.

With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and countries around the world, Taylor’s University places the health and safety of its students and staff as top priority, while ensuring learning continuity for students from the safety of their homes. The Taylor’s award-winning Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an ecosystem of microsites for each subject, with e-assessment, e-tutoring, e-submission and e-forum features. The university also leverages ReWIND, a lecture capture system that has over 40,000 recorded lectures, and Lightboard Video Technology for DIY lecture recordings that enables the capturing of text or sketches in real time, to ensure that learning is accessible and on-demand.

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