UiTM is Malaysia's premier institution of higher learning that has experienced a phenomenal growth since its inception in 1956. The university has expanded nationwide with 3 satellite campuses, 12 branch campuses, 6 city campuses, 25 franchise colleges and a smart campus for the future. Its formation is based on a vision of outstanding scholarship and academic excellence that is capable of providing leadership in all fields of internationally recognized professional study. This serves as catalyst for greater strides in the development of the university and the nation.
During these years of growth, UiTM has built on the educational infrastructure placed by its founders to a level comparable to many international universities. Today, it draws strength from the initiatives of these leaders to aspire to be world-class in all its endeavors- to explore the frontiers of knowledge, to master new technologies and harvest the abundant riches of diverse cultures, markets and new industries.
UiTM: A WORLD-CLASS SOCIO-ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENT
UiTM is the pioneer institution of higher learning that is totally committed to producing a significant number of Bumiputera professionals who are skilled in a broad spectrum of industry. They contribute to increasing the national productivity and improving the livelihood and standard of living of the people of Malaysia.
UiTM'S ACADEMIC PERSPECTIVE - VARIED, INTER-DISCIPLINARY AND INTERNATIONAL
UiTM generates, disseminates and advances knowledge within the ever-changing multicultural and technological context of the world. It offers high quality education and vibrant and inclusive learning environment. Students enjoy a rich growth experience, the most influential as well as the most challenging , intellectually and personally. UiTM's education will prepare students that have now numbered about 100,000 to become tomorrow's leader.
The university has the broadest range of disciplines that any one university can boast of - from hotel and tourist management to accountancy to communication and media studies to medical and health technology, encompassing 21 faculties and over 200 academic programmes spread over Science and Technology, Social Science and Humanities and Business Management.
UiTM has forged linkages with other universities and professional bodies, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT), UK, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), UK, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), USA,Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE), UK, Institute of Marketing UK, Institute of Administrative Management, UK, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), UK, and many others around the world. Some of these ties go back a long way, such as with Ealing Technical College in the 60s and Ohio University in the 80s and they have become a benchmark for UiTM's academic programmes and research.
UiTM'S CURRICULUM - GLOBALLY RELEVANT, RIGOROUS AND RESPONSIVE
UiTM's curriculum is distinctively interdisciplinary and international. Courses remain relevant, rigorous and responsive to our changing world. Our faculty members constantly redefine what they teach and how they teach it, ensuring that the best traditions of the academy are merged with the most current thinking and scholarship in all disciplines.
The university's curriculum takes into account the multi-talents and abilities of students, who upon completing their studies are guaranteed a job in the real world. We care about preparing the for life. Apart from training them to be highly skilled people, we also equip them with an understanding of the technological, environmental and ethical challenges that the will face in a world of accelerating change. Many programmes require students to undergo practical attachment in their chosen fields as a way of acquiring hands-on experience. This is our students' competitive edge.
Those who could not come for a full-time course of study have an option of choosing their own place of study in the distance-learning mode, which is also possible electronically. Even more, if you have missed an early tertiary education, there is also off-campus prorammes that you can register with.
UiTM'S SCHOLARSHIP - KNOWLEDGE INNOVATORS AND PARADIGM BASHERS
UiTM constitutes an uncommon community of about 4,000 academics, scholars and researchers, all dedicated to education and research. Here, we find scholarship and research that will become the tools of personal and professional development. They are a new breed of knowledge innovators and paradigm bashers who are not afraid to transcend traditional boundaries between disciplines. The great diversity in disciplines and expertise is reflected in the university's niche areas and centres of excellence.
�Information Technology and Communication
�Art & Design
�Insurance & Risk Management
CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
UiTM's Centres of Excellence are the embodiment of the dynamic and progressive co-existence between scholar and scholarship. They comprise superior consultancy work by our own figures of international standing and reputation.
Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS)
National Soil Erosion Centre (NASEC)
Institute of Research, Development and Commercialisation (IRDC)
Institute of Knowledge Advancement (InKA)
UiTM-MICG Corporate Governance Centre
Asian Centre for English Language Teaching
Centre for Consultancy and Testing 'Halal Haram'
Computer Aided Design Engineering and Manufacturing
Microwave Technology Centre
Financial Reporting Research Centre
Institute Kajian Zakat Malaysia
Institute of Biotechnology
Institute of Journalism
UiTM'S RESEARCH - MULTIDISCIPLINARY, RECORD-BREAKING INNOVATIONS, WORLD-CLASS INNOVATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS, INDUSTRY-RELATED AND HIGH COMMERCIAL INPUT
At UiTM, the innovatory spirit is alive and kicking and is taking the university to great heights of excellence. Our researchers are consultantly winning recognition for their world-class innovative achievements, as seen in the list of awards at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions.
The university maximises the commercial opportunities of its researcher's inventions and discoveries, thus helping industries to lower costs, increase productivity and improve quality. UiTM encourages cross-fertilisation of ideas from all disciplines so that academics and researchers are constantly challenged into forming research alliances and partnerships with agencies in both the public and private sectors.
UiTM recently set up 2 research institutes: the Institute of Biotechnology and the Science Institute with the intention of fostering greater efficiency and higher productivity in scientific research. At the same time, research in the university matches the market needs for professional and technology research services with the resources and skills available within UiTM.Maximising the value of university research is for the benefit of academics, the university and the country.
sources from: http://www.uitm.edu.my