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About us

The Academic Development and Enhancement Centre (ADEC) is a Centre of Responsibility or Pusat Tanggungjawab (PTj) under the portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Universiti Malaya. ADeC's core responsibility is to design and conduct professional development programs for UM's academic staff. ADEC's history began with the establishment of the University of Malaya Learning Improvement Centre (UMLIC) in 1996 which was later re-branded as the Academic Development Centre (ADeC) in February 2007.

ADEC's rebranding reflects the centre's then expanded role, from solely providing training on teaching and learning (T&L) towards producing future renowned and highly competent academic leaders in T&L, research and supervision.

ADEC's intent to develop and support UM's academic staff in the domains of: T&L, research and supervision, as well as leadership and well-being. Accordingly, ADeC also manages and facilitates a range of academic enhancement activities including e-learning and learning spaces development.

ADEC is thus a rather unique centre as its role extends beyond the traditional function of a T&L centre. Now, we are a centre dedicated to nurturing the holistic development and well-being of UM's academic staff as transformational academic in the Malaysian and global higher education spheres.


To nurture academic and institutional leaders through provision of professional development opportunities and sharing of best practices.


•    To provide trainings for academic and leadership development to UM academic community.
•    To offer advisory service and consultation on academic-related matters to UM academic community.
•    To promote and support innovative and scholarly approaches to educational development.
•    To facilitate a platform for sharing good practices in academic-related matters.
•    To create awareness on work-life balance in career growth.

Last Update: 02/08/2022