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Vision & Mission

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To be an internationally renowned institution of higher learning in research, innovation, publication and teaching.


To advance knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity.


Universiti Malaya is committed to conduct teaching and learning, carry out research and provide quality services on a global level, generate and enhance knowledge through continuous improvement efforts for the benefit of all stakeholders, especially Universiti Malaya’s students.



  • Demonstrates high ethical and moral values.
  • Acts with honesty and without consideration of personal gain.
  • Stands by decisions that are in the interest of truth and justice without fear or favour.
  • Does not abuse power or authority.
  • Does not tolerate unprofessional or unethical conduct.
  • Does not disparage the university.


  • Recognizes, understands, and appreciates the existence of diversity among human beings.
  • Values diverse points of view and demonstrates this in daily work and decision-making.
  • Treats all people justly and with dignity and honour regardless of race, religion, gender or position in the organization.
  • Continually examines own attitude towards others to avoid inappropriate and unjust behaviour.

Academic Freedom

  • Recognizes the primary role of our university as an institution that advances and disseminates knowledge for the betterment of humanity.
  • Encourages activities that generate and disseminate knowledge beneficial to the nation and humanity.
  • Tolerates viewpoints or activities that differ from own perspectives.
  • Appreciates and promotes the expression and exchange of diverse ideas and viewpoints.
  • Does not engage in illegal or immoral activities under the guise of academic pursuit.
  • Exercises academic freedom in a responsible and ethical manner.
  • Values the spirit of free enquiry; its promotion will lead to intellectual growth and enlightenment; its erosion will lead to misguidance and intellectual decline.


  • Recognizes, understands, and appreciates the existence of diversity among human beings.
  • Listens to ideas and viewpoints although they may contradict one’s own.
  • Possesses the humility to accept that one may not always be right.
  • Encourages the expression of ideas and viewpoints that can contribute to the intellectual development of the nation and humanity.
  • Be fair and judicious in assessing and evaluating ideas and viewpoints held by others.


  • Possesses a sense of fairness and what is right and wrong in carrying out responsibilities.
  • Takes ownership and honours all work-related commitments.
  • Carries out responsibilities within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
  • Operates in compliance with organisational regulations and rules.
  • Supervises and supports subordinates and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
  • Answerable to superior for all work-related actions and conduct.


  • Takes pride in work and achievements.
  • Keeps abreast with developments in one’s profession.
  • Continuously strives to improve and develop one’s competencies.
  • Demonstrates competence and mastery of subject-matter.
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and organizational deadlines.
  • Able to accept criticisms from others and use them to improve own performance.
  • Adheres to professional ethics at all times.
  • Gives due acknowledgment to others for their contribution.
  • Does not allow personal concerns or interests to override the interests of justice and fairness.


  • Recruitment, selection and promotion will be based on merit.
  • Assesses students’ performance solely on the basis of their academic achievements, skills and extra-curricular activities.


  • Nurtures a caring and warm work culture.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Mentors junior members of the team.
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise and is willing to learn from others.
  • Supports, takes ownership and acts in accordance with university’s decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect one’s own position.
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for shortcomings.
  • Does not allow personal objectives to undermine team objectives.


  • Actively seeks to improve programmes.
  • Does not resist the new and the unconventional.
  • Constantly pushes oneself to new frontiers of knowledge.
  • Welcomes new perspectives and ways of looking at things.
  • Examines critically long-held beliefs and habits.
  • Appreciates the power of imagination in oneself and in others.
  • Be willing to change and to accept change.

Social Responsibility

  • Contributes towards the development of the nation.
  • Participates in community services.
  • Uses expertise for the betterment of the community and the nation.
  • Respects the environment and its sustainability.
Last Update: Aug 06, 2020