Taylor’s ranked in the top 1 per cent globally in employer reputation in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
Taylor’s University placed in the 216th rank for employer reputation, as found in the 2019 QS World University Rankings results. The private university comes in second in the country, after University of Malaya, as the university of choice by employers.
Taylor’s University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Michael Driscoll said that the university’s consistent performance in the annual ranking exercise will allow it to achieve its aim to be in the top 100 universities in Asia by 2022.
“We broke into the 2019 rankings by listing within the 601-650th rank, or among the top 2% of global universities, making this our biggest performance ever since being awarded full university status in 2010.
“Our strongest indicator is Employer Reputation; at the 216th rank internationally, or within the top 1 per cent of tertiary institutions in the world favoured by employers; which is testament to the quality of graduates we produce,” said Professor Driscoll.
This news comes just a few months after the university was ranked 21 in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject; which placed Taylor’s in the rank of the top two universities in Asia for the subject, another feather in the hat for the university. Taylor’s also ranked at 150 in the 2018 QS Asia University Ranking.
“Taylor’s is the only Malaysian private university to be listed in the top 10 universities in Malaysia in both the QS World University Rankings and the QS Asia University Rankings,” said Professor Driscoll, adding that these achievements were built on the hard work and dedication of all its staff.
Taylor’s has proved to be a formidable university by placing above established names such as Victoria University and Edith Cowan University in Australia; Northumbria University at Newcastle, University of Brighton and University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom; and University of Denver, University of Houston, University of Wyoming in the United States of America, among others.
He said the university has plans to enhance its research and enterprise efforts, which are important pillars that support the University's ambitions towards balanced excellence. This emphasis on research is crucial in taking Taylor’s University to new heights and will enable Taylor’s to break new ground internationally.
Professor Driscoll also said that as part of its strategic plan, the university aims to appoint 100 successful research active academics who are able to engage in research opportunities both locally and internationally. This was the first step Taylor’s had undertaken last year to strengthen the university’s ranking in terms of research.
QS World University Rankings evaluates universities using six performance indicators - academic and employer reputation, number of international students and faculty members, student-to-faculty ratio and citations per faculty.