International Medical University

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International Medical University
International Medical University logo.png
Logo of the International Medical University
Established 1992
Type Private
Chancellor YBhg Dato’ Dr Amir Abbas
President YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman
Provost Dr Mei Ling Young
Location Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Campus Suburb
Former names International Medical College (1992)

The International Medical University (IMU) is a private university in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and its leading private medical and healthcare university. It was established in 1992, and is active in research and teaching within medicine and healthcare with a strong international orientation.

Over the last two decades, IMU has grown from a medical college with 5 partner universities in 1992, to an internationally recognized higher education institution with more than 30 world class university partners in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US, Ireland, China and UK. It received full university status in 2001.[1]

The main campus of IMU is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.[2] Currently, the University has over 3,300 students across its various programmes, with 2,880 students based at Bukit Jalil, while another 420 at the Clinical schools. IMU has also plays host to over 200 international students representing 30 countries worldwide.

The university offers a range of undergraduate programmes in medical and health sciences: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Nursing, Nursing Science, Dietetics with Nutrition, Nutrition, Psychology, Biomedical Science, Medical Biotechnology, Chiropractic, Chinese Medicine as well as postgraduate degrees such as MSc and PhD in Medical and Health Sciences, MSc in Public Health, MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and MSc in Molecular Medicine.

Programmes offered[edit]


The International Medical University offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes in core and complementary healthcare disciplines.


Postgraduate programmes at the International Medical University are research-based as well as coursework-based (with dissertation), encompassing disciplines such as clinical research, biomedical science and public health.

Partner Schools[edit]

IMU has credit transfer programmes with 30 partner medical schools (as of 2011), from all over the world:



New Zealand[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]


IMU has twinning programmes with four partner dental schools (as of 2011) from Australasia:


New Zealand[edit]


  1. ^ Internationalisation and Trade in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges, OECD, p. 181, 2004, ISBN 9264015043
  2. ^ Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

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