Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), once known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (University of Agriculture) has evolved tremendously since its inception in 1931 as an institution dedicated to traditional agriculture.
UPM is acknowledged as a multidisciplinary institution of higher learning which offers a comprehensive array of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are recognised worldwide. The dynamic shift in its positioning is due to its high commitment in effectively strategizing innovative practices in teaching & learning, research & innovation and professional services.
Presently, UPM in both its main campus in Serdang, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia and branch campus in Bintulu, Sarawak, East Malaysia, has more than 25,000 students enrolled in its five diploma and 53 bachelor programmes, and this includes international students from over 50 countries worldwide. It offers more than 250 fields of study at master and PhD levels. The total number of permanent staff is 3370.
Having been awarded the status of ‘Research University’ by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, UPM is determined to become an internationally reputable research university besides enhancing its effort and initiatives to develop agriculture-based industries as the third engine of economic growth for the nation.