KITA is a national research institute within the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - UKM). Its primary mission is to study the evolution of inter and intra-ethnic relations in Malaysia. UKM posits itself as “the Guardian of the Nation”, as in preserving Malaysia’s heritage, culture and identity.
It is the only full-fledged research institute in Malaysia focusing specifically on ethnic studies. KITA has a thematic studies' orientation: the institute draws its strength from both disciplinary studies as well as area studies, thus encouraging cross-disciplinary activities, involving three major sectors within the society: the public, the private, and the community sectors. KITA adopts an inclusivist approach in conducting its activities.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, aka The National University of Malaysia, is a premier university in Malaysia. It is a research university. It receives its autonomy status in early 2012, after meeting tough standards set by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
Its mission is to be the top university in Malaysia in the dissemination of breakthrough research news carried out by the university's excellent social and natural scientists and researchers