Universiti Teknologi Malaysia is an innovation-driven entrepreneurial Research University and a leading research-intensive university in engineering, science and technology ranked in the top 100 world ranking in engineering and technology. It is located both in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and Johor Bahru, the southern city in Iskandar Malaysia, which is a vibrant economic corridor in the south of Peninsular Malaysia.
UTM is now a graduate-focused university with more than 50% of its student population consisting of postgraduate students, the highest in Malaysia. The number of postgraduates enrolled in PhD studies in diverse fields of specialization is more than 5,000 students, which is the highest in the region and among top ten in the world. It has more than 3,000 international students from more than 60 countries around the world, the highest among research universities in Malaysia. Through its Global Outreach Programme, UTM students gain international exposure and experiential learning through various student mobility and exchange programmes, service learning and community engagements and Summer School such as in Harvard.
UTM’s mission is to lead in the development of creative and innovative human capital and advanced technologies that will contribute to the nation’s wealth creation. This is in line with the aspirations of the country towards becoming a knowledge-based, innovation-led economy grounded in creativity and innovation with high value creation. Through a strategic transformation of its organizational structure, UTM is focused on creating a vibrant academic culture and fertile intellectual ecosystem through its New Academia approach based on Blue Ocean Strategy which focuses on innovative, entrepreneurial, value-driven and meaningful approaches beyond conventional paradigms.
UTM has also established a reputation for cutting-edge research undertakings and innovative education, proven by becoming the four-time winner for the National Intellectual Property Award for organization category. A stimulating research culture exists in UTM through 5 Niche Areas in strategic disciplines and more than 10 Centres of Excellence (CoE) with more than 20 Research Centres, in addition to academic faculties to service science, technology, engineering, business and management education, among others.
UTM is also actively engaged in research collaboration with renowned institutions such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Oxford, Imperial College of London, University of Cambridge, Tokyo University and Meiji University, to name a few, on strategic areas of interests.
UTM is thus renowned for being at the forefront of engineering and technological knowledge and expertise, contributing to the technical and professional workforce of the nation since 1904. Having produced more than 200,000 technical graduates and qualified professionals over the years, UTM has earned its place as Malaysia’s premier university in engineering and technology which inspires creative, innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets.
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