Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT) was established in 1969 as TAR College with the focus of providing tertiary education opportunities for young Malaysians regardless of race, class and creed who were seeking quality education as well as meeting the rising demand for human capital from businesses and industries. The College started with a single campus in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur which is now the Main Campus. Subsequently, five branches were established in Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah.
TAR UMT offers programmes at pre-university, diploma, bachelor degree and postgraduate levels that are widely recognised by the academia and industries for their depth and breadth of scope and academic rigor. Today, TAR UMT has a student population of more than 30,000 including international students from more than 30 countries enrolling in close to 200 programmes over a wide range of disciplines from foundation to accountancy, finance, business, economics, engineering, built environment, applied sciences, ICT as well as mass communication, creative arts, social science and hospitality management.
TAR UMT is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Malaysia with more than 300,000 students having passed through its doors.
TAR UMT has won many scholastic awards and recognitions amongst which include the Premier Digital Tech Institution status awarded by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) since 2017, achieved the Competitive category for SETARA 2022, and Sin Chew Education Awards 2018 / 19 where TAR UMT was named as the recipient of the Outstanding Educational Institutions: Private Universities / Colleges award, Product Award and CSR award. Besides this, TAR UMT also won the Asia Pacific CSR Awards 2016 where the institution won the Excellence in Education Improvement award.