Director's Message


Jauriyah Binti Shamsuddin, PhD

Executive Director

Cooperative and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (CEDI)

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Welcome to the Cooperative and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (CEDI), Universiti Utara Malaysia. The university has a rich history in developing the entrepreneurial dimension of the students to their highest caliber since 1990. We offer trainings and consultancies for beginners and advanced business start-ups that support the development of scalable commercial ventures.

CEDI members are committed to delivering vital resources to promote entrepreneurship; in particular projects, events, classes, funding opportunities, business licenses, business premises for students, temporary business permits, business facilitations and coaching.

Universiti Utara Malaysia offers students a wide variety of undergraduate programmes that help them participate in entrepreneurship activities at various levels, including basic and advanced courses, not forgetting social entrepreneurship initiatives. Students' ideas are also promoted through numerous programmes and activities sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and Universiti Utara Malaysia, designed to promote exploration and innovation in the development of entrepreneurial graduates.

We work with our strategic partners to help build opportunities for Utara University students in Malaysia by expanding our offering, expanding our network and eventually producing quality graduate entrepreneurs. At CEDI, we are committed in delivering facilities and training programmes that are of the highest quality, in line with our university's vision of becoming an Eminent Management University.

If you are a prospective or current student, faculty member, alumnus or even a future strategic partner who wants to contribute to our entrepreneurship ecosystem at Universiti Utara Malaysia, please contact our team for further assistance. At UUM, we look forward for more potential synergy to creating more job-creators.