University Putra Malaysia (UPM) is one of the leading Research Universities in Malaysia. UPM was founded in 1971 through a merger between the College of Agriculture Malaya and the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Malaya. Since its inception, UPM has continued to expand with a vision to become a university of international repute. Currently, UPM is ranked 270th in the QS World University Ranking 2016 and 42th Best Global Universities in Agricultural Science by US News 2016. Located in Serdang, next to Malaysia's Administrative Centre of Putrajaya and about 20 km from Kuala Lumpur, UPM remains as one of the most popular higher education destinations in Malaysia.