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Universiti Utara Malaysia (English: Northern University of Malaysia, (UUM) is a public university in the town of Sintok, Kedah. Utara means 'northern' in the Malay language. It was formally incorporated on 16 February 1984. The university was established with the specific mission of providing a leadership role for management education in the country. Thus, the university is also known as a management university. The academic establishments in UUM include College of Business (UUM COB), College of Law, Government and International Studies (UUM COLGIS) and College of Arts and Sciences (UUM CAS). UUM is the first university in the country to be a fully wired using fiber-optic cables. The university has 29 computer laboratories in academic and administrative buildings on the campus, providing students with access points for e-services.
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The university's Sultanah Bahiyah Library has computer access and one of the largest collections of books, audiovisuals, journals and references in the fields of management and related areas in the country. It has received ISO 9002 Certification.
UUM has a Convention Center with a plenary session hall, mini-theatres, seminar and conference rooms and a secretariat room equipped with computer facilities.
The sprawling 1061 hectare campus is a self-contained community with its own mosque, the Sultan Badlishah Mosque, which can accommodate up to 5,000 people for prayer.
In terms of recreation, the university campus has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a mini stadium, an archery range, a badminton hall, gymnasiums, tennis courts, squash, basketball and volleyball courts, rugby, hockey, softball, equestrian, handball and football fields and a nine-hole golf course. Other recreational facilities such as canoeing, jogging, bicycling, jungle trekking and camping are available for the students, staff and public.
There are 16 student residential halls at UUM main campus.
Coordinates: 6°27′28″N 100°30′20″E / 6.45778°N 100.50556°E