About Universiti Sains Malaysia
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is one of the five research-intensive universities in Malaysia. USM envisions itself to be a world-class university embarking on world class research programmes via strategic planning and implementation of its Research and Development (R&D) mechanisms. Since inception in 1969, USM has gained a reputation for providing excellent postgraduate programmes and is fast gaining international recognition, which is evident from the numerous international awards and prizes garnered by its researchers.
USM has three campuses. The Main Campus is located on the island of Penang while the Engineering Campus is located on the mainland of the state of Penang. The third campus, which houses three health related programmes (Medicine, Health and Dentistry), is in the state of Kelantan--on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
The University currently has students’ population of about 8,445 postgraduates, which constitute over 20% of its total students population. From this total, about 2,156 are international postgraduates.
The students are enrolled in over 27 Schools and 13 Centres of Excellence (CoE) in the areas of Medicine, Science and Technology, Engineering and Arts and are working towards their Masters or Doctorate degrees.
Postgraduates work under the supervision of highly qualified academic staff actively involved in well-funded research programmes in similar areas, using the latest state-of-the-art research facilities.