The inception of AKEPT took of on 19 October 2006 through a Memorandum Jemaah Menteri that put forward the establishment of Higher Education Leadership Academy which is know as AKEPT. AKEPT is the acronym for its Malay name that is Akademi Kepimpinan Pendidikan Tinggi.
To develop dynamic and holistic higher education leaders who are competent, morally upright and innovative through leadership advancement initiatives for national and international needs.
To align with the contemporary higher education needs and demands in grooming leaders parallel with the ministry’s agenda for higher education.
To be recognized as the premier referral in competency-values based talent organization in higher education leadership development.
To provide relevant and pragmatic profiling analysis for University-Leader Directory
To reinforce and strengthen collaboration and alliance with world best leaders in higher education
To establish an institutional leaders talent pool to nominate Top Talents for key positions in higher education
To develop and promote leadership development model with AKEPT Intervention Programme (AIP) towards national and international excellence.