Taylor's University

Taylor's University (commonly referred to as Taylor's) is a private university in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. It is often regarded as Malaysia's top private university in Malaysia based on the QS World University Rankings.[1][2]

Taylor's University
Former name
Taylor's University College (2006)
MottoWisdom, Integrity, Excellence
Established2006 (2006)
AffiliationTaylor's Education Group
Vice-ChancellorMichael Driscoll
Location, ,
3°03′53″N 101°36′58″E
CampusLakeside Campus
Colours   Black and Red

It was founded in 1969 as a college, was awarded university college status in 2006, and university status in 2010.

Taylor's University is a member of the Taylor's Education Group, which also includes British University Vietnam, Taylor’s College, Garden International School, Nexus International School, Australian International School Malaysia, and Taylor’s International School.


In 2006, Taylor’s was granted ‘University College’ status,[3] which resulted in two distinct identities under the tertiary arm of the brand – Taylor’s College and Taylor’s University College.

Work commenced to build the RM450 million Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, in Subang Jaya, in early 2007 and was completed in January 2010.

Officially awarded as a full-fledged university status in September 2010[4] by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Taylor’s is now one of the nation’s leading private higher education institutions.[5]

Lakeside Campus

Completed in January 2010 and set on 27-acres of tropical greenery, the integrated purpose-built campus surrounds a 5.5-acre man-made lake, as well as a landscape of water plants, trees, and flowering shrubs.

Taylor's University established its Lakeside Campus in 2010 to accommodate the ever-expanding number of students. On the grounds of the campus itself lies Syopz, a commercial block with restaurants and shops. U Residence, the official accommodation for students, is also located there.[6]

In 2011, Taylor’s received the Special Honour Award from the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia in Category 3: Professional Awards in Landscape Design and Planning.[7] The Lakeside Campus was awarded in all three building categories of Interior Design, Architecture and Landscape.

Research and enterprise

The Taylor's University Research and Enterprise department is segregated into three components: Centre for Higher Degrees by Research (CHDR) – managing postgraduate research programmes with the Schools; Centre for Research Management (CRM) – focuses on providing information and services for grant applications, management and tracking of grants, assess research progress and overall coordination of the university’s strategic research objectives; and the Centre for Knowledge Transfer & Commercialisation (KTC) – leveraging on intellectual capital to commercialise products from research findings.[8]

Notable alumni


  • Khalila Mbowe, founder and chief executive officer of Unleashed Africa Company Limited


  • Syakilla Salni Jefry Krisnan, gold medalist, 2014 Asian Games

Media and entertainment


  • Ainan Celeste Cawley, Singaporean child prodigy


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  3. "University's first chancellor | The Star". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  4. "taylor's university malaysia | Taylors University Malaysia Programs". Study In Malaysia. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  5. "Taylor's takes private university top spot in Malaysia | The Star". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  6. "ACCOMMODATION". Taylor's University. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  7. "ILAM MLAA Awards Winner Lists 2011". Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  8. "Research & Enterprise". Taylors University. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
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