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October 17th, 2007, 05:04 PM
Star 2 June 2007
Utar’s main campus opens
By CHRISTINA KOH
KAMPAR: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) celebrated another milestone with the official opening of its main campus here.
MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said it was “an historic day” commemorating the completion of part of the first phase, which includes lecture halls, laboratories, a student centre and a conference complex.
“This Utar campus is not just for Perak folk but for students from all over the country. Utar is for all races and there are no restrictions on any ethnic group.
“It is up to the students to apply to enter. Those who are interested and qualify will be given places,” he said at the opening ceremony yesterday.
Natural surroundings: An overall view of the first phase of the Utar campus in Kampar, Perak.
Also present were Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali and Utar council chairman Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik.
The ceremony also marked the Kampar campus’ first intake of nearly 500 students for its one-year Foundation in Arts or Science programmes.
Ong said Utar was the culmination of a dream by the MCA and the Chinese community to secure quality education for generations of students.
He expressed gratitude to the Federal Government, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his predecessor Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for their continuous support of Utar.
Since Utar welcomed its pioneer batch of 411 students in June 2002, the university now boasts an enrolment of more than 17,000 students, noted Ong.
To a question, he said Utar had no plans to open branch campuses in other states because it wanted to concentrate on developing its main campus site here.
Dr Ling expressed confidence that students would find an ideal and conducive environment to study with the campus so close to nature surrounded by lakes and limestone hills.
“I have been a witness to the realisation of our Kampar dream. From a blueprint design to the groundbreaking and now its opening, I am looking forward to witnessing the future growth of the Perak campus,” he said.
Tajol Rosli thanked the MCA for choosing Kampar, noting that the university would generate economic activities for local residents and the surrounding areas.
He announced that the state government and the Perak Barisan Nasional would each contribute RM100,000 towards the Utar fund.
The Star 2 Jun 2007
Students excited to be pioneers at Kampar varsity
KAMPAR: Colourful balloons took to the air as officials watched the planting of Blue Pine trees in front of the Heritage Building at the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) campus here.
Led by MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, the planting of the saplings outside the administration block was among the highlights marking the opening ceremony of the campus yesterday.
It was then that more than a hundred students looking on cheered at the top of their voices, realising that they would be the first to make their mark at Utar’s Perak campus.
Eighteen-year-old R. Renuka was excited at the thought of being one of the pioneer students.
“It’s like we’re both juniors and seniors at the same time,” she said after the opening ceremony.
Renuka, from Batu Gajah, praised the Utar campus for its strategic location, convenient bus services and the availability of “good Chinese, Malay and Indian food!”
She said one of their hopes was to set up clubs and extracurricular activities for the student community here.
“I’m thinking about a dance club because it would be very interesting to learn salsa and other ballroom dances,” said Renuka, who is aiming for a career in public relations.
Fellow student S. William Sagayaraj, 18, hoped to have a music society because he was a keen drummer.
“I’m proud to be here, especially since I’ve heard good things about Utar from newspapers, magazines and the Internet.
“The courses are affordable and I want to learn chemical engineering. I’ve always been interested in mixing things during chemistry class since I was in school,” he said.
Johor lass Laura Lee Hermescec, 18, also agreed that the courses were reasonably priced, especially since she aims to be a pharmacist.
“Although I’m pretty far from home, I want to learn to be independent and learn to do everything on my own,” she added.
Ipoh-born Tan Khai Ning, 18, welcomed the opportunity to stand on her own and make new friends.
“I’m taking a Foundation in Arts programme now but my ambition is to be a graphic designer,” said Khai Ning, who was also attracted to the affordable prices.
Earlier, Ong, Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali and Utar council chairman Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik marked the opening ceremony by cutting the ribbon together with Utar president Tan Sri Dr Ng Lay Swee.
October 17th, 2007, 05:14 PM
October 17th, 2007, 05:36 PM
Next to UTAR is TAR college
October 17th, 2007, 08:20 PM
What a nice setting! Is it a lake or a river next to it?
October 17th, 2007, 10:20 PM
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is a private university in Malaysia.
The main campus is located in Kampar, Perak and is surrounded by lush greenery as well as lakes. Construction for the first phase has been completed as of 2007 and the first batch of students to use the facilities was admitted in May 2007.
1. Faculty of Accountancy and Management
2. Faculty of Arts and Social Science
3. Faculty of Information & Communication Technology
4. Faculty of Engineering and Science
5. Faculty of Medicine and Health Science (pending)
October 17th, 2007, 10:21 PM
Thanks for sharing!
October 18th, 2007, 02:18 AM
What a nice setting! Is it a lake or a river next to it?
It is a lake - a former tin mine lake. Perak was a top tin producer decades ago. Many lakes can be found in the state including few in and around UTAR main campus.
October 18th, 2007, 09:31 AM
yeah nice setting but looks so isolated .
October 23rd, 2007, 06:56 PM
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November 25th, 2007, 07:46 AM
UTAR Kampar Canteen
November 25th, 2007, 06:53 PM
VERY nice! Love the last pic with the more complex facade. Can't wait till the trees get taller break up the profiles
November 26th, 2007, 04:39 PM
November 28th, 2007, 06:37 AM
judging from the building design i think MMU and UTAR share the same architectural firm. But since TM is so stingy and not willing to pay more for buildings, UTAR looks better.
November 29th, 2007, 02:35 AM
I hope they have water sports and recreations! Scenic location..
April 8th, 2008, 03:45 PM
April 9th, 2008, 05:46 PM
View from cafeteria by justyn
April 10th, 2008, 09:41 AM
are you lecturer/student there ?
July 19th, 2008, 06:49 AM
by Steve Ong
July 19th, 2008, 06:57 AM
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August 25th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Tha Star Monday August 25, 2008
No job worries for Utar grads
KUALA LUMPUR: More than 90% of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) graduates are employed within the first six months of completing their studies.
“Five per cent of them opt to pursue postgraduate studies while 1% of them are self-employed,” said Utar president Prof Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik.
Future generation: Dr Hou (left) sharing a light moment with First Class Honours Chemistry graduate Ngeow (right) and other fellow graduates at the seventh Utar convocation ceremony at Wisma MCA yesterday.
Utar graduates enjoyed excellent employment opportunities, both locally and internationally, he said on the second day of Utar’s seventh convocation at Wisma MCA here yesterday
He advised graduates entering the job market to continually review, update and expand their knowledge and skills during the course of their careers, as university education was just a foundation.
Among those who were already hired before they even graduated was Ngeow Nyuk Jane who is now a quality assurance technician.
A First Class Honours graduate of Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry, Ngeow said her training gave her the confidence to enter the workforce.
V. Parshena, 23, who started working as a tender executive last month, said her experience at Utar had trained her to become an independent and creative thinker.
A total of 3,121 graduates received their scrolls during the convocation held over three days.
Deputy Higher Education Minister Dr Hou Kok Chung was the guest-of-honour.
The convocation also marked the graduation of UTAR’s pioneer batch for two Master’s degrees and three Bachelor’s Honours degrees – Master of Computer Science, Master of Information Systems, Bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics with Computing, Bachelor in English Language and Bachelor of Business Administration.
September 9th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Utar V-P named TARC principal
Tuesday September 9, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: University Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) vice-president Dr Tan Chik Heok has been appointed principal of the Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) College effective Aug 16.
Dr Tan succeeds Yoong Lai Thye who retired on Aug 16 after serving as principal for six years, a TAR College statement said yesterday.
Dr Tan, 53, has a track record in educational leadership, in a career spanning nearly 30 years.
He first joined the college’s School of Arts and Science as a lecturer in 1982 and was appointed Head of the Microelectronics and Physics Division in 1995, Deputy Head of School in 1999 and Head of School a year later.
He was a founding dean of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology when Utar was set up in 2002 and was appointed vice-president (International and Academic Affairs) last year.Dr Tan holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in science from Universiti Malaya and specialises in the field of Light Detection and Ranging.
Among other things, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics Malaysia (FIPM). — Bernama
November 7th, 2008, 03:40 AM
by Teng Foung
December 11th, 2008, 08:42 PM
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Tengku Abdul Rahman University (UTAR)
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July 14th, 2009, 04:51 AM
Utar gets RM1.2m for creative industries
Tuesday July 14, 2009
Boost for education: Ong (second from left) witnessing the mock cheque
presentation and signing ceremony between the Star Foundation and Utar
for the establishment of the Chair at the university’s campus in Petaling Jaya
yesterday. With him are (from left) Dr Mohd Aminuddin, Dr Chuah and Utar
Faculty of Creative Industries dean Dr Carmen Nge
The Star Foundation pledges funds to develop creative industries
PETALING JAYA: The Star Foundation embarked on its first charitable foray in the education field by giving RM1.25mil to Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman to promote the development of creative industries.
Under the agreement signed by both parties at the university here yesterday, the foundation will donate RM250,000 annually for five years to the university to establish a Chair to be known as the Star Foundation Professor of Creative Industries.
The amount will be used mainly for the employment of a Professor to hold the Chair.
The Professor will conduct teaching as well as research and development in the various fields of creative industries.
MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, who witnessed the signing ceremony, said there was an increasing need for Malaysia not to solely rely on traditional industries but also venture out to other fields such as creative industries to boost economic growth.
“The creative industry is a relatively new but fast growing field that focuses on the creation of unique intellectual property, content or design that previously did not exist,” Ong said, citing advertising, graphic design, games design and film-making as examples of areas in the industry.
Ong, who is also Transport Minister, said Malaysia would be embarking on new phases of economic and social development where ideas and innovation would be central in strengthening the country’s economic competitiveness.
“Thus, it is important for us to closely examine the possibilities of the restructuring and expanding the field of creative industry so that we will be able to chart our country’s future economic growth,” he added.
Ong said it was not sufficient for Malay-sians to be consumers of global creative content.
Star Foundation executive committee chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Aminuddin Mohd Rouse said the foundation has agreed to focus its attention on education, health and welfare in channelling its donations.
“If there is a body or organisation that encompasses some or all of those elements as part of its activities, then they are truly deserving not only of funds from us but other charitable bodies as well,” he said.
He added that the foundation had also approved a donation to the Yayasan Pendidikan Bistari for its noble effort in setting up the TRAIN (Technical Resource and Internship Network) programme which aims to promote and co-ordinate vocational training for school dropouts.
Utar president Prof Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik said the Chair would be established at the Faculty of Creative Industries at the university’s campus here.
August 10th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Utar to offer medical courses soon
Sunday August 9, 2009
By SHAUN HO
KUALA LUMPUR: The Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman will be offering medical courses soon which the Government hopes will stem the shortage of doctors in Malaysia.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who announced this, said that only 53% of all positions in government hospitals for doctors were taken up and the Government was forced to hire 700 contract doctors to fill the void.
He said many facilities including intensive care units and operating theatres were under-utilised because there were not enough qualified staff to run them, thus the need to increase the number of doctors.
“Facilities in local hospitals need to be expanded to cater for more housemen. Not all universities have hospitals to provide training for housemen. We have 135 hospitals but only about 50 of them can cater for housemanship.
“Our target is one doctor to 600 patients. Our current ratio is one doctor to 1,145 patients, so there is a lot of room for improvement,” he told reporters after presenting scrolls to Utar graduates during a convocation ceremony at Wisma MCA yesterday.
The convocation is being held over three days and involves 2,895 graduates.
One of them, public relations major Elizabeth Helena Ayu always dreamt of giving advice for a living and she recently got a job as a financial consultant with a firm in Kuala Lumpur.
She is also pursuing a Master’s degree in corporate communication on a part-time basis. Her three elder siblings are also pursuing their Master’s degrees.
Her father, Ayu Laku admitted it was a drain on the family’s finances putting four daughters through university but they helped lighten the burden by working part-time.
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February 27th, 2010, 04:13 PM
February 27th, 2010, 09:33 PM
walk further from the block I got a small path to an empty land, no construction works.
I heard UTAR main gate will be set at batu karang, further north from block I, but not in three years.
UTAR have very bad planning in bicycle parking spaces, always not enough parking bay for bicycles.
March 4th, 2010, 07:35 AM
UTAR’s a vibrant and pulsating community
Thursday March 4, 2010
OFFERING a comprehensive array of 84 Foundation Certificate, Degree, Bachelors (Honours), Masters and Doctorate programmes spread over four campus locations, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) prides itself on being a centre of academic excellence.
UTAR will be showcasing its courses at the Star Education Fair 2010 this weekend, and the courses, among many others, include psychology, Chinese studies, journalism, accounting, entrepreneurship, financial economics, computer science, IT engineering, electronic engineering construction management, biomedical science and biotechnology.
There are also several newly launched and market-driven programmes such as environmental engineering, petrochemical engineering, industrial engineering and statistical computing and operations research.
Its four campuses – the UTAR Perak Campus, UTAR Petaling Jaya Campus, UTAR Kuala Lum- pur Campus and UTAR Sungai Long Campus, currently boast a combined total of 18,000 stu- dents and 1,300 academic and administrative staff.
Its newest campus in Kampar, Perak, has seen a 17-fold increase in student population from 500 in May 2007 to 8,700 now.
With facilities to accommodate over 16,000 students, the well-equipped UTAR Perak Campus – shielded from the bustling city and surrounded by panoramic lakes – provides a serene and peaceful environment conducive for students’ learning and recreational activities.
Located at the heart of the campus is the student pavilion, which houses a cafeteria, gymnasium, student affairs department, counselling rooms, banking facilities and a book shop. Other facilities include an aerobics and dance studio, and a multi-purpose sports complex.
Its sprawling campus attracts an international line-up of students and staff. Among them is Afghan student, Hazrat Wali, currently pursuing his degree in Information Systems Engineering.
“I chose to further my studies here as Malaysia is a peaceful and more importantly, a modern Muslim country, which makes me feel at home,” he said.
“There are no problems with culture, halal food, accommodation or communication. This is an ideal environment to study with minimal distraction,” Wali said.
Fees at UTAR are also affordable, with degrees costing between RM30,000 and RM40,000 for the entire duration. Those with financial constraints are also able to apply for PTPTN loans, UTAR scholarships and interest-free UTAR student loans, as well as external ones.
As the campus is located near a residential area, students can also easily find accommodation within walking distance. The university promotes a healthy lifestyle, and encourages its students to cycle to campus, while others utilise the shuttle bus.
In line with its ethos of wholesome development, UTAR encourages its students to participate in various extra-curricular activities to hone their skills and talents beyond the classroom. There are 41 different clubs and societies to choose from.
The campus is also a hive of acti-vity, with regular blood donation campaigns, orientation week, inter-faculty sports competitions, sports carnivals and prom nights. Coun-selling and guidance services are also available.
March 4th, 2010, 11:34 AM
The first intake of medics is in May. Will be at the Sg. Long campus. Quoted from a tea meeting with the president. The building in Sg. Long was bought for RM 35mil.
March 4th, 2010, 02:00 PM
nice setting...but uninspiring architecture lah i must say.....
March 7th, 2010, 04:13 AM
my friend say they modified the original masterplan. the block A (heritage hall) is bigger when proposed, scaled down maybe because of fund problems. our hall is too small to hold convo... i think.
the medical, i think UTAR is too ambitious. because of opening medical course need huge funds, some courses may be neglected. and another important thing is, UTAR chose kampar as it's main campus is a mistake, it's hard to find lecturers to come over kampar to teach. should build their campus in nilai or ipoh. kampar is abit too far away from urban areas, and boring... maybe unite those 3 campus into one in klang valley?
March 7th, 2010, 05:09 AM
^^ eh, i think as long as they pay good money, lecturer sure will go. but i want to ask something. UTAR is specializing on what? i mean what field they focus on?
March 7th, 2010, 07:49 AM
from the tradition of TAR College, i think UTAR is best at business/accounting related courses.........
March 7th, 2010, 10:44 AM
everyone is offering medical degree...even UTAR is offering it now...
in malaysia there's already more than 20 medical schools...n the best part is most r offering sub-standard training and produce incompetent doctors...
i doubt UTAR is fully prepared and has adequate lecturers coz it was implemented in haste...anyway, just hope that UTAR will not be another rubbish medical school
March 7th, 2010, 04:49 PM
UTAR can hav Dr Chua Soi Lek as head of medical faculty... :lol:
March 7th, 2010, 05:54 PM
haha...can provide sex education at the same time
March 10th, 2010, 03:28 PM
what i heard from my lecturer, UTAR offers most prestigous chinese studies course in Malaysia, we have two sets of Sikuquanshu, the chinese book collection (mainly for chinese studies student to use)is almost 30% of the books in library and most renowned Malaysian Chinese Studies teachers. but for now i don't think so...
but the books are still not enough. chinese studies students do thesis with crazy amount of books depends on which academic faction / tradition followed.
So, i think chinese studies is focused by UTAR (for these years) because of UTAR main sponsor is MCA, MCA need to do something about Malaysian Chinese culture and history research, and UTAR will provide them quite number of human capital for the researchs.
June 5th, 2010, 08:47 PM
August 17th, 2010, 09:09 AM
About 19,000 Utar students to have access to 4G service
Tuesday August 17, 2010
ON A mission to bring 4G network to universities, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (YTL Comms) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) recently to establish a 4G network at its campuses in Kampar, Setapak, Sungai Long, and Petaling Jaya.
This marks another milestone in the education partner programme (EPP) spearheaded by YTL Comms.
Utar president Professor Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik said the EPP would transform the way of life in their campuses.
“4G Mobile Internet will provide new levels of interactivity among students and faculty personnel,” he said adding that this partnership will enable about 19,000 Utar students to accesss both Intranet and Internet throughout the campus grounds.
Under the EPP, the students will enjoy high-speed, wireless broadband access at anytime and from anywhere within the campuses.
Every student will get converged data and voice services totalling 300 megabytes per user, per month for three years.
YTL Comms CEO Wing K Lee said it was crucial to give special considerations to university students.
“We will be working closely together to foster a new generation of progressive, tech- savvy and innovative students who are able to create a positive impact to the development of the nation,” he said.
Once the infrastructure is up and running, Utar will be working closely with YTL Comms to nurture the development of Internet applications in the university’s technology degree courses.
September 18th, 2010, 04:28 AM
Does UTAR offer nutritious faculty?:nuts:
September 18th, 2010, 07:28 AM
Current status of all UTAR Programmes being conducted:
Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPSR)
Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI) - PJ Campus
Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM) - Sungai Long Campus
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - Sungai Long Campus
Faculty of Engineering and Science (FES) - Kuala Lumpur Campus
Centre for Foundation Studies - PJ Campus
Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS) - Perak Campus
Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF) - Perak Campus
Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT) - Perak Campus
Faculty of Science (FS) - Perak Campus
Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) - Perak Campus
Centre for Foundation Studies - Perak Campus
More infos : http://www.utar.edu.my/subcontentPage1.jsp?contentid=632&2ndcontentid=465&catid=3
January 16th, 2011, 08:32 AM
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April 18th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Ken, UTAR to undertake green venture
Ken Holdings Bhd has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in respect of joint collaborative research, share expertise and joint development on Green Technology.
In a filing to Bursa Malaysia today, the company said with the knowledge, hands-on experience and technical expertise in green initiatives and innovations, its collaboration with UTAR would bring forth value added contributions for the Malaysian construction industry. -- Bernama
September 22nd, 2011, 06:27 PM
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UTAR (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11105499@N08/4098039103/) by k3nt91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/11105499@N08/), on Flickr
September 22nd, 2011, 06:28 PM
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September 23rd, 2011, 11:19 AM
Don't know what's wrong with TAR college ?? no more news about Sandakan campus at our Education Hub?? celaka!!:nuts:
October 23rd, 2011, 10:51 AM
October 23rd, 2011, 11:03 AM
Next is the UTAR Phase 2 Project construction update
October 23rd, 2011, 11:05 AM
October 23rd, 2011, 11:10 AM
Convocation hall foundation, december, 2010
October 23rd, 2011, 11:21 AM
Convocation hall, view from 1st floor audience seating area to the stage
October 24th, 2011, 01:00 PM