The Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS is a Malaysian private university. It was established on 10 January 1997. The campus is built on a 400 hectare at Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia. The university is a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil company of Malaysia.UTP places strong emphasis on Research and Development as it strives to achieve the status of an internationally renowned Research University. The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Dioxide Management, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Hybrid Energy Systems, Intelligent Cities and Sustainable Resources. This is evident when UTP was awarded a 6-star rating by Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument for its research, development and commercialisation efforts recently,the highest.In recent years, UTP is ranked in the top 200 in the 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking by subject for Chemical Engineering. UTP is the only private university in Malaysia to be ranked in the top 200 for the 2014 QS Asia University Rankings and ranked at 335 for the QS World University Rankings under Engineering and Technology Faculty.HistoryIn 1997, UTP was established in Perak, Malaysia when PETRONAS was invited by the Government of Malaysia to set up a university. Setting up a university from scratch poses formidable challenges, and the first step was taken in December 1998 with the completion of the UTP academic master plan. This acted as the basis for the physical master plan studies and registration or accreditation of degree programmes. The process of master planning was completed in 2002 and the construction of the area under consideration was completed in August 2004.