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educator , university administrator

Ungku Abdul Aziz was British university administrator, educator. Recipient Malaysian award Tun Abdul Razak Foundations awards, 1978, award Japan Foundation, 1981; World Academy Arts and Science fellow, 1965, Grand Cordon of Order of Sacred Treasure 1st Class by Emperor Japan, 1989, Asian Ach. Award Education, 1992, International Academy Prize of 4th Fukouka Cultural Prizes, 1993, Maal Hijrah Personality Award, 1997.


Aziz, Ungku Abdul was born on January 28, 1922 in London, United Kingdom.


Diploma in Arts, Class II, Raffles College, Singapore, 1947. Bachelor with honors, University Malaya, Singapore, 1951. Doctor in Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1964.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Waseda University, Tokyo, 1982. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Warwick, 1982. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Bath., 1993.

Juris Doctor, University Philippines. Juris Doctor (honorary), Soka University, 1995.


Lecturer economics University Malaya, Singapore, after 1952, head department economics faculty arts Kuala Lumpur, after 1961, dean faculty economics and administration, after 1965, vice chancellor, royal professor economics, 1968-1988. Member United Nations University Council, 1980-1986. Member international advisory council University College at Buckingham, England, since 1976.


Member Science Communications International Council Research in Cooperative Development. Member joint advisory committee Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/International Labor Organization. Member advisory board Institute South E. Asia Studies, Singapore, chairman, Internal Alliance for Asia & Pacific, chairman, Human Resource Development, International Cooperation Administration Asia.

Member editorial advisory board Asia Pacific Community, since 1978, International Encyclopedia Social Sciences, 1964-1968. Chairman Malaysian Examinations Council, 1980-1986. Director board Highlands & Lowlands, director board Van Leer, director Malaysian Toray Science Foundation, 1993, director, Citibank, since 1994, vice chairman JACIIM Foundation, since 1996.

Chairman, member Malaysian National Council. President National Cooperative Movement Malaysia, since 1971, Association Southeast Asian Institutions Higher Learning, 1973-1975. Member Malaysian Rubber Research and Development Board, since 1970.

Director Malaysian Cooperative Bank, 1983-1984. Member Commission Joint United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-International Astronomical Union Research Programme in Higher Education. Member supervisory council Majlis Penyeliaan Bernama, 1983-1986.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, chairman editorial board Kajian Ekonomi Malaysia.


Board directors Armed Forces Defense College, 1983-1986. Member International Association Agricultural Economics, Economic Association Malaysia, Southeast Asian Economic Association.


Married Sharifah Azah Bt Syed Muhd Alsagof. 1 child, Zeti Akhtar.

Sharifah Azah Bt Syed Muhd Alsagof

Zeti Akhtar Aziz