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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman


To be a global university of educational excellence with transformative societal impact.


We are committed to achieving the Vision through:

Universal values in our beliefs

Tenacity in overcoming challenges

Agility in facing new frontiers

Responsibility in pursuit of excellence 

UTAR is also guided by its Six Educational Pillars which have been incorporated into the University culture since 2008:

Virtue and Morality

Knowledge and Intellect

Physical and Mental Health

Sociality and Humanitarianism

Aesthetics and Harmony

Creativity and Innovation

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) was officially launched on 13 August 2002 as a not-for-profit private university providing affordable quality education. It is established under the UTAR Education Foundation and registered under the Malaysian Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996.

Guided by its vision to be a global university of educational excellence, UTAR is highly reputed as one of the fastest growing private higher education institutions in the country with phenomenal growth in all aspects of its development since its inception. With the first intake of only 411 students in its Petaling Jaya campus in 2002, the University’s enrolment has now reached more than 21,000 students with campuses located in Kampar, Perak and Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor.

UTAR has graduated over 77,000 students since its inaugural convocation in 2005 and has made impressive strides in establishing a strong reputation as a comprehensive University with dedication to achieving excellence in teaching and research. The University currently offers 131 academic programmes from Foundation Studies to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management, Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences.

UTAR Kampar Campus

UTAR’s main campus in Kampar was built on a 1300-acre piece of land donated by the Perak State Government. It is located in the growing township of Bandar Barat Kampar in Perak. Strategically located off the North-South highway, Kampar Campus is 190 km from Kuala Lumpur which is slightly over two hours away from the city by car. The Campus welcomed its first intake of students in May 2007.

Flanked by picturesque mountains, dotted with scenic lakes and located within a growing township, Kampar Campus offers a conducive and serene learning environment. This Campus features modern educational facilities and provides students with access to some of the latest learning technologies and research innovations. In addition, the Campus has facilities for sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and a gymnasium. The spacious campus grounds are also ideal for jogging and cycling.

The following faculties, centres and institutes are located in UTAR Kampar Campus:

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS)

Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF)

Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT)

Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT)

Faculty of Science (FSc)

Centre for Extension Education (CEE)

Centre for Corporate and Community Development (CCCD)

Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS)

Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS)

Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPSR)

UTAR Sungai Long Campus

The Sungai Long Campus is located in Bandar Sungai Long, a main township in Kajang, Selangor. It is a purpose-built campus with surrounding facilities and services that support banking, housing, public transport, shopping and meals for the convenience of the students.

On 1 June 2015, UTAR relocated its campuses and offices from Setapak, Kuala Lumpur and Section 13 Petaling Jaya to its own campus in Sungai Long in a move to consolidate and strengthen the University’s presence in the Klang Valley. This move to Sungai Long was one of the most defining moments in UTAR’s history as the University continues its next decade of excellence in education.

The Sungai Long Campus houses the Mary KUOK Pick Hoo Library and the following faculties, centres and institutes:

Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM)

M Kandiah Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MK FMHS)

Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI)

Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES)

Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS)

Centre for Extension Education (CEE)

Centre for Corporate and Community Development (CCCD)

Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS)

Institute of Management and Leadership Development (IMLD)

Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPSR)

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Bibliography of the President

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Prof. Ewe’s Biodata

Position: President/ CEO

Designation:  Senior Professor, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering  

Contact Address: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Sungai Long Campus), Jalan Sungai Long, Bandar Sungai Long, Cheras 43000, Kajang, Selangor

Telephone No:  +603-9086 0288   ext 388    

Fax:  +603-9019 8832      

Email Address:

Research Interests: Microwave Remote Sensing, Applied Electromagnetics, Satellite Image Processing, Sensing Network and Intelligent Systems    


Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Multimedia University

Master of Science (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Electrical), Universiti Malaya   

Professional Qualification:  PEng, PTech(EE), SMIEEE, FAAET, FASc, FAETDEW, MIEM      

Professor Ewe Hong Tat obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya, Malaysia, Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T., USA and PhD degree from Multimedia University, Malaysia.

He had worked before in Motorola Penang, Intel Penang, MIT’s Research Laboratory for Electronics, University of Malaya and Multimedia University (MMU) where his last position held in MMU was Vice President (Academic). He was Vice President (Internationalisation and Academic Development) of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) from July 2009 to August 2019. He is currently the President/CEO of UTAR and also a Senior Professor of Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science of UTAR. He was also the recipient of a number of awards including The Young Scientist Award of URSI (International Union of Radio Science) in 1996, The Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 2005 for Academic Leadership and Accomplishment, and The Toray Science and Technology Award by Malaysian Toray Science Foundation in 2011. He is currently a Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), Fellow and President of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), Chair of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Malaysia Chapter, Deputy Chairman of Science, Technology and Innovations Consultative Committee of ACCCIM, Educational Counsellor and Regional Chair (Malaysia) of MIT Educational Council, and was a Council Member of Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) from 2013-2018. In recognition of his valuable services, the Governor of the State of Penang Malaysia conferred upon him an Order of Chivalry, Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri, which carries the title “Dato”, in July 2022.

In publication, he has published in books, international journals and conferences, and newspaper and magazine column articles. His research interests include microwave remote sensing, satellite image processing, wireless sensor network and intelligent computing. He is also active in consultancy and technopreneur development works and was a consultant/advisor for several listed and startup companies in Malaysia.

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