UCSI University

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UCSI University
Established 1986
Type Private university
Chancellor Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad
Vice-Chancellor Senior Professor Dato' Dr Khalid Yusoff[1]
Website http://www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my/index.aspx

UCSI University is a multi-campus private university based in Malaysia, with a campus also in Bangladesh.


UCSI University was established in 1986. Originally the Canadian Institute of Computer Studies, the school has evolved with accreditation. In 1990, it became Sedaya College, later Sedaya International College. In 2003 it became University College Sedaya International (UCSI), and in 2008 when it became a full university was renamed UCSI University. UCSI University is situated in the centre of Kuala Lumpur.


The primary campuses are located at Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Marang, Terengganu and Kuching, Sarawak. UCSI has a daughter campus, Perdana College of Malaysia, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Its student population exceeds 10,000. 38% of its student population is international.

UCSI collaborates with universities in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States and Canada, among others.

UCSI's current and third vice-chancellor and president is Senior Professor Dato' Dr Khalid Yusoff. He succeeded Robert Bong in September 2013.[1]

Co-Operative Education Training Programme[edit]

UCSI Co-Operative Education Training Programme, established in 2004, collaborates with over 700 employer organisations to provide work experience to students during their years of education. For each year at UCSI, students work for two months.

Academic programmes[edit]

UCSI University has seven faculties and one centre:

  • The Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • The Faculty of Business & Information Science
  • The Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment
  • The Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • The Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • The Faculty of Social Science & Liberal Arts
  • The Centre for Pre-U Studies


  1. ^ a b "New university head". The Star. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 

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