UNITAR at a Glance Print
Monday, 05 December 2011 17:30

The establishment of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR) was mooted by Datuk Hassan Harun, the former chairman of KUB Malaysia Berhad. This was guided by his strong interest and vast experience in the field of education, especially with the setting up of Maktab Adabi in 1969.

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak PINTAR Campus is home to the university undergraduate's faculties and various schools. It was officially launched on December 21st, 1998 by YAB Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak, our current prime minister who was then the Minister of Education. The number of students currently stands close to 8,000 students; with approximately 5,000 full time students, while others are of distance – learning at the campus.

Major Milestones:

1996: YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia gave his blessings to Datuk Hassan's proposal of setting an IT-based learning environment. The proposal was also presented to YB Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, who was then the Minister of Education.

6 November 1997: Tun Abdul Razak's family allows KUB Malaysia Berhad to name the university after him.

18 December 1997: The Ministry of Education invites KUB Malaysia Berhad to set up Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.

September 1998: The inaugural intake of 162 students in two faculties at Kelana Jaya Campus.

21 December 1998: The official Launching of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak by YB Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

28 January 2000: Receives its approval for registration from the Ministry of Education.

18 August 2001: Hold its inaugural Convocation and Chancellor's Proclamation Ceremony at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur. Y. Bhg. Tun Hajjah Mohd Noah was proclaimed the first Chancellor and 28 graduates received their scrolls.

8 August 2003: The first few private learning institutions in Malaysia to receive its ISO 9001:2000 Quality System Certification from SIRIM.

11 October 2003: Holds its third convocation and Pro Chancellor’s Proclamation Ceremony at Dewan Perdana FELDA. YBhg. Tan Sri Dato (Dr.) Ahmad Sarji Bin Abdul Hamid was proclaimed as the first Pro Chancellor and 239 graduates received their scrolls during the ceremony.

1 Mac 2007: Tun Abdul Razak Education Foundation (Yayasan PINTAR) purchased shares of UNITAR Sdn. Bhd. from KUB Malaysia Berhad.

22 November 2008: Hold it's Eighth Convocation and Pro Chancellors' Proclamation Ceremony at Putrajaya International Convention Centre(PICC). YBhg. Datuk Seri Panglima Andrew Sheng Len Tao was proclaimed as the Second Pro Chancellor and 1682 graduates received their scrolls during the ceremony.

9 October 2009: The official launching of RAZAK Campus and the unveiling of New Logo for Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.

1 September 2010: Relocation of PINTAR Campus from Kelana Jaya to Leisure Commerce Square.

11 March 2011: Wins Bronze Award in the Putra Brand Awards (Education and Learning), Malaysia largest consumer-based awards.

4 July 2011: The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) approved the renaming of UNITAR PINTAR Campus to University of Management and Technology (UMTECH).

1 August 2011: Officially separates into 2 distinct institutions:
i. Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (at Razak Campus); and
ii. University of Management and Technology (formerly PINTAR Campus).

22 October 2011: Eleventh Convocation at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre(PICC), where 2,149 graduates received their scrolls.

In its short history, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak has graduated over 10,000 students, With majority taking various courses at the PINTAR Campus.

University Profile:

UNITAR is dedicated to addressing the global human capital needs in the 21st century. Anchored on its two pillars: “management” and "technology education", UNITAR will be offering foundation, diploma, bachelor, masters', and doctoral programmes in diverse disciplines including business administration, accounting, management, education, early childhood education, guidance and counseling, information technology, software engineering, tourism and hospitality.

All programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). More information about programmes at: http://www.unitar.my/fess-overview#.UAoQnpFt2AN

UNITAR will be using English as the medium of instruction to cater for the needs of Malaysian students as well as international students from ASEAN countries, North Asia, India, the Middle East, and Central Asia, who are increasingly choosing Malaysia as their education destination.

UNITAR is a comprehensive dual mode university. The university's programme structure is designed to run via full-time, part time and distance learning modes to cater for secondary school leavers and workers. Through this unique structure, students will have the option to migrate from full-time on-campus mode to distance-learning mode and vice-versa.

As a dynamic and flexible university, UNITAR hopes to boost its’ presence in the global education market and, at the same time, offers its students a higher quality of education experience.

UNITAR with its strong and significant network of academic collaborations with universities from around the world, offered programmes which are professionally aligned with the major industry players through the Annual Roundtable conference and appointment of faculty advisors.

In its' effort to produce a competitive and capable graduates, UNITAR is constantly upgrading its syllabuses to keep up with current and forecasted industrial standards, at the same time, implementing an innovative teaching methods to provide the best possible quality education for the students.

UNITAR Main Campus:

UNITAR main campus is located at:
Block C, Leisure Commerce Square,
No. 9, Jalan PJS 8/9,
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: 03-76277200
Fax: 03-7627 7447
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Website: http://www.unitar.my

University Graphic Identity


To be the leading centre of excellence in providing quality education, research and development, and training in the field of management and technology.


- To produce quality graduates and professionals in the field of management technology.
- To provide quality curriculum through the integration of best practices and professional experiences in human capital development.
- To foster university - industry relations through research and professional development programmes, and
- To enhance international recognition through research and professional collaborations and foreign partners in niche areas.


- To produce high caliber graduates and professional preferred by employers.
- To provide contemporary knowledge, skills and competences with best practices as an integral part of human capital development.
- To develop university – industry relations in selected areas of management and technology; and
- To establish international and professional collaborations towards quality education and training in Malaysia and abroad.

Core Values

- Universality of educational opportunities.
- Commitment to excellence and professional ethics.
- Customer focus, and
- Embracing teamwork.

UNITAR Regional Centre:

UNITAR main campus at leisure commerce square is supported by strong networks of regional centre in Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Melaka, Ipoh, Pulau Pinang, Alor Star, Kota Baru, and Johor Baru.

UNITAR Sabah Regional Centre

Sabah International Dynamic Management (SIDMA) College City Campus, Kota Kinabalu is UMTEC Sabah Regional Centre. Its 47,000 sq feet campus in Bundusan Commercial Centre is only 7 minutes from Donggongon Town (Penampang); and about 15 minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu City; with close proximity to food outlets, banks, budget hotels, books, and stationery shops, supermarket and the vast residential housing area with easily available hostel accommodation for students.

The campus with contemporary design, houses basic facilities such as resource centre, a surau (prayer room), computer lab., fitness gym, childcare centre, a "Madrasah" (an Islamic Religious school), university stationery and photocopying shop, lecture halls, tutorial rooms, counseling room, a multipurpose student lounge (atrium) with WIFI access, and spacious underground parking.

SIDMA College, UNITAR Sabah Regional Centre, Kota Kinabalu

Adjunct Prof. Dr. Mornie Hj Kambrie, CEO SIDMA College, UNITAR Sabah Regional Centre, Kota Kinabalu

Under the leadership of its charismatic Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Prof. Dr. Morni Hj Kambrie, his dynamic team of managers and trusted Board of Directors, the college prospers jubilantly over the years and rapidly emerged as one of the largest UNITAR Regional Centre in East Malaysia running both UNITAR and its home grown academic programmes.

During its first establishment in Kota Kinabalu, the college leased a two storey Prudential Building of approximately 15,000 sq. feet and had its first batch of 34 students in 2003. Gradually progressing, the college is currently (2011), having about 2,500 active and registered students.

A total of 319 UNITAR Sabah graduates received their scrolls during the recent 11th Convocation held at Putrajaya International Convention Centre on 22 October 2011.

During the convocation, graduate Wong Yisha from UNITAR Sabah was selected to receive two special awards: namely a. Best Student – Faculty of Hospitality and b. Best Student – Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Congratulations to Graduate Wong Yisha

For more details about UNITAR Sabah Regional Centre:

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Tel: 088 – 712 560 / 732 000 / 732 – 020 / 732 – 012
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Website: http://www.sabah.sidma.edu.my/sidma2010/

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1. SIDMA College website : http://www.sabah.sidma.edu.my/sidma2010/
2. UNITAR Website : http://www.unitar.my/

Teo Eng Seng
Practicum Executive
SIDMA College

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