For over four decades, Taylor’s higher education division has taken on the mantle of developing the nation’s youth into well-rounded, competitive and resilient human capital, contributing towards the development of Malaysia’s economic growth and prosperity. From its humble beginnings to its rise into a trademark of excellence and a global brand name, Taylor’s has scaled greater heights, constantly expanding its developmental horizons to stay abreast with the times.

Taylor’s College started out in a small building in Jalan Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, offering the Victorian High School Certificate (VHSC) programme for a student population of 345. Since then, it has expanded to include Taylor’s College Subang Jaya (launched in 1989), Taylor’s College Petaling Jaya (launched in 1992), Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas (launched in 2008) and Taylor’s University  at the brand new Lakeside Campus (launched in 2010), with regional offices in Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Sabah and Sarawak.

A host of other programmes were introduced, including the South Australian Matriculation (SAM), Canadian Pre-University (CPU), American Degree Transfer Program, Cambridge A Levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) as well as a comprehensive range of tertiary studies in fields such as Architecture, Design, Computer Science, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Biosciences, Law, Business, Communications as well as Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts and Medicine.

Taylor’s has continuously provided excellent services for its students in terms of diverse study options, relevant curriculum and teaching methods, ongoing partnerships with leading universities worldwide, strong industry linkages, up-to-date facilities and well-equipped campuses.

In 2006, Taylor’s was officially granted ‘University College’ status, which resulted in two distinct identities under the tertiary arm of Taylor’s: Taylor’s College, which hosts all the Pre-University and transfer programmes, and Taylor’s University College, which hosts tertiary and post-graduate programmes.
Taylor’s was honored with the Brand Excellence Award at the Industry Excellence Awards in 2008.  This is a prestigious award by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry Malaysia (MITI) in recognition of industry excellence for the recipients. The award is certainly a feather in the cap for Taylor’s, and reinforced its already strong presence in the education industry.

Taylor’s currently boasts as the largest Pre-University centre in Malaysia as well as the largest and most established hospitality and tourism management school in Southeast Asia – Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts (TCHT). A shining star among the array of programmes at Taylor’s, TCHT won two major awards for its excellence in hospitality & tourism education and commitment to grooming professionals for the industry – the PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Gold Awards 2008 (Education and Training category) and the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) for Hospitality School of the Year 2007-2008.

In response to the nation’s goal of becoming a regional centre of education excellence and the pressing need for knowledgeable human capital, Taylor’s took the initiative to build Malaysia’s first state-of-the-art modern tropical university campus. The first phase of the project, known as Taylor’s Lakeside Campus, opened in January 2010, catering to a vibrant staff and student community amidst a stimulating academic environment surrounding a panoramic 5.5 acre lake and modern tropical architecture that encourages intellectual engagement. Set on 27 acres of tropical greenery, the RM450 million campus houses all of Taylor’s tertiary and post-graduate programmes and also serves as Taylor’s flagship campus.

In April 2010, Taylor’s launched its own PhD Fellowships for outstanding scholars in the fields of Engineering, Science and Hospitality & Tourism. This follows the Government’s vision of producing 60,000 PhD holders by 2020. Taylor’s added another feather to its cap in July 2010 when it was rated as ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ by the Ministry of Higher Education in the 2009 Malaysian Qualifications Agency Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA ’09), which measures the quality of teaching and learning at the undergraduate level in universities and university colleges in Malaysia.

The most significant milestone in Taylor’s history so far arrived on 29 September 2010, when it was officially upgraded to University status. This recognition is a boost for Taylor’s to continue upholding the quality of its teaching and learning environment to fulfil the holistic needs of its students and meet Malaysia’s agenda of a world-class, high income economy.

Global Perspective
Since its inception in 1969, Taylor’s has undertaken the important task of developing our nation’s youth into well-rounded, competitive and resilient contributors with global perspectives to the development of Malaysia’s economic growth and prosperity. Consisting of Taylor’s University and Taylor’s College, Taylor’s has evolved into one of Malaysia’s oldest, most successful and reputable private education institutions.

Taylor’s is strongly committed to its mission in empowering the youth of the world through education, so that they may take their productive places as leaders in the global community. To date, more than 65,000 students have graduated and many have moved on to become leaders in their chosen field.

Programmes offered at Taylor’s are benchmarked against and conducted in close liaison and collaboration with its world-renowned and top-rated partner universities in the Australia, France and the UK, to ensure quality and excellent standards are maintained at Taylor’s.

Its school of pre-university studies is the largest in Malaysia, providing uncompromised British, Australian and Canadian education. Well established as the biggest independent centre for Cambridge A Levels, Taylor’s also delivers successful South Australian Matriculation (SAM) programme, and the Canadian Pre-University (CPU), a programme recognised and acknowledged by top universities worldwide.

The Pre-university Centre of Taylor’s has also prepared students for admission to some of the world’s finest universities. Its track record in producing high achievers and excellent results in the pre-universities examinations are unrivalled and proven year after year. Taylor’s also extends a comprehensive range of degree and diploma studies that meet and support every student’s unique career aspirations through twinning options with partner universities abroad.

Further to its pursuit for continuous achievements in providing quality education, Taylor’s is conscious of providing an environment where each student’s learning path meets their own individual requirements and needs. With that vision in mind, Taylor’s provide the best teaching and learning practices to assist all students achieve their respective goals.

Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Learning from the best is the surest way of getting the added edge to succeed in life. At Taylor’s, the culture of Teaching and Learning extends to both teaching staff and students alike. Highly skilled in teaching and wise in the training of students, Taylor’s lecturers go out of their way to assist students acquire knowledge, develop and promote mental growth, to prepare them for the working world. Taylor’s educational priority is to provide students with an engaging holistic learning environment.

The establishment of Taylor’s very own Teaching and Learning Centre, which is benchmarked against the best global practice and outlook, stands testimony to the assurance that the quality of its teaching and learning methods are continuously improved. Through providing the best teaching and learning practices, students are equipped with the essential skills and positions to face the challenges in the working world.

Training and Research & Development (R&D)
Investing in training and R&D is also a top priority at Taylor’s to ensure that its faculty members are among the best in which have gained recognition from the Ministry of Higher Education with the prestigious Excellence in Research and Development award 2005/06. Taylor’s strength lies in faculty members who are industry thoroughbreds and thus, are able to impart the necessary knowledge and prerequisite skill sets and competencies. Taylor’s invest generously in training and education to ensure its faculty members are equipped with the latest teaching practices and are among the top in the industry.

Graduates with the Taylor’s Edge
Taylor’s distinguished itself by delivering an education that is a notch above in quality. Industry-relevant curricula are widely adapted across all tertiary courses with close partnership with relevant industries. Taylor’s insistence on preparing its graduates for the global marketplace with its emphasis on an education that is balanced in theory and practical aspect, have proven to provide an added edge to the students. This is evident in its graduate qualities where Taylor’s graduates are highly employable upon graduation, with many securing jobs even before their graduation. At Taylor’s, we believe that when you have The Taylor’s Edge, you will stand out and shine through among the rest.