University Community Transformation Centre (UCTC) is a one-stop center that provides various services to the community. Located at each university in Malaysia, it is the National Blue Ocean Strategy initiative or NBOS. UCTC a rebranding of existing community services center at the university to offer more services to the community with the required minimum cost.
Since then, UCTC act as a community resource center that offers a variety of volunteer programs, courses, rental facilities and business opportunities throughout the year.
UCTC starts from the presentations at the NBOS Summit meeting on 21 November 2012 in Putrajaya, chaired by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. There are realized through the first coordination meeting UCTC on January 18, 2013, chaired by the Chief Director of the Department of Higher Education. UCTC to be officially announced by the Minister of establishment when it was in his speech dated January 29, 2013.
The idea to establish this UCTC subsequently welcomed when four (4) public universities rebrand their community service center to UCTC. The universities are Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). Now UCTC has grown almost the entire university in Malaysia.
UCTC UPM been launched in conjunction with the launch UCTC national level on 30 November 2014 at the Pusat Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (PKKSSAAS), UPM by Dato Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Education II.Mission
UCTC mission is to provide information to the community and visitors of all ages to participate in the program and use the facilities and amenities to improve the quality of life.
UCTC aspire to improve and expand its services, in cooperation with other organizations in addition to connecting the community to achieve its founding purpose which mobilizing intellectual and physical resources of the university to society transformation .
The main secretariat is the NBOS Section under the Sports Division, Sector of Higher Education, Ministry of Education. The Secretariat assisted by Academic Development Management Division, Department of Higher Education, Division of Student Affairs, Department of Higher Education, Division of Industrial Relations, Department of Higher Education, Department of Sports, Ministry of Education and Entrepreneurship Unit, Planning and Education, Ministry of Education. Meanwhile the secretariat at the university level, led by UCTC's officer with their staff.
UCTC UPM's Initiative
UPM UCTC up to handle the issues of local communities through active community-university partnerships, and focuses on the roles towards by UPM to contribute to the local communities through five initiatives under UCTC.