Universiti Malaysia Perlis
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|University of Malaysia, Perlis|
|Universiti Malaysia Perlis|
|Motto||Ilmu, Keikhlasan, Kecemerlangan|
|Chancellor||Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Ibni Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail, Raja Muda Perlis|
|Vice-Chancellor||Brig. Gen. Prof. Dato' Dr. Kamarudin Hussin|
|Location||Kangar and Arau, Perlis, Malaysia|
|Campus||Main campus in Kubang Gajah, Arau|
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (English: University of Malaysia, Perlis) or UniMAP is in the northern most part of the Malaysian peninsula, less than 35 km from the Thailand border in the town of Arau, Perlis. UniMAP is a government-funded Malaysian public university.
Formerly known as Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM) (English: Northern Malaysia University College of Engineering), it was established in 2001.
It began with two schools offering two undergraduate engineering degree programmes — Microelectronic Engineering and Computer Engineering &mdash. UniMAP now offers 23 programmes leading to B. Eng and B. Business and six programmes leading to diploma (Engineering), offered through eight engineering schools and one business school. It has 12 postgraduate programmes leading to MSc (Engineering) and Ph.D. All of its undergraduate programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC), which subscribes to the globally accepted engineering education convention Washington Accord, and to the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).
There are approximately 6300 students and a workforce of more than 600 academic and non-academic staff. Of the 6300 students, 430 are postgraduates and 250 are international students. There are 60 international staff hailing from 16 countries. In terms of graduate employability, UniMAP is one of Malaysia’s highest, which is at 70% for 2010 graduates.
Electronic-based engineering is UniMAP’s focus. Related fields of engineering and technology that support the advancement of electronic-based engineering — such as bioprocess engineering, manufacturing engineering, and environmental engineering — are also pursued.
There are eight research clusters, established since 2005 — Sensor Technology and Applications, Autonomous Systems and Machine Vision Research, Electrical Energy and Industrial Electronic System, Intelligent Signal Processing, Embedding Computing, Sustainable Engineering, Human-Interface and Business Incubation — and the Institute of Nano Electronic.
According to the most recent government’s official ranking system MyRA, UniMAP ranked second amongst the 20 Malaysian public universities and 155 in World. Between 2003 and 2010, it accumulated RM 33.5 million (approximately 7.7 million Euro or 6.9 million GBP) worth of research grants including from abroad. UniMAP’s research products have won gold, silver and bronze medals in more than 20 exhibitions and competitions held in Malaysia and overseas, including in USA,Germany,Canada,Geneva, Brussels, Warsaw, London, Seoul, and Pittsburgh. In Webometric’s ‘Ranking of Repositories’, it is placed at number 112 in the world; in ‘EduRoute’, it is number 132 in the world rank and number 2 in Malaysia. Measured against SCORPUS, UniMAP is number 2 amongst Malaysian public universities.