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UCSI University
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TypePrivate
Established1986
FounderDato' Peter Ng
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Datuk Ir. Ts. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir
Pro-ChancellorYAM Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz
Students>10,000 (2021)
Location,
Malaysia
CampusKuala Lumpur, Kuching, Terengganu, Bandar Springhill

UCSI University is a private university in Malaysia and the only university in the world to make the top QS Recognition for Improvement. Propelled by its leading-edge academia, the university is renowned for its leadership in academic pursuits and engagement with industry and community. The university moved up to 63 spots to be ranked the world’s top 284th university and placed among the top 0.9% of the world’s universities. The university is quickly making a name for itself in research and innovation and has distinguished itself as a higher learning institution with a track record of having quality academicians and researchers with a global presence since its establishment in 1986. Currently, all UCSI University’s programmes have received a 100% employability score from the Malaysian Higher Education Ministry’s Graduate Employability 2021 survey, making its graduates highly employable in the job market.

History

UCSI was founded in 1986 by Dato' Peter Ng as a computer-training institute in Petaling Jaya.[1] It soon relocated to new premises in Kuala Lumpur to cater to growing student numbers and more academic programmes were offered. UCSI was accorded college status in 1990 by the Ministry of Education (Malaysia), university college status in 2003 and full-fledged university status in 2008, becoming Malaysia's second private university. The institution was formerly known as Sedaya.

Faculties and institutes

UCSI University has seven faculties and three institutes that offer more than 100 academic programmes.

  1. Faculty of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Business and Management
  3. Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment
  4. Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  5. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  6. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  7. Faculty of Social Science and Liberal Arts
  8. Institute of Actuarial Science and Data Analytics
  9. Institute of Music
  10. Institute of Computer Science and Digital Innovation
  11. De Institute of Creative Arts and Design

UCSI College, sister institution

To offer a wider range of academic programmes, UCSI College, an education subsidiary under UCSI Group is set up in 2015. UCSI College offers Pre-University, Diploma and Certificate, Degree Transfer and 3+0 UK degree programmes. UCSI College is now a MyQUEST 5-star private college.

References

  1. ^ "The Founder". Retrieved 5 June 2022.