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Pipe-Roof Supported Tunnel through an Existing Retaining Earth Wall Highway Ramp Embankment: A Technical Visit

Pipe-Roof Supported Tunnel through an Existing Retaining Earth Wall Highway Ramp Embankment project is a part of advancement in tunnel technology in Kuala Lumpur’s drainage system. Due to limited space and very urbanised development, the catchment of Sg.Bunus need to be revised thus novelty of construction approach is introduced. By ‘punching through’ under the retaining earth (RE) wall, a cast-in twin box culvert that connect the Sg.Bunus and Sg. Klang. This is succeeded by applying pipe-roof jacking technology which is still new to Malaysia.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Global Challenge Program jointly organised with UTM Summer School on Green Development in Asia

An international summer school featuring sustainable development for students from China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.
The program highlighted the role of multi-stakeholders for the transformation of low-carbon society in Iskandar Malaysia.

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Prof. Sevia delivers talk at MAG 2019 Safety Day

The Deputy Dean, Academicians and Researcher from the Faculty of Engineering of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Prof. Dr Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus was being invited to deliver a talk at Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) 2019 Safety Day launching ceremony.

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My Journey as an Amgen Scholar

I am currently a third-year undergraduate student at the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, UTM. I have had the privilege to participate in the prestigious research internship program called the Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University in Japan, which was held from 10th June till 5th August 2019. Amgen is a multinational biopharmaceutical company which is based in California. The company provides opportunities for undergraduates from all over the world to conduct research at world-class institutions in the US, Europe, Asia and recently in Australia and Canada too through the Amgen Scholars Program. It is an international program funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by Harvard University. The program accepts applications for internship in “any disciplines related to the discovery, development, manufacture and delivery of human therapeutics, as well as the overall biomedical and biotechnology enterprise”.

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Smart Partnership in New Academia Learning Innovation between Monsoon Academy and AHIBS, UTM

Dr Mohamad Shah Kassim, a Senior Lecturer from Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS) was invited as the Guest Speaker for the MonsoonSIM Sharing Session on 10 August 2019 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. The event was in conjunction with the International MonsoonSIM Enterprise Resource Management (MERM) Competition. It brought together programmers, trainers, lecturers and students comprising 26 teams from eight countries.

In his presentation entitled ‘Innovation in Tertiary Education: Through Smart Partnership between Monsoon Academy and UTM’, Dr Mohamad Shah shared his view with regard to UTM’s experience in adopting MonsoonSIM as part of its curricular program. He also said that in the curriculum, 20% of the total assessment was obtained from the mini-competition which was held within 6 hours of workshop. Besides Dr Mohamad Shah, Hj. Shafudin Mohd Yatim and Dr Zulkifli Khair are part of the contributors of this project. 

Dr Mohammad Shah mentioned that UTM’s MonsoonSIM certified trainers have also been involved in the AMBANK BIZRACE 2019 which is a business competition with RM2 million worth of prizes through collaboration between Monsoon Academy and AHIBS. 

A total of 130 participants took part in the competition as well as representatives from Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) entrepreneurs. In a survey conducted to assess the effectiveness of the programme, 87.5 % (112 respondents) agreed that MonsoonSIM simulation bring some benefits to their companies.

Dr Mohammad Shah concluded that the simulation will be introduced in the Global Business Strategy course particularly for UTM MBA students. Future plans also include incorporating the simulation in the entrepreneurship course to all sections involving 3,000 students. 

Malaysia is represented by UTM and Universiti Sains Malaysia(USM) students in the competition. UTM has represented Malaysia for the fourth time at the international level. The USM team took home the 1st runner-up trophy and HKD 16,000 cash prize at the 2019 MERM competition. 

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Malaysian delegates contributing papers for Civil Aviation conference in Nepal

Seven Malaysian delegates including the Deputy Dean of Faculty of Engineering (FE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Prof. Dr. Sevia M. Idrus has presented a paper at the 56th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Asia-Pacific Region held in Nepal.

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AMTEC’s Membrane made Headline

Membrane technology, the golden goose egg of AMTEC is getting more and more recognition from national and international level for its promising potential for the prosperity of mankind. Recently, as reported by the Malaysian mainstream media UTUSAN newspaper, AMTEC research team consisted of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hafiz and members have successfully produced clean drinking water extracted from seawater by using their special membrane distillation system.

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AHIBS strives with Captains of Industries for the Future Business School via the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP)

The Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS) of UTM Kuala Lumpur has established the Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP) in order to continue to engage the industrial captains to uplift the business education in UTM.

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INDIA Universities Recognized UTM Expertise in Service Learning through Social Work

Service-learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal needs. India universities have taken notice of her Dr Shanti’s work in this field and invited her to share her insights on service learning particularly in the area of social work.

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