Ungku Abdul Aziz

Ungku Abdul Aziz
Born Ungku Abdul Aziz bin Ungku Abdul Hamid
(1922-01-28) 28 January 1922
London, United Kingdom
Nationality British, Malaysian
Alma mater Waseda University, Tokyo
Occupation Vice-Chancellor of University of Malaya (1968-1988)

Ungku Abdul Aziz bin Ungku Abdul Hamid (born 28 January 1922, London, United Kingdom) is a Malaysian economist. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malaya from 1968 to 1988 and he was awarded the title of Professor Diraja (Regius Professor) in 1978.[1] Before he graduated with a PhD from Waseda University in Tokyo, he studied at English College Johore Bahru his secondary school.


Abdul Aziz is a cousin of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas and Syed Hussein Alatas as well as Sultan Ibrahim of Johor on his father's side. His father was of Malay and Circassian descent,[2][3] while his mother was English.[4]

His daughter, Zeti Akhtar Aziz, was the governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysia's central bank.



  1. "YM. Professor Diraja Tun Dr. Ungku Abdul Aziz" (in Malaysian). Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  2. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, MSA Library Online
  3. Taking root, branching out, DZIREENA MAHADZIR, 1 April 2007, The Star (Malaysia)
  4. Abid, Jaafar, pp66
  5. Japan Foundation Award, 1981., Japanese Foundation
  6. ica.coop ga2009-rochdale-award


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