The 2016 QS Asia University Rankings have been released, and Taylor's University made a significant jump and is now been ranked at number 179 in Asia.
The QS Asia University Rankings 2016 were recently released, and Taylor's University jumped more than 30 places from being located within the 201-250 category to being ranked at number 179 in Asia. More specifically this places Taylor's University at number 29 in Southeast Asia, and number 9 in Malaysia. Professor Perry Hobson, the PVC for Global Engagement said that "we were only ranked for the very first time in 2015, and so the achievement of making it to the QS Asia Top 200 Universities is another important milestone for Taylor's University".
Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, the PVC for Strategy and Alumni added that "this ranking speaks to our rising global reputation among universities around the world". Within Asia, the top two spots were taken by the National University of Singapore and the University of Hong Kong. Taylor's University also received its QS Stars for the first time in 2015. Unlike the QS rankings, the QS Stars are a rating system with set criteria across a number of key areas. Taylor's University received QS 3-Stars overall, but received the maximum of QS 5-stars for Internationalisation as well as Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness. QS is one of the two major university ranking organisations in the world, and is based in London.