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International Relations Centre (UKM Global)

Global Outlook

As a national university that empowers the national language, Malay Language whilst not forgetting the importance of English Language in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0, UKM is always looking forward to establish new and beneficial collaborations with partners via lateral and multilateral agreements.

UKM welcomes all long-formed and new friends from all over the world to form strategic partnerships with UKM.

UKM welcome potential collaborations from:

  • Associations
  • Embassies
  • Industries
  • Higher Learning institutions

Through strategic collaborations with our worldwide partners via active participation and communication, UKM is able to offer a diverse and enriching global education, research and entrepreneurship programmes. With the national identity and culture deeply embedded in our programmes, the opportunity to gain valuable cross-culture experiences from our partners is highly appreciated by our students and staff.

Global Networks

UKM is a member of prominent global networks that leverage on the member universities’ diverse and distinctive strengths for excellence and research.

ASEAN University Network (AUN)

Founded in 1995 by ASEAN member countries including 13 universities, AUN is involved in the planning, organisation, monitoring and evaluation of AUN activities and also in the development of new ideas and the acquisition of funding

University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)

UMAP is a voluntary regional association of government, non-government and/or university representatives of the higher education sector established in 1993 to enhance cooperation and exchange of people and expertise through increased mobility of higher education students and staff. UMAP has been endorsed by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and member countries are implementing UMAP projects.

ASEA-Europe University Network (ASEA UNINET)

Founded in 1994 by universities from Austria, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, ASEA UNINET’s goal is to promote the continuous internationalisation of education and research. Today ASEA-UNINET consists of 83 universities from 17 different countries.

The Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)

AUAP is a platform and voices of universities in Asia and the Pacific and around the world. AUAP is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), holding the highest formal consultative status with UNESCO. Its primary purpose is to be the main platform for interaction and collaboration between members, and to be the effective voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific region. AUAP organizes regular conferences and workshops for higher education leaders and institutions in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss important issues and the challenges facing higher education. The association promotes and helps enhance mutually beneficial cooperation among educational institutions, and is dedicated to render such services to its member institutions.

The Association of Southeast Asia Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)


ASAIHL is a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1956 in Bangkok. Its aim is to assist member institutions to strengthen themselves through mutual self-help to achieve distinction in teaching, research, and public service, thereby contributing to their respective nations and beyond.

Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi)

The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) is an international network created in 1999 and supported by the UNESCO and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP), which hosts its secretariat and presidency.  GUNi encourages higher education institutions to redefine their role, embrace this process of transformation and strengthen their critical stance within society. GUNi is a network currently composed of 227 members from 80 countries, which includes the UNESCO Chairs in Higher Education, higher education institutions, research centers and networks related to innovation and the social commitment of higher education.

The Tailloires Network

The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions which aims to foster higher education civic engagement. As of 2018 the network has 379 member institutions in 77 countries with a combined enrollment of over 6 million students. The network hosts conferences, produces publications on university civic engagement, provides financial and technical support to regional university networks, and awards the annual MacJannet Prize for university student civic engagement initiatives.

Visit UKM

We regularly host a number of international delegations from partners and prospective partner institutions throughout the year. Our Partnerships Team is able to assist you with planning your activities while you are here in UKM.
If you would like to arrange a visit to UKM, please fill in Visitor’s Request Form and email to partnerships@ukm.edu.my

Visitor’s Guide
1. We need the completed form 2 weeks prior to the proposed visit date.
2. Please wait for our confirmation email with the visit itinerary before committing to your travelling arrangement.
3. Please contact us 3 days before your visit to confirm your attendance.