Multimedia University (MMU), a tertiary education institution set up through Universiti Telekom Sdn Bhd (UTSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of TM, fulfils the noblest of corporate social responsibilities – taking up the challenge of educating the next generation the nation’s leaders and knowledge workers. As the first private university in Malaysia, MMU developed the pioneer model for the successful establishment of private universities in the nation, paving the way for the growth of the private tertiary education sector. As the university at the heart of the MSC, MMU also serves as a catalyst for the development of the high tech ICT industry of the nation, parallel to the Silicon Valley-Stanford model in the United States.
Growing to over 18,000 students in 19 years, MMU has achieved much in a relatively short period of time. The university runs in two campuses, its original campus in the historical city of Melaka, and the campus in Cyberjaya that was opened by the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed. It has produced more than 40,000 graduates in its time, and a recent survey demonstrates that 97% of these secure employment within 6 months of the completion of studies. It has also grown an outstanding pool of international students about 1500 students from 72 countries. Establishing itself as a major player in research and development, and maintaining excellent ties with the industry through collaborations and research partnerships, MMU is focusing in the niche areas of nanotechnology, microsystems, biometrics, virtual reality, cinematic arts and telecommunications, engineering, photonics, advanced robotics and business.
As part of TM’s initiative to further develop the ICT industry in the nation as a whole, MMU serves to fulfil the nation’s human resource needs as it grows into a knowledge economy. The establishment of MMU as a research university also serves to benefit the nation’s ICT industry to be a creator and not just a consumer of technology. Through the establishment of a local private university, the nation can train its required human resources within its borders, a sound strategy from the economic management perspective.
MMU’s continued growth and sustainability is a clear indication of TM’s strong commitment towards the development of the field of education and research in the nation.
The campus stands on a 52-acre piece of land strategically located in the vicinity of serene residential areas, booming industrial areas, booming industrial sites and scenic Ayer Keroh tourist spots. Melaka campus comprises the Learning Institute for Empowerment, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Information Science & Technology, Faculty of Business and Faculty of Law.
The MMU Nusajaya Campus offers the the Bachelor of Cinematic Arts (Honours) programme as part of MMU’s objective to be a talent feeder into the nation workforce for the film and creative industry. Collaborating with the internationally renowned University of Southern California, the Cinematic Arts programme aims to develop Malaysia’s next generation of film maker.