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A Class Apart: Professor Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

At the heart of the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s (UTM) success story lie innovative ideas, cross-cultural exchanges One of the freest economies of the world, and research-based technical programmes.

Professor Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujaang Vice Chancellor/President, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)Professor Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang
Vice Chancellor/President
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Published: 2011

Being an innovation-driven and graduate-focused research university, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has definitely stood the test of time. Established in 1904, UTM remains resilient as a premier university in the region, specialising in engineering and science and technology (S&T). The organisational structure of UTM focuses on creating a vibrant knowledge culture and fertile intellectual ecosystem that encourages creativity and innovation.

Currently, the university has 200 foreign graduate faculty members. The 20,000 students enrolled in various disciplines consist, among others, 3,000 foreign students (about 50% is represented by students from the Middle East) and 7,000 postgraduate students. “Out of the total postgraduates, 2,000 are S&T students at PhD level,” said Professor Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang, the UTM Vice Chancellor/President. It also sends nearly 5,000 students to the Middle East, China, England, Sweden, Japan and its neighbouring countries as part of its global outreach programme. At present, UTM is the nation’s main contributor of R&D-based Intellectual Property, further proven by its track record as 3-time winner (2006, 2009 and 2010) of the National Intellectual Property Award.


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