Malaya University

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Universiti Malaya
University of Malaya
motto Ilmu Punca Kemajuan
founding 1905
Sponsorship state
place Kuala Lumpur
country MalaysiaMalaysia Malaysia
Chancellor Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah of Perak
Students approx. 25,000
Employee approx. 6,200
including professors 2,613
Networks AUN , FUIW IAU

The University of Malaya (Mal. Universiti Malaya , English University of Malaya ) in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is the oldest university in the country. The motto of the university is "Ilmu Punca Kemajuan" (Knowledge is the key to success).


The University of Malaya has its origins in the King Edward VII College of Medicine founded in 1905 and Raffles College created in 1929 . Both colleges were merged in October 1949 to form the University of Malaya , based in Singapore . Due to the rapid growth of the university in its first decade, two autonomous branches were established in 1959, one in Singapore that would later become the National University of Singapore and one in Kuala Lumpur, which has retained its name to this day. In 1962 the two branches became independent state universities.


The university management consists of the Chancellor , three Pro-Chancellors , the Vice-Chancellor , four Deputy Vice-Chancellors , the Treasurer, the Head of Registry, the Head of the Library and the Director of University Malaya Medical Center. The chancellor and the three pro-chancellors are honorary positions and are filled by well-known personalities, while the full-time management of the university is headed by the vice-chancellor . The entire university management is supervised by a board of directors .

The university consists of the following faculties, institutes and centers:


  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business and Accountancy
  • Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Economics & Administration
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Languages ​​and Linguistics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of the Built Environment


  • Academy of Islamic Studies
  • Academy of Malay Studies


  • Institute of Research Management and Monitoring
  • Institute of Graduate Studies
  • Asia-Europe Institute
  • Institute of Principalship Studies
  • International Institute of Public Policy & Management (INPUMA)
  • Institute of China Studies


  • Cultural Center
  • Sports Center
  • Center for Foundation Studies
  • Center for Civilisational Dialogue
  • Academic Development Center




King Edward VII College of Medicine

Raffles College

Malaya University

See also

Web links

Commons : University of Malaya  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Administration. Chancellor & Pro-Chancellors. In: Universiti Malaya, accessed on August 7, 2019 .
  2. University of Malaya: UM Fact Sheet (English). Accessed August 7, 2010
  3. AUN Member Universities. In: ASEAN University Network, 2012, accessed August 24, 2019 .
  4. ^ List of Members. (pdf) In: Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World, 2017, p. 16 , accessed on September 3, 2019 .
  5. ^ List of IAU Members. In: International Association of Universities, accessed August 7, 2019 .
  6. ^ University of Malaya: History of UM (English). Accessed August 7, 2010
  7. ^ University of Malaya: Chancellor & Pro-Chancellors (English). Accessed August 7, 2010
  8. University of Malaya: Top Management (English). Accessed August 7, 2010
  9. ^ University of Malaya: Board of Directors (English). Accessed August 7, 2010
  10. ^ University of Malaya: Faculties, Academies, Institutes & Centers (English). Accessed August 7, 2010

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