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Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia  (Malay)
Former names
Technical School (1904–1941)
Technical College (1942–1971)
Institut Teknologi Kebangsaan (1971–1975)
MottoKerana Tuhan Untuk Manusia[1]
Motto in English
In the Name of God for Mankind[1]
TypePublic research university
Established14 March 1972
ChancellorRaja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah
Vice-ChancellorProf. Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi bin Ismail
Academic staff
Students32.325 (2020)[3][2]
Undergraduates14,538 (2020)[3]
Postgraduates8,775 (2020)[3]
4,555 (2020)[3]
Location, ,
1°33′33″N 103°38′29″E / 1.55917°N 103.64139°E / 1.55917; 103.64139
ColoursMaroon, gold
AffiliationsACU, ASAIHL, FUIW,[5] APUCEN
Main entrance
Main entrance

University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) (Malay: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) is a premier Malaysian public research-intensive university ranked 187th in the world by QS University rankings. Its medium of instruction is English.


Industrial Partners

UTM has regional and international academic collaborations with companies including Intel, Altera, Dyson,[6] Alcon,[7] Shell[8] and Proton.[9]

Synergy 4.0

In 2018, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has embarked on a unique history when undertaking the restructuring of its academic entity and witnessing the merger of faculty from 18 to seven.[10]


UTM has three campuses – the main campus is in Skudai, and was the first university in the state of Johor. It has an area of 1148 hectares[11] and is the second largest public university after Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). It is about 20 km north of the state capital, Johor Bahru.

The branch campus is situated in Jalan Semarak within Kuala Lumpur, with an area of 38 hectares.[11] The branch campus accommodates diploma students, part-time students (also known as the SPACE program), undergraduate students (Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology) and foreign students taking business courses.

The new branch campus located in Pagoh was officially opened on 2 May 2017. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Innovation Centre in Agritechnology for Advanced Bioprocessing (UTM-ICA) is strategically located off the Pagoh interchange on the north–south expressway, in the district of Muar, Johor. A 50-hectare campus equipped with shared facilities integrated with Bandar University Pagoh.


The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities places UTM in the fourth place in the South East Asia Region, and the top in Malaysia.[12] In the QS University Rankings, it placed 100 in the "Engineering & Technology Universities" category among other world ranked universities in 2016[13] UTM aims to achieve the status of a global university and rank among 50 of the world's best universities by 2020.[14]

Vice Chancellor of University of Technology Malaysia

No. Vice Chancellor Term
In office
1. Tan Sri Dato’ Ainuddin Abdul Wahid 1975 – 1989
2. Prof. Datuk Dr. Muhammad Ridzuan Haji Salleh 1990 – 1994
3. Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ahmad Zaharudin Idrus 1994 – 2001
4. Tan Sri Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd. Zulkifli Tan Sri Mohd Ghazali 2001 – 2008
5. Prof. Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang 2008 – 2013
6. Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar 2013 – 2020
7. Prof. Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail 2020 – Present

Residential colleges (Johor Bahru Campus)

UTM has on-campus hostel blocks that provide accommodation for students. The hostel blocks are grouped into units known as colleges, for simplifying administration. Each college has three or more hostel blocks under their administration. UTM has 12 colleges, which can accommodate 17,500 students. Among the facilities provided at each residential college are a cafeteria, a multipurpose hall, a Muslim prayer room, tennis courts, an internet and computer center, a convenience store and a common room.[15]


UTM can provide accommodation for outsiders, i.e. parents or relatives, visiting friends etc., with Scholar's Inn @ UTM JB and Scholar's Inn @ UTM KL.

The Scholar's Inn @ UTMKL is a city campus hotel at Jalan Semarak, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Located within the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur campus and approximately 10 minutes’ drive from KLCC/ Petronas Twin Towers, the hotel is also within range of tourist spots such as the National Library, National Art Gallery, Istana Budaya and the Golden Triangle. Scholar's Inn @ UTMKL comprises 56 rooms and studios, a meeting room, a business centre and the Scholar's Deli.



  • Faculty of Engineering (FK)
    • School of Computing
    • School of Chemical and Energy Engineering
    • School of Electrical Engineering
    • School of Civil Engineering
    • School of Mechanical Engineering
    • School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSH)
    • School of Education
    • School of Human Resource Development and Psychology
    • Islamic Civilisation Academy
    • Language Academy
    • Centre for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilisation (CASIS)
  • Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying (FABU)
    • Department of Architecture
    • Department of Quantity Surveying
    • Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Department of Landscape Architecture
    • Department of Geoinformation
    • Department of Real Estate
  • Faculty of Science (FS)
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Mathematical Sciences
    • Department of Biosciences
  • Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS)
    • Business Administration
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Information System
  • Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science, Management and Design
    • Advance Informatics
    • Perdana Centre
  • Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT)
  • Institute Sultan Iskandar
  • Language Academy UTM Kuala Lumpur

Continuing Education

  • School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE)
  • Centre for Teaching and Learning

Joint programmes

  • Joint Programmes & Management Unit

Innovation Centre

  • Centre for Student Innovation (UTM CSI)
  • Innovation and Commercialization Centre (ICC)
  • Institute of Bioproduct Development


These are organisations for joint projects, traineeships, study visits, international conferences, research projects, and funding.

Global outreach programme

UTM Global Outreach Programme is an international programme designed to develop UTM's students to be global-ready graduates.

Research University

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 an action plan.[16]

Research Management Centre

Research Management Centre was established in 1982. Formerly known as ‘Research and Consultation Unit’ and as ‘Research & Development Unit’ and finally renamed as ‘Research Management Centre’, in 1997.

RMC manages research and development activities, intellectual property creation and management, technological development, promotion and exploitation of R&D findings through close collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation, Small and Medium Industry Development Corporation, industry, research institutes, other universities and international organisations.

RMC manages funds from research grant schemes available such as Science Fund, Techno Fund, Inno Fund, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Commercialization of R&D Fund (CRDF), Technology Acquisition Fund (TAF) and Multimedia Grant Scheme (MGS).[17]

Research fundings

  • MOSTI grants
    • Demonstrator Application Grant Scheme (DAGS)
    • ScienceFund
    • TechnoFund
  • MOHE grants
    • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    • Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS)
    • Long-term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)
    • Prototype Research Grant Scheme (PRGS)
  • MOA
  • UTM grants
    • UTM Short Term Grant
    • Research University Grant (GUP)
    • Institutional Research Grant (Top-Down)
  • Other Agencies
  • Contract research


University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[18]187 (2020)
Year Rank[19] Valuer
2012 358 QS World University Rankings
2014 355 QS World University Rankings
2015 294 QS World University Rankings
2016 303 QS World University Rankings
2017 288 QS World University Rankings
2018 253 QS World University Rankings
2019 228 QS World University Rankings
2020 217 QS World University Rankings
2021 187 QS World University Rankings

Notable alumni

  • Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong – Malaysian politician and engineer, served as Malaysian Minister of Transport (since 2020), Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (2014-2018), Malaysian Deputy Minister of Education (2008-2013) and Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Ayer Hitam, Melaka (since 2004).
  • Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar Haji Musa – Malaysian politician, businessman and town planner, served as Malaysian Minister of Federal Territories (since 2020), Malaysian Minister of Rural Development (1993-1999), Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports (1990-1993) and Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Peringat (1995-1999) & for Ketereh (since 2013).
  • Datuk Seri Azam Baki – Malaysian investigation officer, become the Chief Commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (since 2020).
  • Haji Adly Zahari – Malaysian politician, businessman and engineer, served as Chief Minister of Malacca (2018-2020) and Member of the Malacca State Legislative Assemblyman for Bukit Katil (since 2018).
  • Dato' Seri Panglima Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani – Malaysian police officer, become the Malaysian Inspector-General of Police (since 2021).
  • Dato' Saarani Mohamad – Malaysian politician, served as Menteri Besar of Perak (since 2020), Member of the Perak State Executive Council in Rural Development (2004-2006); Information, Rural Development, Plantation Industries and Commodities (2006-2008); Rural Development, Poverty Eradication, Plantations dan Welfare (2009-2013); Rural Development, Plantations, Agriculture, Housing and Local Government (2013-2014); Rural Development, Agriculture, Plantations, Information dan Human Capital Development (2014-2018) & Rural Development, Entrepreneur, Co-operatives and Consumer Affairs (2020) and Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly for Kota Tampan (since 1999).
  • Sim Tze Tzin – Malaysian politician and engineer, served as Malaysian Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (2018-2020), Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Bayan Baru (since 2013) and Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly for Pantai Jerejak (2008-2013).
  • Mohd Shahar Abdullah – Malaysian politician, served as Malaysian Deputy Minister of Finance (2020-current) and Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Paya Besar, Pahang (since 2018).
  • Dato' Seri Shaziman Abu Mansor – Malaysian politician, served as Malaysian Minister of Works (2009-2013), Malaysian Minister of Energy, Water and Communications (2008-2009) and Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Tampin (1999-2018).
  • Datuk Lim Ban Hong – Malaysian politician, served as Malaysian Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (since 2020) and Malaysian Senator (since 2020).
  • Chan Ming Kai – Malaysian politician, served as Member of Malaysian Parliament for Alor Setar, Kedah (since 2018), Member of the Perlis State Legislative Assembly for Indera Kayangan (2013-2018) and Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly for Simpang Pulai (2008-2013).
  • Dato' Haji Zainol Fadzi Paharudin – Malaysian politician, served as Adviser to Menteri Besar of Perak (since 2018), Member of Perak State Executive Councillor in Public Utilities, Infrastructure, Energy and Water (2013-2018) & Art, Culture, Youth and Sports (2009-2013) and Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly for Sungai Manik (since 2008).
  • Suhaizan Kayat – Malaysian politician, served as Speaker of the Johor State Legislative Assembly (since 2018).
  • Chan Tzun Hei – Malaysian politician, served as Sabah Deputy Youth Chief of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (since 2014)
  • Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar – Malaysian lecturer and professor, served as Vice Chancellor of University of Technology Malaysia (2013-2020)
  • Mardani Ali Sera – Indonesian politician and lecturer.
  • Dr. Anas Alam Faizli – Malaysian business leader, author and scholar, published the best-seller book, entitled Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians: Essays on Energy, Economy and Education.
  • Yapp Syau Yin – Malaysian military pilot and flight instructor.
  • Burhanuddin Md Radzi – Malaysian director and publisher, become the founder, managing director and publisher of Les' Copaque Production Sdn Bhd.
  • Melvin Sia – Malaysian actor, model and singer.
  • Alvin Chong – Malaysian singer and actor.
  • Tunku Norhanis Tunku Salman – Malaysian actor.
  • Brandon Wong – Singaporean actor.
  • Irma Hasmie Ibrahim – Malaysian actor, model and TV host.
  • Ahmad Lutfi Othman – Malaysian writers, journalists and political activist.
  • Lim Boon Wah – Malaysian actor and director.
  • Vijandren Ramadass – Malaysian entrepreneur, founded
  • Ganesh Kumar Bangah – Malaysian serial entrepreneur, technology industry leader and startup investor, founded MOL Global and Commerce.Asia.
  • Dato' Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah – Malaysian engineer and businessman, Managing Director and CEO of Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad.[20]

Partner Institution





United Kingdom

United States

See also


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  2. ^ a b "Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Top Universities". Quacquarelli Symonds(QS). Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "Facts and Figures – About UTM". Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  4. ^ . Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Retrieved 25 October 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 January 2005. Retrieved 16 April 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ UTM-Dyson collaboration towards innovation for human advancement, retrieved 20 June 2021
  7. ^ Ahmad, Sabri (7 February 2018). "UTM-Alcon tandatangan MoU bernilai RM 1.8 juta | UTM NewsHub" (in Malay). Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  8. ^ UTM-Shell Collaboration in solving vibrations caused by water currents at Shell Malikai, retrieved 20 June 2021
  9. ^ UTM-Proton to Collaborate in developing hybrid and green technology
  10. ^ Hamzah, Hafizan (7 July 2018). "UTM Synergy 4.0 to merge faculties". UTM NewsHub. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  11. ^ a b A Guide to Postgraduate Study
  12. ^ "Webometric Rankings of Universities in South East Asia". Archived from the original on 5 July 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  13. ^ "Universiti Teknologi Malaysia". Top Universities. 9 December 2012.
  14. ^ Bernama. "UTM Strives to be Among World's Top 50 Universities". Malaysian Digest.
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  19. ^ "Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Rankings". Top Universities. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  20. ^ "DATO' DR. IR. TS. MOHD ABDUL KARIM BIN ABDULLAH". Retrieved 17 April 2021.

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