KDU University College
KDU University College was first established as Kolej Damansara Utama (KDU) in 1983. KDU, later to be known as KDU College, was Malaysia’s first purpose-built private college that provided opportunities for young Malaysians to pursue good-quality, high-value education. It was also the first private tertiary education provider to offer twinning programmes, a very successful model that allows students to pursue overseas tertiary education locally.
In August 2010, KDU College was upgraded to university college status to become KDU University College (KDU UC) – a reflection of its excellent teaching facilities and capabilities, strong industry partnerships and market-relevant programme offerings.
In January 2015, KDU UC moved to its new purpose-built campus at Paramount Utropolis in Glenmarie, with its state-of-the-art facilities and a contemporary teaching and learning environment.
Designed to inspire and provide hands-on learning for real-world experiences, KDU UC boasts nine fully equipped lecture halls, 60 classrooms, a multi-purpose hall and a 612-bed student village with direct access to campus facilities. Its 50,000-sq ft library has flexible interior layouts, discussion areas of various styles and a coffee bar to encourage creativity and collaborative activities.
Today, KDU UC offers a wide range of programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Masters Levels, and has introduced home-grown degree programmes that are at the forefront of growing industries, reflecting its promise of being a real-world university meeting real-world needs. These include hospitality, tourism and culinary arts, game development and computing, communications and creative arts, business and law, as well as engineering.