Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS


Established in 1997, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS is a research University in Malaysia owned by PETRONAS (Petroliam Nasional Berhad). PETRONAS is a Gas and oil Company owned by Malaysia's government. Located in Perak, Malaysia, the University is spread over 400 hectares and has six research faculties to conduct the research efficiently.

The University strongly emphasises Development and Research as UTP strives to achieve the status of a globally renowned research institute. In collaboration with PETRONAS and other industries and institutes locally and abroad, the University conducts extensive research activities focusing on Carbon Dioxide Management, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Nanotechnology, Deepwater Technology, Biomedical Technology, Green Technology, Intelligent Sustainable Resources and Hybrid Energy Systems. For its research and development, MyRA (Malaysia Research Assessment Instruments) recently awarded a 5-star rating to Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS is an institution of higher learning. It provides opportunities and resources for pursuing knowledge and proficiency for advancing science, engineering and technology to enhance Malaysia's competitiveness. The objective of UTP is to produce well-rounded graduates who are innovative and creative with the potential to become a leader in the industry. The University aims to nurture innovativeness and creativity and expand the frontiers of education and technology for the betterment of society.


UTP has always tried its best to produce intellectuals and people with great leadership skills. It is a home for around 6,000 undergraduate and 12,000 postgraduate students. These students also include many international students from more than 60 countries. Conscious efforts of the University ensure that research and teaching facilities are maintained and built to enable academic delivery efficiently, as well as support development and groundbreaking research.

State-of-the-art research and academic facilities at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS are specifically designed to create well-grounded graduates, provide a conducive learning environment, and instil a student with high technical competence. The University motivates its students to enable critical thinking, realise their potential, and promote communication skills and business acumen.

Apart from academic and professional competitiveness, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS also prioritise co-curricular competitiveness and physical fitness. The dedicated Sports Complex of UTP gives access to an array of recreation and sports facilities. The Health Centre of the University ensures the well-being and health of the students.


The University has built village-styled accommodations for students. The residences provide facilities like Cafeteria, laundry and sports facilities. Six villages and a SIBC Hostel facilitate students with proper accommodations.


Following are the global rankings of UTP.

  • By Q.S. World Ranking, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS ranks 361.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS ranks 501-600.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS at 1011.


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Persiaran UTP, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia

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