University of Malaya, or UM, Malaysia's oldest university, is situated on a 750 acre (309 hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
It was founded on 28 September 1905 in Singapoore as the King Edward VII College of Medicine and on 8th October 1949, it became the University of Malaya with the merger of the King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College (founded in 1928). The University of Malaya derives its name from the term 'Malaya' as the country was then known. The Carr-Saunders Commission on University Education in Malaya, which recommended the setting up of the university, noted in its Report in 1948: "The University of Malaya would provide for the first time a common centre where varieties of race, religion and economic interest could mingle in joint endeavour ... For a University of Malaya must inevitably realise that it is a university for Malaya."
The growth of the University was very rapid during the first decade of its establishment and this resulted in the setting up of two autonomous Divisions on 15 January 1959, one located in Singapore and the other in Kuala Lumpur. In 1960, the government of the two territories indicated their desire to change the status of the Divisions into that of a national university. Legislation was passed in 1961 and the University of Malaya was established on 1st January 1962.
On June 16th 1962, University of Malaya celebrated the installation of its first Chancellor, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, who was also the country's first prime minister. The first Vice-Chancellor was Professor Oppenheim, a world-renowned Mathematician.
Currently, His Royal Highness The Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah is the Chancellor of the University of Malaya.
Professor Dato' Dr. Mohd Amin Jalaludin was appointed as the eleventh Vice-Chancellor of University of Malaya on 8th November 2013.
The country enjoys multicultural diversity, a multitude of venue and accommodation options, as well as an exceptional range of travel experiences for visitors attending business and leisure events. It all makes for a compelling business and international events destination.
Malaysia is increasingly the first choice for business events being staged in Asia because it is a microcosm of Asian cultures and business practices. Strategically located in the world's largest and fastest growing economic region, English-speaking yet multilingual, one of the best value for money destinations, economically and politically stable, excellent accessibility, first class infrastructure and our hospitable reputation provide for the perfect stage for your event success. A rich fusion of Asian cultures and culinary delights, spectacular natural attractions and idyllic island resorts continue to inspire and motivate our business event visitors. economic region, English-speaking yet multilingual, one of the best value for money destinations, economically and politically stable, excellent accessibility, first class infrastructure and our hospitable reputation provide for the perfect stage for your event success. A rich fusion of Asian cultures and culinary delights, spectacular natural attractions and idyllic island resorts continue to inspire and motivate our business event visitors.
"MALAYSIA SITS AT THE HEART OF ASIA, THE LARGEST AND FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIC REGION IN THE WORLD."
Kuala Lumpur offers many accommodation facilities with ample amenities to satisfy customers. IBA|ICM secretariat have negotiated with a number of hotels in the nearby vicinity of the University of Malaya to offer discounted rates for its participants. Below are the options for room reservations. For any queries and questions write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
The Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar adds warmth to urban living space with its 513 impeccable rooms and suites. The enviable location offers easy access to all major parts of the city via the closely located Kerinchi Light Rapid Transit train and KL Sentral Station- KLIA express train. Ideally situated in the heart of the commercial and entertainment hub of Bangsar, the hotel is located on 15 minute walk from University of Malaya Campus. Make reservation now
No 1 Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3
59200 Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
Hilton Hotels Petaling Jaya
Hilton Petaling Jaya is just 15 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and 45 minutes away by car from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang. The hotel is located on 30 minute walk from University of Malaya. Two Light Railway Transit (LRT) stations are walking distance from the hotel, providing easy accessibility to guests.
With 546 luxurious bedrooms, 5 restaurants, a fully equipped gym, outdoor pool, and holistic spa, we are the first choice for travelers in Petaling Jaya. For more information, kindly visit: petaling-jaya.hilton.com
No 2 Jalan Barat, Petaling Jaya,
46200 Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia