Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) or The National University of Malaysia (NUM) is located at Bangi, Selangor, about 35km south of Kuala Lumpur. UKM has a teaching hospital, the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) located in Cheras and a branch campus in Kuala Lumpur.
UKM consists of 12 faculties, a graduate school of business and 14 research institutes. The university’s pioneering research has propelled various Malaysian industries, including engineering, architecture and food science. Being one of the four research universities in Malaysia, UKM has produced more than 100,000 graduates for over 40 years. A unique feature of the university is the Malaysia Genome Institute (MGI) and the International Institute of Global Health, United Nations University which are set up at UKM.
UKM is also the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Quality Award 2006, a recognition of its excellent achievements in the academic and management fields. With strong foundations, UKM aims to sustain and enhance its level of excellence via its 2000-2000 (PS2020) Strategic Plan in line with its slogan, ‘Inspiring Hopes, Nurturing the Future’.