University of Malaya

Year of foundation: 1905
Approx. number of students: 27,000
MCI partner since: 2020

The City

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia with an estimated population of 1.8 million inhabitants.
It is the cultural, financial and economic center of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur has undergone rapid development in recent decades and is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers, which have become an iconic symbol of Malaysian development.
The city and its surrounding urban areas are the economic and business hub of Malaysia and are a center for finance, insurance, real estate, media and the arts. Kuala Lumpur is one of the leading cities in the world for tourism and shopping, being the 6th most-visited city in the world in 2019. It was named as World Book Capital 2020 by UNESCO.

The University

The University of Malaya, also known as Universiti Malaya, is a public research university located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is one of the top 60 universities in the world. It is also the oldest university in Malaysia and is the highest ranking Malaysian institution of higher education. The university has graduated three prime ministers of Malaysia, and other political, business, and cultural figures of national prominence.
The University of Malaya is divided into thirteen faculties, two academies, five institutes and six academic centres.