University Technology Sarawak to be launched tomorrow

UTS features a unique frontage and is also the recipient of the prestigious Platinum rating in Green Building Index (GBI) for its campus design.

SIBU, Nov 9: University College of Technology Sarawak is set to become a full-fledged university with its launch tomorrow as it will be rebranded as University Technology Sarawak (UTS), sans the College in its name.

Founded in 2013, UTS is the only university which is wholly owned by the Sarawak government.

Located in the heart of Borneo, UTS offers a broad range of professional and industry-linked academic programmes that are relevant to the unique requirements of Sarawak in particular and Malaysia in general.


According to its Vice Chancellor, Prof Datuk Dr Khairuddin Ab Hamid, they are proud to be recognized as the only “home-grown” TVET university in Sarawak with the aim to produce educated and highly skilled human capital for new and emerging industries.

“UTS also prides itself as the only university in the world to be awarded with the prestigious Platinum rating in Green Building Index (GBI) for its campus design in promoting sustainability in the built environment and energy utilisation.

“The campus design is very impressive and remarkably spectacular. This modern setting within the enclosure of the rainforest and nature will provide the most conducive learning environment for our students,” he said.

The university has invested heavily in teaching-learning facilities, especially state-of-the-art laboratories equipment, ICT infrastructure and services, and other resources for research and development (R&D).

Its R&D activities are very closely linked with industry partners and the relevant government agencies.

“In recent years we have been embarking on our internationalisation programmes to include student mobility, staff exchange, academic articulation arrangement and joint research projects with universities from the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, India and ASEAN countries,” Dr Khairuddin added.

He welcomed students to be part of this energetic and highly motivated campus community that will help unleash their full potential to realise their dreams.

“I am delighted to be part of this promising new university. I wish to work closely with all staff and students in making UTS a great institution of academic excellence with dignified character and values,” he added.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is expected to attend the university’s official launch tomorrow and is also set to officiate. — DayakDaily