Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia's eighth university was officially incorporated on 24 December 1992. A university that is contemporary in character and forward-looking in outlook, it is committed in providing the nation with leaders, managers, scientists and technical specialists as well as thoughtful citizens who are capable of handling the complex challenges of our common future - confidently, competently, and creatively.
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) is situated at the heart of Borneo. The campus is 40-minute's drive from the City of Kuching, the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia.
Led by the current Chancellor, His Excellency The Governor of Sarawak, TYT Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud; Pro-Chancellor, Chief Minister of Sarawak, YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Haji Adenan Bin Haji Satem, and the Vice-Chancellor, YBhg Prof Dato' Dr Mohamad Kadim bin Suaidi, the University now has a total of 9 Faculties, 9 Research Centres, 5 Research Institutes with a total of 42 Undergraduate & 39 Postgraduate Programmes offered.
Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI), formerly known as the Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (CoERI) was established in April 2011 at the centre of University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in Kota Samarahan. The Centre was established given the success of our flagship bridging-the-digital-divide pilot project, eBario. A key focus of ISITI is to bridge the technology-people’s gap; in particular, encompassing technological innovations for indigenous communities. ISITI brings together more than 30 researchers from different Faculties and Centres in UNIMAS; from the social sciences, to ICTs and engineering. All the researchers at ISITI not only conduct research, but also go down to the ground to study, design, implement and evaluate programmes at the community level.