INTI International University
INTI International University, INTI International University & Colleges are private university colleges located in Malaysia. The main campus was initially known as INTI University College until 31 May 2010 when the Higher Education Ministry announced its upgrade to university status.
INTI International University & Colleges are private university colleges located in Malaysia. The main campus was initially known as INTI University College until 31 May 2010 when the Higher Education Ministry announced its upgrade to university status. It is owned by INTI Education Group which has formalised its partnership with Laureate International Universities in 2008. On 18 December 2017, Laureate International Universities sold all five campuses of INTI to Affinity Equity Partners for $180 million
The college was opened in 1986 in Bangunan Sim Lim, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. The college only enrolled 37 students at its inception, but the student population increased to 400 within 18 months. Enrolment continues to increase, leading the college to be re-located to Jalan Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur in 1989.
Two years later, with more than 900 full-time students, the college established a permanent campus: INTI College Subang Jaya (ICSJ). In 1991 and 1996 INTI opened branch campuses in Kuching, Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
INTI College Malaysia’s (ICM) main campus was established on 82 acres (330,000 m2) of land in Putra Nilai in 1998. In March 2000, INTI acquired International College Penang which is located in the Bukit Jambul education township. In 2004, INTI continued to expand with three new associate campuses: Genting INTI International College, Metropolitan College and PJ College of Art & Design. To date, INTI has six associate campuses in Malaysia.
On 4 September 2006, ICM received the Ministry of Higher Education approval for upgrade to university college status. ICM became INTI University College (INTI-UC).
In 2008, INTI merged with Laureate International Universities to be a Laureate International Education Group member.
In 31 May 2010, the Ministry of Higher Education upgraded INTI University College to the status of a University able to confer its own degrees – INTI International University.
On 1 June 2010, INTI-UC received its upgrades to a full university from Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. Its student population was 300 at this time.
INTI International University & Colleges have six campuses across Malaysia.
- INTI International University Nilai
- INTI International College Subang
- INTI International College Kuala Lumpur
- INTI International College Penang
- INTI International College Sabah
- INTI College Nilai
The university and colleges are divided into faculties, each has its own pre-university, diploma and degree programmes.
The clubs and societies held at INTI are done for the students relaxation (with membership fee imposed), in addition to learning organisational skills, develop leadership qualities and other necessary skills which will be useful in the real world. The clubs and societies listed below varies for the campuses.
Dance & Music
General & Academic
INTI International University provides charged bus services for students and staffs to travel to different destinations according to the bus schedule they have prepared. Students and staffs can utilise the bus to travel to Tesco, An Mo Yuan, Foot spa, Giant, RHB Bank, Disco and Nilai Komuter Station. Besides that, they also provide bus shuttle services to travel to INTI International College Subang.
Recognition and Achievements
|1997||Recipient of the Ministry of International Trade Industry Excellence Award 1997 (Export of Education).||–|
|1999||Granted MSC Status.First International Associate College of Coventry University (UK) and University of Hertfordshire (UK).||Former ambassador of the United States, Her Excellency Marie T. Huhtala|
|2004||INTI College Malaysia was awarded the National Creativity and Innovation Award 2004, which recognises the company’s use of creativity and innovation in its product development and promotion.||Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Rafidah Aziz.|
|2006||The Minister of Higher Education approved INTI College Malaysia’s upgrading to University College status.||Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Mustapa.|
|2007||INTI received the Associate College Certificate from the University of Bradford (UK).INTI is the first International Associate College of the University of Bradford.||–|
|2008||INTI merged with Laureate International Universities.||Laureate Education, Inc.|
|2009||INTI received the Best Brand in Education – Tertiary level at the BrandLaureate – SME Chapter Awards 2009,a recognition of the highest branding standard for tertiary education by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF)||Asia Pacific Brands Foundation|
|2010||Obtained university status by Malaysia’ Higher Education Ministry and is now known as INTI International University (IIU).||Higher Education Ministry.|
|2013||Rated as “Tier 2 – Excellent” in the 2013 Rating for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia (SETARA ’13) exercise. SETARA ’13 measures the quality of teaching and learning at level six of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (undergraduate level) in universities and university colleges in Malaysia.||Malaysian Qualifications Agenc|