It was established in Singapore on 28 September 1905 as the King Edward VII College of Medicine. On 8 October 1949, the University of Malaya was created by the merger of Raffles College and King Edward VII College of Medicine. The name University of Malaya is derived from the word “Malaya”, as the country was known at the time. The 1948 Report of the Carr-Saunders Commission on University Education in Malaya that recommended the establishment of the university stated: “The University of Malaya would be the first common center where diverse races, religions, and economic interests could come together in joint endeavor.” A University of Malaya must understand that it is a university for Malaya. The University’s growth was rapid in its first ten years of existence. This led to the establishment of two independent Divisions, one in Singapore and one in Kuala Lumpur. 1960 saw the governments of both territories declare their intent to transform the Divisions into a national university. The 1961 legislation was passed and the University of Malaya was founded on January 1, 1962. The University of Malaya was inaugurated by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al-Haj, the first Chancellor. He also served as the country’s first Prime Minister. Professor Oppenheim was the first Vice-Chancellor, a world-renowned Mathematician.
It's a top university in Malaysia. There are many great cafes and restaurants, especially at the Faculty of Science roticanai. There are many places that can relieve stress, and they are located near most shopping centers in KL.
The oldest and most highly ranked Malaysian institution, Second home since 2007
Malaysia's oldest university. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings and greenery. It's a great place to run around campus.
Management and student portal were very poor. 830am Open Course Registration, but did not update the course list. Student is unable to find interested courses, so ask them to pick another. Why should student have to take responsibility? Not student welfare, but ranking well. Experience UM.
Bad administration, poor module registration, student mobility and bad college facilities are all examples of bad administration. Malaysia's No1 university is overrated. This university continues to be a nightmare for me for 1.5 more years.