UTM Won Second Place in Modern Language Olympiad Competition

Josiah Jeevanraj Joseph from the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) won second place for English Speech category in the first Modern Language Olympiad 2019, organised by Akademi Pengajian Bahasa, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. The competition, with the theme “Celebrating Youth, Language & Culture” was held from October 29 to November 2, 2019.

There were 5 fields of competition, which were Speech, Idea Pitching, Strategic Storytelling, Versatile Presenting, and Radio Drama. The competition was conducted under three languages- Malay, English, and Arabic language and it was open for students of all levels. Among the objectives of the programme were to uncover the personal aptitude and showcase the students’ skills in presentation while enhancing critical thinking skills.

Besides Josiah, another three students, Ibrahim Mohamed and Mohammed Nasser Mokhadri from the School of Computing as well as Nizar Haider from the School of Mechanical reached up to the semi-finals outperforming other contestants in the English Speech category. All four UTM students received full support from Assoc. Prof. Dr Hanita Bte Hassan, Chair of Language Academy and their participation in Modern Language Olympiad (MLO) was fully sponsored by Language Academy, Faculty of Science Social and Humanity (FSSH).

Competitions were stiff with 167 contestants from different universities across the nation, including a few from Indonesia, competing in various categories. For English Speech category alone, there were 50 competitors who were articulate and well trained. UTM speakers managed to be on the top 15 list out of 50 contestants as they entered the semi-final. Failing to grab the top place did not discourage the UTM contestants to compete in future events. In fact, the students reported that they have learnt a lot from the opportunities and experiences throughout the journey of the competition. The students were determined to practice further for similar competitions in the future.

The students credited the Language Academy lecturers who had given them advice and tips, especially Dr. Nina Diana Nawi, Dr. Farhana Abu Bakar, Dr. Aminabibi Saidalvi, Dr. Abdullah Nawi, Dr Farhana Diana Deris, Mr. Ghazali Bunari and Ms. Nur ‘Ain Mohd Shahroom. They also expressed gratitude to UTM Aces Toastmasters Club because the club had provided them an avenue to practice public speaking skills.

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Strengthening and Sustaining Partnerships: UTM Hosts Malaysia’s First International Staff Week 2019

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia hosted its first International Staff Week 2019 from 28 October 2019 to 3 November 2019 on its Johor Bahru campus to strengthen and sustain partnership to benefit participating institutions and its international alliance, the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net). The International Staff Week 2019 (ISW2019) is the first to be hosted by an international university in Malaysia, and it saw the registration of 37 participants from 19 institutions from 10 countries, with the furthest being from Czech Republic.

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International Seminar on Research (I-SEE 2019) & Academic Visit from STIE Pembangunan TanjungPinang to School of Human Resource Development and Psychology

School of Human Resource Development and Psychology (SHARPS) in collaboration with Sekolah Ilmu Ekonomi (STIE) Pembangunan TanjungPinang has conducted International Seminar on Research (I-SEE 2019) for two days on 20th and 21st October 2019. The 2-day seminar and academic visit from STIE TanjungPinang did not only expose the students with the knowledge on research and teaching, but it also provided an opportunity for potential collaboration in terms of research, publication and community service learning in the future.

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UTM strengthens its collaboration with UNNES, Indonesia

From 16-17 October 2019, the 8th Engineering International Conference (EIC-2019) was held in the Fakultas Teknik, Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia. UTM was represented by Assoc. Prof Dr Zainul Akmar Zakaria from the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering (SKT), Faculty of Engineering who participated as one of the Keynote Speakers.

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3rd International Conference of Educational Studies (ICES) 2019

This conference was the third biennial conference of ICES. The first conference was in 2015. Since it was first organised, there were more than 100 participants from local and international. The participants encompassed of students and academic staff from various institutions. For the second ICES, there were more than 20 teachers involved as presenters and participants. For the third ICES, there were more than 120 presenters and participants whom majority are local academicians and PG students from various universities.

The paper presented were under various themes ranging from educational policies and issues to ethnicity, culture and psycholinguistics. 

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ITU COE Training Course on “Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields”

The 1st ITU COE EMF Course is calling for participants.

HRDF claimable. Limited seats.

Keep updated with latest EMF course through Interactive lecture, case study, group discussion, demo, and networking opportunity.

More info on Registration & Payment, go to https://bit.ly/2Pcwc4k
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The 5th International Conference on Low Carbon Asia hosted in Ho Chi Minh City by HCMUT and UTM

The 5th International Conference on Low Carbon Asia & Beyond (ICLCA 2019) was successfully held in Ho Chi Minh City on 15-17th October 2019 as organised by Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The annual conference was jointly organised with the 12th Regional Conference on Chemical Engineering (RCChE 2019) and the 4th International Conference on Chemical Engineering, Food and Biotechnology (ICCFB 2019). The theme of the conference was “Transformation towards Smart, Resilient and Sustainable Communities.”

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