The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is a service and administrative centre established to assist postgraduate students throughout the process of their registration at UPM until graduation.
Initially, it was established as a Graduate Studies Unit in 1978, SPS then fully functioning as the Graduate School Office (GSO) in February 1993, to serve the growing population of postgraduate students at UPM. In March 2002, it continued to flourish as it was officially renamed the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and was established as a service centre which had a status equivalent to a faculty at the university. This entailed its bigger role in the coordination of all postgraduate programmes and activities at UPM.
SPS was conceptualized not only as a service centre to facilitate the general running of matters related to postgraduate students, but it was deemed to play a more active and crucial role in bolstering UPM’s status as a Research University (RU). Among the main roles of SPS are:
To cultivate and nurture a research culture through efficient and effective management of postgraduate research activities.
To help the university produce graduates who are knowledgeable and skilled in order to meet the nation’s needs.
To improve the quality of postgraduate programmes in accordance with the standards of relevant accreditation bodies.
To increase the visibility and reputation of UPM's graduate programs at the international level.
In order to fulfil SGS’s role as planned during its inception, our goals are as follows:
Empowering postgraduate programs.
Strengthen the management of postgraduate students.
Increase the quantity and quality of research results.
Improving the quality of thesis publication.
To produce holistic graduates.
In line with UPM’s vision, SGS’s vision is to be a leading graduate school of international standing.
The mission of SGS is to ensure that we provide the best programmes which prepare students for the rigours of postgraduate study and the challenges of academia. SGS also plans to be the leading School of Graduate Studies in Malaysia and in the region by providing a conducive academic environment and friendly customer services.