University of Nottingham Malaysia
University of Nottingham Malaysia

University of Nottingham Malaysia


Last Updated: 2023-10-26 11:34:36
Type of Institution
Comprehensive university
Areas of Program
Humanities, Law & Social Sciences, Medical & Health, Life Sciences, Finance & Economics, Engineering Science & Technology, Computer & Information Technology, Communication, Education, Literature, History & Languages, Geography & Environmental Sciences, Business Management, Mathematics & Natural Sciences
Year of Establishment
Founded Body/ Founder
The University of Nottingham, UK
Prof. Sarah Metcalfe (CEO and Provost)
University of Nottingham Malaysia (Semenyih), University of Nottingham Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre
Student Number (local)
Number of Teaching Staff


The University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) is described by The Times Good University Guide 2015 as “the nearest Britain has to a truly global university”, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain.

The University of Nottingham Malaysia opened in September 2000 and became the first British university to set up a campus both outside of the UK and in Malaysia, earning The University of Nottingham the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2001 and the Queen's Award for Industry (International Trade) 2006. UNM also achieved the ‘Competitive’ rating by SETARA 2022, the highest recognition awarded by Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).

The UNM campus is located in the town of Semenyih, around 30km from Kuala Lumpur. Designed to reflect the University Park Campus in Nottingham, it is a self-contained vibrant and lush village situated on a landscaped 118-acre site. We have over 4,500 students from 70 countries and around 700 teaching and administrative staff from 85 countries.

UNM offers foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in a variety of subjects from two faculties, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FOSE). We offer programmes like Engineering, Psychology, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Business, English and many more.

The University of Nottingham is proud of its international reputation for world-changing research, a reputation that extends across all of our campuses. We were rated No. 8 for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Our research has a particular focus on addressing the challenges facing Southeast Asia and countries in the Islamic world. Over the last few years, research capacity has developed rapidly and an increased number of research grants has been funded from various sources in Malaysia, the EU and the UK, with research funding totalling RM6 million from the UK’s Newton Fund and the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund and approximately RM8 million from Yayasan Sime Darby. In 2020, UNM was awarded a 5-star rating for the quality of its research and innovation, making it among the highest-rated international universities in Malaysia in The Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA).

We offer the best of UK education in an Asian setting. Our programmes are identical to those offered at The University of Nottingham in the UK and follow the same quality assurance processes. Graduating UNM students will be awarded identical certificates to the UK branch when they complete their course.

We provide excellent opportunities for our students to study abroad at our UK and China campuses, as well as at our many partner universities across the globe - offering inter-campus, international exchange, and summer school programmes.

Find out more about the University of Nottingham Malaysia at


Study abroad opportunities to our other campuses or U21 partner universities
Over 85 student clubs and societies to build up students' leadership and self-development
Tri Campus Games at Nottingham campuses - Malaysia, the UK and China
Over 320,000 alumni from across the globe


Ranked in the Top 100 universities based on the QS World University Rankings 2024
#1 UK University in Malaysia based on the highest number of students @Profile Book IPTS (MOHE) 2021
We are #17 in the UK based on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023
Member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK universities
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