About UCF

UCF believes that access to higher education is a key ingredient for promoting world change and global economic development.

ABOUT UCF                     
ABOUT UCF                     

Welcome to University College Fairview

Welcome to the University College Fairview (UCF) website, the gateway to a rewarding career in education.  Join us and experience it to your fullest potential. 

UCF has the vision of producing high quality professional teachers through our work-based on-site training, and also producing scholars and researchers through our master and doctoral programs.  In line with this, UCF is proud to be the only higher learning institution in Malaysia and South East Asia accredited and recognised by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).  Yes, UCF is indeed an IB higher learning institution, and indeed we are affiliated with the Fairview network of IB World Schools in Malaysia and Scotland. By this, our graduates can be gainfully employed in private and international schools around the world. 

Since its establishment in 2012, UCF has strived hard to be a prominent institution offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the field of education. We constantly grow, expand, and gain accreditation and recognition from time to time.  Today, UCF study programmes are fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE).  This testify that we are genuinely serious in our commitment to maintain academic quality and excellence as a higher learning institution.  To this effect, a recent evaluation by MOHE using the SETARA benchmarking standards on public and private institutions, UCF has been rated categorically to be among the highly “Competitive” institutions in 2022.  

One of our standout accomplishments is our impressive 100% graduate employability rate, a testament to the calibre of education and training we provide at UCF. Our graduates have gained employment at private or international schools in Malaysia and many other countries in the world. 

Our modules and courses have been meticulously crafted to align with the domains of knowledge and the Standards and Practices outlined by the International Baccalaureate (IB) educator certificates. These modules and courses focus on critical areas such as curriculum processes, innovative teaching and learning strategies, comprehensive assessment and evaluation methods, and continuous professional development.

At the heart of UCF’s programmes lies our primary aim: to equip aspiring educators with practical insights into the creation, interpretation, and application of the Primary Years, Middle Years, and IB Diploma frameworks. We not only ensure that our student teachers grasp these concepts but also encourage them to deeply understand and embody the IB philosophy. This includes engaging in research and scholarly exploration to further enhance their teaching abilities.

Through our comprehensive programme, we empower future educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in IB-affiliated educational settings. Our goal is to foster a commitment to excellence, research, and the holistic development of students. Additionally, our programme is designed to benefit both novice and experienced teachers, helping them enhance their best practices in pedagogy in various educational settings, including public, private, and international schools.

Join us at University College Fairview and embark on a journey of academic excellence and professional growth in the field of education and music foundation. We are committed to nurturing educators who will make a lasting impact on the world of learning.

VC’s Foreword

Professor Datuk Dr. Sufean Hussin
Professor Datuk Dr. Sufean Hussin, is a distinguished former Senior Special Grade Professor at the University of Malaya, with an illustrious tenure spanning over 32 years. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of education, Professor Sufean Hussin was listed in the “Who’s Who in the World” (2011-2012) and rightfully acknowledged as one of the Top 100 Educators in the World by the International Biography Centre, Cambridge, UK, in 2018.

With the aspiration to be an institution of world excellence, University College Fairview (UCF) was established in 2012, guided by the fundamental philosophy of ‘praxis’ in teaching and learning. Our core mission revolves around cultivating a dynamic cohort of exceptionally trained IB teachers, poised to make a significant impact in the Asia Pacific region and across the globe.As we embark on this educational journey, the graduates of the  University College Fairview are destined to become trailblazers in the realm of international teacher education. Armed with a strong foundation in IB-based teacher training, our graduates are primed for a multitude of opportunities within the realm of education, particularly in prestigious IB schools worldwide.At UCF, we are in the process of expanding our academic offerings to encompass various faculties, including Humanities and Languages, Business and Commerce, Music and Performing Arts, among others. The advantages our graduates gain are manifold:

Worldwide Recognition: The degrees awarded by UCF are globally recognized, ensuring that our graduates can pursue their careers with confidence.

Immersive IB Environments: Our IB-trained educators have the invaluable experience of teaching in IB environments, including renowned institutions like Fairview International IB schools.

Pathways for Professional Development: UCF provides a clear and accessible pathway for future professional development, from postgraduate to doctoral levels of education, enabling our graduates to continuously enhance their skills and knowledge.

High Job Prospects: Graduates of UCF programs possess a competitive edge, leading to high job prospects in IB international schools around the world.

Regardless of where one’s career path may lead, the ultimate goal remains the same: to embody the core virtues of IB education. With an education from UCF, educators are not only exposed to exclusive academic praxis on a national level but also on an international scale. This preparation equips them to nurture internationally-minded students who are well-equipped to thrive in the 21st century and beyond.

Join us at University College Fairview, where we are committed to shaping the educators of tomorrow, who will, in turn, shape the future of education worldwide.

Developmental Milestones

The Minister of Higher Education formally invited the Board of Directors to submit an application to establish a private higher education institution with university college status

Application to IB as an IB Education Certificate award provider

The Director General of Ministry of Education (MOE) formally invited to submit application for establishment and provides documentation required and conditions to be complied. Trial run of Fairview Post Graduate Diploma in Education incorporating IB modules for APEL

IBEC verification team visit

Application for establishment and registration of Fairview University College premise submitted

Trial run of Master in Education ( M.Ed) with IB focus in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University

Trial run of Master in Education ( M.Ed) with IB focus in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University

Formal agreement for IBEC award with IB

UCF formally established with MOE as University College Fairview (UCF)

MOE approved University College Fairview Constitution

Meeting with new CEO of Malaysian Qualificatios Agency (MQA) on accreditation approval for Foundation, Bachelor in Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Master in Education

MOE approved appointment of Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Mohd Salleh as Vice chancellor/President of University College Fairview

MQA approved a Provisional Accreditation (PA) Foundation in Arts Programme

MQA approved PA for Post Graduate Diploma In Education (international Baccalaureate) and Masters In Education(international Baccalaureate)

MOE approved and registered Foundation in Arts Programme

MOE approved change of premise of University College campus from Wangsa Maju to Subang

MOE approved and registered PGDE and M.ED programme

MOE formally registered Subang Campus for University College Fairview

Held inaugural convocation for PGDE students

MQA approved Full Accreditation for Postgraduate Diploma in Education (IB)

MQA approved Full Accreditation for Master in Education (IB)

MOE approved and registered Bachelor of Education (Honours) Primary Years Programme

MOHA (IMM AFF DIV) approved for Recruitment of International

MOE Compliance Audit (Act 555)

MOE approved additional premises of University College Campus at Wangsa Maju

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