Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus (UPMKB) is not a new name amongst the nation's institutions of higher learning. In fact, it is the oldest campus in Sarawak. The history of Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus can be traced back to August 10th 1974, when it was a temporary campus under the National Resources Training Centre in Semenggok, Kuching.
The campus was relocated to its permanent site in Bintulu, Sarawak in June, 1987. On 27th August, 1987, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Sarawak was officially established as a branch campus through the under 3 centres of learning - Applied Sciences, Basic Sciences and Social Sciences and Management.
Three Diploma level programs were on offer; the Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in Forestry and Diploma in Agribusiness programs, as well as an initiation program.
UPM was closed temporarily in 1992 and was operational again in November 2001, based on UPM 2001-2010 third strategic plan which was to upgrade UPM into and international center for agriculture, bioresource studies and services. UPMKB’s main focus is in agribio fields such as agriculture, forestry, fishery, livestock, food and environment.
UPMKB is situated just 13 km from the town of Bintulu. It is 715.16 hectares, and surrounded by lush green forest rich in many different types of flora and fauna. Its modern facilities can house up to 2,200 students.
UPMKB is a branch campus of UPM with one faculty, the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences. This faculty comprises five academic departments: Department of Crop
Science, Department of Forestry Science, Department of Social Science, Department of Basic Science and Engineering, and Department of Animal Science and Fishery. The faculty offers various Diploma , Bachelor, Master with thesis and PhD programmes.
Updated:: 19/09/2017 [lanz]
UPM Bintulu Sarawak Campus,
P.O Box 396, Nyabau Road,
97008 Bintulu, Sarawak,