Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established in 1997 and has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia. UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities. This university has produced more than 14,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 1,200 foundation students, 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates more than 66 countries around the world.
In less than 2 decades since it was established, the university has attained prestigious national and international recognitions. UTP made its debut in the 2016/17 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, entering in the 601-650 band.  It is the only private university to make it into the rankings. UTP leaped 88 places to 145th from its previous 233rd place in the QS World University Rankings by Broad Subject of Engineering and Technology 2018. UTP was ranked in 4 subjects, Chemical Engineering was ranked Top 150, Top 200 for Mechanical. UTP made the list in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 for the first time and is ranked in the 601-800 band. Now ranked 77th in the THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2018 (previously known as BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings). The university jumped 14 places from its previous ranking of 91st in 2017.