The Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) is acknowledged to be one of Malaysia's premier universities of higher learning for technology. Established in 1993 as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) and Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, the University has earned a reputation for excellence in education and research and development. APU continuously wins awards for excellence in education, research and development, and for the achievements of their students.
APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) which was announced by the Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin (1st November 2012).
With an international student community of more than 10,000 students from more than 105 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges lying ahead. APU offers a wide range of degrees with Technology as a common core. It is APU’s aim to nurture and encourage innovation through its programmes, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.
The Asia Pacific University has and always will, continue to develop and deliver its academic programmes through unique and well-established international partnerships, particularly with Staffordshire University, UK but also with other partners throughout the world. This formidable combination of Malaysian home-grown programmes fortified with international benchmarking, provides its students with the assurance that the qualifications gained from APU truly meet international quality standards.
APU’s achievements bear testimony to its commitment to excellence in higher education and training, as well as innovative research and development and commercialization. APU (via APIIT) is Malaysia’s first Institution to achieve Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Company Status. Through its network of APIIT Education Group branch campuses established in Sri Lanka and India, APU also reaches out to young aspiring professionals in these countries, providing them with a unique opportunity of experiencing international best practices in higher education using curricula, processes, resources and systems which have been developed in Malaysia. APU’s academic programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).