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Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is an institution of higher education that produces human resources, experts and professionals in a variety of fields.With the ultimate vision of imparting high quality education to local and global community of students and scholars, UMS has set for itself a high standard of scholarship.Our undergraduates as well as postgraduate students receive guidance and learn ing opportunities in an environment that values talent and innovation.
In the early years of its existence, UMS operated out of rented facilities, with teaching and learning taking place at the Sabah Foundation Community College in Likas in 1995 and the Menggatal Telekom Training College in 1996. In 1995, 205 undergraduate students enrolled at UMS for the first time.
UMS moved to its permanent site in Sepanggar Bay in stages from June 1999 to May 2000. With the opening of the UMS Labuan International Campus in January 1999, the institution expanded its academic reach to the Federal Territory of Labuan (UMSKAL).
Three schools – the School of Science and Technology, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Social Sciences – as well as the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, a liberal studies centre, initially offered academic programmes.
The School of Engineering and Information Technology, School of Food Science and Nutrition, School of International Tropical Forestry, School of Education and Social Development, School of Psychology and Social Works, and School of Arts Studies were added to the Kota Kinabalu campus, bringing the total number of schools to nine.
The Labuan School of Informatics Science and the School of Business and International Finance at F.T. Labuan both offered programmes. UMS had created 11 study programmes by 2002.
With the addition of the School of Medicine in 2003, the total number of schools climbed to 12. In 2006, the School of Sustainable Agriculture was established, and five years later, in 2011, it was relocated to the UMS Sandakan Campus, where it is now located.
Other significant UMS efforts include the establishment of the Preparatory Centre for Science and Technology in 2010 and the start of the UMS Hospital (HUMS) building project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.