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Universiti Utara Malaysia

Bukit Kayu Hitam, Malaysia


Education, Geography, Sociology, Law, Mathematics, Business & Management, Psychology, Computer Science

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History, Affiliations and Rankings 

The Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), founded in 1984, was Malaysia's sixth public institution and unquestionably one of the best. UUM aspires to be a world-class academic centre for management education, research, consulting, and publication. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) was founded with the goal of promoting and developing management education in Malaysia. The university is affiliated with ASAIHL, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. According to the QS World Rankings 2021, the university is placed between 531 - 540 and 601 - 800 as per THE Rankings 2021.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) is a Malaysian university located in Sintok, a former tin-mining town near the Thai border. The campus of UUM is located between blue hills in a valley of lush tropical trees, with two rivers, the Sintok and the Badak, running through it. The Sultanah Bahiyah Library, the Chancellery, the Sultan Badlishah Mosque, and the Sports Complex are the prominent structures on campus. UUM provides a variety of academic programmes aimed at equipping students with a broad range of information and intellectual skills in a variety of management fields. Its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in more than 50 disciplines focus on providing a broad range of academic knowledge and intellectual skills in management, accounting, economics, information technology, public administration, human resource management, entrepreneurship, finance and banking, law, marketing, technology management, and communication. The academic system at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) was reorganised in 2008 to allow for an increase in student enrollment as well as to propel UUM to the forefront of the worldwide academic arena. The 13 faculties that result are split into three primary Academic Colleges: UUM COB (UUM College of Business), UUM CAS (UUM College of Arts and Sciences), and UUM COLGIS (UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies).  

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The objective of Universiti Utara Malaysia is to educate and shape highly skilled students so that they can support the development of both Malaysia and humanity. UUM seeks to contribute to the economic, intellectual, and social development of its surrounding communities, and to serve as a catalyst for this development in Peninsular Malaysia's northern regions, with its state-of-the-art facilities and international pool of resources. In addition, the university has produced various notable individuals such as Noraini Ahmad (Minister of Higher Education of Malaysia), Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (Former Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Malaysia), Mohd Radzi Md Jidin (Minister of Education of Malaysia)

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university has nearly 25,000 students, including 3,219 international students from all over the world. With an acceptance rate of 40 to 50 per cent, the university is very stringent in accepting applications. 

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