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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) is built on a 400-hectare (1,000) acre strategically located 30km south west of Ipoh City at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.

The university, which was established in 1997, has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia. UTP offers wide range of industry-relevant engineering and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

UTP has produced more than 10,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment over 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 50 countries around the world. UTP complements its engineering and technology programmes with quality education in the areas of management and the humanities, with the aim of producing well-rounded graduates exhibiting excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.

UTP is ranked in the top 200 in the 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking by subject for Chemical Engineering.  For the 2014 QS Asia University Rankings, UTP is the only private university in Malaysia to be ranked in the top 200.

Rated as Tier 5 (Excellent) University for the year 2011 Rating System for the Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA ’11) and achieved the Tier 5 for 2011 D-SETARA (Discipline-Based Rating System) in engineering, UTP continues to provide distinctive educational opportunities to its students.

UTP also places strong emphasis on Research and Development as it strives to achieve the status of an internationally renowned Research University.   The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Dioxide Management, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Hybrid Energy Systems, Intelligent Cities and Sustainable Resources. This is evident when UTP was awarded a 5-star rating by Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument (MyRA) for its research, development and commercialisation efforts recently.

Bandar Seri Iskandar

Situated 40 km south-west of Ipoh, the capital city of Perak Darul Ridzuan and 50 km north-east of Lumut, known for its sandy beaches, Bandar Seri Iskandar features the best of two worlds  modern development and a natural environment.

Bandar Seri Iskandar is in a stretch of land between two towns, Batu Gajah and Lumut. It is currently being developed into industrial zones. These zones will include the Industrial and Technological Park, Pharmaceutical Park, Educational Park and Research and Science Park.

Perak Darul Ridzuan

The state of ageless architectural splendors, islands resorts, virgin tropical forests, national recreational parks and a wealth of specialized museums, Perak Darul Ridzuan offers a little something special for everyone.
Its administrative capital Ipoh, historically renowned for its tin industry, is today poised to become a focal point for industry, business and investment activities.