Universiti Teknologi MARA (Abbreviation: UiTM; English: MARA University of Technology) is a coeducational public university with its main campus located in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. It is the flagship institution of the Universiti Teknologi MARA System, the largest university in Malaysia in terms of size and student enrollment and the only public university carrying out intakes twice a year. The university has expanded nationwide with four satellite campuses, 12 branch campuses, nine city campuses and 21 affiliated colleges. With this network and over 17,000 staff, the university offers more than 300 academic programmes. It is home to some 172,000 students: bumiputeras and international students. The teaching is fully conducted in English. As of 2011, UiTM has made it to the top 700 universities in The 2011 QS World University Rankings.
Green solid electrolyte for electrochemical devices
Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia, have studied the capability of new polymers derived from potato starch as insulators which do not show any remarkable electro activity.
Blowfly maggots provide physical evidence for forensic cases
Estimation of the post mortem interval (PMI) is one of the most crucial matters in autopsies and entomological specimens have been widely used to determine PMI after 72 hours of death. This is done using ...
Lemongrass fiber as lost circulation material in drilling fluid
Universiti Teknologi MARA researchers are investigating the properties of lemongrass fibers to help prevent fluid circulation problems while drilling for oil and gas.
Embedded wireless motion detector device on conventional insect trap for analysis purpose
Universiti Teknologi MARA researchers have developed a prototype insect trap that utilizes motion sensor and wireless technology to detect insect and trasnmit data to the researcher at the base station located away from the ...
Gasification of oil palm biomass to produce clean producer gas for heat, power generation
The process of burning fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal and natural gas releases huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The effect of this carbon dioxide emission into our atmosphere is causes ...
Improving the stability of clay for construction
Researchers at the Universiti Teknologi MARA mixed clay with various waste materials to enhance its engineering quality.
High strength cellular aluminium foam for the automotive industry
Aluminum foam is used for applications that requires high level of energy and sound absorption characteristics. UiTM researchers have developed an innovative process to make high strength cellular aluminium foam with help ...
Natural oil adsorbent for produced water treatment
Instead of being just landscaping waste, the dried leaves can help environmental agencies and oil and gas companies treat waste water from petroleum extraction
Antibiotics from mangroves
Researchers at the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia have conducted a study on the mangrove ecosystem to search for actinomycetes bacteria. The mangrove ecosystem is known as a highly productive habitat ...
Modified photocatalyst effective for transforming organic pollutants into harmless end products
UiTM researchers have developed a modified photocatalyst which is economical and effective at transforming organic pollutants into harmless end products.
Studying the behaviour of steel tubes filled with concrete foam
UiTM researchers have found that steel tubes filled with foam concrete was inferior in strength as compared to that of normal concrete.
A Reconfigurable Antenna Array (RAA) integrated with RF Switches
The recent rapid development of wireless communication systems has created a strong need for the development of new antenna structures. The research described in this project introduces the concept of reconfigurable antennas ...
The natural 'coat' for a stronger outfit
Coated fabrics have been used in many applications such as agriculture, geotextiles, building and construction, medical, filtration and protective clothing. Coating of fabrics involves applying viscous liquid on the surface ...
Fostering critical thinking via assessment
Critical thinking skills have been identified as learning outcomes expected of students. Teaching towards developing thinking skills is quite recent, attempts are observed to find ways to infuse critical thinking into the ...
Gender issues in children's literature
Writers, publishers, teachers and parents need to closely scrutinise gender construction in children's literature so that young children are presented with stories that promote equality and respect for both sexes according ...