Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, an innovation-led and graduate-focused Research University. It is located both in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and Johor Bahru, the southern city in Iskandar Malaysia, which is a vibrant economic corridor in the south of Peninsular Malaysia. Our Mission:
to be a leader in the development of human capital and innovative technologies that will contribute to the nation’s wealth creation. Our Philosophy: the divine law of Allah is the foundation for science and technology. UTM strives with total and unified effort to attain excellence in science and technology for universal peace and prosperity in accordance with His will.
The history of technical education in this country has been a century old. It all began in 1904 when a Technical School began its operation on Weld Road (now Jalan Raja Chulan) to teach Technical Assistants for the Federated Malay States Departments of Railways, Survey and Public Works. The school was officially known as Treacher Technical School, named after Sir William Treacher, the Resident General during that time. Students followed classed on part-time basis; they worked and trained specifically according to the technical needs of their employment.
The Ministry of Education formed an Ad Hoc committee, comprising research from Malaysian universities, to formulate a concept paper on the establishment of research universities (RUs). The content of the paper deals with their vision, missions and goals, the criteria and standard for Rus, their governance, prevision of incentives, accreditation concerns, cost implications and a viable action plan. The vision of an RU expands existing philosophies and good practices to enhance overall educations system and contribute to nation building.
These are organizations for joint projects, traineeships, study visits, international conferences, research projects, and funding:
- International Association of Universities (IAU)
- The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
- Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
- Universities Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
- Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
- South-East Asia Technical Universities Consortium (SEATUC)
- American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
- European Association for International Education (EAIE)
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