Truly world class

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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.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit univer­sity. tay­lors. edu. my.

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