Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is a 5-minute drive away from Taman Universiti, hence the name of the town. The town is dominated by civil servants (lecturers, office workers) and students from UTM. The university alone has 30,000 students who mostly live on campus but visit the town for their shopping.
Naming of area and roads
The town is divided into 10 areas; Pertanian (meaning agriculture), Penyiaran (broadcasting), Perubatan (medical), Perdagangan (trade), Kebangsaan (national), Kejayaan (success), Kebudayaan (Culture), Kemajuan (progress), Kemuliaan (honor), and Pendidikan (education). The word Jalan (street) is added in front of the area name and a number is added after the area name to complete the road system. For example, Jalan Kebangsaan 23. It was named so that all the areas that begin with the letter P are on the West side of the Jalan Pendidikan that is the main road running through Taman Universiti and areas that begin with the letter K on the east side of Jalan Pendidikan.
From this system, the heart of Taman Universiti is located at Kebangsaan zone where JUSCO Taman Universiti and most shops are located. View [www.taman-u.com] for taman Universiti Portal
The first shops opened were two storey shop lots. On the 31st of July 2002, JUSCO opened its store in Taman Universiti. This is JUSCO's ninth store in Malaysia and the first in Johor. It has a lettable area of 202,000 square feet (18,800 m2) including 53,000 square feet (5,000 m²) of tenant space. It offers not only shopping but also a place for fun and fine dining for the family.
List of primary schools:
- Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti 1
- Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti 2
- Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti 3
- Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti 4
List of secondary schools:
- Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti
- Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti 2
List of university:
- Post Office
- Sports & Recreational Club
- Multi-purpose Hall
- Tan Sri Ainuddin Wahid Mosque
- Children's Library
- Government Clinic
- Fire Station
- Wet Market