Monday, October 6, 2008

Details on IIUM



Address: Jalan Sungai Pusu, Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia
Postcode (Poskod): 53100 Gombak
Post Office Box: P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 6196 4000
Fax: +603 6196 4160
Area: Selayang, Selangor (Sel / D.E.)
Jurisdiction: Majlis Perbandaran Selayang - MPS (See Local Govt)

Directions: From Jalan Gombak, go over the flyover at the Greenwood Park junction and drive through rustic scenery until you reach a T-junction. Turn right at the traffic lights into Jalan Sg Pusu. Alternatively, use the MRR 2 from either Selayang or Ampang to get to Karak Highway. Just before the the Gombak toll plaza, enter the slip road on the extreme left. Turn right when you reach a traffic light T-junction.

Info / Insights: The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) claims to be the only Islamic university that uses English as its medium of instruction. This is not surprising as the university enrolled 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 90 countries in 2007. Founded in 1983, the bachelor degree tuition fees for international students range from about RM 7,000 (Human Sciences) to RM 39,000 (Medicine) per academic year.

The 700-acres Gombak (or Kuala Lumpur) campus sits on the foothill of the beautiful Klang Gates Quartz Ridge. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA or UIAM) has a Kuantan branch campus which is bigger in land size. In addition, there's the smaller Petaling Jaya Campus and the The International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) faculty in Jalan Duta, KL.

Nearby Landmarks: Karak Highway Gombak Toll Plaza, UniKL BMI (Universiti Kuala Lumpur British Malaysian Institute), International Islamic School (IIS), Kuarters Institusi Pendidikan - Batu 8 Sg Pusu, Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Integrasi Gombak (SBP)

Nearby Hotels: Selayang Hotel (see Hotel Listings)

Nearest Train Station: Terminal PUTRA LRT Station (5.2 KM by taxi or feeder bus)
Nearest Police Station:
Balai Polis Gombak, Tel: 03 6189 5222
Bus Number: RapidKL Bas T201, T203, T231

Distance: 13.7 km to Eye Of Malaysia Ferris Wheel, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa via Jalan Pahang
                    6.6 km to Batu Caves via MRR 2
                   13.9 km to Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, Ampang Point via MRR 2
                   18 km to Low Yat Plaza, Bukit Bintang via Sentul / Chow Kit / Jalan Sultan Ismail
                    27.7 km to Digital Mall, Sec 14, PJ via Selayang / LDP (Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong)

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