History, Vision & Mission

With a history that spans more than two decades in the education sector, Multimedia University has undergone countless changes, yet has always maintained its vision and mission to achieve the highest standards of performance in teaching and in the services we offer students, staffs, and the community.


To be a Top 100 University in Asia with Global Recognition by 2020.


To bring together talent for Inquiry, Inspiration and Innovation (I3)


We Aspire To become a Top 100 University in Asia with Global Recognition through Quality Students and Staff Engaged in Innovative Academic Programmes and Research, driven by Academic and Commercial Revenue streams.


  • Propagate team spirit and co-operation among staff
  • Practise mutual respect and courtesy in all our dealings and interactions
  • Demonstrate understanding and open-mindedness of all concerns, comments, ideas and feedback received


  • Be sincere and practise honesty in all of our actions, statements and interpersonal relations with other individuals
  • Demonstrate trustworthiness in carrying out all our duties and responsibilities
  • Approach our work with full dedication
  • Treat all our stakeholders with fairness


  • Deliver quality services in a timely manner
  • Keep all our commitments
  • Be responsive
  • Communicate with conviction and professionalism
  • Friendly services


  • Creative exploration in teaching and research
  • Introduce new ideas to improve services, products, processes, and procedures


In 1996 the government of Malaysia was looking for methods to liberalise higher education in the nation, and to involve the private education sector in the development of this critical sector of human capital building. As such, the Ministry of Education was looking for an established private company to kick off the pilot project for university building.
In October 1996, the then Telekom Malaysia was given the distinction by the Ministry of Education to set up the first private university in Malaysia. It was considered an honour to be given such trust by the government to spearhead the privatization of higher education. Being a natural extension of the existing ITTM campuses that TM already runs, TM accepted the invitation and Universiti Telekom was established in Melaka.

A year later, with the planning of the MSC underway, the government was once again looking for a suitable candidate to construct a university in the heart of the MSC. The idea behind this university is to emulate the Stanford-Silicon Valley example, where a centre of teaching and research catalyzed the development of high tech industry in the surrounding area.
In March 1997, TM was again honoured when it was given the task to set up this university, to be known as Multimedia University. Considering that the telecommunications industry was becoming closely linked with developments in ICT, expansion into an education field directly related to ICT is a natural strategic decision. Then, on 25th January 2016, MMU launched its third campus in Educity, Iskandar Puteri, Johor which exclusively delivers MMU Cinematic Arts Programme.
Today, Universiti Telekom Sdn Bhd (UTSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of TM runs three campuses namely Cyberjaya, Melaka and Johor Campus as one university named Multimedia University (MMU). Aligned with its parent company’s interests, UTSB has been entrusted to contribute proactively towards nation building and towards making Malaysia a world-renowned centre of academic excellence in the areas of information technology and multimedia.
TM invited Tan Sri Dr. Ghauth Jasmon to lead UTSB, and he served MMU as first President for 11 years. His responsibility was passed on to Prof Dr. Zaharin Yusoff who took over as the second president of MMU from 2008. Prof. Dato  Dr. Muhamad Rasat Muhamad took the mantle of MMU president in 2011 as the 3rd MMU president. In 2016, the baton was passed to Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq as the 4th MMU President.