Taylor’s University is the No. 1 private university in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, ranked #332 in the QS World University Rankings 2022. This ranking places the university among the top 1.3% of global universities, and 10th among all Asian private universities.
The university comes in at #49 in the 2021 edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50 World University Rankings, which ranks the world’s best young universities under 50 years old. This is yet another remarkable honour, as Taylor’s is the top and only Malaysian private university in this listing.
Taylor’s University is also ranked 89th in the QS Asian University Rankings 2021. It is one of few Asian universities rated 5 Stars for Online Learning, a heartening acknowledgement of the brand’s dedication to making education engaging, effective, and relevant. The university also has 5-Stars rating in six other categories of the QS Stars University Ratings: Teaching, Internationalisation, Employability, Inclusiveness, Facilities, and Hospitality & Leisure Management.
Taylor’s University is also ranked 17th in the world for Hospitality & Leisure Management and Top 150 for Business & Management Studies making Taylor’s Business School the top private business school in Malaysia based on the 2021 QS World Rankings by Subject.
Message From Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor
Taylor’s University is a world-class international university which aims to provide its students with outstanding teaching and cutting edge learning facilities.
Our objective is to produce successful graduates who are first choice for leading employers. We also help our students to graduate with the ambition and entrepreneurial skills to establish their own successful businesses. Work experience gained through internship is an integral part of many of our programmes.
Taylor’s University has a strong international outlook based on its international faculty and students who come from all parts of the world. The international community at Taylor’s is something the University is proud of and intends to continue to develop in order to ensure that our graduates are prepared for the modern international workplace.
Research and enterprise is rising ever higher on the Taylor’s University agenda. Developing international-class research and expertise will further raise the reputation and standing of the University and the value of the degrees held by new graduates and alumni.
If you are thinking of becoming a student at Taylor’s University, my colleagues look forward to answering any question you may have and we look forward to your visit to our Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya.
In his capacity as VC of Middlesex University, among many others Professor Driscoll was responsible for a major transformation of the University’s estate in London which culminated in the development of an impressive modernist world-class campus. He also led the development of Middlesex as a leading international university with successful international campuses in Dubai, Mauritius and Malta, and developed successful partnerships with leading higher education providers around the world which earned the university two Queens Awards for Enterprise for International Trade. His legacy also includes substantial improvements in the success of Middlesex students, the quality of teaching, and the scale and impact of its research, placing the university among the top new universities for research.
In his previous positions, Professor Driscoll was active in representing UK universities nationally and was also the Chair of MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities in the UK, and a voice for 21st century higher education. His leadership and knowledge benefitted numerous higher education boards including Universities UK, London Higher and the North London Learning Skills Council.
Under his leadership, Taylor’s University will move towards Balanced Excellence in teaching, research and enterprise. He has set a target for Taylor’s University to be in the top 100 universities in Asia by year 2022.
Professor Driscoll holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Nottingham Trent University. He is passionate about sports, and best known for his active participation in endurance running and cycling.
Professor Michael J.Driscoll
Vice Chancellor & President
Professor Dr Pradeep Nair has been in Higher Education sector for over 27 years. He has held various key positions including Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Taylor’s College Petaling Jaya & Taylor’s Business School; and COO of Taylor’s School of Hospitality & Tourism before being appointed to his current position in 2009.
Focusing on innovation in higher education, Pradeep has led numerous institutional turnarounds and pioneered new initiatives at Taylor’s University including the introduction of dual award degrees with renowned universities in the UK, Australia and France, SHINE Award Programme, the 2nd Transcript, X-Space Classrooms of the Future, ReWIND Lecture Capture System, Learning Analytics, Teaching Engagement Scale and Faculty Track System, among others.
Pradeep is the co-founder of the Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia (TEAM), Founding President of the ASEAN Tourism Research Association (ATRA) and currently the Deputy President of the Malaysian Association of Private Universities and Colleges.
In 2012 he was awarded the World Education Congress Leadership Excellence Award for Exemplary Leadership in Higher Education, and also being selected as one of the Top 100 Personalities in Hospitality by Hospitality Asia Magazine in 2008.
For his contributions to TH&E education, in particular the setting up of the National Hotel Industry Apprenticeship Scheme, he received the PATA Gold Award for Education and Training and, later, the title KMN (Officer of the Order of the Defender of the Realm) by His Majesty, the King of Malaysia. In 2014, he became the first Asian to be made a Fellow of the International Centre of Excellence (THE-ICE) in Tourism and Hospitality Education. In 2015, he awarded the National Outstanding Educator Award (University Category) for his contributions to private higher education in Malaysia. In 2016, he was made Officer for the l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, by French Government. This is a national order of France for distinguished academics and figures in the world of culture and education.
Professor Dr Pradeep Nair Depu
Deputy Vice Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer
Awards & Recognitions
Taylor’s University Ranks 53 in Asia; Emerges as Top Malaysian Private University
Taylor’s vision for the future has always been clear: achieving balanced excellence, being recognized as a leading private university locally and globally, and equipping students to graduate in demand.
We are humbled by the recent recognition as the Top Private University in Malaysia and Southeast Asia for two consecutive years. Leaping 47 ranks to #332 in the QS World University Rankings 2022, we are now placed among the top 1.1% of the most influential universities globally. We are now ranked at #53 in Asia according to the QS Asia University Rankings 2022, leaping 36 places from the previous year and over 140 places throughout the past seven years.
These successes are a testament to our commitment in providing quality education for our students. More importantly, the honour belongs not just to us, but to the entire Taylor’sphere™ community, encompassing dedicated lecturers and researchers, our industry partners, alumni, and most of all, our students and their parents.
Taylor’s University ranks 16th in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management, retains top private Southeast Asian university position for Business and Management
Taylor’s University ranked 16th in the world for the Hospitality and Leisure Management subject in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, defending its position as the highest-ranked Malaysian university in the world for the fifth time in a row.
This places the institution alongside institutions renowned in the hospitality sector such as Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, University of Nevada Las Vegas, as well as Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland.
The university also broke into Top 100 in the world to rank #97 for Business and Management Studies, making it the top private business school in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
Taylor’s University Remains Malaysia’s Top Private University in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022
Taylor’s University retains its position as Malaysia’s leading private university in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022, ranking 16th in the world for the Graduate Employment Rate indicator.
This places Taylor’s alongside internationally renowned universities such as Cardiff University, Lancaster University, the University of Notre Dame, and Université de Montréal.
QS World University Ranking 2022: Taylor's University Recognised as Top Private University in Malaysia and Southeast Asia
We are humbled by the recent recognition as the Top Private University in Malaysia and Southeast Asia for two consecutive years. Leaping 47 ranks to #332 in the QS World University Rankings 2022, we are now placed among the top 1.1% of the most influential universities globally.