Taylor’s University has kept its position as Malaysia’s top private university in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings for the third year in a row.
This puts the university on par with internationally famous institutions like Cardiff University, Lancaster University, University of Notre Dame, and Université de Montréal.
The top ranking in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 is the latest in a long list of accomplishments for Taylor’s University this year.
The college maintained its position as Malaysia’s and South-East Asia’s premier private university by climbing 47 places to number 332 in the QS World University Rankings 2022, putting it in the top 1.1 percent of the world’s most significant universities.
Prof Michael Driscoll, vice chancellor and president of Taylor’s University, said the recent QS survey results demonstrate the university has made significant progress in the Employer Reputation and Employer Partnerships indices.
In a news statement dated September 23, he added, “This demonstrates the trust that our industry partners place in us, and a testament to the quality of our graduates,”
He went on to say that the institution works hard to guarantee that its graduates have the intellectual, practical, and creative intelligences they need to navigate an increasingly uncertain world, especially given the high rate of graduate unemployment.
“With the Higher Education Ministry’s Graduate Tracer Study indicating that more than 40,000 Malaysian graduates were unable to secure jobs last year, Taylor’s University has stepped up to the plate with innovative curriculum reforms and an emphasis on entrepreneurial and lifelong learning skills.
“Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, our efforts have resulted in a 99% graduate employment rate for the university’s graduates, based on survey results in that same tracer study,” he said.
In addition, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, the university maintained its Top 20 world position in the Hospitality and Leisure Management subject, making it the only university in Malaysia and South-East Asia to do so.
According to the same rankings, Taylor’s Business School is Malaysia’s top private business school.
Taylor’s University is also one of only a handful Asian universities to receive the QS 5 Stars Online Learning grade.
The prize is a testament to the university’s direction in its teaching and learning strategy, where e-learning has taken center stage, according to a news release.
The university’s current strategy in its new Taylor’s Curriculum Framework and the curation of a Taylor’sphere ecosystem, created to hone various intelligences and stimulate transdisciplinary learning, has been hastened by the unprecedented pandemic, it noted.