On July 16 2019, Taylor’s marked its 50th Anniversary with a special gala dinner that was officiated by the Minister of Finance, Y.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng; who is also Taylor’s College alumni.
The dinner brought students, alumni, staff and important officials together to not only commemorate Taylor’s significant journey and achievements over 50 years but to also reveal the private education brand’s plans for the future.
Starting from a small, humble 4-storey building on Jalan Pantai Baru, Taylor’s has truly blossomed to become one of the best private universities in Malaysia and has managed to place more than 1,000 students into the top 200 universities in the world, including Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford and Yale.
“Taylor’s aspiration to be in the top 100 universities in Asia by 2022, if successful, will not only impact our reputation in terms of higher education but also benefit the fiscal outlook for the country,” said Y.B. Tuan Lim.
Dato’ Loy Teik Ngan, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Taylor’s Education Group, also mentioned that while Taylor’s initially started with post-secondary education, they have eventually evolved into more than preparing youth for their university education.
“Today, Taylor’s College is a globally ranked world-class educational institution, setting the benchmark for many education providers. Looking ahead, we will continue to break barriers as a Malaysian education institution committed to growing globally to provide holistic education through integrated learning approaches as well as skills-based methodology,” he said.
The most recent accomplishment for Taylor’s is that they have been ranked twice in a row for the employer reputation indicator in the QS World University Rankings 2020, surpassing other universities in Malaysia and successfully being recognised among employers globally. They also scored 5 stars in the prestigious QS Stars University Ratings 2019-2022 exercise, beating all private universities in Malaysia.
During the gala dinner, guests were honoured with a first peek at the proposed plan to develop the next phase of the Taylor’s Lakeside Campus. This included plans for a new sustainable sports facility that will incorporate eco-friendly elements to reduce energy use.
The university is also boosting its research capabilities and efforts by investing RM130 million over five years into research projects that will help the community. This involves tackling issues and topics such as obesity, data security, ageing population and sustainable cities.
Congratulations to Taylor’s on its success over the years and here’s to many more achievements and contributions that’ll shape the nation!