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Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

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About Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris or Sultan Idris University of Education (UPSI) is a Public Institution of Higher Education (IPTA) in Malaysia. This institution has experienced growth in stages from a humble college to a renowned university.

At the University, there are 8 faculties which offers 32 programmes of study. The faculties are the Faculty of Languages, Faculty of Music and Art, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Cognitive Science and Humanities, the Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, and Faculty of Sports Science.

The name of UPSI reflects the symbol of excellence because this is the only university that specialises in teacher training and education programmes of study in the first degree as well as post degree levels.

Campus information

Besides clasrooms, lecture halls, labs and other common facilities, UPSI has the following centers and institutes:

  • Institute of Graduate Studies
  • Institute of Malay Civilization
  • University Press
  • Health Centre
  • Islamic Centre
  • Centre of Cocuriculum
  • Centre of Aminuddin Baki Global Education
  • Research Management Centre
  • National Child Development Research Centre
  • Sport Centre
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Centre
  • Centre of Education Technology & Multimedia
  • Internal Audit Unit
  • Pusat Program Luar (PPL)
  • Centre of Entrepreneurship Development & Consumerism Affairs

The main campus is located on a 80 hectare site in the town of Tanjung Malim that straddles both the Perak and Selangor state border. A new campus is currently being built on an 800-acre (3.2 km) site in the new township of Proton City, 5 kilometres away from the current campus.


The University provides 3 housing facilities for students who do not live around the University as follows:

Kolej Harun Aminurrashid:

Located 1.7 KM from Bandar Tanjong Malim, this facility provides accomodation for 2,700 students. It is an apartment with 4 rooms which each room can accommodate 8 students. There are 3 blocks which Block 1 and 3 occupied by male students and Block 2 Occupied by female students.

Kolej Ungku Omar

Located 5 KM from Bandar Tanjong Malim, this facility provides accomodation for 1,500 students.

Kolej Za'ba

This facility provides accommodation for 1,500 students. There are 5 Blocks which Block A - D occupied by female students and Block E occupied by male students.

Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 2 Business and Management 1 Education and Teaching 8 English Language 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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