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Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Sultan Idris University of Education
Jalan Slim,
35900 Tanjung Malim
Tel : 605-450 6003
Fax : 605-458 5720
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Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) has a long distinguished history beginning with its establishment in 1922 as the Sultan Idris Training College (SITC). Designed to provide teacher training and education to only the highest achieving Malay students in pre-independent Malaya, the college, which was the brainchild of the then Deputy Director of Malay schools, Sir Richard Windstedt, grew in strength and was widely known in the region for its scholarly tradition. Not surprisingly, the college produced the best of Malay educators, linguists, writers and journalists. In 1957, when Malaysia gained its independence, the college was renamed Maktab Perguruan Sultan Idris (IPSI). On the 1st May 1997, the Minister of Education announced the establishment of the first university of education in the country, to be named the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris based on Government gazette P.U. (A) 132 & 133 dated 24th February 1997 under the Order of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Corporation) and the Order of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Campus) 1997.

To be a prestigious University providing exceptional leadership in education based on the advantage of broad experience and high level of competency in meeting global.

To generate and foster knowledge through teaching, research, publication, consultancy and community services to achieve the vision of the nation.

Course Outline

UPSI currently has 8 faculties under its institution that holds a tradition of academic excellence and standards. Each of these faculties boasts a wide range of facilities and infrastructure to make learning conductive for students. The faculties that make the UPSI academic halls are:
  • Faculty of Languages
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Arts and Music
  • Faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Development
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Information Technology and Communication
  • Faculty of Sports Science
  • Faculty of Social Science and Humanities


Academic Facilities & Resources
  • Faculty of Sports Science
    • Psychology Lab, Rehabilitation Lab, Biomechanical Lab, Weight Training Lab, Motor Learning Lab, Anatomy and Physiology Lab, Test, Measurement and Evaluation Lab, First Aid Lab, Tennis Court, Squash Court, Badminton Court, Volleyball Court, Hockey Field, Rugby Field, Softball Field, Soccer Field, Netball Field, Gymnasium
  • Faculty of Information & Communication Technology
    • Information Technology Building, KDP Building, IT Laboratories, Technology and Science Laboratory Building
  • Faculty of Languages
    • Micro Teaching Laboratory, Language Laboratory, Computer Laboratory, Self-Access Laboratory
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
    • Smart Lab, Glass Blowing Workshop, Multimedia Lab, Instrumentation Chemistry Lab, Multimedia Room, Physics Workshop
  • Faculty of Art and Music
    • Audio & Video Editing Lab, Graphic Studio, Computer Graphic Lab, Ceramic Studio, Metal Studio, Drawing Studio, Craft Studio, Drawing Studio, Brass Ensemble Room, Keyboard Practice Studio, Choir Room, Practice Studio, Computer Labs, Keyboard Labs, MIDI Room, Orchestra Rehearsal Rooms, Band Rehearsal Rooms, Culture Stage Auditorium, Music Traditional Studio, Tutorial Room, Arts Blok or Building
  • Faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Developments
    • Microteaching Lab, Counselling Lab, Special Research Lab (Hearing Problem), Special Research Lab (Studying Problem), Special Research Lab (Masalah Penglihatan)
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
    • Microteaching Lab, Simulation Room
  • Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • History Tutorial Room 1, History Tutorial Room 2, History Tutorial Room 3, History Store, Geography (Teaching and Learning) Laboratory / P & P Room, Geography Information Systems Lab / Computer Lab, Physical Geography Laboratory
Student Support Services & Student Development
Activities Ten modern, well-equipped residence halls, each able to accommodate 300 students have been built on the new Sultan Azlan Shah Campus. In addition, accommodation is also provided for about 600 students on the present campus. Throughout the academic year there is a shuttle bus service to help students commute between the two campuses. Under a special rental scheme, the university also assists students in obtaining suitable off-campus housing. Other than a large playing field, the university is justifiably proud of its modern gymnasium, tennis courts, cafeterias, computing services centre and a nursery.

There is a music and arts complex that combines the functions of a studio, art laboratory and workshop. Counselling services are made readily available to both graduate and undergraduate students. For international students, academic and non-academic advising is provided on an individual basis. Additionally, Tanjong Malim?s main mosque is only a walking distance from the campus.

The UPSI library inherited a vast collection of books, including some rare books and manuscripts, from UPSI. Now that the permanent library building is completed, the library is at par with any other modern library in the world.

Career counselling and guidance can be provided while problematic students? cases will be referred to community organisations, police and courts, depending on the level of the cases.

International Recognition, Achievement & Partnership
MoU Between UPSI and Overseas Universities
  • Kolej Islam Yala, Thailand
  • Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia
  • Universitas Islam Makassar, Indonesia
  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  • Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
  • Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Nova Southeastern University, U.S.A.
  • Nanjing Normal University, China
  • Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • Universitas Negeri Jakarta
  • Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Angkatan Sasterawan 50
  • Universitas Pendidikan Padang