Month: January 2011

UTM Appointed as the National EPI Research Consultant

Johor Bahru, 31st January:  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has been appointed as a national consultant to work with the Columbia University and Yale University to conduct research on the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) of this country. UTM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang said Malaysia ranked 54 out of 163 countriesaround the world for the year 2010 to determine a benchmark on world environmental policy. “To strengthen the framework of EPI, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in collaboration with the UTM has organised a one day seminar on Development of Environmental Performance Index Malaysia at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on January 27, 2011,” he said. The conference was attended by 50 participants from government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). “Among the speakers invited to attend the conference was UTM Visiting …

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Mahasarakham University, Thailand to send 10 undergraduate students

Johor Bahru, 31st January:  Mahasarakham University, Thailand will be sending 10 undergraduate students for the international student exchange program with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia within five years, starting 2011. In a press statement today, UTM’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang said the step is in recognition of UTM’s international achievements. “As from our …

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50 Outstanding Negeri Sembilan-Born Awarded

Johor Bahru, 21st January:  The Malaysia development and economic downturn gave impact to the Negeri Sembilan’s economy directly. Negeri Sembilan Chief State Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Utama Hj. Mohamad Hj. Hasan in his speech, said that the recession in 2008 and 2009 had made a huge and significant effect to the state economic …

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Empowering Muslim Women: It’s all in the Mindset

  Johor Bahru, 14th January: In conjunction with the visit by the delegates from the University of Qatar to UTM, a forum was held at the UTM Vice Chancellor’s Official Residence on the theme “Empowering Muslim Women in Higher Education”. The forum was graced by Her Royal Highness Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Al-Marhum Sultan Idris …

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Discovering the uniqueness of 3 Dimensional Scanner at UTM

Johor Bahru, 13th January:  Local crime technology is now moving into an era of advanced technologies as well as requiring the renewal of the forensic investigation. Pertaining to this matter Forensic Department, Faculty of Sciences in collaboration with Atama Tech Sdn. Bhd. was organising a seminar relating to 3D Laser Scanning in Forensic Application. The …

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QATAR UNIVERSITY (QU) AND UTM TIES SEALED

Johor Bahru, Jan 14: A delegation from Qatar University headed by the President, HE Prof. Dr. Sheika Al -Misnad was in UTM for the signing of the MoU between the two institutions on various areas of mutual interest including Academic Collaboration, Research Collaboration, Staff Exchange, Student Mobility Programmes and other areas of mutual benefits. During …

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FIVE STRATEGIC BOOST FOR UTM FOR 2011- ZAINI UJANG

Johor Bahru, 10th January:  Change in mindset is a critical factor in promoting an organisation andthe nation at large. It is also the primary element for beginners to move forward. “Among the achievements conferred to UTM in 2010 is the status of Research University in June. The University also continues to strengthen its reputation of the National Innovation Award2010,” said Vice-Chancellor of UTM, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang in his New Year’s mandate withthe university staff. Zaini was delivering his New Year’s mandate for 2011 at the Sultan Iskandar Hall, UTMcampus in Johor Bahru on January 10th 2011. …

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BRAINSTORMING SESSION HELD TO DISCUSS THE QUALITY ASPECTS OF HUMAN CAPITAL OF UTM

Johor Bahru, 7th January: The Transformation,  Risk Management and Audit Division andin collaboration with the Human Capital Development Division, Office of the Registrar hadorganised a workshop on Break Pattern on Human Capital. The one-day workshop is to identify critical issues and problems in each of the Key Focus Areas through brainstorming sessions. This event focuses on the identification of projects to be implemented by each KeyFocus Area. Leaders were appointed to lead the project during the workshop sessions. Among the aspects discussed were the subject on the university transformation and also the …

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COURTESY VISIT BY PRESIDENT GAST OF LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

Johor Bahru, 2nd January:  The misunderstanding of the Islamic world since the tragedy of 9/11 has triggered Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, United States to establish a Centre for Global Islamic Studies in 2009 to increase awareness and understanding of Islamic culture and cilization. Recognizing the urgent role that academia must play in responding to this knowledge gap, …

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