Universiti Utara Malaysia

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Northern University of Malaysia
Universiti Utara Malaysia
Universiti Utara Malaysia logo.jpg
Motto Ilmu, Budi, Bakti[1]
Motto in English
Scholarship, Virtue, Service[2]
Type Public
Established 1984
Chancellor HRH Sultan Abdul Halim
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dato' Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak[3]
Students 30,670
Undergraduates 22,932[4]
Postgraduates 4,597
Other students
3,141
Location Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia
Campus Sintok (main campus) and Kuala Lumpur
Affiliations ASAIHL, ACU,[5] FUIW[6]
Website www.uum.edu.my

The Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM; English: Northern University of Malaysia) was established on 16 February 1984 under the Universiti Utara Malaysia 1984 Order. The university was corporatised on 23 April 1998.

It is located in Sintok, Kedah. The university is also known as a management university.[7] UUM is ranked 701 in the QS World University Rankings® 2015/16.[8]

History[edit]

The planning of the construction of the university began in August 1983 when the Ministry of Education began to plan the university. On 19 October 1983, the Cabinet gave its approval for this project in Kedah. At that time, the project was called "The Sixth University Project". Several months later, the temporary office of the sixth university, officially named Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), was officially opened on 15 February 1984 in Jitra.[9]

Four months after its official opening, the UUM office was relocated to its provisional campus – the Darul Aman Campus – in Jitra, in June 1984, when the first phase of the project had been completed. The first academic year began in June 1984. The Darul Aman Campus was on a 62-acre tract of land in Bandar Darulaman. It was 18 km north of Alor Setar and 4.8 km from Jitra. .[10]

Meanwhile, the planning of a permanent campus for the university had begun. The permanent campus was to be built on an area of 1,061 hectares in Sintok (in the district of Kubang Pasu), situated 48 km north of Alor Setar and 10 km east of Changlun, a small town along the North-South Highway, near the Malaysia-Thai border.

The permanent UUM campus, referred to as the Sintok Campus, began operations on 15 September 1990. Situated in a former tin mining area, it is located in a valley of lush tropical forests, embraced by blue hills, and watered by two rivers that flow along the middle of the campus. The rivers are Sungai Sintok and Sungai Badak.

The MYR580 million Sintok Campus was opened on 17 February 2004 by the Royal Chancellor, His Royal Highness Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah. The main buildings of the campus are the Sultanah Bahiyah Library, the Chancellery, the Sultan Badlishah Mosque, the Mu’adzam Shah Hall, the Tan Sri Othman Hall, the Sports Complex, the Varsity Mall, the Budi Siswa building, the Convention Complex, and the buildings that house the departments of the Academic Colleges. .[11]

In January 2008, a restructuring of the university academic system was undertaken. Thirteen faculties were merged and streamed into three main academic colleges, namely UUM COB (UUM College of Business), UUM CAS (UUM College of Arts and Sciences), and UUM COLGIS (UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies).[12]

Campus[edit]

Sintok Campus of UUM

Sintok Campus[edit]

The main campus is located on a 1,061 hectare site in Sintok, Kedah. The campus is 48 kilometres north of Alor Setar and 10 kilometres south of the Bukit Kayu Hitam and are near the Malaysia-Thailand border. Other towns in near approximation of this university ar Jitra and Changlun. Due to its vast land area, the university has used 107 hectares of forest to develop facilities open for use by outsiders. Thus the campus has evolved into an open campus where outsiders and tourists visit. Among the facilities are a picnic area, a nine-hole golf course, a go-kart circuit, a shooting and archery range, and an equestrian site.

The training base and facilities for the Malaysian National Service Programme (PLKN) was located inside the campus.[13]

Kuala Lumpur Campus[edit]

UUMKL Campus is the first UUM fully owned study centre located outside Sintok and operated directly by UUM. It is a non-residential campus which occupies a nine storey building located in the city center along Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz in the Kampung Baru area, and adjacent to Chow Kit.[14]

Academics[edit]

College Of Business[edit]

Initially, the business and management courses were delivered under a faculty system. In 2008, the faculties were merged to form the College of Business. Thew curriculum includes Business administration, accountancy, finance, economics, banking, marketing, human resource management, insurance and risk management, Islamic banking and finance, muamalat, operations management, and technology management.[15]

Faculties[edit]

  • Graduate School: Othman Yeop Abdullah (OYA) Graduate School of Business[16]
  • School of Business Management[17]
  • School of Islamic Business[18]
  • School of Accountancy[19]
  • School of Economics, Finance & Banking[20]
  • School of Technology & Logistics Management[21]

College of Arts and Sciences[edit]

The College of Arts and Sciences (UUM CAS) was formed on 1 January 2008. UUM CAS consists of five academic divisions – Applied Sciences, Educational Studies, Humanities, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences– which each is headed by a Chairperson.

Under the umbrella of UUM CAS, the Applied Sciences division caters for the cross-disciplinary programmes of IT, Computer Science, Multimedia and Decision Science programmes. Research interests include algorithms, web and mobile, software engineering, computer networking, intelligent and information systems, knowledge management, and decision analysis. The Physical Sciences focuses on statistics and mathematics with research interests spanning across the field of statistics and mathematics.

The Humanities and Social Sciences division explores the human condition to better understand human roots, human belief and the best way to express ourselves. The discipline includes history, nationhood, religion, language, communication and media technology.

The Education division produces future educators.[22]

Faculties[edit]

  • Graduate School: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts and Sciences[23]
  • School of Computing[24]
  • School of Education and Modern Language
  • School of Multimedia Technology & Communication[25]
  • School of Quantitative Sciences[26]
  • School of Social Development[27]

College of Law, Government and International Studies[edit]

The Faculty of Public Management and Law (FPAU), was established on 16 November 2003 consisting of three departments, namely the Department of Public Management, the Department of Development Management and the Department of Law. Since its inception, FPAU had offered three academic programs at the undergraduate level with honours and six programs at the postgraduate level.[28] In 2008, the faculties was restructured and grouped under the College of Law, Government and International Studies (COLGIS).

Faculties[edit]

  • Graduate School: Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government[29]
  • School of Government[30]
  • School of Law[31]
  • School of International Studies[32]
  • School of Tourism, Hospitality & Environmental Management[33]

Rankings[edit]

Year Rank Valuer
2012 251-300 QS Asian University Rankings
2013 201-250 QS Asian University Rankings
2014 201-250 QS Asian University Rankings
2015 191-200 QS Asian University Rankings
2015 701[34] QS World University Rankings

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Falsafah". UUM. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Philosophy". UUM. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.uum.edu.my/w10/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=263:-pelantikan-naib-canselor-universiti-utara-malaysia-uum&catid=62
  4. ^ "UUM". Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.acu.ac.uk/institutions/search?code=MY
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 January 2005. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Institution Profile UUM". Study Malaysia. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Universiti Utara Malaysia". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Institution Profile UUM". Study Malaysia. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "About UUM". UUM. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "About UUM". UUM. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Universiti Utara Malaysia". Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "PLKN Sintok Camp". Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Introduction to UUMCOB". Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  16. ^ http://oyagsb.uum.edu.my/
  17. ^ http://sbm.uum.edu.my/
  18. ^ http://www.ibs.uum.edu.my/
  19. ^ http://www.soa.uum.edu.my/
  20. ^ http://www.sefb.uum.edu.my/
  21. ^ http://www.stmlportal.uum.edu.my/
  22. ^ "About UUM CAS". UUM CAS. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  23. ^ http://www.ahsgs.uum.edu.my/
  24. ^ http://www.soc.uum.edu.my/
  25. ^ http://www.smmtc.uum.edu.my/
  26. ^ http://www.sqs.uum.edu.my/
  27. ^ http://www.ssd.uum.edu.my/
  28. ^ "History of Colgis". UUM Colgis. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  29. ^ http://gsgsg.uum.edu.my/
  30. ^ http://sog.uum.edu.my/
  31. ^ http://sol.uum.edu.my/
  32. ^ http://soisuum.edu.my/
  33. ^ http://www.sthem.uum.edu.my/
  34. ^ "Universiti Utara Malaysia". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 

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