UUM, which was established by the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, in 1984, is the sixth public university in Malaysia. It is the only university in Malaysia that was set-up to specialise solely in management education.
The 1,061-hectare main campus is located in Sintok, Kedah, and it is ensconced in a luxuriant tropical rain forest surrounded by emerald green hills, making it one of the most beautiful campuses in the region. It is the only university in Malaysia that provides on campus accommodation to more than 22,000 students.
The university’s state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure are on par with those of the best campuses in the world. The MYR580 million campus started its operations on 15 September 1990 and was officially declared open by His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Kedah and Chancellor of UUM, on 17 February 2004.
The UUM campus is fully equipped with modern facilities and amenities, including well-equipped and fully air-conditioned halls and classrooms, student lounge and a good WiFi facility. The main buildings in the campus are the academic buildings, the library, the administrative buildings, University Health Centre and the Sports Center.