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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)


The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia's Premier Private Universities, and is where a unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works effectively towards transforming students into highly competent, employable and future-proof professionals. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of over 500 prestigious awards at local and international levels.

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is the ONLY Malaysian University to achieve the double distinction of achieving the QS “5 Stars Plus” Rating as well as being Ranked in the QS World University Ranking 2024, where APU is ranked in the Top 2.2% in the World.

Facts regarding APU’s achievements in the latest QS World University rankings:

  • Ranked #621-630 in the World
  • Ranked No. 179 in Asia
  • Ranked No.1 for International Students in Malaysia
  • Ranked No.16 in the World for International Students
  • Ranked Top 200 for International Faculty in the World

APU is the First Malaysian University to achieve an overall rating of Five Stars Plus in the latest QS Stars Rating awards that were presented at the QS Apple Conference on 1st Nov 2021. Five Stars Plus institutions must achieve five star ratings across all categories in addition to achieving minimum highest benchmark score by QS STARS. APU is amongst 20 universities worldwide to achieve this honour.

According to Leigh Kamolins, Head of Evaluation, QS Intelligence Unit, "The QS Stars university rating system audits and rates over 600 universities globally in a broader range of criteria than any world ranking exercise. Comprehensive audits are also independently carried out as part of the ratings exercise. QS Stars™ shines a light on both the excellence and the diversity of the rated institution. Congratulations to Asia Pacific University (APU) for being the first ever QS 5-Stars Plus rated institution in Malaysia and being 1 amongst 20 in the world."

The full list of QS 5-Stars Plus rated institutions can be found here

APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated 5-STAR (EXCELLENT Rating) under the latest SETARA Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). APU has maintained this Excellent Rating consecutively in the SETARA 2011, 2013, 2017 as well as in the latest ratings announced on 18th Dec 2020. The SETARA ratings system measures the performance of teaching and learning in universities in Malaysia.

APU was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). APU is recognised for its commitment in offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring our highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands locally and globally. Premier Digital Tech University status was awarded by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia. Premier Digital Tech Universities and Preferred Digital Tech Polytechnics (PDTIs) are Malaysia's leading digital tech-focused tertiary institutions. The PDTIs have a proven track record in producing high quality graduates for digital tech-based high value jobs, via cutting-edge research and education policies strong industry linkages, and career development and placement services.

With an international student community of more than 13,000 students from more than 130 countries studying in its Malaysia campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. APU offers a wide range of degrees with Technology as a common core. It is APU's aim to nurture an encourage innovation through our programmes, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.

According to the latest Annual Graduate Tracer Study by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 100% of APU graduates were employed by Graduation. This is not just a number, but a significant symbol of our success and pride in nurturing professionals for global careers. To date, over 80,000 alumni have embarked onto their careers worldwide.

Through our network of APIIT Education Group branch campuses established in Sri Lanka and India, APU also reaches out to young aspiring professionals in these countries, providing them a unique opportunity of experiencing international best practices in higher education using curricula, processes, resources and systems which have been developed in Malaysia. APU's academic programmes are approved by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited, or provisionally accredited by the Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Why APU?

  • APU is the ONLY Malaysian University to achieve the double distinctionof achieving the QS “5 Stars Plus” Rating as well as being Ranked in the QS World University Ranking 2024.

  • Proven Track Record of Employable Graduates – 100% Employed by Graduation.

  • Amongst Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia – Rated 5-Stars under SETARA 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2019.

  • Premier Digital Technology Institute of Higher Learning in Malaysia – awarded by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation.

  • MDEC PDTI Outstanding Faculty Award 2022.

  • Internationally Recognized Programs & Option for APU-DMU Dual Degree Programme - Double Your Advantage.

  • Rated No.1 in Asia and Malaysia for Multicultural Learning Experience.

  • More than 80,000 Graduates & Alumni.

  • Over 13,000 students from more than 130 Countries.

  • Award-Winning Students who regularly win both local and international competitions.

  • Engineering Degrees Accredited by Board of Engineers (BEM) and Internationally Recognized under Washington Accord.

  • Actuarial Degree obtained worldwide recognition from SOA, US and maximum exemptions from IFOA, UK.


Latest Achievements

  • SPE Student Chapter Excellence Award 2021 for Petroleum Engineering - International recognition for APU Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter at APU
  • APU Teams Bagged ALL TOP 3 Positions at Actuarial Hackathon
  • APU Team Techgasus - Global Champion of HILTI Global IT Competition 2021
  • APU Triumphs Again - APICTA Awards 2021
  • APU Team won BUsiness Funding worth RM100,000 at DIYC Covid-19 Business Startup Challenge 2021
  • APU Team "TechPriests" National Champion of CISCO National Packet Tracer Challenge 2021
  • Atos IT Challange 2020 - Global A.I Champion & Only Asian Finalist
  • James Dyson Design Award 2020 - National Design Champion
  • APU Teams Bagged Champion & 1st Runner Up of the HILTI IoT Competition 2020
  • F-Secure Cyber Security Competition 2020 - National Champion
  • School of Engineering students emerged as Champions of the ABB Innovation Challenge for the 2nd year in a row
  • School of Engineering attained Silver award at the 28th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2017
  • School of Engineering student won the IEM Gold Award for excellence in academic results for the 6th year in a row since 2014
  • School of Computing & Technology attained the “Rising Star Award – Academic Sector in Asia Pacific Region” awarded by CompTIA
  • School of Computing & Technology students made it internationally by achieving Silver and Bronze medals at the 4th Asian Youth Innovation Awards & Expo that was participated by universities across the Asian region

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  • Kuala Lumpur

    Jalan Teknologi 5, Technology Park Malaysia Bukit Jalil, 57000, Kuala Lumpur

  • Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

    Jalan Teknologi 5, 57000, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur