The University of Malaya is the oldest and most esteemed university in Malaysia. The university was established on 28 Sep 1905.
In conjunction with the university's 100th anniversary in 2005, Pos Malaysia issued above stamps to commemorate this milestone of the university. This stamp issue features the following :
Dewan Tunku Canselor (30 sen stamp) - DTC in short, the hall was officially opened on 25 Jun 1966 by the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, who was also the university's chancellor. This hall is where students took their pledge upon first stepping into the university, where examinations are held and where graduates have their convocation.
University Malaya Library (50 sen stamp) - This library was established since 1962, with a network of 17 libraries, fully computerised and integrated in its operations and services. Being a component of the national knowledge network, the library has throughout the years adopted a policy of actively acquiring Malaysian materials, where one of its greatest strengths lies in its collection of Malaysian in all subjects.
University Malaya Medical Centre (RM1 stamp) - The University Malaya Medical Centre is a statutory body of the Ministry of Education. Its main objectives are to provide healthcare services of international standing and also to provide facilities for medical education, training, research internship and consultancy.
Date of Issue : 9 Jun 2005
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen, 50 sen and RM1.00
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography
A LIL' NOTE
The University of Malaya has been ranked among top 500 universities in the world according to reputed ranking publisher in the last few years. In 2017, it ranks at 114 according to QS World University Rankings.
Click here for University of Malaya's official website.