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.
New Wi-Fi antenna enhances wireless coverage
Researchers at Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia have succeeded in using ionised gas in a common fluorescent light tube as an antenna for a Wi-Fi Internet router.
Green-mix concrete as an environmentally friendly building material
Complementing the Government of Malaysia's efforts to encourage the use of environmentally friendly materials in the construction of green buildings, researchers from the faculty of civil engineering, Universiti ...
Recycling preparative HPLC for isolation of styryl-lactones from goniothalamus lanceolatus
The forest of Borneo presents a diversity of flora and fauna which may hold the secret ingredients and compounds to treat many serious and chronic ilnesses. Researchers from ATTA-UR-Rahman Institute For Natural Product Discovery, ...
Reviving the Iban alphabet
A Malaysian indigenous group has revived its alphabet from the brink of extinction, thanks to specially designed computer fonts.
Researchers develop test to assess job seekers' thinking skills
Researchers from the Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA, have devised a prototype assessing tool to gauge a candidate's critical thinking skills which appears to be a much sought after criteria among employers.
Layered compounds for li-ion batteries
Researchers from the Institute of Science, University Teknologi MARA Selangor conducted a study into the possibility of using new and cost effective compounds in Li ION battery application.
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 ...