Pahang tertiary institutions reside in the third largest Malaysian state - Pahang. As an overview, Pahang has an honorific name of ‘Darul Makmur’ meaning ‘Abode of tranquility’.

The capital of Pahang is Kuantan. It borders the states of Kelantan in the north, Johor to the south, Terengganu to the east and Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Perak to the west.

Pahang has a population of about one million five hundred thousand people within an area of a little over thirty six thousand square kilometers (Department of Statistics Malaysia 2011, Pahang State Government 2011).

In addition to its tourism, tertiary institutions located in the city are enumerated below.

Pahang tertiary institutions

1. Genting INTI International College

2. Olympia College (campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Kuantan, Johor Bahru, Ipoh and Penang)

3. University Malaysia Pahang

4. University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) (campuses in Selangor and Pahang)

5. PSDC College

6. Cosmopoint International College of Technology (campuses in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Kedah, Pahang, Johor, Sabah, Kelantan, Melaka, Penang, Sarawak and Terengganu)

7. Tunku Abdul Rahman College (campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah)

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Pahang State Administrative structure

Pahang state is divided into eleven districts namely Bentong, Cameron Highlands, Jerantut, Kuantan, Lipis, Pekan, Raub, Termelor, Rompin, Maran and Bera.

The constitutional leader of the state is the Sultan. The Sultan oversees the entire Executive Council and Legislative assembly. The Sultan appoints the Head of the Executive council together with the Executive Council members from the State Assembly.

The Executive Council is headed by a Chief Minister. The Chief Minister in association with other state senior officials runs the administration of Pahang through its various specialized departments and agencies.

These departments and units function by carrying out activities such as promoting tourism, improving state works and infrastructure, social welfare, town planning, agricultural and mines development and beautification of the territory.

The state legislative assembly concerns with the legislations and polices relevant to the functioning of the state. Each of the eleven districts has a local municipal council that provides oversight to the communities in it.

Appointed District officers maintain an office to provide single point accountability for the districts’ affairs (Pahang State Government 2011).

Tertiary institutions in Pahang are regulated by the Malaysian Department of Higher Education that ensure tertiary institutions maintain industry best practices.


Department of Statistics 2011, Basic population characteristics by administration districts, Department of statistics, Malaysia.

Pahang State Government 2011, Government, Pahang State Government, Malaysia.

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