INTI International University

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INTI International University
INTI International University Logo.png
Motto The Quality, the Innermost of INTI
Type Private
Established 1986
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rahmah Mohamed
Location Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2°48′49″N 101°45′30″E / 2.8136°N 101.7583°E / 2.8136; 101.7583Coordinates: 2°48′49″N 101°45′30″E / 2.8136°N 101.7583°E / 2.8136; 101.7583
Campus Kuala Lumpur, Nilai, Subang Jaya, Penang, Sarawak, Sabah, Indonesia, China
Affiliations Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, Laureate International Universities, The Australian National University, The University of New South Wales, The University of Queensland, The University of Adelaide, University of Wollongong, University of Tasmania, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Queensland University of Technology, University of Southern Queensland, Southern Cross University, University of South Australia, The University of Newcastle,

INTI International University, Laureate International Universities is a private university located in Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. It was known as INTI University College until 31 May 2010 when the Higher Education Ministry announced its upgrade to university status. It is owned by INTI Education Group which has formalised its partnership with Laureate International Universities in 2008.[1] Programmes offered in IU include pre-university and foundation studies, diploma, degrees (home-grown and overseas transfers), and postgraduate degrees.[2]

Since the founding of INTI International University & Colleges in 1986, the institution has earned a reputation throughout Malaysia for providing top-quality higher education. In Sanskrit, “inti” means “essence” and in Mandarin, it means, “to develop the best in a person.” The name 'inti' coincidentally means 'innermost' in Latin, though the original name was based on the Malay word instead. The school’s motto is “Quality, the essence of INTI,” which reflects the vision of its faculty, administrators and staff.


The college was opened in 1986 in Bangunan Sim Lim, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. The college only enrolled 37 students at it inception, but the student population exploded to 400 within 18 months. Enrolment continues to increase, leading the college to be re-located to Jalan Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur in 1989.

Two years later, with more than 900 full-time students, the college established a permanent campus: INTI College Subang Jaya (ICSJ). In 1991 and 1996 INTI opened branch campuses in Kuching, Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

INTI College Malaysia's (ICM) main campus was established on 82 acres (330,000 m2) of land in Putra Nilai in 1998. In March 2000, INTI acquired International College Penang which is strategically located in the Bukit Jambul education township. In 2004, INTI continued to expand with three new associate campuses: Genting INTI International College, Metropolitan College and PJ College of Art & Design. To date, INTI has six associate campuses in Malaysia.

On 4 September 2006, ICM received the Ministry of Higher Education approval for upgrade to university college status. ICM became INTI University College (INTI-UC).

In 2008, INTI merged with Laureate International Universities to be a Laureate International Education Group member.

n 31 May 2010, the Ministry of Higher Education upgraded INTI University College to the status of a University able to confer its own degrees - INTI International University

On 1 June 2010, INTI-UC received its upgrades to a full university from Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.


INTI International University and Colleges consists of seven campuses across Malaysia.[3]


  • INTI International University
  • INTI International College Kuala Lumpur
  • INTI International College Subang
  • INTI International College Penang
  • INTI College Sabah
  • INTI College Nilai

Recognition and Achievements[edit]

Year Award Presented by
1997 Recipient of the Ministry of International Trade Industry Excellence Award 1997 (Export of Education). -
1999 Granted MSC Status.

First International Associate College of Coventry University (UK) and University of Hertfordshire (UK).

2001 INTI College Malaysia received the MS ISO 9002 Quality Management system Certification from the President of SIRIM. Dato' Dr. Mohd Ariffin bin Ation
2003 At the Private Education Night, INTI College was honoured by the Ministry of Education Malaysia with four awards:

1. The most number of foreign campuses

2. Highest enrolments of local students

3. Highest enrolments of foreign students

4. Overall excellence

The first tertiary education institution in the country to be awarded the Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade by the United States Department of Commerce for its multinational co-operation via academic collaboration.

The award was presented to the then chairman of INTI, Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Haji Abdul Majid Ismail.


Former ambassador of the United States, Her Excellency Marie T. Huhtala

2004 INTI College Malaysia was awarded the National Creativity and Innovation Award 2004, which recognises the company's use of creativity and innovation in its product development and promotion. Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, Dato' Seri Rafidah Aziz.
2005 INTI was the only recipient of two distinguished awards from the Ministry of Higher Education:

1. Highest number of accredited programmes

2. Highest enrolment of international students

2006 The Minister of Higher Education approved INTI College Malaysia's upgrading to University College status. Minister of Higher Education, Dato' Mustapa.
2007 INTI received the Associate College Certificate from the University of Bradford (UK).

INTI is the first International Associate College of the University of Bradford.

2008 INTI merged with Laureate International Universities. Laureate Education, Inc.
2009 INTI received the Best Brand in Education - Tertiary level at the BrandLaureate - SME Chapter Awards 2009,a recognition of the highest branding standard for tertiary education by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF) Asia Pacific Brands Foundation
2010 Obtained university status by Malaysia' Higher Education Ministry and is now known as INTI International University (IIU). Higher Education Ministry.
2013 Rated as "Tier 5 - Excellent" in the 2013 Rating for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia (SETARA '13) exercise. SETARA '13 measures the quality of teaching and learning at level six of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (undergraduate level) in universities and university colleges in Malaysia. Malaysian Qualifications Agency -

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