Vice Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)www.upm.edu.my
Located approximately 22 kilometers from Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, UPM is one of the country’s five designated research universities deeply committed to the discovery and distribution of knowledge.
A multidisciplinary university with 87 years of history, starting from School of Agriculture (1931) to College of Agriculture (1947) and University (1971). UPM is strategically located within Malaysia’s ambitious Multimedia Super Corridor, a Malaysian-government-designated zone designed to propel the country into the information technology age. UPM has attracted students and staff from all around the world, making it a globally-respected learning and research entity.
One of the largest universities in Malaysia, UPM is also a key player in contributing to the growth of learned and skilled human capital in the nation. UPM presently has more than 25,000 students enrolled in its 74 bachelor, 7 diploma, and 52 Master degree by coursework programs, as well as 5 research programs at the Masters and PhD levels, in more than 289 fields of study.
The success of UPM as a prominent research university has helped shape its academic and research excellence. Propelled by its scholarly ventures that span all areas of human endeavors, UPM always strives to evolve in response to the inevitable emergence of new areas in science, agriculture, medicine, engineering, education and the humanities.
Knowledge is the core of all activities at UPM, as depicted in its motto “with knowledge we serve”, emphasizing the tagline “Agriculture-Innovation-Life”.
By upholding this philosophy in the execution of all its endeavors, UPM aims to inspire its academic community towards teaching and research excellence, and ultimately towards the material and spiritual betterment of society. The university possesses all the necessary qualities and resources to be on par with renowned local and international institutions of higher learning.