• Faculty of Education
  • dekan_pendidikan@um.edu.my
  • 0379675000

Centre Overview

UMFRDC was established in 2003 and formerly known as University of Malaya Centre for Family Development (UMCFD). In accordance with the University of Malaya status as a research university on 11 June 2007, UMCFD was changed to University of Malaya Family Research And Development Centre (UMFRDC). UMFRDC focuses on multidisciplinary research related with families and children development since families are the main influence on the development of children along with other people and settings such as teachers and schools. In addition, UMFRDC also carries out consultations and collaboration with public, private and international institutions. Besides that, UMFRDC also conducts monthly talks, counseling services, family and children seminars, voluntary programs and various outreach activities in a variety of communities.


Promoting and conducting interdisciplinary collaborative research on family development. Using and disseminating research information that enhances the well-being of community and family. Forging alliances/partnership in support of University community and the public by translating information gathered on family research into intervention and related programs

Research Centre Chair:
Dr. Abd Razak Bin Zakaria
Tel: +603 7967 5019/5007

Last Update: 19/03/2024