Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), an innovation-led and graduate-focused Research University. 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.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (also known as UTM) is a public research University in Malaysia and a research-intensive university in engineering, science and technology. It is located in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and in Johor Bahru, the southern city in Iskandar Malaysia.

UTM is a graduate-focused university with 56% of its student population consisting of postgraduate students, the highest in Malaysia. As of 2015, UTM has more than 5,000 international students from more than 60 countries, the highest among research universities in Malaysia.

The history of UTM began in 1904 when a technical school began operation on Weld Road (now Jalan Raja Chulan) to teach Technical Assistants for the Federated Malay States Departments of Railways, Survey and Public Works. The school was known as Treacher Technical School , named after Sir William Treacher, the Resident General. Students took classes on part-time basis; they worked and trained according to the technical needs of their employment. In 1941 the Advisory Committee of Technical Schools recommended that the school be elevated to college status and proposed that a new technical college be constructed. The new college was to be built on a 47-acre piece of government land in Gurney Road (now Jalan Semarak), Kuala Lumpur. Plans for the construction of the college, however, were put on hold when World War II erupted in Peninsular Malaysia.

The university moved to a new campus located on 2,400 acres of land in Skudai, Johor. Construction works had begun in 1978 and the campus opened on September 16, 1985 by His Majesty Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail, then the Yang di Pertuan Agong, in his capacity as his capacity as the second Chancellor of UTM.

UTM’s has regional and international academic collaborations., including Intel, Altera, and Proton.  UTM is one of the few public universities in Malaysia that has attained research universitystatus, opening avenues for research and industrial collaboration through government research grants.

For more information, please visit: http://www.utm.my