Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), wholly-owned by UTAR Education Foundation, was founded in June 2002 as a not-for-profit private university in Malaysia. With the first intake of only 411 students, UTAR now has over 26,000 students. UTAR currently offers more than 110 programmes from Foundation Study to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in fields of Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Agriculture, Arts, Business and Economics, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Process Management, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Social Science and Education in its nine faculties, three institutes and three centres located in the Sungai Long Campus and Perak Campus. UTAR has graduated over 38,000 students since its inaugural convocation in 2005. The University promotes research and scholastic development through its Research, Development and Commercialisation agenda. The establishment of its 27 research centres, the UTAR Global Research Network and UTAR Undergraduate Research Scheme underlines UTAR’s commitment in teaching and research excellence. To intensify and facilitate close collaborations with the industries, UTAR has since established nine endowed professorial chairs as well as formal collaborations to facilitate international exchanges, research and training with over 190 local and foreign institutions/organizations.