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Significance of Universiti Malaya Strategic Plan 2025

Professor Dato' Ir. Dr. 
Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor
Vice-Chancellor UM

Assalamualaikum wbt and Salam Sejahtera, The Universiti Malaya Strategic Plan, which outlines more than 100 strategic initiatives under the 5 pillars, serves as a reference to all members of the UM community in our aspiration to become a global university. UM Strategic Plan chart the planned and coordinated implementation of all the strategic initiatives identified as part of institutional reform, mainly in Income Generation, Teaching & Learning, Research Innovation, Talent, and Entrepreneurship, that will elevate this institution to the next level.

Indeed, UM has come a long way since we started on our journey, and we are very happy with the progress that we have achieved so far; we look forward to the next stages of effective implementation. We believe our mission of ‘Pushing the boundaries of knowledge and nurturing aspiring leaders’ will produce the right human talent for the future: individuals who possess the right values and a deep understanding of the world, and are capable of contributing effectively to the global community.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to everyone involved in our Strategic Plan, especially the Chairman and members of UM Board of Directors, for their unwavering support and guidance. Likewise, our deep appreciation to all members of the UM management team, Task force leaders and members, and everyone that has contributed their ideas, valuable time, and resources in the various stages of the formulation of this Strategic Plan. Let us work together in a concerted and strategic manner to deliver the best teaching and learning ecosystem to all our stakeholders in order to achieve our vision of being a global university that is impacting the world.

Thank you

"The House of Exellence"

Our strategic framework is focused on building a “House of Excellence”. Supported by five strategic pillars - Income generation, Teaching and learning, Research and innovation, Talent, and Entrepreneurship, this “House of Excellence” will propel UM in its journey towards realizing its Mission and Vision over the next five years.

With the implementation of these initiatives UM is expected to achieve financial independence, produce graduates who are agile, resilient and able to adapt to an ever-changing world and provide solutions for real world problems with the implementation of research output.

Serving the nation, Impacting the world. In line with the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, UM will ensure that it continuously supports efforts towards the improvement of the quality of life. We will continue our partnerships with industry, academic institutions and the government to ensure that our outputs are in sync with the needs of the nation and the world.

Excellence in execution. We will never compromise on our values and the quality of our work. Excellence has always been at the core of everything we do - university operations, teaching and learning, research, and services. It will continue to remain the driving force in all our future endeavours. We will excel. We will play a leading role in realising our nation’s aspirations, and contribute towards the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). Without our stakeholders, we are but a ship without sails. Our students, staff, strategic partners and collaborators, the industry, government agencies, alumni and society - we will forge a lifelong bond with all of them, striving to understand their needs so that together, we will make the world a better place.

Current Updates 

As recent development, some of the initiatives has been designated as UM Special Projects. Special Projects is a university led-effort that is developed to address critical areas with a number of specified objectives. A Special Projects can also be a bottom up project by researchers which require prior approval from the university management. 


Last Update: 20/09/2023