Philosophy, Vision, Mission, Strategic Thrusts and Core Values

UTM is a leading innovation-driven entrepreneurial research university in engineering, science and technology.

UTM as the biggest postgraduate research university in technology has also established a reputation for innovative education and cutting-edge research, with a vision towards the development of creative human capital and advancement technological innovation.


A Premier University Providing World-Class Education and Research.


To Develop Holistic Talents and Prosper Lives Through Knowledge and Innovative Technologies.


Core Values 


Integrity calls for adherence to sound moral values and strong ethical principles. This noble virtue must be internalised in our heart and soul, and manifested in our loyalty, character, conduct, deeds and action with wisdom and trustworthiness.


Synergy instills team spirit, togetherness, inclusivity, collegiality, respect, humility, cooperation and collaboration. It also breeds selflessness, resulting from care and concern for others above self, while embracing diversity and appreciating differences.


Excellence towards high performance and delivery will result in outstanding and remarkable achievement in all aspects of learning and teaching, research, innovation, commercialization and provision of services. 


Sustainability is reflected in the holistic drive by the campus community in integrating and balancing economic, social and environmental spheres to meet the current needs without compromising the ability to exist and survive continuously.


Strategic Thrusts

ST 1

World-class Holistic Talents to extend the Frontier of Education and Research.

ST 2 

Creative and Resilient Performance Delivery Through Emphatic and Agile Governance.

ST 3

Institutional Growth through Unique Niche and Specialisation for Long-term Sustainability.

ST 4

Transformative Life Experiences through Knowledge Empowerment and Trust.

ST 5

Global Eminence as Malaysian Top Research University in 2025.

Strategic Priorities


Produce holistic talent by developing high quality graduates.


Provide continuous upskilling of university staff to achieve excellence in education and research.


To Inculcate UTM core values namely Integrity, Synergy, Excellence and Sustainability (ISES) into work and management ecosystem.


Strengthen UTM’s R&D&C&I capability and resilience to champion emerging knowledge and research areas.


Nurture strategic nexus between University-Industry-Government-Community (the quadruple helix) ecosystem to sustain university growth.


Provide sustainability campus experience to UTM’s students, staff and surrounding community.


Enculturate data driven culture with high level of trust in technology.


Achieve global eminence as a distinguished Malaysia Research University in-line with national and global agenda.

*As of March 2021; Source by Office of Strategy Management; Updated by Office of Corporate Affairs