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Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

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Universiti Utara Malaysia was established to primarily develop and promote management education in the country. Universiti Utara Malaysia also acts as a catalyst for socio-economic development in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia.


  • Malaysia’s "The Sixth University Project" began in August 1983 under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and the project was realized in the form of Universiti Utara Malaysia, the sixth public university of Malaysia.
  • After the university was designated with its official name, its temporary office was opened in Jitra on 15th of February 1984


Its academic programmes are especially geared towards providing a broad spectrum of academic knowledge and intellectual skills in the area of management, accounting, economics, information technology, public administration, human resource management, entrepreneurship, finance and banking, law, marketing, management of technology, communication, social work, multimedia, education, decision science, international affairs, business management, tourism, muamalat administration, development management, logistics and transportation, hospitality, risk and insurance management, media technology, agribusiness management science, business mathematics, industrial statistics and counseling.


  • Research and Innovation Management Centre
  • Innovation & Commercialization Centre
  • Centre of Excellence (CoE)

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Student services

  • The Student Affairs Department (HEP) embodies the heart and soul of a university. It plays a very important role in terms of providing the required services and helping the students develop their personality and realise their true potentials.
  • HEP is also responsible for planning, managing, monitoring, and control of student activities such as the Orientation Week, the Graduation Expo, the Student Representative Election and others.

Housing services

  • Student Accommodation Centre (SAC) provides good quality accommodation to local and international students.
  • SAC manages Student Residential Halls (INASIS) for students, students with families and students with special needs. Each residential hall has its own facilities for students. There are common rooms, a cafeteria, laundry facilities, shops, recreation and sports facilities. 

Library services

Perpustakaan Sultanah Bahiyah (PSB) is one of the academic libraries in Malaysia which was established on 1 July 1984. PSB UUM building covers a built up area of 49,169 square meters focused to meet the future expectation of the increase of students, academic members, learning and teaching materials and also the information technology industry in the future.

ICT services

UUMIT provide information technology services that is safe and secure to support research, learning, teaching, administrative and student life, focusing in the following core areas:

  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Information Systems
  • Customer Services
  • Innovation

Medical services

  • The University Health Centre (PKU) provides medical treatment to students, staff and outsiders. It also offers guidance and education in health matters to promote good health and prevent diseases.
  • Services include diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, dental and prescription medications and a variety of vaccinations and immunisations.

Campus life

The UUM campus is fully equipped with modern facilities and amenities, including well-equipped and fully air-conditioned halls and classrooms, student lounge and a good WiFi facility. The main buildings in the campus are the academic buildings, the library, the administrative buildings, University Health Centre and the Sports Center.

Sports facilities

  • In its quest to develop well-rounded individuals, the University has an extensive array of sports and recreational facilities, which include an Olympic size swimming pool, a mini-stadium with state-of-the-art running track, an archery range, badminton, tennis, basketball, volleyball, rugby, hockey, softball, handball and netball courts as well as football fields.
  • UUM is the only university in Malaysia that has a go-kart circuit and an equestrian centre as well as an impressive 9-hole golf course. The University also provides recreational facilities for canoeing, jogging, cycling, jungle trekking, climbing, abseiling and camping.

Student clubs

UUM encourages students to participate in variety of clubs and associations to meet one needs and interests. There are over 100 clubs and associations across sports, arts and music, recreational, academics, uniform bodies and cultural areas to choose from, it offers plenty of ways to get involved in our campus community.

Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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