Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) was established on 18 December 1997 as one of the first private universities in Malaysia. The University was named after Malaysia's second Prime Minister, the late YAB Tun Abdul Razak bin Dato' Hussein, and officially launched on 21 December 1998 by Tun Abdul Razak's eldest son, YAB Dato' Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, current Prime Minister of Malaysia and then Minister of Education. On 1 March 2007, Tun Abdul Razak Education Foundation (Yayasan PINTAR) acquired Universiti Tun Abdul Razak Sdn. Bhd. (owner of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak) from KUB Malaysia Berhad.
Since its inception, UNIRAZAK was among the first few private learning institutions in Malaysia to receive the SIRIM certification of ISO 9001:2000. Additionally, the University has been awarded the prestigious Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status, which is a testament to the University's commitment to integrating technology and innovation in its teaching and learning techniques. UNIRAZAK has rapidly established itself as a premier center for education in its efforts to produce competitive and capable graduates.
As of March 2015, UNIRAZAK has produced more than 20,000 alumni studying in undergraduate and postgraduate levels. All our academic programs, which were developed through close consultation with the industry partners, public and private sector professionals, have been approved by the Malaysian Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) besides meeting the high standards set by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).
UNIRAZAK has been acclaimed with top awards from several Malaysia's leading award-based organizations. UNIRAZAK is the grand winner of Entrepreneurial Private University of the Year 2015. These plaudits 2012 Brand Laureate Awards: Best Brands in Education - Tertiary and Best Brands in Brand Management, and winner of the 'Quality College and University' from the 2nd International Standard Quality Award 2012. UNIRAZAK has also received the bronze award in the Putra Brand Awards 2011 (Education and Learning) category, Asia's Best B-School Award 2011 (from CMO Asia) and Sahabat Negara SME Award 2011 (from SME Recognition Awards 2011). By continuously striving for distinction, the University is well on its way in becoming a significant educational institution in this country and the region. By delivering a world-class learning experience, UNIRAZAK aspires to be an institution that produces great thinkers who will become the accomplished leaders of tomorrow.
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.
Innovation. Leadership. Entrepreneurship.
The idea for the establishment of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak was mooted by Datuk Hassan Harun, the former chairman of KUB Malaysia Berhad. His strong interest and vast experience in the field of education materialized with the setting up of Maktab Adabi, in 1969. From this humble beginning, he continued to work on his vision for a bumiputra-owned private university.
With the advent of the IT age, Datuk Hassan incorporated the idea of an IT-based learning environment. His working paper was presented to the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in 1996. After deliberating on the proposal, the Prime Minister gave his blessing. This proposal was then presented to YB. Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, who was then the Minister of Education.
Dato' Sri Mohd Najib and members of the late Tun Abdul Razak's family were agreeable to the establishment of the university and also the use of Tun Abdul Razak's name for the university. The name is significant as Tun Abdul Razak is also known as the Father of Development, and the university aspires to actively contribute to the development efforts of the nation. Universiti Tun Abdul Razak was launched on the 21st of December, 1998. Its establishment was of great significance, as it is part of a larger national agenda to liberate and democratize education in the country.
On 1st March 2007, Tun Abdul Razak Education Foundation (Yayasan PINTAR) acquired Universiti Tun Abdul Razak from KUB Malaysia Berhad.
On 9th October 2009, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak was officially rebranded with the new acronym of UNIRAZAK and moved its headquarters from its Pintar Campus to CapSquare, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It incorporated a new vision - "To become the leading institution in providing quality education and human capital in 'niche' areas among emerging economies". And reinvented itself as yet another pioneering university by developing 15 new innovative programs in specialized areas such as professional accounting, taxation, insurance, retail & hypermarket, Islamic financial planning, government & public policy, and many others. The existing programs with 9,000 students remained at Pintar Campus in Petaling Jaya.
To further facilitate its new vision, on 1st August 2011, UNIRAZAK Pintar Campus in Petaling Jaya was reestablished as a new entity and renamed as University of Management and Technology (UMTECH). UMTECH was assigned to manage the remaining 9,000 students of UNIRAZAK including its regional centers. On 22nd May 2012, UMTECH was acquired by Nilam Suria Sdn. Bhd., in which Ekuinas (Ekuiti Nasional Malaysia Berhad) holds the majority stake, together with other private investors. UMTECH was renamed as Unitar International University (UIU) on 18th October 2012. As such, UNIRAZAK and UIU are two different institutions owned by unrelated stakeholders and offering non-related programs of study.
To become the Leading Institution in providing Quality Education and Human Capital in 'niche' areas among Emerging Economies
To become the Centre of Excellence in fostering Managerial Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Development of Human Capital through Quality Research, Teaching and Learning, and Professional Services.
- To foster development of quality human capital in the field of managerial leadership and entrepreneurship through state of the art practices and leading edge technologies.
- To promote development of new and creative knowledge including contemporary managerial leadership and entrepreneurial practices.
- To enhance co-operations and collaborative networks through strategic alliances with focused partners.
The five core values of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak's are:
- Passion for excellence, quality and services
- Fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
- Practices good organizational citizenship behavior among employees and students with integrity, respect, discipline and courtesy
- Holding accountability for our actions and exercising responsible stewardship.
- Respecting the commitment towards sustainable environmental protection, social advancement and economic prosperity
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