Established as the second university in the country in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as Universiti Pulau Pinang. In 1971, USM moved from its temporary premises at the Malayan Teachers’ Training College, Bukit Gelugor to the present 416.6 hectare site at Minden, approximately 9.7 km from Georgetown.
USM offers courses ranging from Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences to Building Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education. These are available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 30,000 students at its 17 Academic Schools on the main campus in the island of Penang; 6 Schools at the Engineering Campus in Nibong Tebal (approximately 50km from the main campus); and 3 at the Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan (approximately 300km from the main campus).
USM also has 17 dedicated research centres for a wide range of specialisations which include archaeology, medicine and dentistry, molecular medicine, science and technology, Islamic development and management studies, and policy research and international studies. It also provides consultancy, testing, and advisory services to the industry under the ambit of USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd, the University’s commercial arm.
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The studying environment in my university is comfortable as it’s equipped with all necessities for a student. For example, a 24-hour library, a 24-hour security within campus and dorm. The people u meet here are friendly and nice regardless of race and I am beyond grateful to meet them. It’s not only about studying that makes it fun here but the environment, people, the...
Universiti Sains Malaysia is an APEX university which provide high quality of education to students. It is an valuable experience for me to have such opportunity to pursue my further studies here.
USM is an Apex university, it has an organized structure and learning programme. Importantly, student's welfare is key to the school.