To be recognized within Malaysia as the preeminent institution for research and teaching in the field of languages and linguistics;
To be recognized internationally as the natural representative for all matters concerning languages and linguistics within Malaysia and to take part as the national representative in all matters concerning languages and linguistics.
To act as a national and international resource of knowledge and expertise in the field of languages and linguistics;
To carry out research to contribute to human knowledge in the field of languages and linguistics;
To provide high quality research-led teaching in the field of languages and linguistics at postgraduate and undergraduate levels in order to produce excellent graduates who are
- knowledgeable in their field of study;
- employable and fit for the world of work;
- well-balanced individuals capable of assuming leadership at national and international levels.
To make a contribution to the good name and reputation of the University of Malaya and to the international standing of Malaysia, and to the Malaysian national economy.