The speed at which industry and the global community is evolving presents a distinctively complex challenge for education. As global boundaries further crumble, the spectrum and complexity of the challenges that arise today requires individuals who are well exposed to the different fields of knowledge and are able to actively adapt to the fast changing environment. Strategically located in the state of Sarawak, UNIMAS is in an ideal position to offer its students an enriching experience that is unrepeatable elsewhere. Here at UNIMAS, students will be able to not only benefit from a state-of-the-art research and academic facilities, but celebrate the explosion of natural and cultural diversity of the state. The learning experience is further enhanced by an integrated learning system to provide for a well-rounded education. UNIMAS will continue to explore to the fullest the potential present in this region and harness the economic, social, cultural, and environmental resources of this state for sustainable development and socioeconomic change that would benefit not only Sarawak but the nation as a whole. It will, however, not lose sight of the happenings beyond this region, as UNIMAS will continue to adapt, evolve and respond to the challenges in research and academia in the global context. Thus, our move to this ultra modern state-of-the-art permanent campus is more than just a technological and infrastructural face lift. It is an indication of our desire to expand and move far beyond the academic and research excellence that we practise today. But in our contemplation of change, we will not compromise on our basic premises: the academic and research endeavours at UNIMAS will continue to place at the forefront its students’ development and the economic and social development of the state and the nation. UNIMAS appreciates and recognises that the entire university community represents many different talents and expertise. While the academicians and researchers hold the main responsibility for quality in education and research excellence, the drive to excellence requires the cumulative support of everyone on campus. Let us all work together to help shape an environment that would propel the university and its community to greater heights.
YBhg Prof Dato’ Dr Mohamad Kadim bin Suaidi
Vice Chancellor UNIMAS