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The Senate is the highest academic body of the University and is responsible for University-wide policies. It is here that proposed changes in the practices and structure of the IMU are deliberated.

The power of the Senate is stipulated in the IMU Constitution. It gives the Senate the prerogative over the general direction of the institution in the following areas:

  • Admission of students
  • Research and examination
  • The determination and award of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions, subject to the provisions of the Constitution, the Statutes, Rules and Regulations.

The Senate meets bi-monthly, or 6 times a year.

Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor

Prof Er Hui Meng

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education

Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Baba

Vice-Chancellor, IMU Education

Prof Dr Ian Martin Symonds

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic

Prof Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Bin Sulaiman

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research

Prof Winnie Chee Siew Swee

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic

Dean of Schools

Prof Dr Tan Eng Lai

Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies

Prof Dr Sharifah Sulaiha Hj Syed Aznal

Dean, School of Medicine

Prof Dr Seow Liang Lin

Dean, School of Dentistry

Prof Ong Chin Eng

Dean, School of Pharmacy

Prof Ts Anna Ling Pick Kiong

Dean, School of Health Sciences

Janice Chan Vey Lian

Director, Centre for Complementary & Alternative Medicine


Prof Chin Beek Yoke

Prof Hoh Boon Peng

Prof Mallikarjuna Rao Pichika

Prof Dr Chandramani Thuraisingham

Prof James Koh Kwee Choy

Prof Khoo Suan Phaik

Prof Lim Kean Ghee

Prof Mohd Zulkefeli Mat Jusoh

Prof Muneer Gohar Babar

Prof Dato’ N.Sivalingam A/L Nalliah

Prof Dr Nazimah Idris

Prof Nilesh Kumar Mitra

Prof Ts Shar Mariam Binti Mohamed

Prof Toh Chooi Gait

Prof Zhou Wenxin

Ex-Officio Members

Noraidah Yusoff


Christy Chiu Lai Heng

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Zuhanariah Mohd Nordin

Chief Librarian

Noor Azlinda Binti Aripin

Legal Counsel, Legal & Secretarial


Noraidah Yusoff