On 10 August 1974, Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus (UPMKB) began as a temporary campus in Semenggok, Kuching. The campus expanded, and in June 1987 it was moved to a permanent location in Bintulu, Sarawak. In 1992, however, it was temporarily closed.
It was operational again in November 2001, based on UPM 2001-2010 third strategic plan which was to upgrade UPM into an 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 1,500 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 PhDprogrammes.