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Southern University College (Chinese: 南方大学学院; pinyin: Nánfāng Dàxué Xuéyuàn), abbreviated as Southern UC, is a non-profit, private university college in Malaysia.

Southern University College
Kolej Universiti Selatan  (Malay)
南方大学学院 (Chinese)
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Former names
Southern College
MottoSelf-Renewal, Virtue, Nature
自强不息, 厚德载物
PresidentDr. Teh Geok Bee [1]
Location, ,
ColoursBlue and Red
Southern University College
Simplified Chinese南方大學學院
Traditional Chinese南方大学学院

Southern UC is the first non-profit higher education institute and private university college in Skudai, Johor.

Currently, Southern UC has 7 faculties, 3 schools, 6 research institutes and 7 academic centres.



The establishment of the Southern UC was to provide an education channel at home for high school graduates when they were unable to further studies in foreign countries.

Foon Yew Advanced Studies Programme was setting up in 1975, where later on the Foon Yew Board of Directors made application to the Ministry of Education for setting up Foon Yew College on the foundation of this programme. With the persistence and efforts of the Chinese community, Southern College was approved by the Ministry of Education and established in 1990. Through 22 years of management and efforts, the Ministry of Higher Education approved Southern College to upgrade to Southern University College on 19 June 2012.[2]


Southern University College is located in Skudai area, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, which is in the Iskandar Malaysia Economic Zone. The campus is about 25 acres, donated by the philanthropist Seow Wan Heong. Following the development of Iskandar Malaysia Economic Zone, Southern UC will be one of the significant educational institutes of Malaysia and slowly develop as an international educational institute.


  • Faculty of Business & Management
    • Department of Accounting
    • Department of Finance
    • Department of Marketing
    • Department of Management
    • Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
    • Department of Chinese
    • Department of English
    • Department of Malay
    • Department of Journalism and Communication
  • Faculty of Art & Design
    • Department of Industrial Design
    • Department of Visual Communication
    • Department of Art
  • Faculty of Chinese Medicine
    • Department of Chinese Medicine
  • Faculty of Education and Public Welfare
    • Department of Education
  • Southern Institute of Technical Education (SITE)


  • School of Foundation & Studies
  • School of Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM)
  • School of Professional & Continuing Education (SPACE)

Research InstitutesEdit

Academic CentresEdit

  • Sim Mow Yu Chinese Education and Teacher Training Centre (SMYCE)
  • Southern Traditional Chinese Medical Centre
  • Excellent Teaching and Learning Centre (ETLC)
  • International Education And Exchange Centre
  • Incubation & Career Centre (EICC)
  • Modern Language Centre
  • General Studies Centre

Rankings and awardsEdit

Southern University College was awarded 4-star (Very good) rating for the overall college-based category in MyQUEST 2010/2011.[3]

Partner InstitutionEdit




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  1. ^ "President's Message". Southern University College. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  2. ^ "History". Southern University College. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  3. ^ "MyQUEST 2010/2011" (PDF). Ministry of Higher Education(MOHE). Retrieved 23 May 2013.

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