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Institution Profile

Background

UMS-egm12.jpg UUniversiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) was established on 24 November 1994. His Royal Highness the Yang DiPertuan Agong proclaimed the establishment of UMS under Section 6(1) of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971. The ninth public university in Malaysia expanded rapidly since its inception. The physical development of the permanent campus on a 999 acre piece of land began in August 1995. The University’s occupation of the permanent campus started in 1999 and was completed in 2000. In that same year, a branch campus was established in Labuan Island placing two Schools concentrating on International Offshore Banking and e-Commerce. In addition, UMS has three centres of excellence to support teaching, learning and research in the university such as Tropical Biology and Conservation Research Institute, Borneo Marine Research Institute and Biotechnology Research Institute. The Centre for The Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning was also established to support teaching, learning and research in the University. Today, UMS is proud of its 13 Schools that offer 64 degree programmes, with a total enrolment of more than 13,000 students.

Philosophy
An education that is based upon the principle of believing in God and in the development of students who are progressive, disciplined, integrated and balanced in their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual outlook, and who will contribute towards the well being of the society and nation.

Mission
Universiti Malaysia Sabah strives to achieve academic excellence in various fields by gaining international recognition through teaching and learning, research and publication, social services and a balanced specialisation of knowledge and personal development of students resulting in high productivity and quality in the context of society and nation.

Vision
Universiti Malaysia Sabah strives to be an innovative university of global standing.

Motto
‘Strive To Excel’

Excellence in aspirations and pursuits will be the driving force and the main goal of Universiti Malaysia Sabah whereas gaining recognition at the international level will be the pinnacle of its achievement.

Programme Outline

UMS-egm12-1.jpg Postgraduate and Undergraduate courses offered by the various schools are described below:

School Of Science and Technology

  • Aquaculture*
  • Biotechnology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Marine Science*
  • Mathematics with Economics
  • Physics with Electronics
  • Plant Technology
  • Mathematics with Computer Graphics

* These programmes are conducted by the Borneo Marine Research Institute.

School Of International Tropical Forestry

  • International Tropical Forestry
  • Nature Parks and Recreation
  • Wood Fiber Technology and Industry
  • Plantation and Agro Forestry

School Of Food Science and Nutrition

  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Food Technology and Bioprocessing

School Of Engineering and Information Technology

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • System Management

School of Social Sciences

  • History
  • Geography
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Industrial Relations
  • International Relations

School Of Psychology and Social Work

  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Youth and Community Development
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Child and Family Psychology
  • Social Work

School of Arts Studies

  • Music Studies
  • Creative Art Studies
  • Visual Arts Studies

School of Education and Social Development

  • Education with Science
  • Education with Social Science
  • Education with Economics
  • Education with TESL*
  • Sports Science

* TESL = Teaching of English as a Second Language

School Of Business And Economics

  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance Management and Banking
  • Hotel Management
  • Marketing
  • Accountancy
  • Economic Planning and Development
  • Monetary Economics
  • Human Resource Economics

School Of Medicine

  • Medicine

School Of Sustainable Agriculture

  • Horticulture and Landscape
  • Crop Production
  • Livestock production

Labuan School Of International Business And Finance

  • International Finance
  • Offshore and International Banking
  • International Marketing
  • International Financial Economics
  • Islamic Financial

Labuan School Of Informatic Sciences

  • Multimedia Technology
  • e-Commerce

Research Institutes (Centre of Excellence)

Borneo Marine Research Institute
Research Focus

  • Marine Conservation
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Marine Aquaculture
  • Seaweed Farming
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Mariculture (Seaweed)

Tropical Biology and Conservation Research Institute
Research Focus

  • Biosystematics and Biodiversity
  • Ecological Processes
  • Bioprospecting and Natural Product Chemistry
  • Nature Tourism
  • Taxonomy (Biosystematics)
  • Conservation Biology
  • Natural Resources

Biotechnology Research Institute
Research Focus

  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Other areas in collaboration with relevant facilities and research centres

Centres

  • Centre for Postgraduate Studies
  • Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
  • Centre for Co-curriculum and Student Development
  • Centre for Management of Research and Conferences
  • Centre for Research and Entrepreneurial Development
  • Centre for Consultancy Services and Training
  • Centre for Natural Disaster Studies
  • Centre for Material and Minerals
  • Centre for Student Information Systems
  • Centre for Artificial Intelligence
  • Centre for Academic Advancement
  • Centre for Rural Development and Education
  • Centre for Remote Sensing and GIS Units
  • Psychology and Social Health Research Unit
  • Ethnography and Development Research Unit
  • Media and Education Technology Unit
  • UMS External Fund Management Unit

Facilities

UMS-egm12-2.jpgLibrary
The built-up area of the general library is 20,000 square metres with a collection of 200,000 books that is increasing. In addition, the library also subscribes to more than 26 online databases (Digital Collection). These consist of about 320,389 journals, magazines, handbooks and proceedings. Besides the digital collection, the library also subscribes to 75 electronic journals. With the setting up of ‘1 MegaLab’ which houses 500 units of high technology thin client computers with internet services, users have access to the world of knowledge and information technology.

Residences
The accommodation consists of terraced houses and apartments. Residential blocks called ‘Kampung’ A, B, C, D and E are within the University’s campus area. There are also four residential blocks situated outside the University campus and are within the perimeter of UMS. Every residential block has a warden appointed from among the staff members and rooms are modestly furnished.

Co-Curriculum Facilities
Universiti Malaysia Sabah has an impressive sports complex. It caters for the recreational and sporting needs of students and staff alike. These facilities include tennis, soccer, rugby, netball, hockey, badminton, basketball, volleyball, racing, jogging, athletics and aerobics.

Bank Facilities
Bank facilities are available within the University’s campus. A branch of a local bank each is located at the heart of the University and ‘Kampung E’ with ATM facilities.

One Stop Centre (OSC)
The one Stop Centre (OSC) houses the academic, bursar and student affairs service counters under one roof to provide convenient and systematic services to students. It is strategically located near the bus-stop, lecture halls, bank, library, stationery outlets and cafeteria. Universiti Malaysia Sabah-Outdoor Development Centre (UMS-ODEC) UMS-ODEC provides a variety of adventurebased experiential learning programmes for its clients to discover their true potential, to understand the real meaning of teamwork and to test their skills in leading and managing people in a challenging situation.

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Asasi Sains
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 620/sem
Duration: 3 Sem
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Diploma Level
1.
Diploma in Process Eng. (Oil and Gas Operations)
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 6 Sem
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Bachelor's Degree Level
1.
Bac. of Education (Education with Economics) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Duration: 8 Sem
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2.
Bachelor in Sports Science (Hons)#
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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3.
Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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4.
Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Crop Production) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Horticulture and Landscape) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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6.
Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Livestock Production) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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Bachelor of Arts (Creative Art Studies) (Hons)#
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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8.
Bachelor of Arts (Music Studies) (Hons)#
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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9.
Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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10.
Bachelor of Business (Financial Management & Banking) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 550/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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11.
Bachelor of Business (Hotel Management) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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12.
Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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13.
Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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14.
Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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15.
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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16.
Bachelor of Economics (Financial Economics) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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17.
Bachelor of Economics (Human Resource Economics) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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18.
Bachelor of Economics (Planning & Development Economics) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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19.
Bachelor of Education in TESL (Teaching of English As a Second Language) (Hons)#
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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20.
Bachelor of Eng. (Oil and Gas Engineering) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 1040/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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21.
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 1040/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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22.
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 1040/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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23.
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 1040/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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24.
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 1040/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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25.
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 1040/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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26.
Bachelor of Information Technology (E-Commerce) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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27.
Bachelor of International Business (International Finance) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 550/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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28.
Bachelor of International Finance (International & Offshore Banking Finance) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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29.
Bachelor of International Finance (International Financial Economics) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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30.
Bachelor of International Marketing (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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31.
Bachelor of Islamic Finance (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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32.
Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Pendarasan Islam)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Duration: 7 Sem
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33.
Bachelor of Psychology (Child & Family Psychology) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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34.
Bachelor of Psychology (Counseling Psychology) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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35.
Bachelor of Psychology (Industrial & Organisational Psychology) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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36.
Bachelor of Psychology (Youth & Community Development) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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37.
Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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38.
Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 620/sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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39.
Bachelor of Science (Conservation Biology) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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40.
Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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41.
Bachelor of Science (Geology) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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42.
Bachelor of Science (Industrial Chemistry) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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43.
Bachelor of Science (Marine Science) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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44.
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics with Computer Graphic) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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45.
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics with Economy) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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46.
Bachelor of Science (Multimedia Technology) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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Bachelor of Science (Physics with Electronic) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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48.
Bachelor of Science in Food Science (Food Science & Nutrition) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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49.
Bachelor of Social Science (Communications) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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50.
Bachelor of Social Science (Geography) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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51.
Bachelor of Social Science (History) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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52.
Bachelor of Social Science (Industrial Relations) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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53.
Bachelor of Social Science (International Relations) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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54.
Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology & Anthropology Social) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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55.
Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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56.
Bachelor of Visual Arts Technology (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 865/Sem
Duration: 6 Sem
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57.
Bachelor Science Computer (Network Engineering) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 1040/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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58.
Bachelor Science Computer (Software Engineering) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 1040/Sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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59.
Bachelor Science in Food Science (Food Service) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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60.
Bachelor Science in Food Science (Food Technology & Bioprocessing) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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61.
Bachelor Science in Forestry (Forest Plantation & Agro Forestry) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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62.
Bachelor Science in Forestry (International Tropical Forestry) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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63.
Bachelor Science in Forestry (Nature Parks & Recreation) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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64.
Bachelor Science in Forestry (Wood Fibre Industry & Technology) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 960/sem
Duration: 8 Sem
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Doctor of Medicine
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 1240/sem
Duration: 10 Sem
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Contact Details

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)

Address:
Corporate Relations Division
Locked Bag No. 2073
88999 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah

Type: Public University

Tel: 6088-320 000 / 320 474 / 320 213
Fax: 6088-320 223
Website: http://www.ums.edu.my

Other Campuses

Universiti Malaysia Sabah Centre for External Education (UCEE)

Address:
Level 1, Faculty of Psychology and Education
Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS
88400 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah

Type: Public University

Tel: 088-320000 Ext. 8832, 8835, 8839
Fax: 088-320084
Website: http://plums.ums.edu.my

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Student Testimonials

Arun Prasad Baidya, Nepal

Ph.D in Aquaculture

Arun Prasad Baidya from Nepal is currently doing Ph.D in Aquaculture, majoring in Hatchery Management. He was a Fisheries Officer in Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) before coming to Malaysia to further his studies. It is his aim to complete his Ph.D, to improve his competency and to contribute his skill and knowledge to the development of aquaculture in his country. ‘In this programme, we study hatchery operations but the best part is to be exposed to practical knowledge about raising the quality of fish and practicing the optimal use of cultured fishes in management programmes. Therefore, I want to bring back catfish seed production technology to my country and implement it there,” said Prasad. He also added that he would encourage more international students to further their studies in UMS and suggested that the programme offered should expand its scope to the field of freshwater aquaculture.