Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin formerly known as Universiti Darul Iman Malaysia (UDM) is the eighteenth public university in Malaysia. Established on 1 January 2006, it is the first university to be based on the “cluster” concept. UDM aims to be an internationally recognised institute of higher learning that produces future leaders who are talented, trained, well-educated, and have high regards for culture and high morality, plus a towering personality.
It has three campuses, each with a separate and identifiable niche. KUSZA Campus focuses on teaching and research in Islamic knowledge together with conventional studies as well as professional courses such as Accountancy, Law and Engineering. The City Campus offers Allied Health Sciences programmes such as Nursing, Radiography and Medical Laboratory Technology. The Besut Campus which is still in the pipeline will focus on Agriculture and Bio Technology programmes.
It is hoped that UDM can produce leaders in various fields through knowledge, openness, responsibility and an appreciation of diversity to benefit all. UDM also aims to shape talented leaders who are both knowledgeable and cultured, with an international outlook.