Award winning UTAR campus in Kampar, Perak

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

A University by the People for the People

As a leading private university in Malaysia, UTAR has always had a solid foundation, a strong sense of community, and a reputation for academic and research excellence. The University is expanding its regional footprint and international profile.

Quick Facts


2 campuses, 3.7 million square feet of built-up area, the equivalent of 275 Olympic-size swimming pools 


87 student club and societies

130+ programmes from foundation studies, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

600+ memoranda signed with industry partners and universities from 30 economies for collaborative activities

309,000+ of books and 6.3 millions+ volume of eBook, eJournals and online database in libraries (including theses and dissertations) 

2,000+ academic and administrative staff 

100+ external examiners from 19 economies

140+ industry advisors

20,000+ students from over 41 economies

82,000+ alumni since 2005

Around 95-97% graduate employability rate (within 9 months after graduation as of March 2022) 

 endowed chairs in key research areas

150+ international and national awards received by students in 2022

Rankings and Recognitions

Ranked 1001-1200 in Times Higher Education (THE) World University
Rankings 2024  

Ranked 301-400 in Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2023    

Sustainable Development Goals

Ranked 301-350 in Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2023 

Ranked 301-350 in Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2023      

Ranked 111-120 in Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pasific Rankings 2019     

Ranked #800-850 in QS World University Rankings 2024  
Ranked #160 in QS Asia University Rankings 2024  

Ranked #302 in QS Employer Reputation Rankings 2023

Ranked #401-450 in QS Sustainability Rankings 2023

Ranked #501-550 in:

- Business and Management

Ranked #1835 in Best Global Universities (BGU) Rankings 2022-2023

Ranked #716 in Best Global Universities (BGU) Asia Rankings 2022-2023

Ranked #13 in Best Global Universities (BGU) Malaysia Rankings 2022-2023

Ranked #889 in Best Global Universities (BGU) by Subject Rankings 2022-2023


5-Star (Very Competitive) in SETARA 2018/2019 Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education    
Tier 5 (Excellent) in D-SETARA for Engineering    

Tier 4 (Very Good) in D-SETARA for Health Sciences  
Awarded Self-Accreditation Status by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
Voted Top 3 in Graduate Employability (among private universities in Malaysia)

Malaysia's 100 Leading Graduate Employers 2021 Award
2nd Runner Up in Education Sector

Nanyang Education Award 2022

Sin Chew Education Awards
Outstanding Educational Institution 2018/19 Private Universities/Colleges Category

Premier Digital Tech University
awarded by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International 

Asia-Pacific University Community Engagement Network 
The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow, a 21st century organisation  

The Association of Commonwealth University (ACU)

The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) 

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