Universiti Teknologi Mara Vector

Universiti Teknologi Mara Vector

Universiti Teknologi Mara Vector,

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM; English: MARA University of Technology is a public university in Malaysia based primarily in Shah Alam. Established in 1956 as RIDA (Rural & Industrial Development Authority) Training Centre (Malay: Dewan Latehan RIDA), it opened its doors to some 50 students with a focus to help the rural Malays. Since that time it has grown into the largest higher education institution in Malaysia by physical infrastructure, staff·organization (academic and non-academic) and student enrollment.

The university comprises one main campus, 13 autonomous state campuses and 21 satellite campuses. With 17,000 of academic and non-academic staff, UiTM offered some 500 programmes ranging from foundation to postgraduate level. It is home to some 168,000 students: bumiputeras and international students, in full-time and part-time mode. The teaching is fully conducted in English.

The MARA University of Technology began as RIDA (Rural & Industrial Development Authority) Training Centre (Malay: Dewan Latehan RIDA), inspired by Onn Jaafar, the founder and former president of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). The idea was conceived as a result of a study visit to Ceylon in 1951 (now Sri Lanka) to look into its rural development programme. A resulting working paper outlined the establishment of Rural and Industrial Development Authority (RIDA) and its objectives of rebuilding the rural society, as well as improving the economy of rural Malays. A bill Paper No. 10/1951 was passed by the Federal Legislative Council on the same year that led to its establishment; reveals an interesting insight into the connection between RIDA Training Centre and the Malay community. Section 5 of this paper outlines the justification and the necessity of establishing Rural Industrial Development Authority (RIDA). The word kampong (English: village), which is synonymous with the Malays, is also used in Section 8 of the paper.

The logo incorporates four main colors:
  • Dark Blue shows the maturity of an institute of higher learning, which offers different levels of study.
  • Purple symbolises excellence in global knowledge.
  • Yellow represents the sovereignty of the Malay kings and the struggle of the Malays in an effort to take the national education towards excellence.
  • White shows the sacred and pure knowledge offered to the students.
The overall shape of the logo maintains the original shape in order to retain the identity of UiTM as the font of knowledge.

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Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

Chief Information Officer (CIO): cspi[at]salam[dot]uitm[dot]edu[dot]my

Technical (Webmaster) : webmedia[at]salam[dot]uitm[dot]edu[dot]my
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