Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

A University by the People for the People

As a leading private university in Malaysia, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) has always been a university with a solid foundation, a strong sense of community spirt and a reputation for academic and research excellence. With a scenic lakeside campus in Kampar, Perak and a purpose-built campus in Sungai Long, Selangor, UTAR has a growing regional presence  and an expanding international profile with over 400 international partners, more than 100 external examiners and more than 130 industry advisors for our academic programmes. 

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Quick Facts


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


78 student club and societies

120+ programmes from foundation studies, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

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

301,300+ volumes of books, publications and numerous online resources

2,000+ academic and administrative staff 

100+ external examiners from 18 economies

120+ industry advisors

22,000+ students from over 44 economies

67,000+ alumni since 2005

95-97% graduate employability rate  (within 6 months after graduation) 

9 endowed chairs in key research areas

60+ international and national awards received by student in 2020

Rankings and Recognitions

Ranked 2nd in Malaysia in Times Higher Education (THE) World 
University Rankings 2021 

Ranked 501-600 in Times Higher Education (THE) World University
Rankings 2021  

Ranked 119 in Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2020      

Ranked 201-300 in Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020     

Sustainable Development Goals

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

Ranked #157 in QS Asia University Rankings 2021  

Ranked #251-300 in QS Graduate Employability Rankings

Ranked #451-500 in:

- Business and Management

- Engineering: Electrical and


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)
Sin Chew Education Awards
Outstanding Educational Institution 2018/19 Private Universities/ 
Colleges Category
Premier Digital Tech University
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)
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