Top 30 in world for hos­pi­tal­ity

New Straits Times - - Higher Ed -

FOR the first time ever, a lo­cal pri­vate univer­sity has been ranked by sub­ject among the top uni­ver­si­ties world­wide by the rank­ings data provider Quacquarelli Sy­monds (QS). In the 2017 QS World Univer­sity Rank­ings By Sub­ject, Tay­lor’s Univer­sity placed 29th in the world for Hos­pi­tal­ity & Leisure Man­age­ment.

This recog­ni­tion means that the univer­sity is po­si­tioned as num­ber one in Malaysia and top 30 in the world for that course.

Tay­lor’s Univer­sity vice-chan­cel­lor and pres­i­dent Pro­fes­sor Michael Driscoll, was ex­pect­edly elated with this ac­co­lade, say­ing that it fur­ther so­lid­i­fied Tay­lor’s strong stand­ing in this area.

“As Tay­lor’s moves to the next chap­ter to­wards bal­anced ex­cel­lence, this ac­com­plish­ment pro­vides us with a stronger foun­da­tion as we con­tinue to at­tract the best tal­ents, col­lab­o­rate with the best part­ners glob­ally and pro­duce the best grad­u­ates who make a dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­ni­ties, wher­ever they are in the world,” he said.

“This in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion re­flects our per­se­ver­ance and ded­i­ca­tion to pro­vide the high­est of qual­ity un­der­grad­u­ate teach­ing and learn­ing, and a tes­ta­ment of our out­stand­ing aca­demic rep­u­ta­tion, em­ployer rep­u­ta­tion and our re­search ca­pa­bil­ity in this par­tic­u­lar field.”

In ad­di­tion to the recog­ni­tion for hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism man­age­ment sub­jects, Tay­lor’s is also the only pri­vate univer­sity in Malaysia to re­ceive recog­ni­tion for the sub­ject of Art & De­sign, mak­ing it to top 200 in the world and top two plac­ing in Malaysia, along­side Univer­siti Sains Malaysia (USM).

“These ac­com­plish­ments sig­nal that the qual­ity of the teach­ing and learn­ing ap­proach avail­able for stu­dents at Tay­lor’s Univer­sity is on par with some of the best uni­ver­si­ties from around the world,” added Driscoll.

“It is the lat­est recog­ni­tion awarded to Tay­lor’s by QS; the last be­ing Tay­lor’s listed as num­ber 179 in Asia in the QS Asia Rank­ing 2016 and re­ceiv­ing five-star rat­ing in five cat­e­gories of the QS Stars Rat­ing 2016.

“Tay­lor’s was awarded an over­all rat­ing of four Stars in the same ex­er­cise. Tay­lor’s was also the first and only univer­sity to be awarded the Tier 6: Out­stand­ing rat­ing in the D-SETARA rat­ing by the Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Malaysia.

“These achieve­ments will spur us on to keep im­prov­ing our teach­ing and learn­ing ex­cel­lence at both un­der­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate lev­els. We have mapped out a new strate­gic plan to pro­pel us to­wards be­com­ing a top univer­sity of global stand­ing.”

A class in ses­sion at Tay­lor’s school of Hos­pi­tal­ity, Tourism & Culi­nary Arts.

Michael Driscoll

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