Universiti Teknologi Mara Sungai Buloh
Universiti Teknologi Mara Sungai Buloh, Sungai Buloh is a city and mukim in Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia. The name itself means “bamboo river” in the Malay language. It is located along the Kuala Selangor highway.
In 1930, in an isolated valley of Bukit Lagong, Sungai Buloh, a group of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Eurasians and Turks set up a contained community in the wake of the 1926 Leper Enactment Act, which required the segregation and treatment of those with the disease.
Sungai Buloh was the second biggest leprosy settlements in the world. It was equipped with advanced facilities and became a research centre for leprosy. Sungei Buloh was a pioneer project based on the “enlightened policy” of segregating leprosy patients in a self-supporting community following the principles of a garden city.
In 1935 and 1936, scrip was issued specifically for the settlement.
- To provide maximum opportunities for bumiputeras to pursue professionally-recognised programmes of study in science, technology, industry, business, arts and humanities.
- To provide quality and innovative programmes of study relevant to current market needs and customer demands, and in line with policies of national development.
- To establish a human resource development programme as a tool for the assimilation of a value system within the university community.
- To ensure that UiTM graduates are adequately prepared to join the local as well as the global workforce.
- To establish UiTM as a centre of excellence that is accountable for the effective and efficient management of its human resources, finances and assets in order to achieve its educational objectives, while playing its role as a catalyst in community development.