About Us

Dr Izanee

Welcome to OUM, the premier open and distance learning (ODL) institution in Malaysia!

Established in 2000, OUM is the country’s seventh private university and the only one owned by a consortium of Malaysia’s first 11 public universities, known as Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn Bhd (METEOR).

This gives us the unique advantage of harnessing the prestige and expertise of our stakeholders. For learners, this means we have the resources to make our programmes the best they can be, with input and contribution from experts throughout the country.

OUM strives to be the university of choice for anyone looking for affordable part-time studies, especially working adults. With 22 years of experience in ODL, we offer a learner-friendly, flexible and accessible approach to ensure that anyone can study anytime and anywhere, not just within Malaysia but also across the globe.

Quality matters a lot to us. Our programmes are career-relevant,  accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, and recognised by various professional bodies. This does not mean the enrolment process is difficult; even if you think you don’t qualify, APEL can open the door for you. If you want to give our learning materials a try first, head on to OER OUM and choose a topic of interest to you.

Also, have you ever thought about how you can become a better version of yourself? You may find that an abilities-based approach will help you maximise your professional and personal potential. Take a look at our massive open online courses (MOOCs) and find out how you can explore and apply your strengths and experiences through programmes specially designed to improve productivity and fill knowledge gaps.

Finally, remember that signing up at OUM is easy. You can enrol online or visit one of our 35 learning centres located nationwide. Even if you are not in Malaysia, you can still register and enjoy what we have to offer. So, do reach out and we would be happy to introduce you to OUM.

As OUM’s President/Vice-Chancellor, allow me to warmly welcome you to our learning community. The journey ahead will be exciting and enriching, and we will be there with you every step of the way.

Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Izanee Awang
President/Vice-Chancellor

University Profile

In August 1999, the then Minister of Education invited Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn Bhd (METEOR), a consortium of 11 public universities in the country, to set up an open university.

This led to the establishment of OUM in August 2000, followed by its launch on 26 August 2002 by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad. With the motto of “University for All”, OUM believes in the democratisation of education, which gives everyone a chance to fulfil their potential and achieve self-actualisation.

Shared Values

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Caring
  • Teamwork
  • Innovativeness

Vision

To be the Leading Provider of Flexible Learning

Logo

The OUM logo is derived from a combination of the letters “O” and “U”. These letters have been creatively styled in a round dynamic graphic form to express the concept of globalisation of knowledge through the open and distance learning (ODL) mode.

The University’s corporate colours of blue and silver portray a modern and progressive institution of higher learning. The slant in the logo illustrates the University’s continuous progress as one of the premier ODL universities in the world.

Mission

To widen access to quality education and provide lifelong learning opportunities by leveraging on technology, adopting a flexible mode of learning, and providing a conducive and engaging learning environment at competitive and affordable cost.

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YABhg Tun Jeanne Abdullah

CHANCELLOR

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YBhg Tan Sri Azman Hashim

PRO CHANCELLOR

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YBhg Tan Sri (Dr) Lee Lam Thye

CHAIRMAN

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YBhg Prof Dato' Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SARAWAK (UNIMAS)

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ASSOC PROF DR AHMAD IZANEE BIN AWANG

PRESIDENT / VICE-CHANCELLOR
OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA

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YBhg Prof Datuk Ts Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA

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YBhg Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Tajudin Md Ninggal

VICE PRESIDENT (ACADEMIC)
OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA

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YBhg Dato’ Dr. Haji Ahmad Sabirin Arshad

PRESIDENT AND GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE
SIRIM BERHAD

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Encik Philip Mathews

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Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Izanee bin Awang

PRESIDENT / VICE-CHANCELLOR
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YBhg Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Tajudin Md Ninggal

Vice President (Academic)
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Prof Dr Siti Aishah Hashim Ali

General Manager (Learner Experience and Technology)
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Assoc Prof Dr Yon Rosli Daud

Deputy General Manager (Business Ventures)
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Dr Mohd Nazri Mohd Noor

Registrar
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YBhg Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor

(CHAIRMAN)
VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI MALAYA

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YBhg Prof Datuk TS Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA

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YBhg Prof Dato' Dr. Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA

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YBhg Prof Dato Dr Md Amin Bin Md Taff

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI PENDIDIKAN SULTAN IDRIS

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YBhg Prof Datuk ChM TS Dr Taufiq Yap Yun Hin

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SABAH

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YBhg Prof Dato’ TS Dr Mohd Ekhwan Hj Toriman

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA

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YBhg Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dato Dzulkifli Abdul Razak

RECTOR
INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY

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YBhg Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK (UNIMAS)

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YBhg Prof Dr Mohd Roslan Sulaiman

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA

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YBhg Prof TS Dr Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UITM)

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YBhg Prof Dr Haim Hilman Abdullah

VICE-CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA

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