Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management & TechnologyTunku Abdul Rahman University of Management & Technology, abbreviated TAR UMT, is a non-profit, private university in Malaysia. Named after the country's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, the school was founded in 1969 as Tunku Abdul Rahman College (or TAR College) by the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA). On 2 May 2013, it officially became a university college under the name [https://www.tarc.edu.my/tarc-uc/pictorial-milestones-events/ Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)] until 2022, which it changed its name to TAR UMT. TAR UMT is one of the largest and oldest institutions of higher learning in Malaysia with more than 270,000 students having passed through its doors.
TAR UMT's main campus covers at Jalan Genting Kelang in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. The university also has five branches across Malaysia, in the states of Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah. The first branch campus, in Penang, began at a temporary location in 1994 before moving to Tanjung Bungah five years later. The second and third branch campuses were founded in Kampar, Perak and Johor in 1998, and the Pahang faculty branch was established in 1999. The Sabah faculty branch was founded in 2002 in Sabah, East Malaysia.
The university has a student population of over 28,000, including international students from 24 countries including China, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, India, Algeria, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Syria and Yemen etc. Over 50 years since its inception, TAR UMT has produced more than 270,000 alumni.
TAR UMT is the only institution in the world to conduct the Internally Assessed ACCA Fundamentals programme, and the only institution in Malaysia to be granted the Graduate Gateway status by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. TAR UMT obtained a SETARA 5-Star rating for the year 2018/2019 awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education, in its inaugural participation.
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