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Sarawak (UNIMAS)



Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) was officially incorporated on24 December 1992. Unimas is the eighth University, established just after the declaration of Vision 2020. The challenges outlined to achieve this Vision have given Unimas the unique opportunity not simply to respond to change but to become a significant agent and intellectual catalyst of change nationally.

The University took in its first pioneer students numbering 118 in 1993 with the opening of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Resource Science and Technology. In 1994 the University moved to its temporary campus in Kota Samarahan. The University’s temporary campus at Kota Samarahan was officially launched by the Prime Minister, YAB Dato’Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on Malaysia Day,31 August 1993. Over the years, the University has developed rapidly with the establishment of eight Faculties, three Institutes and seven Centers.

The University is placing great emphasis on the development of ICT and has successfully integrated ICT in all aspects of teaching and learning as well as administration.


.Economics and Business
Programs offered: International Economics and Business, Industrial Economics and Organisation, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Business Management Information System and Marketing.

· Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Programs offered: Human Resource Development, Cognitive Sciences, Counseling and Education.

Programs offered:
Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Systems, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Electronics and Computer Engineering.

.Social Sciences
Programs offered:
International Studies, Industrial Relations and Labour Studies, Social Works Studies, Communication Studies and Development Planning and Management.

.Computer Science and Information Technology
Programs offered: Information Systems, Network Computing, Software Engineering, Computational Science and Multimedia Computing

.Resource Science and Technology
Programs offered:
Resource Biotechnology, Resource Chemistry, Aquatic Resources Science and Management, Plant Resources Science and Management and Animal Resources Science and Management.

.Applied and Creative Arts
Programs offered:
Fine Arts, Design Technology, Cinematography, Drama and Theatre, Music and Arts Management.

.Medicine and Health Science
Programs offered: Medicine and Nursing.


The Centre for Academic Information Services (CAIS), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) was established in early 1993 and began its operation in May 1993. CAIS functions as the Knowledge Centre for the university. The Centre supports directly and contributes to the success of the academic programmes. The Centre's strategic location enables students and academics easy access to the Centre. The IT infrastructure enables the Center to function as an integrated user-oriented Centre for the acquisition, processing and dissemination of information and knowledge. CAIS has been building up its bibliographic database thus enabling users to access the Centre's collection through VTLS EasyPAC, an online public access catalog. With the availability of the Campus Wide-Area Network, users can access the system not only from within the Centre's building but also remotely. In an effort to fulfill the ever-increasing and challenging information needs of users, CAIS has subscribed to both Online and CD-ROM databases. In addition to printed material and e-books, CAIS has subscribed to a growing number of e-journals to further enhance the accessibility of information and knowledge.

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