UNIVERSITY of Malahayati is a private university founded by Yayasan Alih Teknologi Bandar Lampung on August 27, 1993 which officially became the anniversary of the University Malahayati. Malahayati start operating after it is passed by the Minister of Education and Culture RI No.02 / D / 0/1994 on January 28, 1994. At first Malahayati located in street of Kartini Bandar Lampung since 1994. Then moved to street of Pramuka No. 27 Bandar Lampung.
Initial establishment of Malahayati consisted of the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Economics and Nursing Academy. Then in 2002, Faculty of Public Health (FKM) was officially established. In 2005 the degree program of Nursing opened, and then in 2006 Program of D-III and D-IV Midwifery opened. In 2009, the Faculty of Public Health opened the Post Graduate Program for Magister of Health. In 2015, the Faculty of Medicine opened program of study such as Psychology and Pharmacy degree program. Faculty of Law also formally endorsed on December 7, 2015.
Malahayati name is taken from the name of a warlord woman from Aceh, namely Laksamana Malahayati.Malahayati is a figure of a woman in Aceh who are intelligent, have high morale, brave, resolute, tenacious, resilient, and responsible, which is always based on the light of faith and devotion in accordance with the teachings of Islam. Because it was Laksamana Malahayati was awarded degree as National Hero.
To respect and continue the fighting spirit Malahayati the College is named University Malahayati are resolute to participate significantly in national development together. Along and in line with other universities were earlier present in Lampung Province.