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|Universiti Malaysia Sabah|
Motto in English
|Strive to Excel|
|Chancellor||Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, Governor of State|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Dr. D Kamarudin D Mudin|
|Pro-Chancellor||Musa Aman, Yeoh Tiong Lay|
|Location||Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia|
|Campus||Headquarters Campus in Kota Kinabalu
International Campus in Labuan
Agriculture Campus in Sandakan
|Affiliations||ASAIHL, ACU, FUIW|
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (English: Malaysian University of Sabah) or UMS is the ninth Malaysian public university located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, established on 24 November 1994. Yang di-Pertuan Agong proclaimed the establishment of UMS under Section 6(1) of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971.
The first UMS campus was sited at the site of the then Sabah Foundation Community College, KKYS (now University College Sabah Foundation, UCSF) on their grounds. The first intake consisted of 205 undergraduates, with its residences located just beside the football field, on the compound of Yayasan Sabah.
On August of the same year, physical development began to take place on a 999-acre (4 km²) land, located at the northern part of Kota Kinabalu City. The first phase of its construction was completed in 2000.
Before June 2014, there were 13 schools and nine research institutes in UMS. Starting 1 July 2014, the restructuring of 13 existing schools into 10 faculties has been done in line with the academic transformation in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI) was established in 1995 with the aim of promoting education, research and training in Aquaculture, Marine conservation and sustainable development of marine resources and a rational deployment of biotechnology.
The Biotechnology Research Institute(BRI) was established in January 2002 to function as a Center of Excellence in the field of Biotechnology at UMS. The establishment runs research and development in biological or life sciences in relations to medicine, food, agricultural science and environmental protection.
The Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ITBC) was founded in 1996. With the co-ordinating assistance of the institute, local and international scientists are helped in their explorations of the biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of the tropics, especially in Sabah.
With the Vice-Chancellor’s Message 2014, Prof. Datuk Harun announced the change of residential colleges’ names.
|Location||Residential colleges||Formerly known as||Note|
|Kolej Kediaman Tun Mustapha||Kolej Kediaman AB||In-campus hostel|
|(2)||Kolej Kediaman Tun Fuad Stephens||Kolej Kediaman CD|
|(3)||Kolej Kediaman Excellent||Kolej Kediaman E|
|(4)||Kolej Kediaman Kingfisher and Non-Resident||-||Off-campus hostel|
|(5)||Kolej Kediaman Usia 1B|
|(6)||Kolej Kediaman Sri Angkasa|
|(7)||Labuan International Campus||Kolej Kediaman Alpha||-||In-campus hostel|
|(8)||Kolej Kediaman Beta|
|(9)||Kolej Kediaman Mutiara|
|(10)||Sandakan Campus||Kolej Kediaman Lestari||-||In-campus hostel|
|2012||301+||QS Asian University Rankings|
|2014||201-250||QS Asian University Rankings|
|2015||201-250||QS Asian University Rankings|
|2016||211-220||QS Asian University Rankings|
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