University of Selangor

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University of Selangor
Universiti Selangor
Logo of Unisel universiti Selangor.png
Seal of the University of Selangor
Motto Shaping Society
Motto in English Towards Excellence
Established 23 August 1999
Type Semi-Private
Chancellor Y.A.D. Raja Datuk Seri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Haji Anuar bin Haji Ahmad
Location Bestari Jaya (Batang Berjuntai), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Campus Urban
Colors Orange and Silver
         
Website http://www.unisel.edu.my/
Previous corporate logo of the University of Selangor

The University of Selangor (abbreviation: UNISEL; Malay: Universiti Selangor) is a university wholly owned and managed by the Selangor state government independently without funding from the Malaysian federal government (and is thus regarded as a "private" university as opposed to a "public" university. It operates from two campuses in Selangor, Malaysia.

History[edit]

UNISEL was established on 23 August 1999 as the first state funded semi- government university in Malaysia [1] with the aim of providing tertiary education and opportunities for research and development within the broad sphere of industrial technology, management as well as information and communications technology. It began operations from a temporary campus in Shah Alam until its main campus in the township of Bestari Jaya, approximately 50 km away from the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur, was completed in 2005. UNISEL now operates from both the Shah Alam and Bestari Jaya campuses.[2]

Organisation and administration[edit]

UNISEL is owned and managed by the State Government of Selangor through Pendidikan Industri YS Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of the state-owned investment arm, Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad and established under the provisions of the Private Higher Education Institutions Act 1996. It is one of the two institutions of higher education owned by the state government via PIYS, the other being INPENS International College.[3]

Principal officers[edit]

Chancellor[edit]

Vice-Chancellor[edit]

Campuses and faculties[edit]

UNISEL operates from two campuses: one in the township of Bestari Jaya and another in the state capital, Shah Alam.[5]

Bestari Jaya[edit]

The main campus is on a 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) lot which is part of a 4,000 acres (16 km2) piece of land which has been earmarked as the Selangor Educational Park.[2] It is the location of the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Science and Biotechnology (formerly the Faculty of Applied Science and Mathematics and Faculty of Science and Environmental Technology)
  • Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Computer Sciences & Information Technology

Shah Alam[edit]

The Shah Alam campus is in Section 7 of the city and is the location of the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Communication and Media
  • Faculty of Biomedical & Health Science
  • Faculty Of Industrial Art & Design Technology
  • Faculty of Business
  • UNISEL Graduate School of Management

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad: Education - UNISEL
  2. ^ a b UNISEL: History of UNISEL
  3. ^ Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad: Education
  4. ^ "Rosmah Installed As First Unisel Chancellor". Bernama. 22 August 2006. Retrieved 23 July 2008. 
  5. ^ UNISEL: New Student Guide