MARA University of Technology (UiTM) or UT MARA is a public university in Malaysia, based primarily in Shah Alam. Established in 1956 as the Rural & Industrial Development Authority (RIDA) Training Centre, it opened to some 50 students with a focus to help the rural Malays. Since that time it has grown into the largest higher education institution in Malaysia by physical infrastructure, staff organization (academic and non-academic), and student enrollment.
The university comprises one main campus, 13 autonomous state campuses and 21 satellite campuses. With 17,488 academic and non-academic staff, UiTM offers some 515 programmes ranging from foundation to postgraduate level. It is home to some 170,514 bumiputera and international students, in full-time and part-time modes. Teaching is fully conducted in English.