Universiti Malaysia Sabah

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Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Logo Universiti Malaysia Sabah.png
Motto Bertekad Cemerlang
Motto in English Strive to Excel
Established 1994
Type Public
Chancellor Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, Governor of State
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Bin Abdullah
Location Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Campus Headquarters Campus in Kota Kinabalu
International Campus in Labuan
Agriculture Campus in Sandakan
Affiliations ASAIHL, ACU,[1] FUIW[2]
Website http://www.ums.edu.my/

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (English: Sabah University of Malaysia) or UMS is the ninth Malaysian public university located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia and was established on November 24, 1994. His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong proclaimed the establishment of UMS under Section 6(1) of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971.

History[edit]

Panorama of UMS.

The first campus of UMS was sited at the site of Sabah Foundation Community College (KKYS) on the grounds of Sabah Foundation itself. The first intake consisted of 205 undergraduates, with its residences located just beside the football field, on the compound of Yayasan Sabah.

Initially, the university management office operated at the Malaysian Ministry of Education in Kuala Lumpur. It only shifted to Kota Kinabalu in 1995 by renting buildings to cater to its needs.

In August the same year, physical development began to take place on a 999-acre (4 km²) land, located to the north of Kota Kinabalu City. The first phase of its construction was only completed in 2000.

UMS opened an International Campus in Labuan in 1999, and an Agriculture Campus at Sandakan in 2011.

20th Anniversary of Universiti Malaysia Sabah
UMS Chancellory Building.

Before June 2014, there were 13 schools and 9 research institutes in UMS. Starting 1 July 2014, the restructuring of 13 existing schools into 10 faculties has been done in line with the academic transformation in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).[3] The faculties namely:

Faculties (Science)[edit]

  • Faculty of Engineering (FKJ) [1] (formerly known as School of Engineering and Information Technology)
  • Faculty of Science and Natural Resources (FSSA) [2] (combination of School of Science and Technology & School of International Tropical Forestry)
  • Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition (FSMP) [3] (formerly known as School of Food Science and Nutrition)
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FKSK) [4] (formerly known as School of Medicine)
  • Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture (FPL) [5] (formerly known as School of Sustainable Agriculture)
  • Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FKI) [6] (formerly known as Labuan School of Science Informatics)

Faculties (Humanities)[edit]

  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (FKSW) [7](combination of School of Social Sciences & School of Arts)
  • Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy (FPEP) [8] (formerly known as School of Business and Economics)
  • Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPP) [9] (combination of School of Psychology and Social Work & School of Education and Social Development)
  • Faculty of International Finance Labuan (FKAL) [10] (formerly known as Labuan School of International Business and Finance)
Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CPS)
Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning (PPIB)

Centres[edit]

  • Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CPS) [11]
  • Preparatory Centre for Science and Technology [12]
  • UMS Centre for External Education [13]
  • Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning [14], (Malay acronym for Pusat Penataran Ilmu dan Bahasa) was established at the end of 1994. The Centre offers courses on foreign languages. The courses offered by the Centre are open to all undergraduates from the various schools in UMS.
  • Centre for Co-curricular and Student Development [15], established in 2002.
  • UMS Centre for Accounting [16], incorporated on October 16, 2006.

Centres of Excellence[edit]

Borneo Marine Research Institute[edit]

Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI) was established in 1995 with the aim of promoting education, research and training in conservation and sustainable development of marine resources, and a rational deployment of biotechnology.

Biotechnology Research Institute[edit]

The Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI) was established in January 2002 to function as a Center of Excellence in the field of Biotechnology at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). The establishment of BRI is in tandem with the nation's efforts to promote research and development in biological or life sciences for the improvement of the quality of human life in relations to medicine, food, agricultural science and environmental protection.

Biology Tropical & Conservation Institute[edit]

Tropical Biology and Conservation Research Institute (ITBC) was founded in 1996. With the coordinating assistance of the Institute, local and international scientists can better explore the diverse terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of the tropics, especially Sabah.

Research Units[edit]

  • Enterpreneurship Research & Development Centre
  • Unit for Borneo Primate Studies
  • Unit for Orchid Studies
  • Unit for Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Ethnography Research & Development Unit
  • Psychology & Social Health Research Unit
  • Unit for Rural Education Research
  • Natural Disasters Research Unit
  • Minerals & Materials Research Unit
  • BIMP-EAGA Unit for Tourism Development
  • Water Research Unit
  • Artificial Intelligence Research Unit
  • Sustainable Palm Oil Research Unit
  • Food Safety and Quality Unit
  • Unit Penyelidikan Warisan Borneo (BOHRu)

Residential colleges[edit]

At the Vice-Chancellor’s Message 2014, Prof. Datuk Harun announced the change of residential colleges’ names. [4]

Location Residential colleges Formerly known as Note
Kota Kinabalu
main campus
Kolej Kediaman Tun Dr. Mahathir Kolej Kediaman AB In-campus hostel
Kolej Kediaman Tun Mustapha Kolej Kediaman CD
Kolej Kediaman Tun Fuad Stephens Kolej Kediaman E
Kolej Kediaman Indah Permai - Off-campus hostel
Kolej Kediaman Kingfisher & Non-Resident -
Kolej Kediaman Usia 1B -
University Apartment
UA/ UA2/ UCA
-
Kolej Kediaman Sri Angkasa -
Labuan
International Campus
Kolej Kediaman Alpha - -
Kolej Kediaman Beta -
Kolej Kediaman Mutiara -
Sandakan
Campus
Kolej Kediaman Lestari - -


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Coordinates: 6°02′12″N 116°07′07″E / 6.03667°N 116.11861°E / 6.03667; 116.11861