The Minister of Education invited Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn Bd ( METEOR) to establish an open university in August 1999. This was a group of 11 universities across the country. In August 2000, OUM was established. It was launched by YAB Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mhamad, the then Prime Minister Malaysia. OUM, with its motto “University for All”, believes in the democratization of education. This gives everyone the chance to reach their full potential and self-actualisation.