Introduction

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) was officially launched on 13 August 2002 as a not-for-profit private university providing affordable quality education. It is established under the UTAR Education Foundation and registered under the Malaysian Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996.

Guided by its vision to be a global university of educational excellence with transformative societal impact, UTAR is highly reputed as one of the fastest growing private higher education institutions in the country with phenomenal growth in all aspects of its development since its inception. With the first intake of only 411 students in its Petaling Jaya campus in 2002, the University’s enrolment has now reached 26,000 students with campuses located in Kampar, Perak and Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor.

UTAR has graduated over 45,000 students since its inaugural convocation in 2005 and has made impressive strides in establishing a strong reputation as a comprehensive University with dedication to achieving excellence in teaching and research. The University currently offers more than 110 academic programmes from Foundation Studies to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management, Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences.

UTAR Kampar Campus

UTAR’s main campus in Kampar was built on a 1300-acre piece of land donated by the Perak State Government. It is located in the growing township of Bandar Barat Kampar in Perak. Strategically located off the North-South highway, Kampar Campus is 190 km from Kuala Lumpur which is slightly over two hours away from the city by car. The Campus welcomed its first intake of students in May 2007.

Flanked by picturesque mountains, dotted with scenic lakes and located within a growing township, Kampar Campus offers a conducive and serene learning environment. This Campus features modern educational facilities and provides students with access to some of the latest learning technologies and research innovations. In addition, the Campus has facilities for sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and a gymnasium. The spacious campus grounds are also ideal for jogging and cycling.

The following faculties are located in UTAR Kampar Campus:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS)
  • Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF)
  • Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT)
  • Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT)
  • Faculty of Science (FSc)
  • Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS Kampar)
  • Centre for Extension Education (CEE Kampar)
  • Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS Kampar)

The construction of Phase Two of the Kampar campus was completed in mid- 2012. With the completion of Phase Two, there are now 15 buildings in this lake-view campus including a grand hall with a seating capacity of 4,000, lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, a cafeteria, and the creation of more parking spaces.

Visitors to the panoramic UTAR Kampar Campus will unmistakably catch a glimpse of the exceptionally striking grand hall erected with architectural finesse on a 12,000-square metre plot of land. This palatial hall was built to commemorate UTAR's 10th anniversary and it was named after its illustrious founder, YABhg Tun Dr. Ling Liong Sik.

Dewan Tun Dr. Ling Liong Sik  

Another unique feature in Kampar Campus is a pair of bronze sculptures; one of Confucius and the other of Einstein. These two imposing sculptures are located in front of Heritage Hall and weigh a total of 580kg. These sculptures symbolise UTAR's belief in the universality of learning and thinking with the convergence of wisdoms from both the East and the West.

The bronze sculptures    

Amid the lush greenery and pristine lakes on campus is the UTAR Bird Sanctuary which is a heronry located on a small island in the middle of the lake on campus. There are about 5 species of herons breeding in this heronry. Besides these breeding birds, the campus is also surveyed to have an impressive 100 species of birds.

Bird sanctuary    

Lakeside view of Kampar Campus

Heritage Hall

Learning Complex I

Student Pavilion I

Faculty Buildings

University Administration Block

Library

Faculty of Business and Finance
& Lecture Complex I

Engineering Workshop

Student Pavillion II

Faculty of Information and
Communication Technology 
& IPSR Labs

Faculty of Arts and Social Science
& Institute of Chinese Studies

 

Facilities for students    

UTAR Sungai Long Campus

The Sungai Long Campus is located in Bandar Sungai Long, a main township in Kajang, Selangor. It is a purpose-built campus with surrounding facilities and services that support banking, housing, public transport, shopping and meals for the convenience of the students.

On 1 June 2015, UTAR relocated its campuses and offices from Setapak, Kuala Lumpur and Section 13 Petaling Jaya to its own campus in Sungai Long in a move to consolidate and strengthen the University’s presence in the Klang Valley. This move to Sungai Long was one of the most defining moments in UTAR’s history as the University continues its next decade of excellence in education.

The Sungai Long Campus houses the Mary KUOK Pick Hoo Library and the following faculties, centres and institutes:

  • Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM)
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Science (FMHS)
  • Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI)
  • Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES)
  • Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS)
  • Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS)
  • Centre for Extension Education (CEE)
  • Institute of Management and Leadership Development
  • Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research

Block A

Block B

Main Entrance of Block B

View from the road

Water fountain at Block B

Steps at the entrance

Sungai Long Campus Block A & B

Campus gym

Mary KUOK Pick Hoo Library