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Since our inception in 1969, Taylor's has gained significant recognition as a leading private education institution. Our exhaustive list of accolades range from national to international, a testimony to our unwavering commitment towards excellence in teaching and learning, and high impact research.

World Top 1%


Top 50

University in Asia²

World Top 20

for Graduate Employability Rate³

#1 Private University

in SEA 3 years in a row

World #1 & Top 100

In Business Management Studies⁴

World Top 20

for Hospitality & Leisure Management Subject⁵

Rank #1

non-GLC Private University in Malaysia for Computer Science and IT⁵

QS 5-Star Rating

in 7 Categories⁶


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Taylor's Continues to Ascend Among Asia’s Best, ranks 41 in the latest Asia University Rankings

Taylor's University has once again soared to new heights, securing a distinguished 41 position in the latest QS Asia University Rankings 2024.


No. 1 in Southeast Asia - Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

From the top 75 last year, Taylor's University has improved its position, securing #41 among the Top #50 in Hospitality & Tourism Management according to ShanghaiRanking, the only private university in Southeast Asia to be listed for 5 years in a row.

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Taylor's University Maintains Its Position as Top Private University in Southeast Asia four years in a row


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Making Impactful Progress in The Past



Our other outstanding accolades from 2022 include:



2016 - 2020

2016 - 2020

  • ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020: #151-200 for Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Taylor’s University Breaks into World’s Top 50 Under 50
  • QS World University Ranking 2021: Taylor's University Recognised as Top Private University in Malaysia and Southeast Asia



  • Taylor’s University Continues Its Reign In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
  • QS World University Ranking 2020 : Taylor’s University Continues To Lead As Malaysia’s Most Sought After Private University Among Employers
  • QS Stars University Ratings 2019-2022 : Prestigious 5-star Overall Rating
  • QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Taylor’s University jumped 7 places to 14th place for Hospitality & Leisure Management



  • Taylor’s University ranks in the top 150 in Asia and is the number one private university in Malaysia that is not linked to a GLC according to the QS Asia University Rankings. Taylor’s is also listed in the top 1 percent of universities in Asia. Taylor’s University also received 5-Star in five (5) categories of the QS Stars Rating namely, Teaching, Employability, Facilities, Internationalisation and Inclusiveness. QS Stars Rating is another important milestone for Taylor’s University as it measures the university’s achievement against other top universities worldwide. Taylor’s is also ranked number 29 in the world for Hospitality & Leisure Management subject and the number one private university in Malaysia for Art & Design in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Taylor’s University has been recognised by Malaysians as the favourite brand for Higher Education for eight consecutive years as determined by a robust consumer research methodology which saw 6,000 consumers vote for Malaysia’s favourite brands. Taylor’s is also the only Gold award winner in the “Education & Learning” category; and has been so since the launch of the Putra Brand Awards in 2010.



  • Taylor’s Business School students; Raymond Sim Yu Xin and Stanley Sim Yu Chin; were named the CIMB ASEAN Stock Challenge 2016 Regional Champions during the grand finale in Singapore, taking home a cash prize of USD$12,000 and a trip to Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Chong Kah Kei, Lim Wei Shi, Lee Yanny and Ng Wai Yen; students from the Bachelor of International Tourism Management (Event Management) programme; were named champions at the AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2017 Regional Challenge which took place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  

  • Bertrand Barrett Tan, Jereby Poh Mun Xuen, Abdul Hannan bin Zulkarnain, Muhammad Ramzali bin Mohammed Akhiar, from the Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Culinology® programme, were named champions of the Savory category in the Research Chefs Association (RCA) competition, which was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States of America. Taylor’s is the only university outside of North America to make it to the finals for 4 consecutive years. 

  • Le Peng Tee from the Taylor’s University American Degree Transfer Program (ADP), won first place at the Harvard Project for Asian & International Relations (HPAIR) 2017. The 5-day programme, held in Sydney, Australia, was organised by Harvard School of Arts & Sciences. 

  • Yap Yoong Ruey from The Design School  bagged an award at D&AD 2017 (British Design & Art Direction) during its annual awards event in London, United Kingdom, making him the only Malaysian to take home a Wood Pencil in D&AD’s New Blood Category for his entry called, “Hungry to Learn” in a brief set by Pearson Education. 

  • Ng Shi Yeng, Wong De-Vin, Tia’a Faang Der, Ravin a/l Vijaya Kumar and Yeap Zheng Yang helped contribute towards the impressive performance that Malaysia had in the SEA Games. Shi Yeng and De-Vin earned a gold medal for their dedication in the area of basketball and short track speed skating while Faang Der was presented with a silver medal for his accomplishment in the Men’s 200m butterfly category. Ravin a/l Vijaya Kumar and Yeap Zheng Yang walked away with a bronze medal for their efforts in karate and 4x200 freestyle relay respectively.

  • Taylor’s University has been named the Gold recipient in the Private University / College Category in the annual Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand award ceremony for six consecutive years since 2011, a testament of our firm footing in the hearts of many.



  • Taylor’s University inked its first international Academic Collaboration with the IIAS-School of Management (India). As part of this Academic Collaboration, the dual-award Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons) will be offered from August 2016 to IIAS students, who will be awarded the Bachelor Degrees from both Taylor’s University and our academic partner of 30 years, the University of Toulouse, France. The students will also have the option to articulate to complete the final year of the degree at Taylor’s after two years of studies at IIAS.

  • Taylor's Bachelor of Laws degree received recognition from the Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board, allowing its students to apply to sit for their Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) examinations on completion of their law degree at Taylor’s University. This accomplishment comes a year after the degree programme received full accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

  • A team of four Taylor’s Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Culinology® students made Taylor’s and the country proud by becoming the first and only team outside of North America to be named champion of the 2016 Research Chefs Association (RCA) Student Culinology® Competition.

  • Lai Jia Yi, from the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts(TCHT), represented Malaysia and won gold in the cooking category at the 11th ASEAN Skills Competition 2016.
2010 - 2015

2010 - 2015

  • Taylor's has been rated as 'Tier 5: Excellent' by the Ministry of Higher Education in the 2009 MQA Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA ’09) announced on July 13, 2010. This acknowledgement is truly a feather in our cap.
  • Catching the eye of the Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) Award jury members recently, who cited the design as a "masterful integration of the lake with the campus building – an inspiring place for learning", the Taylor's Lakeside Campus was awarded the Gold Award in Category 5 (Education). The architect and builders behind the Taylor's University Lakeside Campus are NKWA Architects Sdn. Bhd. and Ehsan Bina Sdn. Bhd.
  • Taylor’s University was once again recognised for the quality of its undergraduate teaching and learning when it when it was accorded the ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ in the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education 2011 (SETARA) from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE).

  • The landscape features, which were designed to demonstrate the success of a sustainable campus, has caught the eye of Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) and awarded the Special Honour Award under Category 3: Professional Awards in Landscape Design and Planning at the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) 2012. The awards honour the best in landscape architecture from various aspects of the industry. The landscape architect responsible for Taylor's University Lakeside Campus is Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd.
  • Taylor's University was conferred the Silver Award for Best International Website Page 2013 at the 9th QS-APPLE (Quacquarelli Symonds - Asia-Pacific Professional Leaders in Education) conference and exhibition that was held in Seoul, Korea from October 30th till November 1st, 2013.

  • Taylor’s University made history in the education sector as the first and only university to be awarded the “Tier 6: Outstanding” rating in the recent D-SETARA rating exercise by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  • Lim Chee Leong, Head of the e-Learning Academy (eLA), INTELLECT at Taylor’s University made history yesterday after he was awarded Anugerah Akademik Negara (AAN) 2013 in the Kategori Anugerah Pengajaran (Kelompok Sains Gunaan) for his innovative teaching methodologies.

  • Taylor’s University Career Services Centre has received recognition from leading employers through the inaugural award initiated by TalentCorp in partnership with gti Media as the Most Resourceful Career Centre (Private University) during the Malaysia's 100 Leading Graduate Employers 2014 Awards Ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur recently.

  • School of Architecture and Design sweeps three awards and a full five-year accreditation at the 18th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Conference 2014 in Hong Kong.
  • Taylor’s University cemented a strategic partnership with University Malaysia Terengganu, a collaboration that was initiated by the Ministry of Education (MOE). This Public Private Partnership (PPP) is a flagship programme to allow public and private institutions to cooperate in efforts to strengthen the higher education landscape in Malaysia for the next three years.

  • Taylor’s University is the first university outside the United States to be accepted into the Grand Challenges Scholar Program, championed by National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to guide future engineers who have the desire to change the world and work on projects affecting our quality of life.

  • In order to attract more global learners to the University, Taylor’s University has launched 25 unique summer programmes. Taylor’s is the first private institution in Malaysia to introduce a comprehensive range of Summer Programmes. The programme was officially launched by the Minister of Education II during World Fest 2015 on June 5th, 2015.

  • Ashwin Nicholas Oon from the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (TCHT) won the inaugural World’s 1st International Young Chef Olympiad 2015, which took place in Kolkata, India.

  • Janice Chau, from the School of Computing & IT (SOCIT), was the only Malaysian undergraduate student in the all-women applicant pool across Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and India that were handpicked by Google’s Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Asia Pacific to take part in their Scholars’ Retreat at Google’s Shanghai office.

  • A Foundation in Computing student, Duncan Tsen Ken Sang, won the grand prize for his mobile application, “FeedOn!” at the Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF), a competition for young entrepreneurs worldwide that aims to promote and accelerate junior entrepreneurship globally.

  • Taylor’s University student Yong Yan Min, and lecturers; Soon Lam Tatt, Leong Boon Tik and Theong May Chuan from the School of Architecture, Building & Design (SABD); were winners of the Best Building Information Modelling (BIM) Paper Award at the 18th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Congress 2014 in Hong Kong.

  • Vivi Chandiana and Romario Suwandy from The Design School (TDS) brought home a prestigious award from the British Design & Art Direction (D&AD) 2015 for their work in the New Blood category responding to a real brief set by Pantone, winning a Wood Pencil award. Taylor’s University was the only institution in Asia to be shortlisted and win an award from D&AD.

  • The Taylor’s Racing Team were the first student engineering team from Malaysia to participate in the prestigious Formula SAE-A; in Melbourne, Australia; an annual international student engineering competition centered on the design, construction and racing of an internal combustion or electric race car up to 600cc/80kW.

  1. According to QS World University Ranking 2024
  2. According to QS Asia University Ranking 2024
  3. According to QS Employability Ranking 2022
  4. According to QS World University Rankings 2022, Taylor's is amongst all Private University in Malasia and Southeast Asia (SEA)
  5. According to QS World University Rankings 2022
  6. 7 Categories: Teaching, Employability, Facilities, Internationalisation, Inclusiveness, Hospitality & Leisure, Management and Online Learning