University of Selangor

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University of Selangor
Universiti Selangor  (Malay)
雪兰莪大学 (Chinese)
Logo of Unisel universiti Selangor.png
Seal of the University of Selangor
Mottoleading transformation
Motto in English
Towards Excellence
TypeSemi-private
Established23 August 1999
ChairmanDato Seri Azmin Ali
ChancellorY.A.D. Raja Tan Sri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Dato' Dr. Mohammad Redzuan Bin Othman
Undergraduates11000
LocationBestari Jaya (Batang Berjuntai), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
CampusUrban
ColoursOrange and Silver
         
Websitewww.unisel.edu.my
UNISEL Corporate Logo.png

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" 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] It had the aim of providing tertiary education and opportunities for research and development in the broad sphere of industrial technology, management as well as information and communications technology.

It began operations from a temporary campus in Shah Alam. Its main campus in the township of Bestari Jaya, approximately 50 km from the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur, was completed in 2005. UNISEL now operates from 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 two institutions of higher education owned by the state government via PIYS: the other being INPENS International College.[3]

Principal officers[edit]

Chancellors[edit]

  • 2011 – onwards: Y.A.D. Raja Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ashad Alhaj Bin Raja Tun Uda Alhaj
  • 2006 – 2011: Rosmah Mansor[4]

Vice-chancellors[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 that has been earmarked as the Selangor Educational Park.[2] It is the location of the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering & Life Sciences
    • Engineering Department
    • Science & Biotechnology Department (known formerly as Faculty of Science and Biotechnology. Established prior to 1999 as Faculty of Applied Science and Mathematics and Faculty of Science and Environmental Technology)
  • Faculty of Communication, Visual Art and Computing:
    • Computing Department
  • Centre for Foundation and General Studies

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, Visual Art and Computing
    • Communication Department
    • Visual Art Department
  • Faculty of Engineering and Life Sciences:
    • Health Sciences Department
  • Centre for Graduate Studies
  • Centre for Foundation and General Studies

See also[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

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