North Borneo which is now of course Sabah, has a rich and diverse history with earliest human settlements dating back 30,000 years ago. Sabah is a Malaysian state occupying the northern part of the island of Borneo.
It’s famed for 4,095m-tall Mount Kinabalu, the country’s highest peak, crowned with distinctive granite spires. Sabah is also known for its beaches, rainforest, coral reefs and abundant wildlife, much of it within parks and reserves. Offshore, the Sipadan and Mabul island are noted diving destinations known to the world.
Originally established in June 2006 as Twintech International University College, we decided that we had to acknowledge our history and notable diversity in ethnicity, culture and language by changing our name to North Borneo University College (“NBUC”). NBUC was acquired by the Geomatika Group in December 2012.
For the time being our local Sabah campus is located at Alamesra Permai Plaza 2 Kota Kinabalu. As from January 2017, NBUC has established Learning Centres to run its programmes via blended learning off campus. This is to cater for international students and students that do not reside in the state of Sabah. The aim being to achieve global recognition and validation beyond Sabah. Please contact us for more details.
Core value proposition to our students
- We are committed to providing excellent services to you as our student and endeavour to exceed all your expectations.
- We care and are concerned about you and put your needs first by providing a positive and supportive environment for you to achieve your goals.
- We listen to you, and your feedback on your academic performance is a fundamental element of the NBUC approach to teaching and learning.
Core values of our faculty and people
- We highly rate innovation and we are therefore always looking to find new ways to do things better.
- We are open and honest and have an open door policy to create a receptive environment where you can develop, contribute and prosper.
- Our people are committed to enhancing their personal and professional development which will ensure you have a great experience with North Borneo University College
Core values proposition to our Learning
Academics are our core and our faculty are encouraged to give feedback and become actively involved in the development of the qualifications according to industry norms.
Qualifications design, learning, teaching and assessment are our academic priorities and these are the key success factors of your qualification. We ensure your qualifications are relevant and excellent, and we aim to provide you with an environment conducive to learning.
We are committed to benchmarking our practices against best practices in the education sector both locally and internationally through collaborative activities and alliances.
Our NBUC qualifications are student-centred and outcomes based and geared towards career and lifelong education.
We will provide you with a vibrant and well-resourced learning environment to support our high quality, inclusive student learning experiences. Our strategic employability agenda will equip you with the following attributes:
- Up to date and relevant professional knowledge and skills, and an informed understanding of the principles, values and ethics of your chosen profession.
- An ability to communicate and express yourself with confidence, both verbally and in writing.
- Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
- The ability to use technology and software relevant to your field.
- Independent critical thought, rational enquiry and self-directed learning.
- An ability to search, evaluating and manage information.
- Ability to plan work and to use time effectively.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in teams.
- A willingness to engage in constructive public discussion, and to accept social and civic responsibility.
Independence of Academic Board
Our North Borneo University College governance structure protects and assures the integrity of academic decision making. The Academic Board is independent and tasked with a clear remit for academic development and quality assurance.
Purpose of the Academic Board
The Academic Board has ultimate responsibility for the standards and quality of our educational provision at NBUC. The Vice Chancellor will exercise academic leadership and coordinate academic activities, and the Deans shall be responsible for monitoring standards and quality at qualification level. The Academic Board is ultimately responsible for all assessments relating to our qualifications through the Board of Examiners.
North Borneo University College is situated in Sabah – a State full of attractions and experiences. Sabah is surrounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Sulu Sea to the northeast and the Celebes Sea to the southeast. There is 1,743 kilometres of coastline, large freshwater and tidal wetlands and mountain ranges. Sabah is truly blessed with a diverse landscape of tropical forests, mountains, and pristine seas and known for great natural treasures which include Danum Valley Conservation Area, Tabin Wildlife Reserve and Maliau Basin. Sabah is the perfect learning platform for bio-cultural diversity and conservation and home to one of Malaysia’s most exciting cities. There are more than 30 different ethnic groups and more than 80 different dialects with each group having its own colourful culture, traditions, festivals and customs. So where else will you find such an amazing environment to study and experience a real adventure?
YABhg. Toh Puan Datuk Seri Panglima (Dr) Hajah Norlidah Binti Tan Sri Datuk RM Jasni
YABhg. Toh Puan Datuk Seri Panglima (Dr) Hajah Norlidah Binti Tan Sri Datuk RM Jasni, wife of the 10 th Sabah State Governor, YABhg. Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dr. Haji Juhar Bin Haji Mahiruddin. She was born on November 20 th 1962 at Kampung Surapit Papar, Sabah. Her father, Tan Sri Datuk RM Jasni, is a former politician, local leader, also a well-known writer. Meanwhile, YABhg. Toh Puan’s mother, Puan Sri Hajah Samsiah Ag. Puteh is a former teacher.
YABhg. Toh Puan received an Honorary Doctorate in Social Science from North Borneo University College, Sabah and appointed as the University’s Chancellor from Oct’2016.
Prof. Sr. Mohaizi Mohamad
The NBUC President/Pro Chancellor
Prof. Sr. Mohaizi Mohamad has been consulting on GeoIntelligent Strategic Planning for Government Organisation for 16 years with hand-on experience in the field of GIS, GPS, Geomatics, Land Administration, ICT & Multimedia and Strategic Management. The professor’s commercial knowledge and expertise in these fields is on geospatial was then utilised by the University College.He started his career as an assistant, deputy and then director to a few Government Departments such as Survey and Mapping, Remote Sensing Centre (MACRES) and the Public Work Department. His mandate by each head of department was to always to revitalize ‘sick’ divisions by introducing innovative thinking and to boost staff morale. Prof. Mohaizi Mohamad is a ‘master’ of change and innovation and rapid response.Prof. Sr. Mohaizi Mohamad founded Geomatika Technology Sdn Bhd and later Geomatika College International to explore opportunities within the GIS, GPS, Geomatics, SDI, Land Administration, ICT and Multimedia and Strategic Management Sectors (especially on the reorganisation of Government Departments in relation to management skills). His knowledge on geospatial awareness and mobile technology GPS, GIS, SDI, GNSS, VRS, GPS Fleet Management, Lidar, Laser Scanning, etc is being applied by NBUC.
Professor Mohd Sufian Abd Aziz
The Vice Chancellor
Former Dean of Faculty of Management and Entrepreneurship (FAME) Geomatika University College. He was appointed officially as Vice Chancellor of North Borneo University College on 5th December 2016. With his vast knowledge and experience in education industry, NBUC will strive forward to be distinguishable brand globally and internationally.