AuRIns was initially formed as a research cluster under the Faculty of Pharmacy known as Institut Kajian Ubat Semulajadi (iKUS) in 2004. In 2007, iKUS was upgraded to Centre of Excellence (CoE) and provided with its own budget. In 2008, Prof. Dr Jean-Frédéric Faizal Weber Abdullah was appointed as its first Director.

    iKUS was then moved to its new home in UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus together with Faculty of Pharmacy in December 2009. In October 2011, the conferment of Honorary Doctor of Science by UiTM to a leading scientist and scholar in the field of natural product from Pakistan, Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman FRS, took place and led to the decision by the University Executive Committee to rename the institute as ‘Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery’ (AuRIns) in December 2011.
    AuRIns now located at buildng FF3, UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Kampus
    (December 2009 - Present)
    iKUS, Faculty of Pharmacy UiTM Shah Alam (2004 - December 2009)
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