Truly world class
THE quality of undergraduate teaching and learning at Taylor’s University has been acknowledged time and again when it garnered a Tier 5: Excellent rating in the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education ( SETARA) in 2009, 2011 and, most recently, 2013, by the Higher Education Ministry.
The SETARA audit is conducted every two years and measures the overall undergraduate teaching and learning quality of the institution at university level in three generic dimensions – input ( governance, resources and talents), process ( curriculum, quality delivery, assessment, monitoring and ancillary activities) and output ( graduate marketability, graduate satisfaction and employers’ satisfaction).
Under this certification, Malaysia’s universities and university colleges are classified into six tiers – Tier 6 ( Outstanding), Tier 5 ( Excellent), Tier 4 ( Very Good), Tier 3 ( Good), Tier 2 ( Satisfactory) and Tier 1 ( Poor). None have attained the highest rating of Tier 6 in all three exercises.
In 2013, Taylor’s University made history by obtaining the highly coveted Tier 6: Outstanding rating in the Higher Education Ministry’s Discipline- Based Rating System ( D- SETARA) 2012.
Taylor’s University is the first and only university to achieve Tier 6, the highest rating in this inaugural rating exercise conducted by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
D- SETARA is a rating system that evaluates four specific disciplines – hospitality and tourism, engineering, health sciences, and medicine, dentistry and pharmacy – for the undergraduate level in local institutes of higher learning.
The Tier 6 rating was awarded to Taylor’s University’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts in recognition of the school’s international reputation for superior quality as well as teaching and learning excellence.
A testament of its outstanding achievement in the international arena, Taylor’s University also received international recognition by Quacquarelli Symonds ( QS) in 2015.
Taylor’s was awarded five stars in four categories of the QS Stars Rating: Employability, Facilities, Internationalisation and Inclusiveness. The QS Stars rating measures achievements of universities worldwide.
In addition to being ranked in the Top 250 in Asia in the QS Asia University Ranking in June last year, QS Stars rating is another important milestone for Taylor’s University as it measures the university’s achievement against other top universities worldwide.
This achievement is a testament to its global reputation among academic partners and employers, its world- class facilities, achievement in internationalisation and proven track record in making quality education affordable.
Taylor’s University is the only non- government linked private university in Malaysia to make it to the Top 250 in the QS Asia University Ranking 2015 and to receive the most number of five- star awards in QS Star Rating 2015.
QS Stars is a rating system that allows students to get a wider picture of an institution’s qualities, looking at everything from the employability of graduates to facilities and community engagement.
It is designed to reflect the nuanced mission of universities and the needs of students who may be interested in things other than those to which traditional rankings are necessarily limited.
As a progressive and modern university, Taylor’s strength lies in academic excellence standard as a result of its world- class teaching and learning pedagogies, which are benchmarked against world standards and strong industry linkages for curriculum development.
As Taylor’s University moves to the next chapter, these accomplishments provide the university with a stronger foundation to as it continues to attract the best talents, collaborate with the best partners globally and produce the best graduates who will take their place as leaders in the global community.
Taylor’s University offers a myriad of courses at the foundation, diploma, degree, postgraduate and professional levels.
The university’s 13 schools include business, medicine, pharmacy, hospitality, engineering, architecture, computing and law.
In 2014, Taylor’s University became the first university in SouthEast Asia to launch a 2nd Transcript or the Shine Award Programme.
The Taylor’s 2nd Transcript complements and supplements the Academic Transcript in providing expanded opportunities for students to develop intellectual, life skills and emotional/ social development.
It provides formal recognition for and rewards students’ extracurricular achievement both on and off campus.
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