Open University Malaysia

Not to be confused with Wawasan Open University.
Open University Malaysia
Universiti Terbuka Malaysia

Logo of the Open University Malaysia
Motto Universiti Untuk Semua: Membuka Minda, Menjana Kehidupan
Motto in English
University for All: Opening Minds, Transforming Lives
Type Private
Established 2000
Chancellor Tun Jeanne Abdullah
President Professor Dato’ Dr Mansor Fadzil
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dato’ Dr Mansor Fadzil
Pro-Chancellor Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hashim
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Campus Urban
Colours Blue, and Silver
Affiliations AAOU,[1] ICTLC[2]
Open University Malaysia in Malacca.

Open University Malaysia (OUM; Malay: Universiti Terbuka Malaysia) is the seventh Malaysian private university and it is owned by the Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations (METEOR) Sdn. Bhd, a consortium of 11 Malaysian public universities. It leverages on the quality, prestige and capabilities of its consortium.

The main campus is at Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. In addition to this, there are 37 learning centres throughout Malaysia, out of which 10 are regional learning centres.

As the first open university in the country, OUM initially opened its doors to 753 learners in 2001. A decade later, OUM has over 100,000 students in more than 50 academic programmes. The MQA Rating System for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia for 2011 (SETARA’11) has rated OUM as a Tier 5 (Excellent) institution.


The vice-chancellor of OUM is Professor Dato’ Dr Mansor Fadzil. The first chancellor was the late Tun Endon Mahmood Ambak (the wife of fifth Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Badawi) who was appointed on 16 December 2004. On 8 December 2007, Tun Jeanne Abdullah was appointed as the new chancellor of OUM; the pro-chancellor is Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hashim who is also the executive chairman of Arab-Malaysian Corporation Berhad.

e-Learning methodology and tools

Open Entry

Open Entry refers to non-restrictive entry requirements for a degree programme, applicable to adults who possess learning experience which can be assessed and matched against the learning outcomes of an academic course.

Blended learning methodology

OUM has a strong network of learning centres nationwide. These learning centres are in major cities and towns, from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak. OUM has 53 learning centres fully equipped with tutorial rooms, computer laboratories, library and Internet facilities.


The following programmes have been fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Academic Support Centre

Notable Alumni

Soo Wincci- Phd in Business Administration, Miss World Malaysia 2008, International Recording Artiste, Actress, Composer, Host and Entrepreneur

Vanidah Imran- Bachelor of Arts (English Studies) Honours, Miss World Malaysia 1993, Actress,Nona Host

Wardina Safiyyah- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours, Actress, Model, TV host

S. Mahendran Chettiar - Master of Business Administration (Project Management), Bachelor in Technology Management (Hons), Senior Manager, MEP

Foreign students

OUM international students came from Singapore, Indonesia, Canada, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bahrain, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Somalia and Yemen, India.


  1. "Full Members of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)". Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. "Founding Members of International Consortium for Teaching and Learning Centres (ICTLC)". International Consortium for Teaching and Learning Centres (ICTLC). Retrieved 14 May 2013.

See also

Coordinates: 3°09′35″N 101°41′29″E / 3.15972°N 101.69139°E / 3.15972; 101.69139

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