Located approximately 22 kilometres from Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, UPM is one of the five designated Research universities (RU) in Malaysia that is deeply committed to the discovery and distribution of knowledge. Founded in 1931 and known internationally as one of the more distinguished universities in the region, its academic disciplines include Engineering; Agriculture; Forestry; Veterinary Medicine; Medicine and Health Sciences; Economics and Management; Educational Studies; Science; Food Science and Technology; Human Ecology; Modern Languages and Communication; Design and Architecture; Computer Science and Information Technology; Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences; and Environmental Sciences. A multidisciplinary university with 88-year history, UPM is strategically located within Malaysia’s ambitious Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), a Malaysian Government designated zone designed to propel the country into the information technology age. As one of the largest universities in Malaysia, UPM is also a key player in contributing to the growth of learned and skilled human capital in the nation.
UPM presently has more than 27,000 students enrolled in its 80 bachelor, 7 diploma, 57 coursework programmes and 5 research programmes at the Masters and PhD levels (with more than 289 fields of studies). Except for the diploma programmes and three undergraduate programmes which are offered exclusively at UPM’s branch campus in Bintulu, Sarawak, all other courses are offered at the main campus in Serdang, Selangor. Knowledge is the core of all activities at UPM, as depicted in its slogan “With Knowledge We Serve”.
By upholding this philosophy in the execution of all its endeavours, UPM aims to inspire its academic community towards teaching and research excellence; and ultimately towards the material and spiritual betterment of society. UPM possesses all the necessary qualities and resources to be at par with renowned local and international institutions of higher learning, your decision to join UPM will promise you a world of opportunities that will certainly enrich your life and future.
ICT LIBRARY UPM is a 21st century campus connected via a comprehensive fibre-optic communication system and ICT infrastructure that allows for speedy and efficient transmission of knowledge, teaching and learning, research and administrative functions. This network is accessible from within the campus. A lifetime e-mail facility and a 20MB storage capacity is provided for all for their coursework and homepage. Students are provided with a smart card that can be used as a matric card, library card, e-purse and ATM access. The card also doubles as a health card containing the student’s health record. The computer laboratory can be easily accessed by students to do their coursework, internet surfing and other online campus requirements.
ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE (THE SULTAN SALAHUDDIN ABDUL AZIZ SHAH CULTURAL AND ARTS CENTRE) The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Cultural and Arts Centre provides a platform for students to undertake cultural activities and performances, which can be staged at the main hall which has a capacity to accommodate about 2,800 people. The Experimental Theatre alone can house more than 600 spectators at any one time. The Centre allows students to showcase their talents, skills and cultural diversities.
IT FACILITY UPM’s IT infrastructure provides a range of facilities and services to assist students with their IT-related needs. Wireless hotspots and access to the internet and other on-line resources including the Library e-resources/e-journals and student portals are readily available throughout the university
UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURAL PARK Set up in 2001, the Park is designed to facilitate onsite teaching and learning and conduct research in agriculture. The Park provides students with actual practical assignments in an ecosystem that serves as an ideal training ground.
HEALTH AND WELFARE All international students can access out-patient clinic services provided at the University Health Centre which is located within the campus. The health centre provides a comprehensive array of health services and is well-equipped with modern facilities and pharmaceutical amenities which enable the efficient provision of effective health and dental services to all registered students and staff. Among facilities and services available at the centre are medical, dental, x-ray, physiotherapy, ambulance service, dispensary, laboratory, etc.