Category: UTM Event Highlight

The 2nd Language and Communication Postgraduate International Seminar, LCPIS

The Second (2nd) Language and Communication Postgraduates International Seminar (LCPIS) was organized successfully by the Post Graduates Students’ Society of Language Academy (PGSS LA). The seminar was directed by Mr. Mohammad Ali Moslehifar, an LA PhD candidate together with his team guided and advised by the PGSS LA advisor, Dr. Aminabibi Bte Saidalvi. The 2nd LCPIS is a continuation of the seminar organized by LA in 2017. This seminar however has received participations not only from UTM students but from other universities around the world, with the total of 84 papers with various interesting topics. The uniqueness of this seminar is the inclusion of skype presentation alongside live presentation through parallel sessions. All presentations were properly monitored and assessed by experienced lecturers. At the end of the seminar, 3 best paper presenters as well as best skype presenters were selected. This one-day seminar is seen as an effort to prepare for a platform were great ideas were shared through intellectual discussions amongst students and lecturers. Some remarks from the participants and committees of the seminar:“The effort to organize such seminar is commendable. Congrats organizers!”“Participating in this kind of seminar will allow you to get more comments from expert about your research and it is very useful for improvement. I can say this is a good way to start my PhD journey and I’m so glad to participate in this seminar.”“This is my second time presenting in an international seminar. The comments were very useful. Definitely will attend more of this.”“Being the participant and the committee at the same time has taught me a lot. I gained very much through this seminar. Sharing of ideas and discussions with fellow PhD candidates were indeed something that I anticipated because you can better your research through such sharing. I’m so happy it’s done now.”

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Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Program in Kundang, Selangor

UTM’s commitment to support public-private-academic-civil society (PPACP) partnership for strengthening disaster resilience. We co-implemented evidence-based local actions, advocacy campaigns at the local level and in developing partnerships and coalitions for resilience.

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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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International Workshop on Transforming Oil Palm Residues——Biosciences Department, Faculty of Science in collaboration with University of York, UK

An international workshop entitled “Transforming Oil Palm Residues into New Income Streams” was successfully held on 15th and 16th April 2019 at Raja Zarith Sofiah Library, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This workshop is co-organized and led by Project Leader of Newton Fund: Dr. Chong Chun Shiong (Environmental Biotechnology Research Group, Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, UTM) and Prof. Dr. Neil C. Bruce (Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, Department of Biology, University of York, United Kingdom).

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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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UTM Bangunkan Komuniti Pulau Tanjung Surat Melalui Pendekatan SULAM

UTM melalui kepakaran penyelidikan dan semangat ‘Universiti untuk Masyarakat’ telah menterjemahkan SULAM dengan melaksanakan projek Pembangunan Komuniti, Eko Warisan Pelancongan Pulau Tanjung Surat

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