Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) - About

Universiti Putra Malaysia (English: Putra University, Malaysia), or UPM, is a research intensive public university located in central Peninsular Malaysia, close to the capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

It was formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia or Agricultural University of Malaysia (Malay: universiti, university; pertanian, agriculture; Malaysia). UPM is a research university offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a research focus on agricultural sciences and its related fields.

Ranked joint 358th best university in the world in 2011 by Quacquarelli Symonds. UPM began its academic life in 1973 with three founding Faculties and a Division of Basic Sciences. The first intake of 1,559 students was for the Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Diploma in Home Technology, Diploma in Animal Health and Production, Diploma in Science with Education, and Preliminary Programme.

 

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