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Universiti Utara Malaysia

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), which was officially established on 16 February 1984, is the sixth Malaysian public university. It is the only university that was set up to specialise solely in management education from the very beginning of its establishment. The planning of the construction of this sixth university began in August 1983 when the Ministry of Education Malaysia began to give form, in earnest, to the idea of setting up this university. On 19th October 1983, the Cabinet gave its official approval for this project in Kedah. At that time, the project was called “The Sixth University Project”. Several months later, the temporary office of the sixth university, officially named Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), was officially opened on 15th February 1984 in Jitra Four months after its official opening, the UUM office was relocated to its provisional campus – the Darul Aman Campus – in Jitra, in June 1984, when the first phase of the project had been completed. The relocation was carried out so as to be able to usher in the very first batch of students for the academic year which commenced in early June 1984. The Darul Aman Campus was on a 62-acre tract of land in Bandar Darulaman. It was 18 kms north of Alor Setar and 4.8 kms from Jitra. As a campus situated far from the madding crowd, UUM has ensured that its students do not want for adequate accommodation. At present, UUM has 15 Student Residential Halls (SRH), which, all together, house 20,000 students. The SRHs are named after Malaysian companies, institutions, and organisations of repute, namely MAS, TENAGA NASIONAL, TRADEWINDS, PETRONAS, EON, MISC, SIME DARBY, BSN, TM, PROTON, MAYBANK, YAYASAN ALBUKHARY, BANK MUAMALAT, BANK RAKYAT, and SME BANK.

Universiti Utara Malaysia, thus, dedicates itself to the goal of producing graduates who have the ability and leadership qualities of high degree in planning and managing human and natural resources scientifically and creatively for the prosperity and peace of the people, harmony of the nation, and peace throughout the world. ### The University resolves to foster excellence in scholarship, research, publication, and service to society especially in efforts to exploit human and natural resources efficiently. ### Over and above this, the University aspires to produce well-rounded graduates with scholastic, social, and humanistic qualities, individuals who are well balanced in their make-up, always guided by sublime and noble values. ### Towards achieving the above, the University, as well as its students and staff, will imbibe the values embodied in its motto: SCHOLARSHIP, VIRTUE, SERVICE.

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