Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
UUM, which was established by the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, in 1984, is the sixth public university in Malaysia. It is the only university in Malaysia that was set-up to specialise solely in management education.
The 1,061-hectare main campus is located in Sintok, Kedah, and it is ensconced in a luxuriant tropical rain forest surrounded by emerald green hills, making it one of the most beautiful campuses in the region. It is the only university in Malaysia that provides on campus accommodation to more than 22,000 students.
The university’s state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure are on par with those of the best campuses in the world. The MYR580 million campus started its operations on 15 September 1990 and was officially declared open by His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Kedah and Chancellor of UUM, on 17 February 2004.
Universiti Utara Malaysia was established to primarily develop and promote management education in the country. 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.
Universiti Utara Malaysia also acts as a catalyst for socio-economic development in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. It is envisaged that the University's basic infrastructure, state-of-the-art facilities and international pool of human resources will provide the much needed impetus to develop and sustain most, if not all socio-economic activities in the region.
In addition to its core business of providing quality teaching, conducting extensive research, and promoting a culture of scholarly publications, the University will contribute to the social, economic and intellectual development of communities beyond the campus. The University has a crucial role to play when engaging the surrounding local communities in community-based projects, in developing or strengthening community-university partnerships through collaboration with other government agencies and/or the private sector.
Undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in one of the halls. Accommodation for postgraduate students are on a first come, first serve basis. Each of the halls is equipped with common facilities including rooms, a cafeteria, laundry facilities, shops, a recreation center, and sports facilities.
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