On the 18th July 2012, The Minister of Higher Education formally invited the Board of Directors of Fairview International School (FIS) to submit an application to establish a private higher education institution with university college status. This was based on Fairview’s experience and expertise in running the IB approach in teaching and learning in Malaysia. On 21st Aug 2013 Fairview formally received agreement from IBO for the IBEC award for the impending UCF’s programmes. On the 21st Oct 2015 UCF was formally established with MOE as University College Fairview (UCF). On 3rd Feb 2017 MOE formally registered the Subang Campus for University College Fairview.
As a start, UCF which is designed to be both a research and a teaching institution will be offering programmes from Foundation in Arts , undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Education. In the field of Education, UCF is a training institution which will work closely with renowned educational bodies such as the World International Baccalaureate Organisation and University Malaya. UCF is collaborating with University Malaya’s Institute of Educational Leadership, Malaysia’s oldest university, which will
act as our Teaching & Learning Research Partner, allowing UCF to achieve its goal to help train teachers in accordance with International Teacher Regulatory Bodies.
UCF prides itself as more than just another university college for it is established along with the Fairview network of IB world schools throughout the Asia Pacific region. The Fairview IB World Schools serve as the school of apprenticeship, wherein the student teachers will spend a substantial portion of their time in the classrooms under the guidance of their mentors, instructors and specialist teachers. The Integrated Curriculum training programme at UCF aims to holistically combine lectures and classroom practical training.
The Fairview International school network system also provides relevant areas for research especially for longitudinal studies on classroom pedagogy, curriculum development, best teaching practices, educational psychology, cross-cultural and inter-cultural studies, leadership co-curriculum and other educational-related research focus. Research results from these studies in authentic classrooms can benefit both local and international researchers and the education field.
UCF intends to share knowledge gained through research at seminars and conferences and through publications in local and international journals as part of the effort for world recognition.
With the expansion and the experience gained, UCF intends to help the nation to be recognised as a hub for excellent education and eventually help export the Malaysian brand of education abroad.