President's Message

Welcome to OUM!

On behalf of the OUM community, I am pleased to welcome you to Malaysia’s premier open and distance learning (ODL) institution. I hope that your visit to this website will be the first step towards an enriching educational journey with us.

OUM is a unique higher education institution – we are a private university that is owned by a consortium that comprises Malaysia’s first 11 public universities. These public universities lend us their prestige and expertise in various fields to add value to our wide range of programmes.

Since our establishment in August 2000, OUM has grown by leaps and bounds. Our community now proudly comprises more than 150,000 cumulative learners, 73,000 graduates, 11,000 tutors, 120 faculty members and about 500 support staff. We have also partnered with 12 institutions in 10 countries to provide learning opportunities to almost 10,000 international learners, 3,000 of whom have successfully graduated.

We believe in an accessible, affordable and flexible approach to learning. The ODL mode is the cornerstone in this approach as it allows anyone to pursue higher education anytime and anywhere. You need not leave your job, family or other commitments to learn with us as courses are delivered via online learning, self-managed learning and optional weekend-only tutorials and seminars.

I invite you to explore our website. Get to know us and what we do. Reach out if you would like to learn even more. We would be happy to hear from you!


Professor Dato’ Dr Mansor Fadzil
President/Vice-Chancellor
Open University Malaysia

Professor Dato’ Dr Mansor Fadzil