There are several central offices which provide the administrative infrastructure to support the work of the University :
The financial services office or the Bursary is headed by the Chief Financial Officer (or the Bursar), Puan Sharifah ‘Alwiah Syed Alwi. The bursary covers a number of functions. It informs financial policy decisions through the provision of management information, the auditing of the University’s financial and other activities, and by advising on good practice.
It oversees the University’s procurement policy to ensure that it receives value for money. The Bursary also supports faculties and departments in monitoring and improving their own purchasing practice. Financial Services works closely with the Asset Division , which is responsible for management of all the University’s buildings and grounds, including maintenance services. The Development Division is responsible for the procurement of major new developments.
The drive to achieve excellence in research standards and to develop new areas of research in emerging fields is led by the Research Management Centre. This is also the department that manages the protection of intellectual property arising from university research and academic activities.
The Bureau of Innovation and Consultancy encourages the transfer of technology and knowledge from within the University to the business world, and identifies opportunities for collaborative research. The University’s business arm, Unitechnologies Sdn. Bhd .
The Registrar, Tuan Haji Wan Mohd. Zawawi Wan Abd. Rahman, is the Senior Administrative Officer and heads up the Registrar’s Office which informs policy making within the University on administrative issues. The focus of the department is to provide systems and support for the academic life and career development of staff. It also provides support for the management of University’s academic programmes through its Academic Management Division and Organisational Management & Administration Division .
The Academic Management Unit is the first port of call for many student queries, including students’ admissions, fee issues, clearing activities and degree conferment. It also manages administrative systems in support of teaching and examinations, and oversees the student support services, including counselings and assistance for students with disabilities. Career development activities for students include careers advice, information about graduate opportunities and access to excellent part-time work opportunities.
Staff are supported by the Human Capital Management and the Human Capital Development divisions which provide staff development advice, competency training and short courses. The Security Division also reports to the Registrar’s Office .
The Centre of Information and Communication Technology (CICT) is responsible for ensuring that staff and students have access to teaching, learning and research resources by: providing the University’s IT infrastructure; acquiring, developing and supporting new and emerging technologies and systems; and providing access to millions of digital resources across the University’s campuses.
CICT is continually developing and delivering the new initiatives by extending access to the University’s network, CICT services and support digital resources, and by developing and supporting the delivery of e-learning.
External Relations includes the Office of International Affairs, Corporate Communications and International Relations Office, and the Office of Corporate Affairs . The International Office reports to Professor Dr. Ir. Siti Hamisah Tapsir, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International) ; the Corporate Affairs report to Dato’ Prof. Dr. Ir. Zaini Ujang, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) ; whilst the Office of Corporate Communications and International Relations report directly to the Vice-Chancellor.
The Marketing Unit resources are largely dedicated to marketing activities at a university-wide level. Our staff of the Unit also work with other areas of the University, particularly Faculties and Schools, to ensure they maximise the effect of their marketing activity and expenditure.