UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) was established on 16 February 1984 under the Universiti Utara Malaysia 1984. The university was corporatised on 23 April 1998. UUM is located in Sintok, Kedah, about 48 kilo meters north of Alor Setar, close to the new town of Bukit Kayu Hitam.
The vision of UUM is to be an eminent management university. Most of the courses focus on management, business, accounting, economics, law, and so on these areas.In January 2008, a restructuring of the university academic system was undertaken. Thirteen faculties were merged and streamed into 3 main Academic Colleges, namely UUM COB (UUM College of Business), UUM CAS (UUM College of Arts and Sciences), and UUM COLGIS (UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies). This 3 main Academic Colleges offer around 37 bachelor programs.
The main buildings in the campus include the academic buildings, the Sultanah Bahiyah Library, Administration buildings, Chancellor building, Sultan Badlishah Mosque, Dewan Muadzam Shah, Tan Sri Othman Hall, Sports Complex, Varsity Mall, Executive Development Centre, and so on.
At present, UUM has 15 Student Residential Halls (SRH) or known as Inapan Siswa, which, all together, house 22,000 students. The SRHs are named after Malaysian companies, institutions, and organizations of repute. UUM is one of the few universities that allow all the students stay in campus until they graduate with reasonable accommodation fee.
UUM also namely as The Eminent Management University was emphasis on the attire of students, during the lecture or office hours, students have to wear formal attire. Other than that, shuttle buses were provided in the campus for student’s convenience. There are also many sporting and leisure facilities inside the campus such as Olympic-sized swimming pool, fitness gyms, football, open stadium, Go-cart circuit, and others.
In term of medical facilities, UUM has a Health Centre provides a comprehensive health service that covers medical and dental treatment, counselling, first aid, surgery, and medication for students and staff. Besides that, there are more than 100 student administered organizations and societies which are monitored under the Student's Affairs Department (HEP) and Student Development Office (PPA). Hence, UUM not only concentrate on delivery knowledge to the students also provide a place to develop their physical and mental to become a leader with holistic characteristics to serve the global community.