The Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) is a private university located in Malaysia, 25 miles south of Kuala Lumpur. It was established in 1976 and owned by a utility company in South East-Asia, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).
Having been called the Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah (ILSAS), in 1997 the centre became an institute of higher learning and was renamed UNITEN.
Certified by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), an ever-increasing number of university programmes include those relating to engineering, information technology and business management. UNITEN also boats of 24 research centres and has a vision to become a leading university in global energy.
The university has two campuses, Putrajaya Campus and Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus. The former site is the main campus, founded in 1994 whilst the latter is a branch campus and younger of the two, founded in 2001.
UNITEN provide on-campus apartments to students and hosts students on site for at least one year. Team UNITEN is the universities sports department which has trained teams on national and international level university competitions. Sports facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, and horse riding club partnered with the Equestrian Association of Malaysia (EAM).
In 2012, UNITEN received The Golden Europe Award for Quality and Commercial Prestige for its business excellence.
Notable alumni include Nurul Izzah, a member of Malaysia’s Parliament for Lembah Pantai, a parliamentary constituency in Kuala Lumpur and Najwan Halimi, once press secretary to Anwar Ibrahim who Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia between 1993 and 1998.