• 24 December 1992 (the first public university to be etablished in the state of Sarawak)
  • Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia (about 25 km from the city of Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak
  • YBhg Prof Dato' Dr Mohamad Kadim bin Suaidi

University Malaysia Sarawak

University Malaysia Sarawak or more popularly known by its acronym, UNIMAS, is the first public university in Sarawak and the eighth in Malaysia. It was established in 1993 with two pioneering faculties but now has eight faculties and four research institutes with a total student population of more than 5,500. The university campus is located in an area that has been especially designated as an ‘academic township’ in Kota Samarahan, about 25km from Kuching, the state capital of Sarawak.


To become an exemplary university of internationally acknowledged stature and a scholarly institution of choice for both students and academics through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship.


To generate, disseminate and apply knowledge strategically and innovatively to enhance the quality of the nation's culture and prosperity of its people.

Board of Directors

YBrs. Dr. Haji Mohammad Hirman Ritom Abdullah
YB Hajah Sharifah Hasidah binti Haji Sayeed Aman Ghazali
YBhg Mr Michael Wong Sing Lung
YBhg Datuk Fong Joo Chung
YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohd Morshidi bin Abdul Ghani
YBhg Datu Hajjah Jabidah binti Monseri
YBhg Datin Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir
YBhg Professor Dato’ Dr Mohamad Kadim bin Suaidi
YBhg Datu Dr Hatta Bin Solhi

Executive Committee

Miss Mavis Goh
Assc Prof Dr Fitri Suraya Mohamad
Mr. Nasriman Abdul Rahman
Mr Harun Maksom
Mr. Humphrey Rayang Janang
Mdm Margaret Simeng
Tuan Hj. Mazlan Kiflie
Tn Hj. Abu Bakar Ibrahim
Assc Prof Dr Mohd Ibrahim Safawi
Professor Dr Wan Hashim Wan Ibrahim
Professor Dr Kopli Bujang
Professor Mohd Fadzil Abdul Rahman
YBhg Professor Dato’ Dr Mohamad Kadim bin Suaidi