Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) was established on 18 December 1997 and is one of the first private universities in Malaysia. UNIRAZAK is wholly-owned by Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputra, which also owns Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). The University is under the leadership and guidance of our esteemed Pro-Chancellor, YBhg. Dato’ Mohamed Nizam Abdul Razak.
UNIRAZAK is known for its coveted degrees which were jointly-developed in partnership with globally renowned professional bodies. This unique approach enabled its students to obtain dual qualifications; a degree and accreditation by professional bodies relevant to their chosen fields be they in accounting, management, taxation and Islamic banking & finance.
To date, UNIRAZAK’s programme partners include CPA Australia, Chartered Management Institute of United Kingdom (CMI), Malaysian Association of Tax Accountants (MATA), Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM), Malaysian Institute of Insurance (MII) and others. Today, UNIRAZAK is firmly established as ‘Kuala Lumpur’s Premier School of Business, Government & Education’.
UNIRAZAK meets the highest standards for tertiary education and has been awarded MSC-status and SIRIM certification ISO 9001:2000. In 2017, UNIRAZAK achieved a 4-star rating for MYRA and was bestowed the Ministry of Education’s Grand Award for ‘Entrepreneurial Private University of the Year’ in 2015. In 2020, UNIRAZAK was awarded with a 5-star rating under the Emerging University category by the Ministry of Higher Education for SETARA 2018/19.
Acceptance of our state of inadequacy and shortcomings
We seek to continue to improve ourselves and to acquire the requisite knowledge and apply it accordingly. We also strive to be humble before the Divine as well as the society, family and fellow beings.
The ability to understand what others are going through.
The understanding will guide us in “doing the right thing”, not just for ourselves and our colleagues, but for those under our care: our students, our family, our community and our country.
To be organised in what we do.
We are disciplined, we have orderly processes, and we are meticulous in our planning and in the completion our tasks. We organise ourselves into a cohesive team, and we help each other to succeed in our work.
To be tough and robust in the face of an increasingly challenging world.
We have the mental toughness to compete, to do what is ethical, and to perform our work to fulfil our amanah (obligations) towards those under our care.
Finding new paths and opportunities in the performance of our tasks.
We respect the status quo but we will continue to develop and grow as we believe in our ability to create new realities. In short, we are always seeking progress.
To be wise in our affairs, and avoid being reckless and shallow in our thoughts.
We strive to constantly be on a quest for knowledge for the betterment of those under our care as well as to have good judgment and sense on all matters.
Historically, the mace is a symbol of authority dating from medieval times when knights carried them during processions with their kings. As the tradition grew, the mace became a ceremonial symbol of peaceful leadership, and maces were embellished with jewels and metals. Today, a university’s mace is carried before the president or chancellor and platform-party dignitaries during commencements, inaugurals and other academic ceremonial processions.
THE TORCH engraved on the top end of the mace, adapted from the logo of UNIRAZAK, symbolises the ultimate role of the University as a beacon of light that spreads knowledge throughout the national, regional and global communities. The five facets of the mace symbolise the five pillars of the ‘Rukun Negara’ or National Commandments which are constantly upheld under any circumstances. The name of the University is engraved around the base of the torch in Roman script, signifying the unity of the whole university community.
THE CHALICE portrays the main function of the university in pursuing knowledge. The name of the university engraved in Jawi script represents determination and faith which are the basic and fundamental thrusts of university education. The motifs of gold thread ‘songket’ at the lower part of the chalice express the university’s aspiration to continue its knowledge dissemination while upholding Malaysian traditional values.
THE SHAFT symbolizes the readiness to contribute knowledge and expertise for the advancement and development of the people and the nation. The Qur’anic verses from the Surah Al-Mujadalah (58:11) and Az-Zumar (39:9) contain the call for courage in seeking knowledge and upholding the truth, which reminds us of our unending responsibility to nurture, protect and celebrate academic achievement among students, faculty and staff. The ‘Pending’ or Malay belt buckle depicts energy, power and ability in producing dynamic scholars who are pragmatic, creative and innovative to contribute towards the advancement of Malaysian society and the country.