||Selangor State is the heartland of Malaysia. It is the most developed state in Malaysia. Most of the Federal Governments mega-projected are located in this state. For example, The Multimedia Super Corridor, the new administrative centre Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), of the most modern airports in the world, and Port Klang, the biggest port in Malaysia. The state too has the most number of institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. Its infrastructure and communication facilities are among the best in the region. Above all, the Selangor State Government is the first to establish its very own university-University Industry Selangor (UNISEL).
Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL) was established on 23 August 1999 with the aim of providing world-class tertiary education and opportunities for research and development (R&D) within the broad sphere of industrial technology, management as well as information and communications technology (ICT). UNISEL provides an educational system which has extensive synergistic links with the industry and community in developing new innovative activities and research and development work.
As the first state university, UNISEL operates as an independent entity UNISEL derives its name from its focus on industry-driven programmes and the fact that Selangor is well known as an adopts ‘The Learning University’ as a corporate strategy to thrive in the age of competition in educational industry. The ‘industry’ connotation enhances outcomes-based approach to teaching and learning. This generates the synergy of knowledge and manpower development in the university-industry driven curriculum and co-curriculum fields of studies. The exertion leads to the expectation of learning outcomes to improve students’ employability.
The main campus UNISEL is currently being built on a 1,000 acre site at Bestari Jaya in Kuala Selangor. It is strategically located in the vicinity of serene residential areas, booming industrial sites and surrounded by lakes and greeneries. The campus is easily accessible, approximately 50km from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and 18km from Kuala Selangor town. The university is part of a 4,000 acres piece of land which has been earmarked as the “Selangor Educational Park”.
The university also offers to international students from Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, Africa, and Middle East countries, China, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.
UNISEL also caters complete facilities and services. The facilities and services that available are accommodation, student centre, student community centre, academic counseling, training and career placement services for graduates, library and learning resources, clubs and societies and Student representative council.