Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is the largest engineering-based university
located at the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia. It is renown for being at the
forefront of engineering and technological knowledge and expertise.
UTM has also established a reputation for innovative education and leading-edge
research, with a vision to educating technologists and professionals, towards
the development of creative human resource and advanced technological
This is in line with the aspirations of the country to be a fully developed and
knowledge-rich nation by the year 2020. UTM has more than 20 specialist
institutes and research centres, in addition to academic departments to service
technological education and research need of the university.
There are more than 25,000 full-time undergraduate students at its main campus
in Johor, more than 4,500 at its Kuala Lumpur campus, and more than 5,000
enrolled on distance learning programmes at part-time students. In addition,
there are more than 3,000 postgraduate students in various fields of
Having produced more than 200,000 technical graduates and qualified
professionals over the year, UTM has earned its place as Malaysia's Premier
University in Engineering and Technology. For more information please visit the
official website of UTM.
International Islamic University Malaysia( IIUM)
IIUM is a unique university either in Malaysia or on a broader plane of the world. Its students originate from more than 90 countries representing nearly all regions of the world. IIUM has spared no effort to ensure that it provides the best tertiary education possible in all branches of knowledge. Through generous support from the Malaysian Government, its facilities are kept up-to-date to the changing demands of the core business of the university such as teaching and learning as well as research and consultancy. Its establishment in 1983 was a fulfillment of one of the major aspirations of the contemporary global Muslim community to regain the leadership of the Ummah in the quest for knowledge as encapsulated in its vision statement:
"To be an international centre of educational excellence which integrates Islamic revealed knowledge and values in all disciplines and which aspires to the restoration of the Ummah's leading role in all branches of knowledge."
IIUM operates under the direction of a Board of Governors with representatives from the eight sponsoring governments and the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). It maintains links with governments and institutions all over the world, such as the League of Islamic Universities, the International Association of Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Through smart industrial linkages it develops opportunities for students to gain practical work experience that would be very useful in their future careers development.
Further detail about IIUM is available at http://www.iium.edu.my/about/about.shtml.