Universiti Putra Malaysia
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Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is one of the top public universities in Seri Kembangan, Malaysia. Only 15 minutes drive from Equine Residence.
Travelling Details from Symphony Tower : Distance: 9.5km Travelling time: 12min Through: Lebuhraya SILK/Sistem Lingkaran-Lebuhraya Kajang/E18 and E9
Universiti Putra Malaysia Former names School of Agriculture (1931–1947) College of Agriculture Malaya (1947–1973) Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (1973–1997) Motto Berilmu Berbakti Motto in English With Knowledge We Serve Type Public Established 1931, 1973 Chancellor HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Vice-Chancellor YBhg. Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris Academic staff 2,548 Students 26,222 Undergraduates 16,051 (2014) Postgraduates 10,171 (2014) Location Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Campus Serdang (1108.103 hectares) Bintulu (714.717 hectares) Colours Red, white and grey Affiliations ASAIHL, ASEA UNINET, AUAP, FUIW, AACSB Website www.upm.edu.my Universiti Putra Malaysia (formally known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia or College of Agriculture Malaya or School of Agriculture), or UPM, is recognised by the independent government assessments as one of Malaysia's leading research Universities. Founded in 1931 as the School of Agriculture, UPM's main campus is located in central Peninsular Malaysia, close to the capital city, Kuala Lumpur and next to Malaysia’s administrative capital city, Putrajaya. It was formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia or Agricultural University of Malaysia. UPM is a research university offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a research focus on agricultural sciences and its related fields. It was ranked as the joint 376th best university in the world in 2014 by Quacquarelli Symonds. On 2015, UPM was ranked 45th in Best Global Universities for Agricultural Sciences of U.S. News & World Report College and University Ranking. History The School of Agriculture was officially instituted on 21 May 1931 by John Scott, an administrative officer of the British colonial Straits Settlements. The school was located on a 22-acre piece of land in Serdang and offered two programmes - a three-year diploma programme and a one-year certificate course in Agriculture. In 1947, the school was declared the College of Agriculture Malaya by Sir Edward Gent, the then Governor of the Malayan Union. The establishment of Universiti Pertanian Malaysia came about when the College of Agriculture in Serdang merged with the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Malaya. Dr. Mohd. Rashdan bin Haji Baba, the then principal of the College of Agriculture Malaya, was appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor by virtue of the provisions of Section 18 of the Universities and University Colleges Act, 1971. With the first intake of 1,559 students, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia had its first academic session in July 1973 in the three central faculties and one basic division: the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, and a Division of Foundation Studies. In the early 80s, UPM extended its area of studies to include the field of Science and Technology (S&T). In 1997, the name Universiti Pertanian Malaysia was changed to Universiti Putra Malaysia by former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad, as a strategic gesture to portray the status of UPM as a centre of higher education capable of providing various fields of studies, especially in science and information technology, which facilitate national development in the new millennium. Campus The university since its inception as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, has had two branch campuses apart from the main campus at Serdang, Selangor. The UPM branch campuses were located in Bintulu, Sarawak and Mengabang Telipot, Terengganu. The campus in Terengganu has been upgraded to the University College of Science and Technology Malaysia (KUSTEM), with its own management and administration. KUSTEM officially broke away from UPM on 1 July 2001. The Medicine and Health Sciences faculty maintains a campus complex adjacent to a local hospital in Serdang. Academic profile UPM began its academic life in 1973 with three founding Faculties an
Universiti Putra Malaysia Former names School of Agriculture (1931–1947) College of Agriculture Malaya (1947–1973) Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (1973–1997) Motto Berilmu Berbakti Motto in English With Knowledge We Serve Type Public Established 1931, 1973 Chancellor HRH Sultan…