To be a leading university of technology and innovation transforming students into highly employable, competent and future-proof professionals.
We provide high quality, affordable, innovative and internationally benchmarked education and research in a professional, ethical and student centred manner by designing and delivering a range of enriching and distinctive learning experiences.
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 400 prestigious awards at local and international levels.
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 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 institution must achieve five stars across all categories in addition to achieving minimum highest benchmark score by QS STARS. APU is amongst 19 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 19 in the world.”
The full list of QS 5-Stars Plus rated institutions can be found here https://www.topuniversities.com/qs-stars
APU is ranked among the Top 10 Private Universities in the latest QS Asia University Rankings 2022. APU is Ranked amongst Top 3 for International Students, Top 5 for Inbound Exchange and is amongst the Top 30 Universities for International Faculty by QS. APU ranks among the Top 280 Universities in the QS World University Rankings – Asia 2022.
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.
Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APU’s sound approach to nurturing school leavers into qualified professionals has resulted in our graduates being highly sought after by employers.
Born out of a collaboration between MDEC, the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and industry leaders, the PDTIs deliver end-to-end solutions to ensure that future graduates are propelled into becoming dynamic members of an innovation-driven and knowledge-powered Malaysia.