UCSI University believes in striving for and sustaining excellence via practising Unwavering Commitment to Serve Intentionally. This philosophy encapsulates the university’s mission to serve its community of students and scholars with unreserved commitment and with the express intention of providing best-quality education. The essence of this philosophy permeates the university, not only in the provision of “hardware” and “software” for the community of students and staff, but also to the surrounding community and its stake holders.
UCSI University presently has three campuses spread out in three different states, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to meet student needs. Our nine faculties offer a wide spectrum of academic programmes, ranging from Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing to Music, Multimedia, Liberal Arts and English Language.
UCSI University began as the Canada Institute of Computer Studies, a computer-based training centre located in SS2, Petaling Jaya, after which it became known as Sedaya College, when it was accorded College status in 1989. In 2001, it evolved into Sedaya International College, reflecting its increasing international focus. It was accorded university college status in 2003 and received university status in 2008, becoming UCSI University.
Kuala Lumpur Campus
Situated on a 19-acre part of land, the campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. There is convenient access to numerous facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, as well as accommodation. The campus is fully wireless, as well as is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.
Sporting facilities in this campus include: basketball, badminton and squash courts as well as a gymnasium, a football field and a swimming pool. Other facilities include the four-level library, auditorium, recital hall, multi-purpose halls, computer laboratories, residential halls and cafeterias. Faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, clinical skills laboratories, Petrochemical Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory as well as, drafting and design studios.
Due to its rapid expansion, an additional 48-storey building will be built on at the existing campus. The new building will house administrative offices, hostel rooms, hotel suites, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse.
The Terengganu campus in Bukit Khor, Marang (Terengganu), Malaysia, opened its doors in 2007 to medical students undergoing their clinical studies at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital of Kuala Terengganu. The 56 acres campus also houses the Faculty of Industrial Business and Faculty of Education which offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (Oil and Gas Management), as well as the Faculty of Education which offers the Foundation in General Studies. A Faculty of Science and Technology is soon to be added, with more programmes for each faculty in the offing.
Situated in Kuching, Sarawak, this campus provides a dynamic and stimulating environment in which to study hospitality, tourism, events management, retailing, industrial relations and international business. The Sarawak campus is strongly linked with the industry’s best such as Four Points via Sheraton of Starwood Hotels and Resort Worldwide, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak Tourism Board and lots of more. This is to ensure that courses remain highly relevant to today’s demands of the hospitality industry, as well as allowing for the development of skills that guarantee these graduates employment worldwide.
In support of the rapidly developing hospitality and tourism industry in the state, UCSI University Sarawak’s own expansion plans are already underway to build a campus and hotel at the mega Kuching Isthmus development site. The UCSI Education Precinct and the UCSI City Island Hotel will be built on 25.5 acres of land, all within the vicinity of the famed Borneo Convention Centre.
Future Development in Negeri Sembilan
In February 2008, UCSI University entered into an agreement with West Synergy Sdn. Bhd. (a member of The MUI Group) for the establishment of an education township. Covering some 160-acres, it is situated at Bandar Springhill, Negeri Sembilan. The first phase of this township involves the setting up of a brand new state-of-the-art private teaching hospital which would initially have 400 beds, but, would on completion, be able to accommodate 800 beds. The first phase includes the construction of a new building for the University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences.
A Mix of Cultures
Also renowned for its cosmopolitan and different international culture, UCSI University comprises both local and foreign students from more than 60 countries, of whom 38% are international students.
Student and staff exchanges as well as visits from students and staff from other countries have opened an even “wider world” to the UCSI University community, exposing them to a spectrum of cultures. Studying and living on campus makes one feel truly such as a citizen of the world.
UCSI University collaborates with international institutions of higher learning to provide our students and staff with the opportunities to interact with students and staff from other international universities. This enables the lecturers to acquire different teaching and learning methodologies to be taught, discussed and incorporated within the UCSI University curricula while students have the opportunity to acquire different learning skills and the exposure of living and studying in a different environment.
UCSI University, through its International University Placement Centre, has entered into collaborative agreements with various foreign universities in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States and Canada which recognise the University as a premier education institution that provides quality education of international standards.
Co-Operative Education Training Programme
Through its innovative academic curriculum, students at UCSI University also enjoy the different benefits of its Co-Operative Education Training Programme (Co-Op) to enhance their employability. The Co-Op integrates classroom learning with workplace training in Co-Op employer organisations. Students complete two months’ work experience for every year of study. They will have six to eight months’ work experience via graduation and stand ready for full-time employment.
Currently, there's more than 800 employer organisations registered as Co-Op employers and every year this number is rising, providing more avenues for students to be job-ready from the day they graduate.
Research & Discovery
As a broad-based university, we also emphasise on research and development as well as the cultivation of knowledge. The Centre of Excellence for Research, Value Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CERVIE) promotes its research initiatives and knowledge creation aggressively in a quest for educational excellence. The Centre serves as a platform for UCSI University staff and students to undertake research and disseminate research findings at the national and international level. Many of UCSI University’s academic staff, who comprise mainly Ph.D. and Masters Degree holders, are involved in research to a great extent.
CERVIE seeks to promote smart partnerships between the University, the industry and the government, in what it terms as the triple-helix model. At the same time, it acts as an incubator for developing new ideas as well as a Centre that provides assistance to seek funds for research initiatives and its product commercialisation.
As an institution of higher learning, UCSI University strives towards educational excellence in the years ahead. Its tagline, “The University. The Experience” encapsulates what the institution is striving to achieve - to provide students with a multitude of enriching experiences – academic, intellectual, psychological, cultural, professional, personal and emotional - that a student experiences while studying at the university.
The multitudes of experience can be enjoyed in even more locations and states as more development projects are underway. Under development are three projects in Bandar Springhill, Port Dickson (Negeri Sembilan), Kuching Isthmus (Sarawak) and another multi-purpose building at the Kuala Lumpur Campus. Upon completion, UCSI University will have four comprehensive campuses spread out on 260.5 acres of land in Malaysia. This is a promising future indeed.
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