Institute Of Educational Leadership

Department Overview

The Institute of Educational Leadership came into being in the year 2011. It was previously known as The Principals’ Institute which was set up under the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya in 1999 to fulfil the aspirations of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia with the objective of providing high calibre leaders for local educational institutions. The Institute has since broadened its mission to focus on developing educational leaders equipped with knowledge, skills and relevant experience as well as the abibility to carry out research and supervision activities, for different types of institutions, locally and internationally.

The Institute of Educational Leadership offers a Master of Educational Leadership and Doctor of Philosophy programmes. The programmes combine the latest theory and research to inform practice and its blended learning approach offers flexibility with the use of technology. Since its establishment in 1999, a total of 602 students have graduated. .

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Welcome To The  Institute Of Educational Leadership

Vision and Mission
In line with the University of Malaya’s vision, the Vision and Mission of the Institute of Educational Leadership are as follows:-

“To realise the vision of the University, IEL aspires to be a research centre of excellence in leadership and leadership development and contribute to knowledge creation through teaching, learning and research in the field of leadership”.

“To advance knowledge, understanding and practice in the field of leadership”.  


Assoc Prof Dr. Zuraidah Binti Abdullah

Head of Department


Profesor Dr. Chua Yan Piaw

Blok E


Dr. Siaw Yan Li

Blok E(E113)


Dr. Kenny Cheah Soon Lee

Blok E (E316)


Dr. Bambang Sumintono

Blok E (E305)


Dr. Donnie Adams Paramasivam

Blok E (E303)

Contact Us

Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL)
Level 1, Block D
Faculty Of Education
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

Tel  : +603-79675027

Last Updated: 07/12/2019