Motto: Contemporary & Forward Looking
Total enrollment: 16,492 (2016)
Founded: 24 December 1992
Chancellor: Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud
Vice-chancellor: YBhg Prof Dato’ Dr Mohamad Kadim bin Suaidi
Niche – Areas: Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Information Communication and Creative Technology, Sustainable Community Transformation
University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia’s eighth university was officially incorporated on 24 December 1992. A university that is contemporary in character and forward-looking in outlook, it is committed in providing the nation with leaders, managers, scientists and technical specialists as well as thoughtful citizens who are capable of handling the complex challenges of our common future – confidently, competently, and creatively. University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) is situated at the heart of Borneo. The campus is 40-minute’s drive from the City of Kuching, the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia.
In UNIMAS, students are responsible for their own learning under the careful guidance of their instructors. On top of their core subjects, students are given the opportunity to select complementary courses from a menu offered by different faculties of the university. Student’s learning is optimized through a careful evaluation of individual course units and self-managed study for the development of the total individual.
On top of these, UNIMAS also offer various soft skills courses to further increase its graduate marketability in the job market. Through the Centre for Students Development, students are able to choose various courses which should help them improve their marketability such as time management, communication skills, self-management, public speaking, etc.
UNIMAS recognizes that learning should be provided in a system capable of continuously assimilating, using and transferring new methods, knowledge and skills – the students should see themselves as continuous learners and UNIMAS will ensure relevance by prioritizing its teaching and learning activities.