Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah

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Sultan Azlan Shah University (USAS)
Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah Malaysia
KUISAS Logo.png
Former names
Kolej Islam Darul Ridzuan
MottoRahmatan lil 'Alamin
Motto in English
Mercy to the World
TypePrivate university
ChairmanDatuk Seri DiRaja Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir
ChancellorSultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah of Perak
Vice-ChancellorTan Sri Dato' Prof. Dr. Nordin Kardi
Academic staff
Islamic Studies, Management and Information Technology
Location, ,
CampusBukit Chandan
ColoursBlue, White and Yellow

Sultan Azlan Shah University (Malay: Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah) (USAS) is a private university in Malaysia. Situated in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, it was previously known as Sultan Azlan Shah Islamic University College (KUISAS).


The idea of setting up KUISAS (formerly Darul Ridzuan Islamic College, KISDAR) was mooted by the late Sultan Azlan Shah in 1986. The idea was realised with the opening of a temporary campus at Jalan Datuk Seri Shaari off Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh in 1999. KISDAR was established by Perak State Islamic and Malay Affairs Council by virtue of KISDAR Enactment 2000. The Enactment was tabled and passed by the Perak State Legislative Assembly which later received the royal assent on 6 March 2002.

On 8 February 2006 the state government approved the construction of a permanent campus for KISDAR at Chandan Putri on a piece of land donated by the then Acting Sultan of Perak Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah. The campus which cost almost RM 66 million, was completed in 2008.

On 16 July 2009, Sultan Azlan Shah officiated the opening of the KISDAR campus at Bukit Chandan which is, since 2013, known as KUISAS.[1]

On 10 June 2016, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the status of university to KUISAS[2] and, hence, renamed KUISAS as USAS. Minister of Higher Education Idris Jusoh presented the Instrument of Establishment to USAS on 14 June.[3]

Statements of direction[edit]


USAS aims at spreading universal prosperity through the restoration of the supremacy of Islamic institutions and scholars, and at exploring new knowledge.


USAS outlines four missions in brief: Education, Research, Society and Internationalisation.


  1. ^ "History of USAS". Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Najib Umum KUISAS Sebagai Universiti Awam Berkuat Kuasa Serta-merta". BERNAMA. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  3. ^ "KUISAS Penuhi Kriteria Berstatus Universiti - Idris Jusoh". BERNAMA. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.

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