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Universiti Malaysia Pahang

University of Malaysia Pahang
Universiti Malaysia Pahang logo.png
Other name
Former name
Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan dan Teknologi Malaysia
Motto Engineering Technology Creativity
Type Public technical university
Established 16 February 2002
Budget RM 224,020,000[1]
Chancellor The Crown Prince of Pahang
Vice-Chancellor Daing Nasir Ibrahim
Students 15,000
Location Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
Campus 2
Main: Pekan (Rural)
Second: Gambang (Suburban)
Language English
Athletics The El-Geniers
Nickname UMPian
Mascot Elephant
Affiliations ASAIHL

Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) (English: University of Malaysia, Pahang) is a government university in Pahang, Malaysia. It was formerly known as Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan dan Teknologi Malaysia (English: University College of Engineering & Technology Malaysia) (KUKTEM).

On 28 November 2015, UMP had been granted an autonomous status where controls towards the financial, human resources and administration had been fully passed to the university.


UMP was established as a public technical university by the Malaysian government on 16 February 2002. Incorporated under the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 by the Royal Decree of His Majesty the Yang DiPertuan Agong, Kolej Universiti Kejuruteran & Teknologi Malaysia (KUKTEM) was set up as a technical university, specialising in engineering and technology. The university college operates on a temporary campus in Gambang, Pahang. The temporary campus was formerly an industrial complex owned by MEC. The university's permanent campus is located in Pekan, which is under construction.

On 8 October 2006, the Malaysian government agreed to rename KUKTEM to Universiti Malaysia PahangK

The university consists of 18 departments/units and 10 faculties (some are known as centres).Departments/units



UMP Pekan Library in front of the Lake.

Facilities provided include:

UMP Pekan Campus

Equipped with


Year Rank Valuer
2013 251-300 QS Asian University Rankings
2014 251-300 QS Asian University Rankings
2015 251-300[2] QS Asian University Rankings

Notable Figures

The alumni and student of Universiti Malaysia Pahang excelled in various fields, among the notable figures are

Presence in media

The main camous were the set for a television comedy, Namaku Bedah (2017).


See also


  1. ^ "Zairil Khir Johari: With budget cuts of up to 27%, how will our universities become "world-class"?". Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Universiti Malaysia Pahang". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 

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