Taylor's Gears Up For The Future

Taylor's gains inspiration from the past, to future-proof the next generation of global changemakers

SUBANG JAYA, Malaysia, July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor's marked its 50th anniversary and the extraordinary story of its education excellence in a celebration which brought together students, alumni, staff and key dignitaries. The private higher education brand has gone from strength to strength; coming a long way from its origins in a small, four-storey building on Jalan Pantai Baru that was riding on the reputation that George Taylor established in Melbourne.

A group photo with senior management leaders celebrating Taylor's 50th Anniversary gala dinner with Yang Berhormat Mr Lim Guan Eng (eighth from right), Minister of Finance, Malaysia
A group photo with senior management leaders celebrating Taylor's 50th Anniversary gala dinner with Yang Berhormat Mr Lim Guan Eng (eighth from right), Minister of Finance, Malaysia

The event was officiated by the Minister of Finance, Y.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng; a Taylor's College alumnus.

"Private education has, through the years, played a significant role in contributing to the country's economy. In 2018 alone, private education contributed RM11.7 billion to Malaysia's GDP, while education services as a whole contributed RM55.5 billion."

"Taylor's aspiration to be in the top 100 universities in Asia by 2022, if successful, will impact our reputation in terms of higher education and 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, said that while Taylor's has its origins in post-secondary education, the brand has evolved into more than preparing youth for their university education.

"Our achievements are built on a solid foundation of long-standing partnership with leading global institutions and industry linkages. We are a proud purveyor of private education from pre-school to postgraduate education and have gone beyond Malaysia into Singapore and Vietnam through Taylor's Schools and the latest addition to our higher education arm, British University of Vietnam. Today, Taylor's 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 pedagogy at Taylor's has been well established. Taylor's College places more than 1,000 students into the Top 200 universities in the world, including Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford and Yale.

Taylor's University was acknowledged as the best private university for the employer reputation indicator in the QS World University Rankings 2020 results for the second consecutive year. It also scored 5-stars in the overall rating of the prestigious QS Stars Ratings 2019-2022 exercise, reigning Malaysia's private education sector.

Guests had the first look of the proposed plan for the development of the next phase of Taylor's Lakeside Campus, including a new sustainable sports facility that will allow students on campus to gain a more holistic approach to education, keeping with the university's core purpose. The state-of-the-art facility will be sustainable at its core, incorporating eco-friendly elements that reduce energy use.    

The university is escalating its research capabilities and efforts through an investment of RM130 million within five years, focusing on four flagship research projects on topics that will impact the Malaysian community; obesity, data security, aging population and sustainable cities.

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Source: Taylor’s University