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UTAR has carved its name among Malaysia's leading universities with its dedication to excellence in teaching and research. We nurture students who will able to contribute to the society, industry and nation as competent professional of high integrity and social responsible.
UTAR has been ranked #1001-1200 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022, 351-400 in the the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2022, #201-300 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022, #77 for SDG4: Quality Education in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022, #800-1,000 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2023 and #167 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Ranking 2022.
All study programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Professional recognition is being actively sought from leading professional bodies for the relevant professional-related programmes. This enables students to acquire additional internationally-recognised qualifications by professional bodies. UTAR is constantly enhance its programmes by working closely with industry advisors and external examiners from other world-class universities.
UTAR as a non-for-profit university in Malaysia ensures our programme fees are affordable for all. For Malaysian students, we have financial aid to support the financial-needy students to continue their higher education as well as scholarships to students excel academically or in sport/talent.
UTAR's collaboration with numerous university partners and industry partners worldwide gives our students opportunities to experience global exposure through study abroad programmes, study tours, conferences and research projects - to name a few. Credit transfer options are available through the student exchange programmes.
All undergraduate students will undergo industrial training for experiential learning. UTAR also work closely with industry partners to launch the work-based learning programmes in where students will to learn on the university campus for 2 years and undergo 1 year of hands-on practical learning at the premise of our industry partner. For postgraduate studies, we invite the guest speaker from industries as well as arrange consultancy trips to international organisations.
We encourage students to take part in extracurricular activities such as community services, student entrepreneurship activities, sports and other character building events. Ambitious students can participate in the UTAR Undergraduate Research Scheme (URS) which allows them to be trained to conducted scientific research and work with our researchers on a real project. Participation in extracurricular activities organised by clubs and societies, UTAR Soft Skills Development Certificate (USSDC) and UTAR CARE Programme, all these will enhance their soft-skills and strengthen their characters.
UTAR has cultivated a strong culture for research among faculty members and students. UTAR has established the required infrastructure and system essential to achieving research excellence at UTAR. Undergraduate students are explored to research projects through UTAR Undergraduate Research Scheme (URS). There are various research centres where students can seek research training and attachment.
As a melting pot of nationalities, UTAR makes a concerted effort to develop initiatives that enhance the international student experience. UTAR assists international students throughout their time at the University, from enrolment to graduation. Among the services provided by UTAR are a'meet and greet' session at the airport for incoming first-year students and assistance with housing arrangements. The University hosts orientation programmes that include events and activities aimed at fostering new student networking.