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Tong Xin Jo’s Internship Experience at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Creativity and Innovation Centre

Tong Xin Jo from School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering UTM attended an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Internship Program in Vilnius, Lithuania after two rounds of interview. This program was hosted by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Creativity and Innovation Centre from 1st October to 31st December 2019.

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Three Engineering Students Emerged as First Runner-up in Nordic Business and Design Case Competition 2019

Three students Hng Jia Ming (School of Civil Engineering), Teh Yee Bryan (School of Electrical Engineering) and Chin Chia Yuan (Azman Hashim International Business School) has emerged as First Runner-up in the Nordic Business and Design Case Competition (NBDC 2019). The competition was organized by Design Finland 100, an innovative platform bridging the Nordic region and Southeast Asia through intelligent design and technology solutions. The award ceremony was held at Aalto Executive Education Academy, Singapore.

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UTM team of experts are monitoring the haze situation in both campuses and the management will issue appropriate notice before 5pm on daily basis.

Please keep yourself alert on any further notices and announcements on haze situation by the University.


During the period of haze, we would like to advise everyone to take care of your health and please take precautionary measure.

1. Wear N95 mask if the Air Pollutant Index (API) is more than 100. The normal facemask will not keep you safe. You can get the N95 face mask at Pusat Kesihatan UTM -University Health Centre

2. No outdoor activities. Please stay indoors.

3. Always keep yourself hydrated and wash your hands and face regularly after being out in the haze.

4. If you have any health issues – cough, asthma, cold, difficulty in breathing, eye irritation, please come and see our Medical Officer immediately.

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1 Item 1 Person Campaign 2019

During Ramadhan, UTM International, together with UTM Global Buddies, held a donation drive called “1 Item 1 Person” to provide basic necessities to a local orphanage while spreading awareness regarding underprivileged communities. The campaign that lasted from 20 to 29 May 2019 garnered an overwhelmingly positive response, with contributions made by staff and students of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and also from the public.

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Iftar Ramadan and Farewell – UTM Exchange/Research Internship Students 2018/2019 – II and UTM Global Buddies 2018/2019 Appreciation Night

On 16 May 2019, UTM International along with UTM Global Buddies held a iftar and farewell dinner with exchange students and internship students. More than 50 NGS students come to the event to celebrate their last moment together. The dinner was held to reminisce the moments they spent in UTM.

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Jom Sihat Mahasiswa by KTDI

Jawatankuasa Kolej Mahasiswa (JKM) Kolej Tun Dr. Ismail (KTDI) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in collaboration with Malaysian Health Promotion Board (MySihat) had successfully organized a fitness program called Jom Sihat Mahasiswa bersama HEP which mainly focus on Zumba Fitness Workout. The Zumba session was instructed by Nurul Huda Zamzuri who is an Aerobics Instructor recognized by Ministry Youth and Sport (KBS). This program was held once a week during weekends starting from 14th April 2019 until 4th May 2019.

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SEMS 2019 Enables Students to Experience Crucial Entrepreneurship Processes

More than 300 UTM students participated in the inaugural Sustainable Entrepreneurial Mindset Showcase 2019 (SEMS 2019) organized by UTM Centre for Student Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE), UTM Office of Undergraduate Studies and Kolej Tuanku Canselor’s Student Council on 22nd of April 2019. The event was held at Dewan Astana, Kolej Tuanku Canselor (KTC) and Division of Innovation, UTM XCITE. Sixty-two products based on fourteen United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were showcased during the event. The closing ceremony was attended and officiated by Prof. Ir. Dr. Zainuddin Abd Manan, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) UTM and also attended by Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan, Director of UTM XCITE, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Intan Zaurah Binti Mat Darus, Deputy Chairman of UTM Office of Undergraduate Studies, and Madam Rafidah Binti Mohamad, a representative from Kolej Tuanku Canselor.

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Young Maker Challenge @American Corners Exposes B40 School Students to STEAM

23 April 2019, Johor Bahru –  Johor Bahru, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia successfully organized the first ever innovation competition that focus secondary school students from B40 group. Five groups from five schools around Johor were selected from twenty-four (24) submission involving 72 students. The five groups had undergone two-days bootcamp and eight-weeks mentoring session. They are required to build their innovative product from scratch using microcontroller namely Arduino. This program is sponsored by U.S. Embassy that focuses on students from B40. The competition also involve 6 states namely Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan, Penang, Kedah and Perlis coordinated and organized by university partners namely UMS, UNIMAS, UMK, USM and UniMAP respectively.

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Mobility Students Welcoming Party

On 15 February 2019, UTM International along with UTM Global Buddies held a welcoming party for new exchange students and internship students. Dressed in the outfit that suitables with the theme, “Denim and Diamonds”, more than 50 NGS students come to the party. The party was held to welcome the new students as well as introduce them to malay culture. They also got to interact with their buddies through chit-chat, dancing, and games.

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UTMi First Book Review – 3R : Read, Reflect, Relax

On 22 February 2019, the first ever book review session was organized by UTM International. Among the books reviewed was a book authored by the Vice Chancellor of UTM, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid bin Omar, which was launched earlier this year. The book, titled “Memacu Kegemilangan – Pendidikan Tinggi Berpaksikan Kemanusiaan”, was reviewed by the moderator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Ariffin Abu Hassan.

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