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President’s Welcome Message

As the President of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College or TAR UC, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to you.

I am pleased to welcome you to one of the most vibrant learning places in Malaysia with more than 27,000 students in its main campus in Kuala Lumpur and five branch campuses in Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah.

Set up in 1969 by Malaysian Chinese Association (‘MCA’) and named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia and Father of Independence, YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the institution was built on the noble principle of providing quality and affordable education irrespective of race, creed and class. After more than 47 years, TAR UC has metamorphosed from a community college to a University College that is highly respected nationally and internationally for its sterling academic track record. Notwithstanding the transformation, we have remained focused in our efforts to widen access to quality education and such focus has qualified TAR UC to be awarded the Excellence in Education Improvement Award at the recent Asia Pacific CSR Awards 2016. 

History aside, what sets us apart from others is our holistic education that has proven to have nurtured many leaders in a variety of fields as evidenced by the success of our more than 180,000 alumni. Supported by three key main pillars namely being professionally driven, industry-relevant and entrepreneurship-focused, TAR UC’s education is also known widely in the industries and academia for producing high calibre graduates who can make a difference in society. Our aim is not only to produce academically excellent and enterprising graduates but also with a sense of good ethics and integrity. Besides this, you will also find the learning environment in TAR UC exceptional that makes us a world apart from the rest. All our purpose-built campuses afford ample space and greenery that provides a conducive and tranquil ambience for learning. As one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, you can also expect top-notch facilities in TAR UC that enhance students’ learning. 
I would recommend that you browse our website for more information on opportunities for tertiary education that meet your future career aspiration. In TAR UC, we have more than 100 programmes at Pre-University, undergraduate and postgraduate levels for you to choose from in the areas of accountancy, finance, business, engineering, built environment, applied sciences, ICT, social science, creative arts and hospitality management as well as foundation and A Level programmes.

TAR UC is a wonderful place where students learn and discover their way to success and ideally become useful contributors of the nation. Come and visit our Open Day from 13 March – 2 April 2017 at 9.00am – 5.00pm at our campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah or you may also visit our booth at major education fairs and be enlightened and informed on how you can chart your educational pathway at TAR UC.

I hope when you join us, you will find your educational journey here at TAR UC, a fulfilling one.

Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok

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