Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

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University of Malaysia, Terengganu
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu logo.png
Motto Terokaan Seluas Lautan
Motto in English Ocean of Discoveries
Established 1979
Type Public
Chancellor Sultanah Nur Zahirah, The Queen Of Malaysia and The Sultanah Of Terengganu Darul Iman
Vice-Chancellor Profesor Emeritus Dato' Dr. Ibrahim bin Komoo
Location Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
Campus Urban
Affiliations ASAIHL[1]
Website http://www.umt.edu.my/

The Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (English: University of Malaysia, Terengganu) or UMT, formerly known as Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (English: University College of Science and Technology Malaysia) or KUSTEM, in Malaysia, was officially chartered on February 1, 2007.

Names[edit]

It was formerly known as the University College of Terengganu (Kolej Universiti Terengganu, KUT) in 1999. The founding of the university can be traced back to 1979 when the Centre for Fisheries and Marine Science was founded in Mengabang Telipot, Terengganu. Over the years the Centre has moved on from its original role and diversified to become the centre for maritime and oceanography research and development. It was later renamed University Putra Malaysia Terengganu (UPMT). The Incorporation Order of KUT (Perbadanan) 1999 (PUA 292) was passed by the Parliament on July 27, 1999, enabling the inception of KUT.

The Malaysian government agreed to rename KUSTEM to Universiti Malaysia Terengganu in 2007. The name change was in place because the term 'university college' (Kolej Universiti) tends to give a negative impression that the institution is of lower standard as compared to other universities.

Faculties[edit]

There are six faculties in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu:

  • Faculty of Science and Technology (Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, FST)
  • Faculty of Management and Economics (Fakulti Pengurusan dan Ekonomi, FPE)
  • Faculty of Agrotechnology and Food Science (Fakulti Agroteknologi dan Sains Makanan, FASM)
  • Faculty of Maritime Studies and Marine Science (Fakulti Pengajian Maritim dan Sains Marin, FMSM)
  • Faculty of Social Development (Fakulti Pembangunan Sosial, FPS)
  • Faculty of Fishery and Aquaculture (Fakulti Perikanan dan Akua-Industri, FPAI)

Chancellor[edit]

Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah D.M.N., D.K.., S.S.M.Z., S.S.M.T. (The Queen Of Malaysia and The Sultanah Of Terengganu Darul Iman)

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 5°24′19″N 103°05′16″E / 5.40528°N 103.08778°E / 5.40528; 103.08778