Universiti Utara Malaysia is a public university established in 1984. Its initial specialisation was management education. This has remained a strong focus at UUM.
The university is divided into three main colleges: UUM College of Business, UUM College of Arts and Sciences and UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies. Its research focus is in eight areas: economic and financial analysis, entrepreneurship, consumer and market analysis, business leadership and innovation, information and media management, national resilience and nation building, and governance and international studies. Students and staff constantly participate in innovation competitions in Malaysia and abroad.
Most undergraduate programmes are taught in English, and students are expected to pass a test to prove their proficiency in English. You must also learn the Malay language during your degree, and will be tested on it at the end of your course.
Its main campus is Sintok Campus. Situated by the rivers Sungai Sintok and Sungai Badak, the campus relishes in green space. Students and staff live on campus. In addition, there is an inn and a hotel for visitors. Its wide surface includes facilities such as a picnic area, a nine-hole golf course, a go-kart circuit, a shooting and archery range and an equestrian site.