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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (English: University of Malaysia, Sarawak) or UNIMAS was officially incorporated on 24 December 1992. UNIMAS is Malaysia's eighth University, established just after the declaration of Vision 2020. Recently, UNIMAS has been ranked at 165th in Asian University Rankings 2011 by QS World University Rankings.[2]

The University took in its first students numbering 118 in 1993 with the opening of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Resource Science and Technology. These students were temporarily located at Kolej Latihan Telekom, Samariang until in 1994 the University moved to its East Campus in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak. The University’s East Campus at Kota Samarahan was officially launched by the Prime Minister, YAB Dato’Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on Independence Day, 31 August 1993.

At present, the University consists of eight Faculties, three Institutes and seven Centres.

UNIMAS was awarded MS ISO 9001: 2008 quality certificate by SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd. and and IQNet on 13 May 2010 for its core management process at Undergraduate Studies Division (BPPs) and Centre for Academic Information Services (CAIS).[3]

UNIMAS has implemented and maintains an Information Security Management System(ISMS) which fulfills the requirement of ISO/IEC 27001:2005 and MS ISO/IEC 27001:2007 standards. The scope covers the areas for the management of UNIMAS Data Centre covering equipment, system software, database and operating systems for the university's critical applications. The certification was issued to UNIMAS on 27 September 2013.

An international competition was held for the masterplan design of the West Campus. The winning design was by Peter Verity (PDRc) the international architect, who after detailed environmental analysis chose the site for the West Campus. The objective of the plan was to create an environmentally sustainable urban campus which, in the manner of Louvain-la-Neuve, would form the centre of a significant university new town. The interface between the fresh water and saltwater systems of the site are expected to give the opportunity to create a biodiversity of considerable richness [4]

The opening of the new West Campus by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi on April 18, 2006 was witnessed by 10,000 students, staff and members of the public.[5] The event was also broadcast live over RTM1.


http://www.unimas.my/images/unimas.pngThe overall theme reflects the University's commitment to knowledge and excellence. The tree a symbol of growth and knowledge stands alo for the natural resources of Sarawak and Malaysia their diverse ethnic groups and cultures. The clasped hands symbolize unity in diversity a concern for the environment and society as well as the exploitation and optimization of new and useful knowledge in development. Together the hands and the tree form the letter 'S' for Sarawak. Selected colours: Blue and red symbolise the integration of education and technology while golden yellow reflects quality and excellence in both human resource development and services.

University Governance

  • Vice Chancellor : Prof Dato' Dr Mohamad Kadim bin Suaidi
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International) : Professor Dr Wan Hashim Wan Ibrahim
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni) : Prof Mohd Fadzil Abdul Rahman
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) : Professor Dr Kopli Bujang
  • Registrar : Tuan Hj. Abu Bakar Ibrahim
  • Bursar : Tuan Hj. Mazlan Kiflie
  • Director of Development and Asset Management : Mr. Humphrey Rayang Jayang
  • Chief Librarian : Mdm Margaret Simeng


Centres & Divisions

Residential College



  1. ^ http://www.acu.ac.uk/institutions/search?code=MY
  2. ^ http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=611611
  3. ^ QAD. "UNIMAS MS ISO Expansion". Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  4. ^ "World Architecture".
  5. ^ BERNAMA. "Lessons Through Teleconferencing For Schools In Remote Areas". Retrieved 31 December 2012.

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