Multimedia University (MMU) was established in 1996 with the aim of producing graduates, who are kept abreast on the latest developments in the IT and Multimedia industry, and adept with the ability to innovate, contribute and lead in the new millennium. Its of?cial launch on July 9th, 1999 by former Prime Minister, YAB Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed signi?es a heavy responsibility that encompasses the scope of a truly world class institution – to be the catalyst for the development of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) and the nation, parallel to the Silicon Valley's success in the USA.
The ?rst Government-approved private university in Malaysia, MMU plays an important role in providing world class education within the broad sphere of telecommunications, multimedia, computers, digital art, animation, information technology, software development, and management. With IT and Multimedia evolving at high speed, MMU is strategically placed within the MSC to capture and capitalize continual technology transfer from external industries, and create new inventions, innovations and technology to bene?t the nation. Both MMU’s campuses are located in the multimedia hub of Cyberjaya and the historical town of Melaka, with a student population of about 20,000.
Malaysia's first truly intelligent city, Cyberjaya was officially launched by the Fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 8th July 1999. The landmark event was witnessed by 25 of the world's top personalities in the IT world.
The Cyberjaya city lies at the heart of Malaysia's Multimedia Super-Corridor (MSC). The corridor covers 750 square kilometers (300 square miles) and is equipped with world-class physical infrastructure as well as next–generation 2.5-10 Gb multimedia network.
Cyberjaya is easily accessible from all parts in Malaysia. Connected to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur Sentral by the Express Rail Link (ERL), it is also linked to major business areas by a network of expressways including:
1. The North-South Expressway Central Link
2. The Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)
3. The South Klang Valley Expressway and
4. The proposed Dedicated Highway.
Promising to be the city of the future, Cyberjaya is the home ground for many IT & technology companies as special cyberlaws, policies and practices tailored to enable the Cyberjaya’s residents to achieve the full promise of multimedia.