University of Nottingham Malaysia
University of Nottingham Malaysia

University of Nottingham Malaysia


Last Updated: 2020-09-09 15:32:21
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 / Boustead Holdings Berhad
Prof. Graham Kendall (CEO and Provost)
University of Nottingham Malaysia (Semenyih), University of Nottingham Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre
Student Number (local)
Student Number (international)
Number of Teaching Staff


The University of Nottingham has awarded a unique ‘double first’ in declaring it ‘University of the Year’ for both international students and sports provision, stating: “International and sporting excellence carry Nottingham to two University of the Year awards and a second successive shortlisting for the overall University of the Year title by the most recent Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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. In December 2015, the Malaysia Campus was awarded a 5-star rating for the quality of its research and innovation, making it the highest rated international university in Malaysia in The Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA).

In September 2005, the Malaysia Campus moved to its own purpose-built site in Semenyih, 30km south of Kuala Lumpur. Designed to reflect University Park Campus in Nottingham, it is a self-contained, vibrant village situated on an attractive and landscaped 125-acre site. We have about 5,000 students and around 700 teaching and administrative staff from all 85 countries.

The University of Nottingham is placed 99th in the world and in the top 100 of Universities internationally by the latest 2021 QS World University Rankings.

Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research courses at UNM are taught within 17 schools and departments across the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering and Science. Our graduates are highly sought after, about 90% employed or in further study six months after graduation* – one of the highest graduate employment rates in Malaysia.

The University of Nottingham is proud of its international reputation for world-changing research, a reputation which 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 RM 6 million from the UK’s Newton Fund and the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund and approximately RM 2 million from Yayasan Sime Darby.

The Malaysian Qualifications Agency has granted us self-accrediting status, one of only a limited number of universities to be granted such an accolade.

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, and students are awarded University of Nottingham degree certificates 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 Malaysia Campus at

* July 2016, data source – known destinations of graduates who responded to our graduate destination survey.


Overseas study abroad opportunities to our other campuses or U21 partner universities
Over 75 student clubs and societies to build up students' leadership and self-development
Tri Campus Games at Nottingham campuses - Malaysia, the UK and China
Over 280,000 alumni from across the globe


Ranked 96 in the QS World University Rankings 2020
Awarded ‘University of the Year’ for both international students and sports provision
5 Star rating in SETARA 2018
Top in the United Kingdom for graduate employment (The Times and The Sunday Times 2017)
Recognised as delivering a Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017
Ranked 8th in the UK for Research Power in Research Excellence Framework 2014
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