Friday, August 8, 2008

Laporan USM

Profile USM



Universiti Sains Malaysia or in short called USM is a university that offers various courses to expend their study and gain some experience while studying. USM offers three main courses like science, engineering and health campus. The main campus is situated at the island of Penang that will offered science, technology and art streams like a communication, physics, humanities, arts and many more. The engineering campus is located at Seri Ampangan, Seberang Prai Selatan offers engineering course such as electric & electronic, material & mineral resource, and many more. At Kubang Kerian, Kelantan there is a health campus under USM whom offer nursing course example health science, dental science and medical science. The USM is also known for the university in a garden because it is designed to depict the close affinity between its roles and functions an institution of higher learning and nature amidst a garden setting.


The university has been developing and expanding since its inception, which started with the enrolment of 57 science based students. Now, USM offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 20,000 students. USM has also become a well-known university locally and internationally.

USM was founded after an agreement made on a resolution approved by the Penang State Legislative Council in 1962, which suggested that a university college be established in the state. An area in Sungai Ara was identified and later the foundation stone was placed by the then Prime Minister, Y.T.M Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Hajj on the 7th of August 1967.

In 1969, the University of Penang was established in response to the need for a larger campus with a more conducive environment, appropriate to the needs of the future of the country.

In April 1969, Professor Hamzah Sendut was elected the Vice-Chancellor. Two months later, a group of 57 students was accepted to begin their studies. Since the area of Sungai Ara could not be developed as fast as required, the group was placed at the Malayan Teachers’ Training College at Bukit Gelugor on loan from the Education Ministry. In 1971, the campus, which was originally planned to be situated in Sungai Ara, moved to its present site, Minden, a beautiful location with an area measuring 500 acres. The green and hilly scenery facing the sea is truly captivating.

Since its beginning, USM has implemented a school system, as opposed to the traditional faculty system. What is unique about this system is that each school could fulfill the needs of a more focused degree in the chosen area of study and at the same time, students could have the opportunity to explore other areas of study offered by another school.
The interdisciplinary approach ensures that USM, the first in the country to adopt this system, would produce trained, multi-skilled graduates.



The Emblem is divided into four parts representing the Malaysian environment. The emblem consists of a few symbols that reflect its identity as a Malaysian university of international standard.

The crescent and the star with its fourteen points which decorate the top of the emblem symbolize the membership and the unity of the thirteen states of the federation with the federal government. It also represents the greatness and the identity of the Islamic religion, the official religion in Malaysia.

The two tigers, symbols of the Federation of Malaya, reflect its strength, whereas the golden leaves symbolize the prosperity of the Malaysian economy.

The shield between the tigers is the original instrument used by the native Malaysians and purple is the official color of the university.
The open book above the shield signifies knowledge, appropriate to the role of an academic institution.

The two criss-crossed keris supporting the book are traditional Malaysian weapons in the Malay culture. These are used as props for royal functions reflecting the significance of the royalties. At the bottom of the emblem, a hibiscus, the national flower, is placed.

The motto, Kami Memimpin or ‘We Lead’ supports the whole emblem, stating the role of the university in the academic field in matters such as teaching, research and public service.


USM brand in the shape of type logo is specially design has been launch by Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong who is Counselor University. Four strictly main road university also carved symbolize in this logotype others from national institute search and learning which is strong, innovative, dynamic also active in fulfilling responsibility.



D.Y.M.M. Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail

Pro Chancellor
Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Lin See-Yan
Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Razali Ismail

Chairman of the Board
Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Ani bin Arope

Y. Bhg. Profesor Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak

Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Y.Brs. Profesor Madya Omar Osman (Hal Ehwal & Pembangunan Pelajar)
Y.Brs. Profesor Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal (Hal Ehwal Akademik & Antarabangsa)
Y.Brs. Profesor Asma Ismail (Penyelidikan & Inovasi)
Y.Brs. Profesor Lim Koon Ong (Jaringan Industri dan Masyarakat)

Executive Power
The University is administered by the executives under the Board of Directors whose members are chosen from the University, representatives from the government and the elected members from the Education Ministry. As an executive body, the Board of Directors is authorized to act according to the University Constitutions, Statutes, Acts and Rules and Regulations as stipulated

To lead and innovate in achieving excellence at the international level through:

  • advancing and disseminating knowledge and truth;
  • instilling qualities that stress academic excellence and professionalism;
  • developing holistic individuals; and
  • providing a strong commitment towards the society’s aspiration, the country’s vision, and universal aspirations

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