Malaysian university leaders

This is a list of the leaders of universities in Malaysia. In most cases, the Chancellor is a ceremonial head, while the Vice-Chancellor is a chief executive officer.[1]

Public universities

University Ceremonial head Vice ceremonial head Chief executive
University of Malaya Chancellor: Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah of PerakPro-Chancellors: Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mohd. Amin Jalaluddin
National University of Malaysia Chancellor: Tuanku Muhriz of Negeri SembilanPro-Chancellors: Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Noor Azlan Ghazali
Putra University of Malaysia Chancellor: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of SelangorPro-Chancellors:
  • Dr. Nayan Arifin
  • Lim Ah Lek
  • Mohd. Bakke Salleh
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Aini Ideris
Science University of Malaysia Chancellor: Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin of Perlis Pro-Chancellors: Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Asma Ismail
University of Technology, Malaysia Chancellor: Raja Zarith Sofiah of JohorPro-Chancellors:
  • Dr. Muhammad Ridzuan Salleh
  • Dr. Salleh Mohd. Nor
  • Dr. Yahya Awang
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar
International Islamic University Malaysia Constitutional Head: Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang Not available
  • President: Dr. Rais Yatim
  • Rector: Prof. Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin
Northern University of Malaysia Chancellor: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz of KedahPro-Chancellors: Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak
Malaysian University of Sarawak Chancellor: Abdul Taib MahmudPro-Chancellors: Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Kadim Suaidi
Malaysian University of Sabah Chancellor: Juhar MahiruddinPro-Chancellors: Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah
Sultan Idris University of Education Chancellor: Tuanku Zara of PerakPro-Chancellors Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Zakaria Kasa
Islamic Science University of Malaysia Chancellor: Tuanku Aishah Rohani of Negeri SembilanPro-Chancellor: Tunku Ali Redhauddin of Negeri Sembilan Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Musa Ahmad
MARA University of Technology Chancellor: Yang di-Pertuan Agong[2] Pro-Chancellors:
  • Arshad Ayub
  • Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad
  • Sallehuddin Mohamed
  • Nuraizah Abdul Hamid
  • Ahmadshah Abdullah
  • Safri Awang Zaidell
Vice-Chancellor: Emeritus Prof. Dr. Hassan Said
Malaysian University of Terengganu Chancellor: Sultanah Nur Zahirah of TerengganuPro-Chancellor: Samsudin OsmanVice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Nor Aieni Mokhtar
Malacca Technical University of Malaysia Chancellor: Mohd. Khalil YaakobPro-Chancellors:
  • Dr. Hadenan Abdul Jalil
  • Ismail Saleh
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Shahrin Sahib
Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia Chancellor: Sultan Ibrahim of JohorPro-Chancellor: Tunku Ismail of Johor Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mohd. Noh Dalimin
Malaysian University of Perlis Chancellor: Tuanku Syed Faizuddin of PerlisPro-Chancellor: Tuanku Lailatul Shahreen of PerlisVice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal
Malaysian University of Pahang Chancellor: Tengku Abdullah of Pahang Not available Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Daing Mohd. Nasir Daing Ibrahim
Sultan Zainal Abidin University Chancellor: Sultanah Nur Zahirah of TerengganuPro-Chancellor: Dr. Mohamad Yusof Mohamed NoorVice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zubaidi Abdul Latif
Malaysian University of Kelantan Chancellor: Sultan Muhammad V of KelantanPro-Chancellor: Dr. Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra of KelantanVice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mortaza Mohamed
National Defense University of Malaysia Chancellor: Yang di-Pertuan AgongPro-Chancellors:
  • Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz of Kedah
  • General (Rtd.) Mohd. Ghazali Mohd. Seth
Vice-Chancellor: General Zulkifli Zainal Abidin
Sultan Azlan Shah University Chancellor: Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah of Perak Not available Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Nordin Kardi

Private universities

University Ceremonial head Vice ceremonial head Chief executive
INSANIAH University CollegeChancellor: Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah Not available Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mohd. Fakhruddin Abdul Mukti
University of SelangorChancellor: Raja Arshad Raja UdaPro-Chancellors:
  • Dr. Anuar Masduki
  • Ismail Adam
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mohammad Redzuan Othman
Selangor International Islamic University College Chairman: Mohamed Azmin Ali MP MLA Not available Rector: Prof. Dr. Ab. Halim Tamuri
Malacca Islamic University College Chancellor: Senator Mohd. Ali Mohd. Rustam Pro-Chancellors: Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mohd. Taib Dora
Sultan Ahmad Shah Islamic University College of Pahang Chancellor: Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang Pro-Chancellor: Adnan Yaakob MLA Rector: Yahya Zainal Abidin
TATI University College Chancellor: Ir. Wan Abdul Rahman Wan Yaacob Not available Rector: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Zamri Ibrahim
Tun Abdul Razak University Chancellor: Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid Pro-Chancellors:
  • Andrew Sheng Len Tao
  • Mohamed Nizam Abdul Razak
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Md. Zabid Abdul Rashid
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Chairman: Liow Tiong Lai MP Not available President: Dr. Tan Chik Heok
AIMST University Chancellor: Dr. S. Samy Vellu Not available Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Ravichandran Manickam
PETRONAS Technology University Chancellor: Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Pro-Chancellor: Mohd. Sidek Hassan Vice-Chancellor: Ir. Abdul Rahman Hashim
Tenaga Nasional University Chancellor: Abdul Rahman Abbas Pro-Chancellors:
  • Ir. Dr. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali
  • Leo Moggie Irok
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Ir. Dr. Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha
Multimedia University Chancellor: Tun Zaki Tun Azmi Pro-Chancellor: Ir. Muhammad Radzi Mansor President: Prof. Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq
Open University Malaysia Chancellor: Jeanne Abdullah Pro-Chancellor: Azman Hashim President: Prof. Dr. Mansor Fadzil
Management and Science University Chancellor: Sultanah Haminah of Kedah Pro-Chancellor: Wan Mohd. Zahid Mohd. Noordin
  • President: Prof. Dr. Mohd. Shukri Abdul Yajid
  • Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Junainah Abdul Hamid
University of Kuala Lumpur Chancellor: Tengku Abdullah of Pahang Pro-Chancellors: President: Prof. Dr. Mazliham Mohd. Suud


  1. "University and University College Act 1971" (PDF) (in Malay). Attorney General Chamber of Malaysia. p. 40. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  2. "MARA Technology University Act 1976" (PDF). Higher Education Department, Malaysia. p. 23. Retrieved 16 February 2012. Section 19A.

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