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 


80 student club and societies

130+ programmes from foundation studies, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

510+ memoranda signed with industry partners and universities from 31 economies for collaborative activities

306,100+ of books and 6.3 millions+ volume of eBook, eJournals and online database in libraries (including theses and dissertations) 

2,100+ academic and administrative staff 

100+ external examiners from 20 economies

130+ industry advisors

21,000+ students from over 39 economies

74,000+ alumni since 2005

Around 95% graduate employability rate (within 9 months after graduation as at 2021) 

9 endowed chairs in key research areas

80+ international and national awards received by students in 2021

Rankings and Recognitions

Ranked 1001-1200 in Times Higher Education (THE) World University
Rankings 2022  

Ranked 201-300 in Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022     

Sustainable Development Goals

Ranked 351-400 in Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2022      

Ranked 351-400 in Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2022     

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

Ranked #800-1000 in QS World University Rankings 2023  

Ranked #167 in QS Asia University Rankings 2022  

Ranked #201-250 in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

Ranked #451-500 in:

- Business and Management

- Engineering: Electrical and Electronic

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

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)

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