Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor
Tel : +603-8947 2076 / +603-8946 8979
Fax : +603-89483244 / +603-8947 1044

Office of Marketing and Communications,
4th Floor, Administrative Building
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor
Tel: +603-8946 6129 / 6009 / 6003
Fax: +603-8946 8972

Corporate Planning Division
Office of The Vice Chancellor
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor
Tel : +603 8947 2051/8946 6028
Fax : +603 8943 1296

Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 UPM, Serdang Selangor
Tel : +603-8946 8854/8855
Fax : +603-89416172

The Story Behind UPM

Universiti Putra Malaysia was first established as the School of Agriculture in 1931. 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.

Our Vision/Mission/Goals    

As a premier institution of learning, widely recognized for leadership in research and innovation, UPM continues to strive for excellence. In order to motivate the entire university community towards achieving excellence, it ensures that all the members, both students and members of staff, share the responsibility of strictly adhering to the demands of the University’s vision, mission and goals.

To become a university of international repute.

To make meaningful contributions towards wealth creation, nation building and universal human advancement through the exploration and dissemination of knowledge.

» Goal 1: To attract outstanding students and to produce knowledgeable and competitive graduates.
» Goal 2: To elevate achievements in research and innovation to international levels.
» Goal 3: To intensify community involvement for the generation and sharing of knowledge.
» Goal 4: To strengthen UPM as a centre of excellence in education, research and services in agriculture and tropical bioresources.
» Goal 5: To improve the governance and management of resources based on best practice.
» Goal 6: To reinforce the position of the Graduate School of Management as a Top Business School (TBS).

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