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Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang

Established as the second university in Malaysia in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as Universiti Pulau Pinang. It covers an area of 239.4 hectare at Minden, Penang, and approximately 9.7km from Georgetown. There are another two USM campuses, one at Kubang Kerian in Kelantan known as Health Campus and the other at Seri Ampangan in Penang, known as the Engineering Campus.

To date, 24 Academic Schools, 14 Centres and 7 Units have been established. Of the Schools, 12 are applied science and technology-based Schools, for example School of Civil Engineering, the School of Aerospace Engineering, and the School of Chemical Engineering. There are five pure science school and three liberal arts schools.

In 2008/2009, there are a total of 19,800 students in the main campus, 3,100 at the Health Campus and 3,184 at the Engineering Campus. Nearly six thousands of them are graduate students. In term of foreign students, there are 1,860.

In the field of research, the emphasis is on function-oriented or interdisciplinary research. The focus is on areas that integrate academic interest and practical relevance, thus directing scientific thrusts towards breakthroughs in problem areas crucial to the quality of life and national development.

Link : http://www.usm.my/

School of Computer Science, USM

The The School of Computer Sciences was established officially on the 1st of March 1995 after functioning for a period of 10 years as the Division of Computer Science, an independent and autonomous unit within the then School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. The period had witnessed various advances, developments and achievements of Computer Science pertaining to academic programmes, research and development, consultancy, community services and others. The School of Computer Sciences will continue its efforts to strengthen its curricula and at the same time explore research areas that contribute significantly to the development of the nation.

Link : http://www.cs.usm.my