University Tunku Abdul Rahman

3.9 out of 5 (40 ratings / 36 reviews) Kampar, Malaysia
Guided by its vision to be a global university of educational excellence, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is highly reputed as one of the fastest growing private higher education institutions in the country with phenomenal growth in all aspects of its development since its inception. The university’s enrolment has now reached more than 25,000 students.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Humanities (1)

About

History

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) was officially launched on 13 August 2002 as a not-for-profit private university providing affordable quality education. It is established under the UTAR Education Foundation and registered under the Malaysian Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996. 

Education

The University currently offers more than 110 academic programmes from Foundation Studies to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management, Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences.  

Research

IPSR serves as a central coordinating body for all the postgraduate programmes pursued in the university. It is responsible for the promotion of all postgraduate programmes. It promotes the programmes by providing counselling on course-content, fees, entry requirements and financial aids. It provides the operational support by providing advice on admission and classes. 

Also, it maintains communication with relevant bodies and institutions. All these are done to ensure that the postgraduate programmes are well administered, monitored and assessed to provide the best possible postgraduate experience.

Career

Currently UTAR has 2 campuses. In line with the University's rapid growth and expansion plans, we have immediate vacancies for highly motivated, committed & suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join our growing team of academics and administrative staff to be based in various campuses.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
801
2021
801
2020
801
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1001 -500
2021
501
2020
501
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Services

Student services

Officers from the Department of Student Affairs at the respective campuses are ready to assist students with information and advice on suitable accommodation based on one's personal budget and preference. 

Housing services

The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) has compiled a list of accommodation options within the vicinity of the campuses. This includes single and double-storey houses, flats, apartments and condominiums. DSA staff will assist the students in obtaining the above mentioned accommodation upon request. 

Library services

The UTAR Library was established simultaneously with the establishment of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in June 2002. It was originally housed in the PA Block, the former Star Building, Petaling Jaya. In 2003, the first branch library, the Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM) Library was setup in the PC Block, Petaling Jaya Campus. 

Student Life

Campus life

UTAR’s main campus in Kampar was built on a 1300-acre piece of land donated by the Perak State Government. It is located in the growing township of Bandar Barat Kampar in Perak. Strategically located off the North-South highway, Kampar Campus is 190 km from Kuala Lumpur which is slightly over two hours away from the city by car. The Campus welcomed its first intake of students in May 2007. 

Sports facilities

Flanked by picturesque mountains, dotted with scenic lakes and located within a growing township, Kampar Campus offers a conducive and serene learning environment. This Campus features modern educational facilities and provides students with access to some of the latest learning technologies and research innovations. In addition, the Campus has facilities for sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and a gymnasium. The spacious campus grounds are also ideal for jogging and cycling. 

Accreditation

UTAR added another feather to its cap when it was awarded the self-accreditation status by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) on 20 March 2017.

Student Reviews

Computer Science
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall study experience is great but the course covered during my study in the university is too broad and the amount of course that are related to Data Science is less during my study there and there is not really a major to choose when i am studying at there. The study environment during my university life is great since the students and lecturer is friendly and...

A Foreigner in Foreign
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have thoroughly enjoyed studying at my university and had great lecturers and friends supporting me. I struggled quite a bit because of the language barrier but I have learned to appreciate and adapt to a new culture and I think that was the best part of studying in a foreign country.

Overall Impression
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

UTAR provides an affordable, high-education as well as an enriching university experience. They provide exceptional educational opportunities ranging from their lecturers to the facilities they provide for students.

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