Since its inception in 1969, Taylor’s has continuously provided excellent services for its students in terms of diverse study options, relevant curriculum and teaching methods, on-going partnerships with leading universities worldwide, strong industry linkages, up-to-date facilities and a well-equipped campus.
It is a modern and progressive university, well respected in Malaysia and often considered a benchmark for other private higher education providers. Taylor’s prides itself in the delivery of a holistic education that results not just in excellent academic accomplishments but also in graduates with qualities that are highly sought after in the global marketplace. Industry-relevant learning activities and industry-relevant curriculum are widely incorporated into all tertiary courses in close partnership with the relevant industries.
Taylor’s has been continuously developing and implementing innovative teaching and learning pedagogy that is relevant to 21st century learners to ensure that its students are able to tap into the best education experience. The university’s pedagogy focuses on developing holistically balanced graduates; which is done through an enhanced curriculum, expanded industry collaboration and experiential learning programme; to enhance the critical skills employers look for when hiring candidates.
In 2014 it introduced a 2nd Transcript which provides recognition for students’ extra-curricular involvement – a first in Malaysia and in the Southeast Asia region. The Taylor’s 2nd Transcript complements and supplements the Academic Transcript in providing expanded opportunities for students to develop intellectually, hone their life-skills and enhance their emotional/social development. It provides formal recognition and rewards for students’ extra-curricular achievement both on and off campus.
Benchmarked against global best practices, the programme runs alongside the formal curriculum, and it culminates with the awarding of both the Academic Transcript and the 2nd Transcript. The programme helps students develop future works skills – proficiencies and abilities required across different jobs and work settings.
Taylor’s has also adopted transformative teaching approach that allow students to learn through smart devices in a self-directed and personalised manner, anytime anywhere – enabling them to review recorded lectures and access to notes whenever they need them. Students learn in X-spaces, technology-rich collaborative classrooms designed to facilitate learning in a highly collaborative and engaging manner.
In 2013, Taylor’s became the first university in Asia to roll out Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), an extension of its e-learning initiatives that benefit people from every part of the world. The courses not only make learning interactive, but interesting for today’s generation who appreciates flexible learning.
Taylor’s continues to play a strong role in developing human resource capital. Currently, it has a 70,000-strong alumnus that continues to grow annually, and many of them are now leaders in their respective fields.