History of City University
City University (City U) (or formerly known as Unity College International) was founded in April 1984 by a group of scholars with extensive experience in both local public universities and reputable overseas universities. Registered with the Ministry of Higher Education under the former Education Act 1961, City U was known then as the Petaling Jaya Community College (PJCC). It was established at a time when there was a growing awareness that it was necessary for the private sector to complement the national education effort. Its aim item was to equip high school leavers with extensive academic exposure to the American degree system moderated by the Consortium of American Universities and Colleges (CAUC).
This was done through a biennial meeting in the United States. Since 1984, PJCC has successfully transferred over 20 batches of students to more than 100 universities and colleges throughout the United States, with many gaining places into the Ivy League universities for degrees in engineering (electrical, civil, mechanical and computer), journalism, business administration, finance, banking, accounting, marketing, insurance, economics, information systems, computer science, psychology, pharmacy, music and TESL. Although there were several private higher institutions in Malaysia, PJCC was the pioneer in the field for preparing students for transfer to the American universities. The University College was acquired by the Selia Group in 1998 as part of the companys desire to be a responsible corporate citizen. Under the new management, City U extended its international education cooperation with universities from England, Scotland, Wales, Australia, United States, Indonesia and several Malaysian public universities to cater for the expanding demand for higher education.
To be a University that is recognised as among the leading institutions of higher learning with a steadfast commitment to excellence and perfection.
To provide high quality industry and market driven educational courses / programs with the aim of producing knowledge-based, socially responsible leaders and managers.
To produce quality graduates, well-balanced with the employability attributes of professionalism, communication skills, intellectual curiosity, ethical behavior and life long learning.
Our people are our greatest strength
Our customers are our highest priority
Partnerships are our future
Innovation and technology are our competitive edge
To produce Competent Graduates for the highly challenging and competitive market
To produce Young Entrepreneurs for the global market
Vision & Mission
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History of City U