Former UTM student to receive the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 August 2018 – Rebecca Loo Wen Ching, the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) former student was selected as the reciepient of the British Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarship for the 2018/2019 academic session.
Rebecca Loo Wen Ching graduated with a Bachelor in Computer Science (Software Engineering) in 2013, was one of the reciepients of this scholarship among Forty-five other Malaysians who are about to pursue their postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom in 2018 with the same scholarship.
British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell said Malaysia’s growing appetite for higher education in the UK was reflected in the increase in Chevening Scholarship applications.
“We received 754 applications for the 2018/19 academic session compared to 701 applications received last year.
“For the 2019/2020 session, we are expecting to receive up to 800 applications. As for the 2018/2019 session, from 754 applications, only 45 were selected,” she said.
Vicky was saying that after the certificate handing ceremony to the 45 selected reciepients of the Chevening Scholarship for 2018/2019 academic session held at British High Commissioner Residence, Jalan Langgak Golf, Kuala Lumpur.
She said Malaysia received one of the highest number of Chevening Scholarships per capita in the world.
“Three scholarships have been awarded to individuals who will be studying climate change/sustainable development and the environment — essential subjects for the future wellbeing of our world.”
There are about 19,000 Malaysians studying in the UK and another 79,000 students studying for a UK qualification in Malaysia.
Rebecca who was born in Ipoh, Perak is currently serving as a Senior Technology Consultant at a digital agency based in Kuala Lumpur. During her time as UTM student, she joined two societies namely Ikatan Kristian UTM and AIESEC UTM.

UTM Postgraduate Student announced first runner- up of 2018 Malaysia Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition in Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is proud to highlight that our engineering postgraduate student, Ms. Cassendra Bong Phun Chien, emerged as the first runner-up for engineering category at the National Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held in Universiti Teknologi Petronas on 27 June 2018. Coached by Dr. Jaysuman bin Pusppnathan (FBME), Ms. Cassendra together with Mr. Lim Boon Keong (Social Science category) and Ms. Elsa Sapphira Victor (Science and Technology category) represented UTM to compete with the other 61 contestants from 22 Malaysian Public and Private universities. Participants were assessed on their ability to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes.

Ms Cassendra awarded with a cash prize of RM1000. Together in the picture with her, standing from left are Dr Jaysuman, Prof. Dr. Mohd. Sahandari Gani bin Hamzah (DVCof UPSI), Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib (VC of UTP), Cassendra, Prof Dr. Zaidatun Tasir, Assoc. Prof Dr Astuty Amrin and Lim Boon Keong

Originating at the University of Queensland Australia in 2008, the 3MT competition has now become an annual communication competition embraced by more than 200 universities worldwide. The national 3MT competition has been organized by the Malaysia Deans of Graduate Studies Council (MYDEGS) since the year 2014. The MYDEGS has been chaired by Prof. Dr. Zaidatun Tasir, the Dean of UTM School of Graduate Studies since 2016. In the past, the national 3MT competition had first been initiated by UTM 2014, subsequently hosted by UTM and UMP in 2015, UUM and USM in 2016 and USM and UTP in 2017.

This year, Universiti Teknologi Petronas and Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris jointly hosted the national event that serves as a platform for the PhD students to hone their communication skills and develop their capacity to effectively explain research in language appropriate to non-specialist audience. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib, the Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Petronas and Prof. Dr. Mohd. Sahandari Gani bin Hamzah, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris were present during the national event for the opening and closing remarks.  The event ended with an announcement of two best contestants, Ms. Yasmin Mustapha Kamil and Mr. Alzamani Mohammad Idrose from Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Mara respectively who will represent Malaysia at the Asia-Pacific 3MT 2018 in Brisbane on 27th September.

UTM Advanced Engine-Turbocharger Lab – A Unique Test Facility In Malaysia

JOHOR BAHRU, 5 July 2018 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has a healthy long-term research cooperation with Imperial College London, through the Center of Excellence (COE) UTM Center for Low Carbon Transport or LoCARtic.

UTM LoCARtic boasts a unique test facility in Malaysia which is capable of advanced experimental and numerical characterization of the turbocharger as part of an engine system, with complete engine control capabilities and drive cycle testing.

The center is also the first independent R&D facility in Malaysia to provide complete engine-turbocharger performance testing services emulating real driving conditions coupled with high-level simulation capabilities.

The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between UTM and Imperial College London was signed in 2014, which paths the way for both the organizations to jointly offer R&D services for industry through LoCARtic.

The unique selling point for LoCARtic is that turbocharger component level design and testing could be done in Imperial College London and consequently engine system level testing could be done at UTM, completing an essential R&D cycle.

Director of LoCARtic, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Srithar Rajoo said the center which is the result of active research cooperation with Imperial Collage London, enables UTM to enhance local talents and provide R&D services for international turbocharger industry players.

Dr. Rajoo also added that LoCARtic is currently collaborating with companies in Japan and Germany to test and improve their turbocharger performance as part of an engine system.

“This shows UTM LoCARtic talents and capabilities are recognized at the international level,” he said.

Most of the testing and simulations at LoCARtic are focused on improving engine fuel economy with turbocharger application, thus reducing carbon dioxide emission, while maintaining driving demands and legislation.

According to Dr. Rajoo, in addition to turbocharger oriented testing, UTM LoCARtic also has the ability to test other components of the engine such as fuel and lubricants on a real driving ecosystem.

He also added that LoCARtic is also actively researching technologies for waste heat recovery for improving system-level efficiency.

Since its inception in 2014, UTM LoCARtic has secured research funding from various parties such as the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA) which worth RM 4.9 million and the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) worth USD 50,000.00.

“The MTJA project is a 5 years research adventure to demonstrate energy recovery potentials in Oil & Gas platforms.

Meanwhile, the JICA project is quite unique in that we are given the trust to develop range extender for electric-powered vehicles focusing on Asian driving conditions,” he said.

Dr. Rajoo stressed that the strength of LoCARtic lies in its people, whose talent and expertise coupled with advanced facilities capable of gaining the trust of industry players. This is surely a winning point for UTM and the key element for LoCARtic to continue to prosper.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Srithar Rajoo, his team and industry collaborator at the UTM LoCARtic engine-turbocharger test facility.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Srithar Rajoo with his team in the control room for the test facility. This is the most advance engine-turbocharger testing facility available in UTM and in Malaysia.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Srithar Rajoo demonstrating the engine-turbocharger facility of UTM LoCARtic to industry collaborator. Also present is Professor Ricardo Martinez-Botas from Imperial College London (most right)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Srithar Rajoo, his team and industry collaborator at the UTM LoCARtic engine-turbocharger test facility.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Srithar Rajoo (fifth right) and his team and industry collaborator during LoCARtic research showcase

Academic visit to Kaduna State University (KASU) and Kaduna Polytechnic (KadPoly) by Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering

In April 2018, a delegation from Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering (FCEE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) paid an academic visit to Kaduna State University (KASU) and Kaduna Polytechnic (KadPoly). The delegation  team was headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norzita Ngadi, while other  members of the team included  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roshanida and Dr. Wong Syie Luing. The purpose of the visit was to introduce Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to the Nigerian students as a place to further their studies, and to discuss future academic and research collaborations between UTM and the participating institutions in Nigeria namely KASU, KadPoly and Sokoto State University (SSU). The delegation team was received by Dr Ibrahim Inuwa, the Head of Chemistry Department, KASU, as well as Dr A.O. Lawal, the Director of College of Science and Technology, KadPoly. Following a series of meetings held at the various institutions, a tripartite letter of Cooperation was signed by the representatives of the institutions.   A proposal of tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also drafted for consideration by the management of UTM.  Highlights of the proposed MoU in academic and research collaborations drafted include the following areas:

  • Biofuel
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Pyrolysis
  • Green technologies (concrete technology and flame retardant research)
  • Biofertilizer

The general areas of the MoU covered aspects related but not limited to the following:

  • co-supervision/remote supervision of projects
  • bench support for projects
  • simultaneous joint organisation/hosting of international conferences and seminars
  • grants from collaborating institutions
  • share/donation of institutional facilities
  • staff and students exchange
  • exchange of information and joint publication of research articles from joint research

The UTM delegation paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Hon. Arc. Barnabas Yusuf Bala, Bantex, who represented the Kaduna State Governor Mal. Nasir Ahmad El Rufai. The Deputy Governor expressed his warm welcome to the UTM delegation. He also lauded their initiative and interest in Kaduna state, thus paving way to the proposed tripartite collaborations.

The five-day visit marked an important milestone in the formation of a very strategic partnership, to all the partners and the two governments of Malaysia and Nigeria.  This historic visit and partnership was facilitated by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) as part of their contribution to UTM for the development of Science and technology in Malaysia.

UTM delegation and Vice Chancellor of Kaduna State University (KASU), Prof Muhammad Tanko, and his entourage.

 

Presentation of souvenir by UTM delegation to the Rector of KadPoly, Prof. Idris Muhammad Bugaje.

 

UTM delegates, representatives from KASU, KadPoly and Deputy Governor of Kaduna State in Government House, Kaduna.

UTM Synergy 4.0 to merge faculties

JOHOR BAHRU, 2 July 2018 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has embarked on a unique history when undertaking the restructuring of its academic entity and witnessing the merger of faculty from 18 to seven.

The restructuring is effective from 1 July 2018 as decided by the UTM Board of Directors’ meeting which convened on 16 May 2018.

UTM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar said the restructuring, known as UTM Synergy 4.0 leads the university to have only seven faculties.

“This major transformation is meant to open up more opportunities for synergy and collaborations between academicians from different academic disciplines and new innovation in offering academic programs that are able to fulfill the new needs of the society in the future.

“We do not expect a smooth sailing in our new journey, but it is our commitment to iron out any form of challenges and hurdles together,” he said.

Prof. Wahid said that by this transformation, it is hoped that UTM will continue to be relevant as one of the best universities of choice by the local and international students.

The UTM Synergy 4.0 has merged several faculties into seven faculties namely the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Azman Hashim International Business School and Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT).

“The Faculty of Engineering is a result of the merger of Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE), Civil Engineering (FKA), Mechanical Engineering (FKM), Chemical and Energy Engineering (FKT), Computing (FC) and Bioscience and Medical Engineering (FBME).”

“Meanwhile the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities was formed from the merging entities of the Faculty of Education (FP), Faculty of Islamic Civilization (FTI), Department of Human Resources Development of Faculty of Management (FM), Language Academy, and Center for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilization (CASIS), “said Prof. Wahid.

The new entity of Faculty of Science is a result of the merging between the old Faculty of Science and Faculty of Bioscience and Medical Engineering (FBME), and Faculty of Built Environment (FAB) merged with Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate (FGHT) to form the newly established Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying.

“The restructuring process also involve several schools in UTM Kuala Lumpur such as UTM Razak School, UTM Advanced Informatics School (UTM AIS) and UTM Perdana School. These three schools have merged and formed one entity known as the Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics.

“Meanwhile, the Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS), Faculty of Management (FM) and Department of Information System, Faculty of Computing (FC) are now merged to form a new faculty that is known as the Azman Hashim International Business School,” he said.
In addition, the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) remains as it is, without any reshuffling.

UTM new academic entities

New Academia Learning Innovation (NALI) 2018 Symposium

JOHOR BAHRU, 28 MAY 2018 – The UTM Academic Leadership Center (UTMLead) with Faculty of Education organized New Academia Learning Innovation (NALI) 2018 Symposium to further promote best practices and sharing of New Academia Learning Innovation implementation in higher education. It gathered 22 presenters including presenters from Indonesia and local teachers. There were also delegations from Sunway College Johor Bahru who attended the Symposium to participate. All the presented papers were published in online proceeding that can be downloaded from http://ctl.utm.my/nali2018.

Delegations from Universitas Negeri Malang Indonesia, Sunway College and NALI 2018 Symposium Participants

New Academia Learning Innovation was first ideated and written in the book titled New Academia in 2012 to document UTM’s committment towards forming new thinking, philosophy, and higher education framework through new pedagogy that can nurture students to be competitive at international level. From this mindset, UTM set to develop the New Academia Learning Innovation, NALI Framework that proposed the integration of technologies in innovative teaching and learning methods. This is explained in detail in the book A Guide to New Academia Learning Innovation published in 2017.

NALI Symposium was a healthy discussion platform for academicians and teachers to exchange knowledge, practices and opinion on teaching and learning in higher education. NALI Symposium also marked the beginning of a series of NALI activities that will be held on 25th-26thSeptember 2018 which will include exhibition and competition and STEMazing Run and Race.

UTM Corporate Affairs launch Corporate Playbook

JOHOR BAHRU, 5 Jun 2018 – The Office of Corporate Affairs of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) or known as Hal Ehwal Korporat (HEK) has officially launched its Corporate playbook titled Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Brand Guidelines.
The book was launched by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar at the Staff Monthly Gathering ceremony for June 2018 which was held at UTM Kuala Lumpur.  Accompanying the Vice Chancellor on the stage for the launching were Director of Corporate Affairs, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaleha Abdullah and Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs (Branding and Corporate Communication), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hadina Habil.

The ceremony was being broadcast to audiences in UTM Johor Bahru at Senate and Banquet Hall, Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building, and UTM Pagoh.
Speaking about the book, Dr. Zaleha said that the UTM Corporate Playbook has featured conventions on all matters under the jurisdiction of the Office of Corporate Affairs (HEK).
“This book covers the basics of the UTM brand which encompasses its identity, logo, official anthem, colors and tagline.
“The playbook also includes all UTM policies and guidelines for branding, and the responsibilities of every UTM unit, individuals and faculties in managing the UTM brand,” she said.

Besides, this playbook also details out every process needed when involving the media, such as publication,  graphics and  event management.

“By publishing all the conventions in a single volume, HEK hopes that members of the UTM community would understand the processes required in safeguarding the UTM brand and encourage the university community to manage the brand within their individual or institutional capacity.
“This publication also marks the start of a long-term outreach and engagement by HEK in order to raise the awareness on accurate UTM brand management in the future,” said Dr. Zaleha.
Also attending the ceremony were Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Internationalization), Prof. Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs), Prof. Dr. Durrisshah Idrus.

SIGNING CEREMONY BETWEEN UTM AND JICA FOR MJIIT UTM 2nd PHASE TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROJECT

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 May 2018 – The Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Japan International Cooperation (JICA) signed the ‘Record of Discussions for MJIIT UTM 2nd Phase Technical Cooperation Project Agreed upon between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Japan International Cooperation Agency.

In keeping the momentum from the years before, the Record of Discussions for MJIIT UTM 2ndPhase Technical Cooperation Project Agreed upon between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Japan International Cooperation Agency was signed by Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr Wahid bin Omar, Vice Chancellor of UTM and Mr Kensuke Fukawa, Chief Representative, JICA Malaysia Office.

The memorable signing was witnessed by Mr Orikasa Hiroyuki, Minister of Japan to Malaysia, Mr. Ogawa Koichi, President of Japan-Malaysia Association, Mr Moribayashi Takashi, Vice President of Japan-Malaysia Association, Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research & Innovation UTM, Prof. Dr. Shamsul Sahibuddin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UTM Kuala Lumpur and Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat, Dean of MJIIT.

An exclusive signing session was arranged to commemorate the long-standing partnership and cooperation between UTM through MJIIT with JICA. This will mark the beginning of a Project Period of five years between MJIIT and JICA, which is known as the Second Phase of the G-to-G project between the Government of Malaysia and Japan, respectively. The First Phase of Project was initiated for the period of 2010 until 2017 whilst the Second Phase of Project will continue from 2018 until 2023. The Second Phase Project aims to strengthen the Japanese-oriented Engineering Education and research at MJIIT through cooperation with Japanese Universities and industrial partners. In this regard, MJIIT hopes to develop human resources and capacity building that will contribute to the industrial sector of neighbouring ASEAN countries in the future.

The Second Phase Project will establish and strengthen the following elements inclusive of laboratory-based education (LBE) at designated iKohza laboratories, sustainable collaboration with Japanese Universities in education and research as well as industry collaboration. In this Project, MJIIT aims to develop human resources and capacity that will further contribute to the industrial sector of ASEAN countries in the future. To date, MJIIT has received 48 ASEAN students coming from Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar under the JAIF scholarships, amounting up to USD 2 million. 22 students had completed their postgraduate studies, whereas 26 students are in the pipeline to graduate. By the year 2023, MJIIT aims to heighten the number of graduates, expecting up to 3000 students.

Various academic and cultural activities have been conducted throughout the years of partnership between MJIIT and JICA. The Japan Day 2017 took the participants by storm with special and unique Japanese Budo demonstration supported by the Japanese Embassy and the Nippon Budokan Foundation in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Malaysia and Japan. The event was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education Malaysia and attended by His Excellency Dr Makio Miyagawa, Japan Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in Malaysia.

In addition, UTM through MJIIT was proud to host renowned speakers such as Dato’ Akihiro Nikkaku, President of Toray Industries Inc. Japan. UTM is truly honoured to be the first Malaysian University to host him in the Leadership Lecture program at UTM Kuala Lumpur. Industries from Malaysia, such as Perodua and Proton, also contributed to the sharing of industry-based knowledge through both lecture series and industrial grants. MJIIT also received full support from the Japanese-based industries such as Takasago Thermal Engineering, Rohm-Wako, Daikin and Toyota in continuing to enhance the capacity, knowledge, innovation and nurturing the future leaders in the engineering field among Malaysians.

Continuing the momentum of supports by working with leading engineering organisations in Malaysia and Japan, MJIIT organized the Fourth Career Fair 2018 which intends to offer opportunities to the prospective graduates in landing their dream career. Moreover, it offers a platform to learn all about the corporate world, as part of the concerted efforts for career development support for the students. The Career Fair 2018 had successfully gathered 37 top performing, experienced engineering companies in a casual and engaging setting, allowing the students to submit their professional credentials on-site and taking advantage of the walk-in interviews provided during the event.

Earlier this year, Prof. Dr Ali Selamat has signed the Minute of Meeting between MJIIT and JICA on the evaluation of MJIIT Phase One progress and achievements.

Three UTM Students won PAM-ZSR Architecture Prize 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 May 2018 – Three Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Architecture students have won the prize of the PAM-ZSR Architecture Prize 2017.

The winning students were Rashidah Jimi Sham, Wilson Tan Xern and Koh Jhee Son. Rashidah and Wilson Tan Xern both emerged Category 2 winners where each took home RM5,000.00 and a certificate. Another one, Koh Jhee Son emerged as a finalist and took home RM500.00 and a certificate.

Photo of the three winners of UTM Architectural Students at the PAM-ZSR Architecture Prize 2017 after the prize awarding ceremony at Melawati Corporate Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Rashidah participated in the Dual Function Center for Flood, Relief and Mitigation project under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Ramli Jamaluddin. Wilson competed in the High Water Research Center project under the supervision of Dr Lim Yaik Wah while Koh Jhe Son was involved in Rethink Social Housing under the supervision of Ar. Samsiah Abdullah.

The PAM-ZSR Architecture Prize 2017 ceremony was held at Melawati Corporate Center, Melawati, Kuala Lumpur. Ar Norzaini Mufti, Director of Z & SR Architectural Ventures Sdn Bhd and Ar Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President of the Association of Malaysian Architects handed over prizes to winners.

A total of 65 entries were received from Public and Private Institutions of Higher Learning recognized by the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM). Two categories have been contested based on two levels of competency, namely LAM Part 1 and LAM Part 2.

Two of the Part 2 Category were won by UTM. Of the five Part 2 finalists, the winners were UTM (2) and University of Malaya (1). Of the nine Part 1 finalists, the winners were Taylor’s University (2), Tun Abdul Razak University (2) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (1).

The panel of jury  consisted of Ar Ezumi Harzani Ismail, Ar Mohd Helmi Md Hanif, Ar Adrianta Aziz, Prof Ar Dr Abdul Razak Sapian, Ar Amzar Ahmad, En Hizwani Hassan and Muhammad Firdaus Jamal.

Selection criteria were based on attributes, design excellence, innovation, sustainability and build ability. The success of students speaks highly of the quality of architecture program and the dedication of academic staffs in Malaysia.

Experiential Teaching and Learning Activities at Faculty of Education Outward Bound Centre

Development of holistic, entrepreneurial and balanced students have been the focus of Ministry of Higher Education since the introduction of iCGPA. This inspiration can be achieved through the use of Faculty of Education Outward Bound Centre as a venue for experiential teaching and learning activities.

Sports Science students’ Rafting Up during their kayak’s practical session at Outward Bound’s lake.

Situated behind UTM’s Health Centre, Outward Bound offers a venue for students to tap into their undiscovered potentials through experiential learning. Activities conducted at the Outward Bound Centre are exemplified by four pillars: physical fitness (building physical and emotional stamina to face challenges), craftsmanship (modelling quality and intention in one’s actions), self-resilience (being resourceful, recognizing and applying personal strengths) and compassion (selflessly engaging in the welfare and dignity of others).

Team working in setting up the tents is one of the required soft skills to reach ultimate goals.

In order to strive in today’s competitive world, personally or professionally, future graduates need more exposure and experience in activities that can challenge their emotional, cognitive and physical strength.

Train the trainer – Sports Science students were taught theoretical and practical skills in Outdoor Education.

This aspiration can be achieved by taking part in the activities provided at the Outward Bound Centre. In this centre, there is a campsite that can accommodate more than 150 participants at the same time, camping amenities, kayaks, air-conditioned hall, obstacle course area and many more. In addition, the centre becomes the venue for the Sports Science students of the Faculty of Education to experience the concept of “train the trainer”.

For the first semester, the Sports Science students need to attend the Outdoor Education subject and upon completion, they will receive a certification which is recognised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia (KBS).

The certification enables the students to become certified outdoor trainers and therefore they can conduct and manage activities at the centre. Due to its location, fully equipped facilities, certified trainers, fascinating activities and affordable packages, the centre has received visitors not only from UTM but also from other schools around Johor.

Skyhunt UTM International Challenge – Shah Alam, Selangor

Selangor, 29th April 2018:- UTM International Kuala Lumpur had organized a Skyhunt UTM International Challenge at Botanical Garden, Shah Alam, Selangor. A total of 21 participants from Sri Lanka, Sudan, France, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Malaysia had joined the program.

The program started with a very creative challenge as their Ice Breaking game session. Students were divided into three groups and each group had to create one rap song to introduce themselves and their members.

Other than creative challenge, students were tested with physical activities in the Skytrex challenge. Students were required to complete the whole courses where time was recorded to identify the winner of the game. These obstacles were divided into three courses according to difficulty levels and all participants successfully completed the hardest course in Extreme Challenge which contained a whopping 34 extremely challenging obstacles.

Overall, students’ creativity and physical skills had been challenged and they had shown good leadership skills and great teamwork in completing all missions.

UTM Student Announced First Runner-up of National Material Lecture Competition 2018 Finals

Kuala Lumpur, May 5, 2018:  Among the five nation’s most ingenious talents, Norkhalizatul Akmal Mohd. Jamil who is a master’s student from UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology was announced as the first runner-up of the National Material Lecture Competition 2018 Finals (MLC 2018). Majoring in Applied Chemistry and Management, Norkhalizatul walked away with a cash prize of RM2000.00 after astonishingly delivered her appealing ‘From Waste to Wealth’ research works on Hybrid Nanocatalyst Application. She was supervised by Datuk Prof. Dr. Halimaton Hamdan, a renowned Chemistry Professor in Malaysia.

Norkhalizatul Akmal Mohd Jamil received a cheque of RM2,000 and a plaque from Mohd. Azmi Mohd. Noor, the President of IMM accompanied by Prof. Dr. Zaidatun Tasir.

Jointly organised by UTM School of Graduate Studies, Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM) and Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) UK, the national competition was held on the 3rd May 2018 at the Azman Hashim Hall, UTM Kuala Lumpur. This event was proudly sponsored by IMM, Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad, UTM School of Graduate Studies and Zeta Scientific Sdn. Bhd.

In the nail-biting finale, the participants were assessed based on their personal enthusiasm for the subject, presentation’s structure, technical content and clarity, along with their competence in handling questions. The first-prize winner of MLC 2018, Mr. Andrew Ng Kay Lup from Universiti Malaya (UM) will represent Malaysia in the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition (YPWLC) 2018, which will be held in South Africa later in October.

The backbones behind the success of MLC 2018. Sitting from left:   Assoc. Prof. Dr. Astuty Amrin (Chairperson, UTM-MLC 2018), Prof. Dr. Zaidatun Tasir (Dean, School  of Graduate Studies), Prof Shamsul Shahibudin (Pro-VC UTMKL) Committee), Mohd Azmi Mohd Noor (President, IMM) and Prof Sha’ri Mohd Yusof (Dean, Razak School)

In his opening remarks, Professor Dr. Shamsul Sahibuddin, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of UTM KL campus, applauded the initiative of IMM to introduce MLC as a platform that stimulates students’ creativity and effective communication skills in delivering ideas. This half-day contest ended with closing remarks by Mohd. Azmi Mohd. Noor, the President of IMM who had also announced that Assoc. Prof. Dr. Astuty Amrin, the Chairperson of UTM-MLC 2018 Organizing Committee will be the official coach who will be accompanying Mr. Andrew to South Africa under a full sponsorship by IMM.

Material science and engineering are closely interrelated and undeniably will continue to play an even more significant role in the current and future times. Serving as the platform of opportunities for students to hone communication skills, instill confidence and prepare for their career, MLC will continue to be an important annual event in the calendar of IMM.  The 8thMaterial Lecture Competition (MLC 2019) will be hosted by Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UTeM) next year.

Global Dialogue by U.S. Brigadier General Suzanne P. Vares Lums at UTMKL

Kuala Lumpur, 19 April 2018 – UTM International in collaboration with the Embassy of United States of America in Kuala Lumpur was honored to receive U.S Brigadier General Suzanne P. Vares Lums who was pleased to convey a talk at UTM Kuala Lumpur.

She is the Mobilization Assistant to Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, U.S. Pacific Command at Camp Smith, Hawaii. She plays a role to shape and maintain regional security through development of diplomatic, economic and military policies among the 36 nations within the Pacific region.

This evening, she delivered a talk entitled Leadership: Bringing Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom which attracted many staff, students and other government and private agencies who came to hear and ask questions. The 1.5-hour talk gave everyone the opportunity to learn about leadership traits and leadership qualities that can be developed in self.

UTM will endeavor to hold such talks with great speaker in the future, not only for the benefit of UTM residents, but also to the public as well.

Global Dialogue By H.E. Jesper Vahr Denmark Ambassador at UTMKL

Kuala Lumpur, 25 April 2018 – UTM International in collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark in Kuala Lumpur is honored to hold a Global Dialogue delivered by H.E. Jesper Vahr, Ambassador of Denmark to Malaysia.

His Excellency Jasper Vahr who was attached to NATO for 9 years and has also served as diplomat in various capacities was warmly welcomed by UTM Vice-Chancellor; YBhg. Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar and accompanied by Prof. Dr. Shamsul Sahibuddin; Pro-Vice- Chancellor (UTM Kuala Lumpur) and Prof. Dr. Nordin Yahaya; Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International).

The talk entitled NATO – Roles of EU in Security and Stability in ASEAN Region was attended by Officers from the Ministry of Defense and several other public universities and Embassy of Sudan.  H.E. Jesper shared the insights into regional issue and common security challenges facing the region.

Board Members of University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Visit UTMKL

 

Kuala Lumpur, 25 April 2018 – UTM Kuala Lumpur received a courtesy visit from Board Members of University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP).

UMAP aims to achieve a better understanding of the cultural, economic and social systems of the other countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region through enhanced cooperation among higher education institutions and to increase mobility of university students and staff.

Delegates were greeted by Prof. Dr. Nordin Yahaya; Pro Vice Chancellor (International) who gave a brief description about UTM and were taken around the campus to visit MJIIT, UTM SPACE and UTMKL Residency.

Ending the program in the afternoon, the delegation was then invited to enjoy dinner at The Regency Scholar’s Hotel Restaurant, Residensi UTMKL.

Global Dialogue by U.S. Brigadier General Suzanne P. Vares Lums at UTMKL

Kuala Lumpur, 19 April 2018 – UTM International in collaboration with the Embassy of United States of America in Kuala Lumpur was honored to receive U.S Brigadier General Suzanne P. Vares Lums who was pleased to convey a talk at UTM Kuala Lumpur.

She is the Mobilization Assistant to Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, U.S. Pacific Command at Camp Smith, Hawaii. She plays a role to shape and maintain regional security through development of diplomatic, economic and military policies among the 36 nations within the Pacific region.

This evening, she delivered a talk entitled Leadership: Bringing Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom which attracted many staff, students and other government and private agencies who came to hear and ask questions. The 1.5-hour talk gave everyone the opportunity to learn about leadership traits and leadership qualities that can be developed in self.

UTM will endeavor to hold such talks with great speaker in the future, not only for the benefit of UTM residents, but also to the public as well.

Global Dialogue By H.E. Jesper Vahr Denmark Ambassador at UTMKL

Kuala Lumpur, 25 April 2018 – UTM International in collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark in Kuala Lumpur is honored to hold a Global Dialogue delivered by H.E. Jesper Vahr, Ambassador of Denmark to Malaysia.

His Excellency Jasper Vahr who was attached to NATO for 9 years and has also served as diplomat in various capacities was warmly welcomed by UTM Vice-Chancellor; YBhg. Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar and accompanied by Prof. Dr. Shamsul Sahibuddin; Pro-Vice- Chancellor (UTM Kuala Lumpur) and Prof. Dr. Nordin Yahaya; Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International).

The talk entitled NATO – Roles of EU in Security and Stability in ASEAN Region was attended by Officers from the Ministry of Defense and several other public universities and Embassy of Sudan.  H.E. Jesper shared the insights into regional issue and common security challenges facing the region.

International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention (IMETC) 2018

Persatuan Teknologi Pendidikan Malaysia (PTPM) dengan kerjasama Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan (BTP) , Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia akan menganjurkan 12th International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention (IMETC 2018) bertemakan “Connectivism in Education: Between Plugged and Unplugged” yang akan diadakan pada 24 hingga 26 September 2018 di Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan Negeri pahang, Kuantan , Pahang.

Sehubungan itu, PTPM menjemput pelajar-pelajar, pendidik, ahli akademik dan profesional bagi menyertai konvensyen pada kali ini.

Maklumat lanjut tentang konvensyen ini boleh didapati di http://imetc.usim.edu.my/

FGHT Future Career Advancement Property Series

Skudai, 20 April 2018 – Real Estate students at the Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate (FGHT), UTM were enlightened with invaluable tips and information in preparing themselves for a lifetime career advancement in the property industry from several biggest players as such Knight Frank Sdn. Bhd., City Valuers Sdn. Bhd., SGD Properties Sdn. Bhd., Rahim & Co Sdn. Bhd., Jones Lang Wotton Sdn. Bhd. and CBRE-WTW Sdn. Bhd. This FGHT Annual Program is known as the PropSeries 2018 which includes activities such as career talk and interview sessions.

PropSeries 2018 also witnessed for the first time the participation of Chamber International Singapore, the biggest property management company in Singapore.

Property students were presented with a glimpse of the fast pace day-to-day operations of these companies. They also were briefed on the knowledge and job skills that employers look for in their employees.

This University-Industry collaboration between Department of Real Estate and industry players benefits the students in preparing for the real-life working world. Due to the positive responses from all companies, students look forward to more similar workshops in the near future.

This annual program is under the initiative of Sr Dr Kamalahasan A/L Achu, Senior Lecturer, Department of Real Estate (FGHT),  who is also the Secretary of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RISM), Johor and other Real Estate academics.

Nurturing Transnational Education (TNE): 14 Graduated with Double Master’s Degree During UTM 60th Convocation Ceremony

 

Internationalization of higher education has become a priority for many universities and UTM essentially continues to expand its TNE activities through international academic and research collaborations with numerous established global universities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, during the UTM 60th Convocation held on 28 and 29 April 2018, 14 graduates were awarded with Double Master’s Degree; 11 graduands from UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (UTM Razak School) with Meiji University, Japan and 3 graduands from Faculty of Bioscience and Medical Engineering (FBME) with Technical University Ilmenau (Germany).

The agreement between the Graduate School of Business Administration, Meiji University, Japan and UTM (UTM Razak School) was signed on June 23, 2010. The agreement is to hold a Double Master’s Program between the Graduate School of Business Administration, Meiji University of Japan and UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology.  Under this program, the UTM students will be in Japan for 6 weeks. According to the agreement, students of the Master of Science (Engineering Business Management) (MEBM) program from UTM Razak School and students of the Master of Business Administrations (MBA) from Meiji University will be enrolled in the Double Master program. They will be awarded an MBA by Meiji University, Japan, along with MEBM by UTM respectively.

To date, 9 cohort of students of this program have graduated and some have been accepted to serve in USA, Japan, China and Vietnam. A total of 19 Meiji University students were awarded the MEBM degree while a total of 21 MEBM students were awarded an MBA degree by Meiji University, Japan.

Meanwhile, the Double Degree Program in Biomedical Engineering between UTM (FBME) and Technical University Ilmenau (TUIL), Germany has been started since 2011. The Doctorate Double Degree Program enables student to be awarded with two (2) certificates, which are Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering from UTM and Doctor in Computer Science and Automation (Dr.-Ing) from TUIL. The students are required to spend at least nine (9) months at the partner university. Whereas, the Master Double Degree Program offers students to gain two (2) Master degrees, which are Master of Philosophy (Biomedical) from UTM and Master in Biomedical Engineering (M.Sc) from TUIL. The students are required to spend at least seven (7) months at the partner university. The awards from UTM and TUIL will boost up the core value of students’ achievement, research collaboration as well as recognition of UTM within the European region towards becoming World Class University. To date, UTM has graduated thirteen (13) students from Malaysia, Germany, China, Iran and Indonesia.

Finally, UTM would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all graduates and staff for their achievements and contributions.

Prepared by:

Academic Management Division
UTM Razak School
FBME
30 April 2018

Outstanding Researcher In Coastal Satellite Altimetry From National Research Council In Pisa Italy Visited FGHT

Skudai, 24 March 2018- Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate (FGHT), UTM Johor Bahru, received an academic visit from an expert from National Research Council in Pisa, Italy, Dr. Stefano Vignudelli.

Dr. Stefano Vignudelli after delivering his public talks to researchers and students.

His arrival was warmly welcomed by the dean of faculty, Prof. Sr Dr. Mohd Razali Mahmud, Head of TropicalMap Research Group, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kasturi Dewi Kanniah, Director of Geospatial and Digital Earth Centre of Excellent, Sr Dr. Mohd Nadzri Md Reba, and experts in Coastal Altimetry, Sr Dr. Nurul Hazrina Idris.

The purpose of the visit was to introduce the new technology of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in satellite altimetry for coastal applications. His visit was a part of the European Space Agency (ESA) initiative to pursue research collaboration with ASEAN countries.

Dean of FGHT, Prof. Sr Dr. Mohd Razali Mahmud, Head of TropicalMap Research Group, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kasturi Dewi Kanniah, and Dr. Nurul Hazrina Idris with Dr. Stefano Vignudelli.

Dr. Stefano spent a week in FGHT from 18-24 March 2018. During the visit, he delivered two (2) public talks on the topic of Space Oceanography and Coastal Altimetry to the researchers and students. He also conducted a free hands-on workshop on SAR Altimetry for Coastal Applications, which was attended by 30 participants.

The dean and all faculty members would like to thank Dr. Stefano Vignudelli for his visit to FGHT and hope the visit will open the door of collaborations among FGHT, National Research Council of Italy, and ESA.

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Food Carnival 2018 to Fulfill UTM Elective Subject

JOHOR BAHRU, 24 April 2018 – The Bioprocess Engineering Student Society (BIOSS) of the Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering (FCEE) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) had organized the 2018 BIOSS Entrepreneurial Food Carnival.

The carnival was held in order to fulfill the requirement of the elective subject of Entrepreneurial (UHAS 3012) which is required to be taken by all UTM final year students.

Program Director, Zulhilmi Ahmad Samsudin said that besides following the UTM academic regulation, this project was also organized to instill the entrepreneurial spirits among university future graduates.

“For this activity, 36 final year students of Bioprocess Engineering were divided into seven groups. One group was in charge of organizing the event while another six were required to set up stalls selling the food.

“Among the items sold were sweet corn, spicy fried chicken sausage and other light food and soft drinks,” said Zulhilmi.
Zulhilmi mentioned that upon completion of the sale, each group was required to conduct a presentation detailing of each sale and profit obtained to the appraisal panel for the distribution of marks.

Commenting on the subjects introduced by UTM to his students, Zuhilmi personally supported the matter.

“The introduction to this subject is good for future graduates to create their own jobs through business.

“In addition to instilling entrepreneurial traits among graduates, this subject contributes in harnessing the soft skills of the graduates such as speaking skills, creative thinking as well as managing skills of an organization,” he continued.

One of the participating group in the BIOSS 2018 Food Carnival preparing their sweet corn stall at FCEE, Johor Bahru campus before the event started.

UTM Culture C☕rner 12.0

12 April 2018 (Thursday) | 7:45-10 pm | Dewan Astana, S01, Kolej Tuanku Canselor (KTC), UTMJB
Theme :- Famous Holidays

Holidays: special days set aside by either custom or law so that normal activities, especially work and schools, are suspended or reduced.

UTM Culture C☕rner 12.0, organized by UTM International, pays particular attention to “Famous Holidays” in various countries as its theme this week. Cuppa Time was back in full swing with coffee, tea, biscuits and sandwiches ready to be devoured as we engaged in casual conversations to start things off. As usual, group selfies were in order and were uploaded with the hashtags #utmculturecorner #utmawesome #utmstudentexperience #cuppatime. After that, our ever-energetic moderator Dr Farhana Diana Deris, a Senior Lecturer from Language Academy, UTM, started the session of Doodl-iesta in which each group would write the word “holiday” in various languages of each group member. This was followed by a short presentation of each group. Dr Diana then introduced everyone to a special guest of honour, Dato Mahadzir Lokman and invited him for a brief sharing. He delivered an eloquent, expressive, and multilingual speech; wow-ing the audience. He shared his experience as an international student abroad and how he became interested in languages, not to mention his many experiences as a famous news presenter for 41 years in Malaysia. It was an enriching session and we appreciate him for gracing our event from the beginning until the very end. We sure hope to see him again some other time! On to the main agenda, in our persistent effort in promoting cultural exchange, we then witnessed presentations from our friends from Pakistan, Indonesia, Afghanistan, China, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, and Malaysia, displaying and explaining the unique and famous holidays from their respective countries. The evening amped up even more with the popular Kahoot session led by Miss Fasihah Jaslan, Manager (Mobility) in UTM International. It was never a dull moment, with elated and exhilarated faces of the participants, sixteen questions were presented and this time, participants formed their own groups comprising friends from different countries to increase their chances of winning. In the end, three duos emerged as the victors. Congratulations to all. Feeding off of the high from the Kahoot session, our friend Siti Norziahidayu Amzee, a PhD student from Faculty of Science, led a sing-along to the song ‘Count on Me’ by Bruno Mars. The song resonated throughout the hall with a unison of voices, buoyed by friendship and camaraderie. Lastly, we came together for a group photo. Our aspirations have been, still are, and will always be to create everlasting friendships, networks and meaningful knowledge exchange.
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page “UTM International Student Experience” for more interactive and interesting student activities in UTM. In fact, our next Culture Corner will be on 26 April 2018.

Yours Sincerely,
Prof Dr Nor Haniza Sarmin
Associate Director (Student Services and Global Education Experience) UTM International

Photos credit QZ Photography

#UTMculturecorner #UTMstudentexperience #UTMmobilityprogram #UTMexchange #IamUTM #UTMawesome #UTMMyHome

 

Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah sponsored membership fees for 30 UTM ACES Toastmasters

Realising the importance of English and the need to enhance students’ confidence in using the English Language, Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, the Queen of Johor sponsored the membership fees of 30 students of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to join the UTM ACES Toastmasters Club.

 

UTM ACES Toastmasters and guests expressing their appreciation towards Her Majesty for the sponsorship in a meeting themed “Queen of Our Hearts”.

 

The club is now 32 members strong, with students from various academic background and nationality.

Its recent addition include two members from Tuanku Chancellor English Language Club and another two from Student Representative Council.

UTM ACES Toastmasters with UTM Toastmasters at SK Sri Pulai Perdana delivering a public speaking workshop “Speak with Your Rhythm”.

UTM Aces Toastmasters Club is part of Toastmasters International (TI). TI is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Application for membership entails a registration fee of USD20 and membership fee of USD45.

UTM ACES Toastmasters with UTM Toastmasters delivering a public speaking workshop “Speak like a Champion” for UTM students.

Membership is renewed every six months and the membership fee applies. UTM ACES Toastmasters Club is a non-profit club and it does not charge additional fees to its members and guests. For the ter­­m April-September 2017/2018, membership fees of 30 UTM ACES Toastmasters are sponsored by Her Majesty.

The Toastmasters’ community is a close-knit community. The community believes in commitment in and contribution to their club and that all members need to support one another. The strong support from Her Majesty has touched the hearts of the students and has fueled further the club’s desire to extend its support to other communities.

One of its recent programme in 27 March 2018, supported by the UTM Toastmasters Club (TMC), is ‘Speak with your rhythm’, a public speaking workshop to coach primary school students in Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Pulai Perdana, Johor.

The club has also joined forces with the International Student Society (ISS-Central) in conducting a public speaking workshop, ‘Speak like a Champion’, on 20 April 2018 for local and international students in UTM.

The club is also organising another public speaking coaching and challenge programme on 6 – 8 May 2018 and it will involve 25 teachers, and 50 primary and 50 secondary school students from various schools in the State of Johor.

This programme is co-organised by the Johor Education Department (JPNJ), and in collaboration with UTM Language Academy, UTM Toastmasters Club, International Student Society, UTM International and supported by UTM Tuanku Chancellor English Language Club and Division G Toastmasters (Johor). The programme will be conducted in UTM.

Growth is important for the club, and participation in Toastmasters has led to some of the club members achieving great heights such as being featured in the news as part of the Astro Awani Rangers, becoming TEDx speakers, and contesting and winning in state wide competitions. In a recent Johor level contest, the club President, Sakesh Raj Narajah won as the first runner up for Table Topics (Impromptu Speech) Contest and the club Advisor, Dr Farhana Diana Deris as Champion for the Prepared Speech Contest.

Dr Farhana Diana Deris as champion for the Prepared Speech Contest and Sakesh Raj Narajah as the first runner up for Table Topics Contest for the Division G Toastmasters International Speech & Table Topics Contests 2017/2018.

For more information about the club, please contact Dr Farhana Diana Deris (Club Advisor) at 0182087678 or Sakesh Raj Narajah (President) at 0164953010. The club can also be reached at https://www.facebook.com/pg/utmacestoastmaster

By;

Farhana Diana Deris, PhD
Head of Microsite Management
Language Academy

2018 International Symposium on Lifelong Learning

The 2018 International Symposium on Lifelong Learning (ISLLE 2018) has taken place in UTM Kuala Lumpur from 24 – 25 April 2018.  The ISLLE 2018 is the inaugural symposium on lifelong learning organised as part of a series of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE), which was established in July 1993.  The objectives of ISLLE 2018 are as follows:

  1. To deliberate on issues and challenges related to lifelong learning
  2. To promote best practices in lifelong learning within the sector, and
  3. To stimulate collaboration between providers of lifelong learning, government agencies, the industry and community.

YBhg. Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Tapsir, Director-General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia has kindly graced the symposium by presenting the keynote and officiating address.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has emphasised the need to redesign the education system as well as to enhance, reskill and upscale talents.  Hence, it is crucial for Malaysian higher learning institutions to produce talents who are agile and adaptive to the changing demands of the 4IR.  Experiential learning, future-ready curriculum and lifelong learning mind-set are critical elements in uplifting the graduates’ skills and attributes to thrive in the gig economy which has become a trend nowadays.

Lifelong learning creates the opportunities to learn, unlearn and relearn. It can be accomplished through distance learning, e-learning, as well as workplace and part-time learning.

4th Qur’an International Symposium Muslim Efforts on the Qur’an in the First Three Centuries of Islam

4th International Qur’an Symposium: Muslim Efforts on the Qur’an in the First Three Centuries of Islam
Ankara, Turkey

The main theme of the Symposium is to shed light on Muslim efforts on the Qur’an within the first three centuries of Islam either as a manuscript or as a printed book. This meeting aims to illuminate the works of Muslim scholars.

Enquiries: ilimler.enst@hotmail.com
Web address: http://fourth.quransymposium.org/

Jom Baca Bersama Untuk 10 Minit

Semua warga kampus yang dikasihi,
Jom Baca Bersama Untuk 10 Minit
24 April 2018 ( Selasa )
11.00 pagi – 11.10 pagi

Program ini mensasarkan seluruh rakyat Malaysia yang mana ianya diadakan secara serentak di seluruh negara. Program Jom Baca Bersama Untuk 10 Minit ini diadakan setiap tahun sempena sambutan Hari Buku Dan Hak Cipta Sedunia bagi memupuk budaya membaca dalam kalangan rakyat Malaysia.
Ayuh warga UTM, walau di mana sahaja anda berada, berhenti sejenak dari melakukan apa jua aktiviti dan sama-sama membaca bersama selama 10 minit pada 24 April 2018 jam 11.00 pagi hingga 11.10 pagi.
Rakam gambar aktiviti membaca tersebut dan hantar 1 foto tersebut ke library@utm.my sebelum jam 4.00 petang pada hari yang sama. Labelkan foto tersebut dengan nama bahagian atau jabatan anda. Foto aktiviti yang anda hantar akan dimuat naik ke laman facebook Perpustakaan UTM.
Kepada pencinta buku, ayuh jayakan Program Jom Baca Bersama Untuk 10 Minit ini.

Hastag #JOMBACA

Afghanistan Delegates Attended OBE and SCL Courses at UTM

JOHOR BAHRU, 10 April 2018 – 24 delegates from the Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) were visiting the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for a 2-week workshop on the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) and Student-Centered Learning (SCL).

The programme which began on 1 April 2018 was held at the Raja Zarith Sofiah Library (PRZS) while Blended Learning Workshop at Faculty of Education was organized by the Centre for Engineering Education (CEE) UTM.
Director of CEEUTM, Prof. Dr Khairiyah Mohd. Yusof said that the delegates which consist of the academic staff of Afghanistan’s universities accompanied by the MoHE of Afghanistan officers were following the OBE and SCL training.

“They were facilitated by the trainers who have undergone a series of training workshops on OBE and SCL and certified by CEE. At the end of the workshop, each of them will be assessed on their understanding and performance to qualify them to become either Trainer, Master Trainer or Champion that will also qualify them to train others in their country,” said Prof. Khairiyah.

The Afghanistan delegates that followed this course are the first batch of delegates that were trained by UTM this year and the third batch since 2016. The OBE and SCL workshops aim to provide exposure to academic staff of MOHE Afghanistan in various engineering areas particularly the Engineering Education.

“It is a part of the training programme drafted by the Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education in planning a strategy in implementing OBE and SCL at their public universities as stated in their Five-year education development plan funded by the World Bank,” said Prof. Khairiyah.

This workshop is hoped to establish closer ties between MOHE of Afghanistan and UTM besides highlighting the university’s expertise to international organizations, particularly the World Bank.

The Afghanistan participants for Ministry of Higher Education of Afghanistan doing a group assignment given to them at PRZS

Dr. Zanariah’s Team From FoBERG Won Outstanding Awards at IBCEx 2018

The 4th International Biotechnology Competition and Exhibition (IBCEx 2018) was held on 13-14 April 2018 at Dewan Sultan Iskandar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. IBCEx 2018 is an innovation competition organized by Bioprocess Engineering Student Society (BIOSS), from Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering (FCEE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor. Carrying the same concept from the previous IBCEx 2017, this program is organized to provide a great opportunity for undergraduate students from various local and international institutions to compete and exhibit their creative innovations in biotechnology throughout this competition.

This year, 19 teams from local universities (5 teams from UTM) and 18 teams from international universities took part in the competition. The competition was divided into three categories: Environmental/ Wastewater Treatment, Renewable Energy/ Biofuel and Green Building/ Green Technology Product.

Dr. Zanariah Hashim from Food and Biomaterial Engineering Research Group (FoBERG), Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, UTM with her team members Lau Tze Qin, Boon Cheng Kai and Hoh Shee Ching, all final year Chemical-Bioprocess Engineering bachelor degree students, won the first place in the Renewable Energy/ Biofuel category. The team also bagged the “Best of The Best Innovation” Award. In addition, Boon Cheng Kai won the Best Presenter Award. The team presented their innovation entitled “Candles from waste cooking oil”. In this project, the team converted waste cooking oil collected from cafeterias around UTM into candles, substituting the conventional candles from paraffin wax which is potentially hazardous to human health.

Other winners include “Wound healing niosomal gel enriched with Hempedu Bumi and Manjakani” from UTM (first place for Green Building/ Green Technology Product category) and “Nanosized quantum dots for water remediation” from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, UTAR (first place for Environmental/ Wastewater Treatment category).

Four UTM students participate in ASEAN Virtual Business Plan Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, 1st APRIL 2018 – The two days ASEAN Virtual Business Plan Competition workshop happened at UiTM, Shah Alam on 31st March and 1st April 2018. The workshop is aimed to prepare the participants for the ASEAN Virtual Business Plan Competition which will happen from April to June 2018. Four UTM students have been selected to participate in this competition, they are Ibnu Najah bin Abd Hamid, Yap Sin Yee, Muhammad Luqman Wafiy bin Abdul Muiz, and Syafiq. Among them, three are 5 Excellence Tracks Programme members.

This competition is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian-ASEAN Council (AAC) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and involves institutions in three countries: Rangsit University in Thailand, Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia and the University of New England in Australia. Each of these three universities will organise a national business plan competition and the winning teams from each country will pitch their ideas virtually to a panel of international judges.

The winning Australian team will be mentored to develop their idea into a business while the winning team in the international competition will receive, in addition to business mentoring, a visit to one of the ASEAN countries to explore an export market for their product.

From left, Ibnu Najah, Muhammad Luqman, Yap Sin Yee, Mr Hussaini (Facilitator of the workshop) and Syafiq

73 Industrial Representatives Participated in 2018 UTM Career Carnival

JOHOR BAHRU, 17 April 2018 – A total of 73 industrial representatives and organizations are participating in the Career Carnival 2018 and My Career @ MOHE held by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (KPT).

The two days programme which ends on April 18th, 2018 is held at Dewan Sultan Iskandar (DSI), UTM Johor Bahru campus. This Career Carnival has been held annually with the aim to provide opportunities for graduates and graduating students to initiate their future path.

The Director of UTM Career Centre, Assoc. Prof. Dr Othman Ibrahim said that besides providing a platform for students to land a job, this programme also gives an opportunity to the employers to seek suitable and qualified employees among the graduates.

“The objective of Career Carnival and MyCareer @ MOHE was to provide students with the opportunities to get their favourable career that suits their qualification and preferences. Besides bringing benefits to the job seekers among final years students and third years students who are looking for an internship, this programme also strengthened the university-industry relation which at the same time enable students to inquire information in the professional world and be prepared for the upcoming challenges that await them in future,” said Prof. Othman.

Assoc. Prof. Othman was saying that after an opening ceremony held at Senate Hall. The opening ceremony was completed by Deputy Director General Higher Education (Public Universities), YBhg. Prof. Dr Noor Azizi Ismail. Also attending the ceremony was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs), Prof. Dr Durisshah Idrus.

From the previous record of this carnival, each of the carnivals was successful since the percentage of students being employed was heightened.

“UTM has recorded the highest percentage of graduates that gainfully employed within three months after graduation which is 81.6 percent in the year of 2014. This clearly showed that university graduates are the key element for the development of the country. Thus, it is essential to organize the carnival annually as a platform for university graduates to seed for their future jobs upon graduation,” said. Assoc. Prof. Othman.

Among the activities carried during the program were the interview, career talk, exhibition and entrepreneurial talk.
“Students are encouraged to attend the interview in order to boost their confidence by speaking face-to-face with their potential employers and also asking questions about latest jobs requirements in the industry to the prospective employers. Besides exposing students to the work field, this also provides opportunities to the participating companies that are seeking qualified candidates employees to fill their vacancies,” he said.

Prof. Durrishah also signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three participating companies to established collaboration in the field of Job Opportunity, Research and Development (R&D) as well as Career Developments with UTM.

Prof. Durrishah (second left) with Prof. Noor Azizi Ismail (fourth right) during the launching ceremony of UTM 2018 Career Carnival at UTM Senate Hall, Johor Bahru campus yesterday.

SME@UTM 2017 Industrial Visit to India 2018

By ;

Mohammed Nabil Bin Mahamad
Research Officer
UTM Centre for Student Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE)

Day 1 – 10 March 2018

On the 10th of March 2018, a group of CEOs (participants of the SME@UTM 2017 programme) departed to India for the SME@UTM 2017 Industrial Visit. The participants gathered at the UTM XCITE’s compound before embarking on a 4-hour journey to KLIA via bus. Exactly at 6:50 pm, the group departed to New Delhi on MH 190 to Indira Gandhi Airport. After a short hop to New Delhi, we arrived at the Indira Gandhi Airport where our travel agent in India was waiting for us. We stayed a night at the Suncourt Yatri Hotel at the outskirt of New Delhi for a few hours before moving to New Delhi Railway Station, early morning on the next day.

Indo-Malaysia Industries Meet-up hosted by Lovely Professional University (LPU).

Day 2 – 11 March 2018

We boarded the New Delhi- Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi Express 12029. The train departed on time and we arrived at Phagwara Junction at 1230 pm due to a half hour delay. We were greeted by Mr Raj Nidhi Sharma, Deputy Director, Lovely Professional University (LPU) and his subordinates at the Phagwara Junction Station.

After a lavishing Northern India Vegetarian Lunch, we were given a campus tour of the Lovely Professional University. The entourage was then moved to the Chancellery building for the Indo-Malaysia Industries Meet-up hosted by LPU. The session was attended by the top management of LPU and entrepreneurs from Jalandhar and Phagwara.

 

The participants were briefed on the current business situation in the Punjab region as well the opportunities for Malaysian entrepreneurs. During the networking session, Malaysian entrepreneurs mingle with their fellow Indian entrepreneurs. Several entrepreneurs were interested in our kindergarten business operated by one of our entrepreneurs. There were lots of keen questions being thrown by the Indian entrepreneurs as they were putting a serious focus on early childhood education.

Day 3 – 12 March 2018

The day begins with a meeting with top officials from LPU together with officers from UTM, SME CORP and a focus group of CEOs. The agenda of the meeting comprised on how to find common grounds and how can LPU benefit from the SME@University Programme and how it can be executed in Punjab Region. Other than that, UTM and LPU discussed the prospects of working together through student/ staff exchange, an introduction of entrepreneurial subjects to LPU through UTM expertise and also how UTM created networks with industries.

From the session, besides trying to bridge on business activities, the Indian counterparts also took education and its quality seriously. The sharing session on how education in early childhood, entrepreneurship and research may strengthen the university and industrial ties highlights various opportunities in potential businesses. Education becomes a focal point in this discussion, as LPU is well known as one of the major contributors towards social and economic developer in Punjab.

Mr Jaswinder Singh Bhogal, Vice President of Uniparts India explaining the activities done by Uniparts India.

Later on, the delegates visited Uniparts India Ltd.  The delegates were welcomed by Mr Jaswinder Singh Bhogal, Vice President of Uniparts India. Uniparts India is a leading manufacturer and supplier of 3-point linkage solutions to the Indian market.

Uniparts India is a prominent exporter of agriculture and construction equipment components to other parts of the world, including US, Europe, Japan, and Latin America and has consistently been recognized (along with its subsidiaries) as a leading exporter in the category by EEPC. The factory in Ludhiana focuses on developing and creating machinery parts for agricultural industries.

In the afternoon, the delegates attended a session with the Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertaking (CICU), Ludhiana. CICU is a non-profit organization with members comprising of 10,000 entrepreneurs throughout the Punjab region.  The session was attended by Mr DPS Kharbanda (Punjab State Director of Industries & Commerce), Mr. Upkar Singh Ahuja (President of CICU) and Mr Raj Nidhi Sharma (Deputy Director, LPU).

Both Mr Kharbanda and Mr Upkar Singh highlighted the potential of Malaysia and India industrial linkages in many fields. Mr Kharbanda also welcome the Malaysia trade to the Punjab region and also highlighted incentives to those who were interested.

“The Punjabis are known for innovation and hard work and Punjab is the best place to do trading.” stated Mr DPS Kharbanda.

Through a semi-formal networking session held afterwards, Malaysian and Indian entrepreneurs found a potential business matching in manufacturing and construction. Attendees from both countries were immersed in exchanging information, to see how they are able to support one another. The discussion also circulating on how the two parties were able to learn from each other’s experiences and see the possibilities to adapt it, thus businesses have better opportunity to be more efficient.

Session with the Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU), Ludhiana.

Day 4 – 14 March 2018

We departed from LPU Hotel very early in the morning to catch the 6:23 am train to New Delhi. After a 4 hour journey, we began a half day city tour before departing back to Malaysia on the same day.

SPE-UTM brings back glory from PETROLIDA 2018

It was a proud moment for The Society of Petroleum Engineers- Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Student Chapter (SPE-UTM SC) when Ms. Khabilashini Ravendrnathan was announced as the winner of Paper Competition in Petroleum Integrated Days 2018 held at Institute Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya with her paper titled “Shale Inhibitive Properties of Mixture of Poly-Ether Diamine and Potassium Chloride in Water-Based Drilling Fluid” supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad bin A. Manan. Alongside with her was Mr. Anthony Heah Thin Hui who won the 2nd-runner up with the title of his paper, “The Effect of Nano-Silica in WBM to Lift Drilled Cuttings from Deviated Hope to the Surface”, supervised by Assoc. Prof. Issham bin Ismail. In addition, we had Mr. Aravind Vicknes Balan who presented his paper with the title “The Effect of Polypropylene in Cutting Lifting Efficiency in Different Hole Angle”, also supervised by Assoc. Prof. Issham.

Lastly, excellent effort by our first-year student, Mr. Albert Chong Ming Cai alongside with third-year students Mr. Khor Chun Wei and Mr. Wong Zhu Kher which had participated in the Smart Competiton.

Congratulations to all winners and a tremendous appreciation goes to our advisor, Dr. Mohd. Akhmal bin Muhamad Sidek for your endless support and guidance towards the members of SPE-UTM SC.

#speutmsc #WeAreSPE #pioneeringspirit #utmawesome

Gamuda Scholarship to provide access to tertiary education

JOHOR BAHRU, 10 April 2018 – It is important for the nation to groom its young professionals to be globally competitive through continuous learning and development in this borderless world as opportunities will rise along with the competitions.

In this regard, Gamuda Berhad, a local engineering, property and infrastructure company, began offering the Gamuda Scholarship to provide eligible students access to tertiary education locally and internationally.
A Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) civil engineering graduate, Muhammad Musaddiq Abd Manap said when he was first awarded the scholarship in 2012, he was confident of achieving greater heights in his career.

“I applied for various scholarships but when I saw the offer from Gamuda, I grabbed it immediately because it provides a competitive package for graduates. Plus, the company really invests in its people. Apart from covering tuition and living expenses, Gamuda also guarantees employment for its scholars, taking the stress of securing employment away from our minds,” said Muhammad Musaddiq at Gamuda headquarters in Selangor recently.

Muhammad Musaddiq is serving as an engineer with the Underground Tunneling Department based in Bandar Malaysia North and take pride in his contribution towards the nation’s growth and development. “It has just been two years since I officially joined the Group but it has been a steep learning curve for me. Some of the experiences gained are invaluable including one that involves constructing the underground tunnels and operating the Variable Density Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the SSP Line,” said Muhammad Musaddiq.

This scholarship initiative goes beyond Gamuda’s CSR goals as it contributes to meeting the country’s aspirations and address issues that hinder efforts to build talents such as youth unemployment and lack of skilled manpower.

Similarly, Gamuda scholars are presented with growth opportunities in areas such as engineering, construction, municipal and town planning, real estate and human resources as well as accounting after graduation.
Given that Gamuda is involved in major infrastructure and property development projects, scholars are exposed to possibilities that could accelerate their career maturity as they work on nation building developments that define their talent and capacity.


Muhammad Musaddiq Abd Manap (left), with Tiew Lian Sze (centre) and Puganesan Thiruselvan (right). Tiew and Punagesan also were the reciepient of Gamuda Scholarship and currently served with the company. (Picture courtesy from Borneo Post Online)

ICWR 2018 Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 4th International Conference on Water Resources (ICWR 2018)

The organising committee of the 4th International Conference on Water Resources (ICWR 2018) are pleased to announce that the above mentioned conference will be held atBayview Hotel, Langkawi from 27th to 28th of November 2018. The ICWR 2018 theme is “Water as Resources & for Livelihood”. For more information, please see attached brochures and visit our website at ICWR 2018 Web.

New Updates!

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 30th May 2018

 New Fee Structure: 2nd paper and student fee introduced

 All papers will be published for conference proceedings as IHP-VIII TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS IN HYDROLOGY by UNESCO

 Selected papers will be published in ISI Web of Science indexed journal – Journal of Water and Climate Change, IWA Publishing

“We aim to bring together academicians, engineers, researchers, graduate students, professionals, government agencies, consultants, contractors, decision makers, policy makers, NGOs, individuals and organizations to share and exchange views and experiences on water resources.  It is hoped that the conference would serve as one of the most prestigious event in the region to gather students, scholars, professionals and researchers in sharing and disseminating research findings in areas related to the aims and objectives of the conference. We therefore invite individuals and organizations to participate in the ICWR 2018.”

Thank you & best regards.

Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

JEMPUTAN KE PELANCARAN SEMARAK RAMADAN 1439H/2018M

JEMPUTAN KE PELANCARAN SEMARAK RAMADAN 1439H/2018M

 

Dengan segala hormatnya merujuk kepada perkara di atas.

  1. Sukacita dimaklumkan Pusat Islam, Masjid Sultan Ismail UTM Johor Bahru akan mengadakanPelancaran Semarak Ramadan bagi mengumpul dana bagi menjayakan program-program yang telah dirancang sepanjang Ramadan dan memupuk semangat berlumba-lumba kearah kebaikan di bulan yang mulia.

  1. Sehubungan dengan itu, pihak Pusat Islam berbesar hati ingin menjemput YBhg. Prof./Prof Madya/Dr./Tuan/Puan yang berkelapangan untuk menghadiri majlis tersebut yang akan diadakan pada hari Khamis, 19 April 2018 bersamaan 3 Sya’ban 1439H jam 08:00 hingga 09:15 pagi.

Kerjasama dan kehadiran YBhg. Prof./Prof Madya/Dr./Tuan/Puan ke majlis ini didahului dengan ucapan Jazakumullah Khairan Jazak.

Sekian, terima kasih. Wassalam.

Untuk sebarang pertanyaan, hubungi Pejabat Pusat Islam di talian 07- 55 37501/ 02 

ICPEMS 2018 Call for Papers

4TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (ICPEMS)

ICPEMS 2018 Call for Papers
November 14-18, 2018 ─ Athens, Greece

URL: https://www.icpems.gen.tr 

Dear Colleagues,

4th International Congress on Political, Economic and Management Sciences (ICPEMS) will be held on November 14 – 18, 2018 in Athens, Greece.

The main topics of the ICPEMS 2018 will mainly focus on political, economic,business and  management sciences which include public economy,  public governance etc. The aim of the conference is together leading academicians, policymakers, in dependent scholars and researchers from many different parts of the World in order to share their knowledge, to generate newi deas as well as to discuss future developments in these fields.

An additional goal of the ICPEMS 2018 is to offer an opportunity for young researchers, academicians and practitioners with multidisciplinary interests related to business, economics and social sciences to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines.

The ICPEMS is organized every year in different countries that take place in the Balkan, Far East and  European regions of the World so that the presented problems in the economics, business, management, social sciences and other related areas are evaluated from a different geography aiding to develop better international relations and communication.

We look forward to see you in Athens at the ICPEMS 2018.

Best regards,

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Giray Saynur DERMAN
Chair Congress

Sakarya University 

Important Dates

  • Dates of the ConferenceNovember 14-18, 2018
  • Deadline for Abstract SubmissionAugust 17, 2018
  • Notification of AcceptanceWithin 10 days after the submission
  • Payment for Conference Fee: Upon receiving acceptance letter
  • Deadline for payments: August 24, 2018

Prospective authors are invited to submit their abstracts following the guideline posted on the conference website https://www.icpems.gen.tr. Submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed (check review process in the conference website), and prospective authors are expected to present their papers at the conference. The papers that are accepted and presented at the conference will appear in e-book and selected papers.

Please send any inquiry on ICPEMS 2018 to info@icpems.gen.tr

Address 

Nobel Science and Research Center

Ankara / Turkey

Zenith Group DOO / Sarajevo

Dua mahasiswa UTM terpilih ikuti program YEP Siri 1/2018

JOHOR BAHRU, 16 Januari 2018 – Dua orang mahasiswa Pra-Siswazah Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) telah berjaya terpilih bagi mengikuti Program Pengukuhan Ekosistem Keusahawanan ‘Youth E-Commerce Programme’ (YEP) Siri 1/2018 yang akan berlangsung di Hangzhou, China.

Muhammad Luqman Wafiy

Mahasiswa tersebut adalah Nur Azmina Ramli, 25, pelajar tahun tiga Fakulti Pendidikan dan juga Muhammad Luqman Wafiy Abdul Muiz, 20, pelajar tahun pertama Fakulti Kejuruteraan Elektrik.

Nur Azmina

Penyelaras YEP bagi UTM, Mohamed Nabil Mahamad berkata program YEP ini adalah anjuran Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia (KPT) dengan kerjasama AliBaba Group, syarikat perniagaan digital dari China.

“Program ini merupakan program pengukuhan ekosistem keusahawanan dalam kalangan pelajar usahawan di Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi.

“Program ini mengandungi teori dan praktikal yang komprehensif mengenai dunia perniagaan e-dagang (e-commerce) sebenar melalui pembelajaran melalui pengalaman (experimental learning) di mana peserta akan didedahkan kepada ekosistem serta rangkaian pasaran di China,” katanya.

Antara syarat utama penyertaan ke program ini adalah pelajar haruslah berstatus warganegara Malaysia serta memiliki perniagaan sendiri yang telah didaftarkan melalui Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM).

Calon mesti berstatus pelajar Institusi Pengajian Tinggi (IPT) tempatan dan mengikuti pengajian secara sepenuh masa di peringkat Pra-Siswazah (Diploma atau Ijazah Sarjana Muda)  dan berumur  di bawah 30 tahun.

“Keutamaan akan diberikan kepada calon yang telah mengikuti program-program keusahawanan anjuran KPT sepanjang tahun 2017 seperti Siswapreneur Showcase, Pertandingan Usahawan Inovasi Piala Menteri Pendidikan Tinggi dan KPT-TERAJU Superb Higher Education League dan sebagainya,” katanya.

Calon yang terpilih akan mengikuti program ini secara sepenuh masa bagi tempoh dua minggu dan akan menjalani aktiviti seperti menghadiri pelbagai slot kursus yang telah disusun oleh penganjur dan juga lawatan ke beberapa tempat menarik di negara tembok besar itu.

“Para peserta juga akan dibawa melawat ke Muzium AliBaba, Dream Town, Yunqi, Shanghai, Kolej Industri dan Komersil Yiwu, Cainiao Logistics dan Jing Yi Jing Yi Industrial Park.

“Selain lawatan, para peserta juga dikehendaki untuk melakukan persembahan bertajuk ‘Business Presentation’ di akhir kursus,” katanya.

Program YEP ini adalah dibiayai sepenuhnya oleh KPT dan dibuat selaras dengan inisiatif ke-2 Pelan Tindakan Keusahawanan Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi 2016-2020 yang memfokuskan kepada penambahbaikan ekosistem keusahawanan bagi menyokong aktiviti keusahawanan pelajar.

Seramai 30 orang pelajar daripada Universiti Awam (UA) dan juga IPT seluruh negara telah dipilih bagi mengikuti program ini.

Discussing the future BIM Compliance-Standard Method of Measurements (SMM) for building works

Kuala Lumpur, 15 April – A two days workshop on the proposed revision and improvement of the Malaysian Standard Method of Measurements (SMM) for building works was held at Melia Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 13th – 14th April 2018 and was aimed to consolidate the various work sections prepared by the appointed technical committees’ members. The effort flowed from the need to update the current edition of the standard method of measurement and the current moves to leverage Building Information Modelling (BIM) as one of the key focus of the industry.  This workshop was organised by the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and was attended by over 30 strong committee members from various disciplines (Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Technologists). They represented various organisations including the Public Works Department (PWD), the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), universities (UTM, UiTM and UM) and the private practices. Various tasks were accomplished during the workshop which includes moderating the different work sections, aligning the revamped rules of measurement with the generated BIM model and presenting the new rules in a tabulated format. This workshop marked an important milestone in the current effort by the industry which boldly embraces the disruptive technology as the way forward.

Among the various experts appointed by RISM and CIDB to give input in this national agenda, UTM was represented by three staff from the Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment. They are Assoc. Prof. Sr Dr Sarajul Fikri Mohamad (PQS, MRISM, MRICS, MIVMM), currently the head of department and the head of Construction Economics & Management Research Group; Assoc. Prof. Sr Dr Kherun Nita Ali, a BIM expert and the head of BIM Research Group and Dr Shamsulhadi Bandi, a senior lecturer and a member of BIM Research Group who is specialising in the Bills of Quantities (BQs), measurement of construction quantities and construction data analysis.

In accordance with the timeline agreed by the sponsors, the new rules of measurement (or any other name to be decided by the committee therein) is slated to replace the current Standard Method of Measurement – 2nd Edition which was published in the year 2000 by the end of 2018. It would be interesting to see further development of the measurement practices through the use of the new rules, which would be influenced heavily by adapting to the current technology. Quantities measurement, which is considered as the bread and butter of the quantity surveying profession would definitely stay relevant within the dynamic of construction as the current effort has shown. UTM staff, together with the other members of the technical committee are delighted to perform this important task and are humbled by the appointment.

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Discussing the future BIM Compliance-Standard Method of Measurements (SMM) for building works

Technical Seminar on Theory Vs. Practice: Challenges Facing Industrial Applications of Robust Design for Measurements

Monday, 9 April 2018, 6.00pm

Northeastern University

360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA

On 9 April 2018, Dr. Rozzeta Dolah was invited to deliver a technical seminar for graduates at Northeastern University, Boston. Having the experience working with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and industry prior to academic field, Dr. Rozzeta presented this seminar entitled ‘Theory Vs. Practice: Challenges Facing Industrial Applications of Robust Design for Measurements’ to visualize the difference and its challenges between academia learning in measurements towards the real practice in industry. She represented MIT for the graduates seminar at Northeastern University. She took this opportunity to introduce UTM as Malaysia’s premier institution in engineering, science and technology, together with NanoMITe and Taguchi Centre of UTM Razak School.

This short course is essentially made to understand on how measurements differ between theories learned in academic with actual practice in industry. A problem with measurements is that they are not always representing their corresponding measurand in a perfect way when it is being applied. In many literatures, measurement system only been reviewed the way the test method is carried out without explaining the previous stage before the experimental procedure is done. The gap between theory and practical of measurements that connects the test method used for measurement system is the main issue discussed in the talk. A robust measurement system has enabled the field of robust quality engineering to become more convergent and practical. With measurements’ robustness, higher degree of confidence level is gained besides enlightening the “Black Box” of parameter design behind optimization result.

From participants’ responses, they concluded that this is a very good seminar for researchers, engineers, and industrialists. UTM has contributed to Northeastern University’s continued excellence and leadership in R&D by sharing this talk and introduced important techniques to leverage measurement’s theory into practice to its staff and students.

 

Profile: Dr. Rozzeta Dolah CEng MIET

Post Doctoral Fellow, MIT Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Rozzeta Dolah CEng MIET, trained in Japan and is a Chartered Engineer registered in UK, is a senior lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, in Razak School of UTM in Engineering and Advanced Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is currently a post doctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA with expertise in robust quality engineering for nanotechnology in renewable energy. Her area of interests are in microfluidic and nanofluidic transportation system for energy conversion from biomass into aviation fuel, with particular emphasis on the technical experimental design and optimization. She also works in several labs and have lead the design and optimization of a pyrolysis biomass reactor for second generation pyrolysis for bio fuel conversion from palm oil empty fruit bunch. In addition to her expertise, she involved in an optimization of adhesive peel strength for flexible packaging film. One of the industrial collaborations that she involved in are the reduction of CO2 emission in carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) research at TNB Malaysia’s power plant using nano catalyst in marine micro algae photo bioreactor. Another collaboration is Malaysia’s automobile PROTON, dealing with robust quality engineering optimization for vehicle dynamic responses in various ride and handling (R&H) performance. As a post doctoral at Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Research Laboratory, under Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, and having the experience in robust measurement and metrology for Ph.D at Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan; the research has enabled her to develop skills in robust engineering method for nanotechnology. She teaches quality engineering and her experiences in quality engineering was gained under the direct tutelage of the son of the late Dr. Taguchi, world’s renowned Quality Guru. Prior to being in academic field, she has many years of experience as process engineer in a Japanese organization industry where she was involved in Black Belt Six Sigma projects, and solved quality problems towards zero defects using MINITAB. Dr. Rozzeta is a Minitab trainer, uses it as a powerful statistical software for process optimization, quality improvement in science and engineering field. As a member of Japan’s Quality Engineering Society, she led many quality improvement projects through the implementation of Taguchi Method (Robust Quality Engineering), Design of Experiments (DOE), and Lean/Black Belt Six Sigma.

UTM Inked MoU with MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd

Kuala Lumpur, 11 April 2018 : MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyHSR Corp) began it’s first MyHSR Academy Initiative as it entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with eight universities.  Aimed at developing talent to fill high-skilled jobs for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) as well as to enhance quality of local talent to position Malaysia as a key regional player in the HSR industry, the MyHSR Academy’s key focus area include delivering professional training programmes and facilitating the delivery of academic and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses with HSR/Rail elements in order to create a pipeline of end-to-end rail talent supply.

The eight universities that partnered with MyHSR Corp are Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka(UTeM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and partner TVET institutions include Polytechnics and Community Colleges, Institut Latihan Kemahiran Belia & Sukan (ILKBS) under Kementerian Belia & Sukan (KBS) and MARA.

Under this MoU, all parties intend to work together on the development of the academic and TVET programmes with the required HSR or rail modules as well as programmes such as student internship and lecturer attachment programmes for the university collaboration and apprenticeship and training-of-trainers for the TVET collaboration.  Additionally, respective institutions will continuously review and improve their programmes to consistently meet the requirements and demand of the HSR industry, and promote the programmes and career path in HSR industry to students and trainees, and promote research in the field of HSR.

The rollout of the rail academic programmes in respective universities are expected to begin in September 2018, which will be accessible to third year students.

PROGRAM SARJANA MUDA DAN DIPLOMA Pengajian Separuh Masa

The ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship 2018/2019

Kerjasama FGHT-MARA-MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba Anjur Program Pemindahan Teknologi MRSM Geoinovasi

Jasin, 9 April 2018 – Fakulti Geoinformasi Dan Harta Tanah (FGHT) telah menganjurkan program Transformasi Teknologi Geospatial Merentas Komuniti: MRSM Geoinovasi yang bertempat di Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Tun Ghafar Baba, Jasin.

Program yang dirasmikan oleh Dekan FGHT, Prof. Sr Dr. Mohd Razali Mahmud ini turut mendapat kerjasama daripada Bahagian Pendidikan Menengah, Majlis Amanah Raya (MARA) dan MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba. Program ini bertujuan untuk berkongsi kepakaran dalam bidang teknologi geospatial kepada komuniti khususnya murid-murid di MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba. Terdapat tiga modul pembelajaran yang didedahkan iaitu Modul Pemanasan Global, Modul Teknologi Geospatial dan Modul Astronomi.

Turut hadir, Puan Siti Rahil Ismail (Timbalan Pengarah MARA), En. Mohd Bukhari Hamed (Timbalan Pengetua Pembangunan Pelajar yang menjalankan tugas Pengetua), Prof. Madya Sr Dr. Zulkepli Majid (Ketua Jabatan Geoinformasi FGHT), Prof. Madya Dr. Anuar Ahmad (Pengurus Pasca Siswazah FGHT) dan Sr Dr. Nurul Hazrina Idris (Pengarah Program MRSM Geoinovasi). Program ini telah dijayakan oleh 16 orang staf FGHT yang terdiri dari kalangan pensyarah akademik, staf makmal dan staf pentadbiran, serta 40 orang mahasiswa dan mahasiswi jurusan Geomatik, Remote Sensing, Geoinformatik, Pengurusan Harta Tanah dan Pentadbiran Tanah.

 

Majlis Perasmian Program Transformasi Teknologi Geospatial Merentas Komuniti: MRSM Geoinovasi di MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba, Jasin Melaka

Penyerahan cenderahati berbentuk peta MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba dari cerapan drone oleh Anak Sains MARA Jasin yang terdiri dari kalangan staf akademik FGHT kepada pihak Maktab

Program ini memberi peluang kepada seramai 400 orang murid MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba mengaplikasi ilmu sains dan matematik terhadap bidang geospatial menerusi ekplorasi saintifik di luar bilik darjah. Pelbagai aktiviti menarik dilakukan antaranya penentuan arah kiblat dan arah utara, pemetaan muka bumi menggunakan teknologi drone, penentududukan (bering dan jarak) menggunakan teknologi cerapan ukur tanah, pemantauan perkembangan pokok menggunakan teknologi Sistem Informasi Geografi, kaedah pengurusan sampah secara lestari, mini ekperimen kesan rumah hijau dan banyak lagi.

Aktiviti penanaman pokok dan pemantauan perkembangan pokok menggunakan Sistem Informasi Geografi

Pelajar sedang menjalankan mini eksperimen kesan rumah hijau

Taklimat dan demonstrasi teknologi drone

Diharapkan jalinan kerjasama kesemua pihak dapat diteruskan bagi mengembangkan pengetahuan tentang teknologi geospatial kepada pelbagai lapisan komuniti masyarakat.

Revolusi Industri 4.0 beri pelbagai kesan pada kehidupan

KEHADIRAN Revolusi Industri 4.0  (Industri 4.0) yang menekankan pembinaan teknologi realiti maya tanpa banyak menggunakan tenaga manusia pasti memberikan kesan terhadap pelbagai aspek kehidupan.

Pengarah UTMCC, Prof. Madya Dr. Othman Ibrahim diwawancara oleh Mohd Hafizan Hamzah mengenai Revolusi Industri 4.0.di pejabatnya, baru-baru. 

Dalam konteks ini, pendidikan tinggi adalah antara bidang cukup penting yang tidak ketinggalan menerima impak perkembangan terbaru ini.

Pengarah Pusat Kerjaya Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTMCC), Prof. Madya Dr. Othman Ibrahim berkata kemunculan Industri 4.0 adalah satu perkembangan terbaru yang memberikan kesan kepada ramai terutamanya pihak Institusi Pengajian Tinggi (IPT).

“Kewujudan IPT khasnya Instituti Pengajian Tinggi Awam (IPTA) di seluruh negara secara amnya bagi menghasilkan modal insan yang berkualiti bagi mengisi kekosongan tenaga kerja pada masa hadapan.

“Secara amnya, sebagai pusat penghubung bidang kerjaya antara mahasiswa dan juga industri, UTMCC telah bersedia dalam menghadapi keadaan ini,” katanya.

Dr. Othman berkata bagi mengadaptasikan Revolusi Industri 4.0 dalam dunia pekerjaan bakal mahasiswa, UTMCC telah melakukan pelbagai transformasi dan nilai tambah bagi meningkatkan lagi impaknya sebagai pusat kerjaya universiti.

“Kami telahpun mendapat pengiktirafan dari Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) dan kini bergelar Pusat Kerjaya Digital UTM (UTM Digital Career Centre).

“Pengiktirafan ini diberikan berdasarkan kepada beberapa kriteria yang ditetapkan seperti jalinan kerjasama dengan industri dengan menggunakan beberapa aplikasi digital seperti Job4U, Job On Campus (JoC), Industrial Training System (ITS), TAJMA Psychometric Plus Online System (TP+) dan juga lain-lainnya,” katanya.

Kesan Industri 4.0 terhadap industri pekerjaan tempatan

Mengulas lanjut mengenai kesan Industri 4.0 ke atas penggunaan tenaga kerja tempatan, Dr. Othman berkata kumpulan menengah rendah akan menjadi kumpulan paling terjejas kerana secara perlahan menjadi kelompok yang tidak diperlukan dalam ekonomi.

“Kumpulan menengah rendah ini lebih mudah diganti dengan robot dan sistem kerana mereka tidak mempunyai ‘tacit knowledge’ yang boleh ditawarkan kepada majikan dan ekonomi secara keseluruhannya.

“Akibat diganti dengan peralatan komputer dan komunikasi digital lainnya, kumpulan ini akhirnya akan terpinggir dalam sistem ekonomi baru ini,” katanya.

Berbeza dengan kumpulan berpendapatan rendah meskipun statusnya sama dengan kumpulan berpendapatan sederhana tetap mempunyai beberapa perbezaan positif dengan kebanyakan mereka mengekalkan pekerjaan masing-masing.

“Kumpulan pendapatan rendah ini akan terus mendapat perhatian dan simpati kerajaan dan industri mengenai nasib mereka. Pelbagai dasar dan polisi akan dirangka oleh pihak kerajaan bagi mengekalkan pekerjaan mereka.

“Perkara ini berlaku di atas sebab bahawa robot dan teknologi automasi tidak akan mampu untuk melakukan pekerjaan golongan ini seperti tukang sapu, tukang cuci dan juga membasuh tandas,” katanya lagi.

Persediaan Malaysia bagi menghadapi Industri 4.0

Kehadiran Industri 4.0 pasti berlaku dan kesannya pasti akan dirasai oleh seluruh dunia termasuklah Malaysia.

Dr. Othman berkata dari aspek persediaan kemahiran, Malaysia masih terkebelakang berdasarkan kepada fakta bahawa masih banyak elemen-elemen penjanaan ekonomi dan perindustrian masih dilakukan secara manual.

“Walaubagaimanapun kemunculan Industri 4.0 ini juga membawa sinar positif bagi mereka yang tahu memanfaatkannya. Penghijrahan ke teknologi perdagangan alam maya atau e-commercebakal membuka lebih banyak peluang ekonomi untuk rakyat Malaysia.

“Dengan wujudnya peluang perniagaan gaya baru ini, setiap individu di Malaysia boleh menjual dan membeli barangan melalui aplikasi tertentu dengan kos yang lebih murah berbanding di kedai,” katanya.

Pihak kerajaan juga boleh mewujudkan Rancangan Malaysia khusus untuk 30 tahun ke hadapan sempena Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) bagi memperincikan bagaimana masyarakat Malaysia memanfaatkan perkembangan revolusi ini  dalam mengatur ekonomi, perindustrian, perdagangan dan cara kehidupan.

 

Pengarah UTMCC, Prof. Madya Dr. Othman Ibrahim di pejabatnya di UTMCC kampus Johor Bahru.

OUTSTANDING RESEARCHER IN COASTAL SATELLITE ALTIMETRY FROM NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL IN PISA, ITALY VISITS FGHT

Skudai, 24 March 2018- Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate (FGHT), UTM Skudai, received an academic visit from an expert from National Research Council in Pisa, Italy, Dr. Stefano Vignudelli.

Dean of FGHT, Prof. Sr Dr. Mohd Razali Mahmud, Head of TropicalMap Research Group, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kasturi Dewi Kanniah, and Dr. Nurul Hazrina Idris with Dr. Stefano Vignudelli.

 

His arrival was warmly welcomed by the Dean of Faculty, Prof. Sr Dr. Mohd Razali Mahmud, Head of TropicalMap Research Group, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kasturi Dewi Kanniah, Director of Geospatial and Digital Earth Centre of Excellent, Sr Dr. Mohd Nadzri Md Reba, and experts in Coastal Altimetry, Sr Dr. Nurul Hazrina Idris.

The purpose of the visit was to introduce the new technology of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in satellite altimetry for coastal applications. His visit was part of the European Space Agency (ESA) initiative to pursue research collaboration with ASEAN countries.

Dr. Stefano spent a week in FGHT from 18-24 March 2018. During the visit, he delivered two (2) public talks in the topic of Space Oceanography, and Coastal Altimetry to the researchers and students. He also conducted a free hands-on and workshop on SAR Altimetry for Coastal Applications, who was attended by 30 participants.

Dr. Stefano Vignudelli after delivering his public talks to researchers and students.

 

The dean and all faculty members wish to thanks Dr. Stefano Vignudelli for his visit to FGHT and hope the visit opens the door of collaborations among FGHT, National Research Council of Italy, and ESA.

COLLEGIAL VISIT UNIVERSITY OF HRADEC KRALOVE, CZECH REPUBLIC

By Assoc Professor Dr Norhayati Abdullah
International Liaison Officer at UTM-MJIIT
11 April 2018

The UTM Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) hosted a collegial visit by a delegation from the University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic today.

University of Hradec Kralove delegation led by its Rector (President) Professor Ing Kamil Kuca was accompanied by Prof. Dr. Ondrejelop Krejcar, Vice-Dean for Science and Research at Faculty of Informatics and Management, Assoc. Prof. Petra Maresova, Head of Department of Economics at Faculty of Informatics and Management and Madam Pavla, PhD candidate at the University. The visit was also joined by RNDr. Růžena Štemberková, Head of Technology Transfer Office of the University of South Bohemia.

The half-day visit to MJIIT began with an introductory meeting at Wind Engineering for Environment iKohza (WIND) meeting room attended by the MJIIT Management Team. Professor Dr Ali Selamat, Dean of MJIIT presented the background of UTM and MJIIT, encompassing UTM’s research landscape and opportunities for collaboration which are based on enVision UTM 2025 playbook.

In view of establishing global strategic partnership, the delegation is also meeting Professor Dr Shahir Samsir, Innovation and Commercialization Center (ICC) on commercialization process in UTM, Professor Ir Dr Sharifah Rafidah Syed Alwi, Director of Process Systems Engineering Center (PROSPECT) and Associate Professor Dr Siti Hamidah Setapar, CEO of SHE Empire Sdn Bhd. also the founder of Naturel Kiss cosmetics range.

During the visit, Professor Ing Kamil Kuca delivered a special lecture on Toxicology: “VX agent, sarin novichoks – Old agents new threats” at Sakura Room MJIIT. Professor Ing Kamil Kuca is a European expert working in the area of Chemical Warfare Agents for fifteen years. He is developing novel antidotes against nerve agents. His lecture focuses on nerve agents and development on novel antidotes against them.

UNESCO Regional Experts Group Meeting for Biosphere Reserves

Ten experts from Asia and Pacific Region gathered in the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Regional Experts Group Meeting, on the 2nd and 3rd March 2018 as part of the 6th GPSS-GLI (Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative, at the University of Tokyo Kashiwa Campus Station Satellite (Future Center), Tokyo, Japan.

The main objective of this meeting is to formulate “A Standard Framework for Biosphere Reserve (BR) management informed by using Sustainability Science and to encourage more BRs in Asia”. The experts from Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea and Japan discussed the best approach to further improve the framework to accommodate the Lima Action Plan and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting invited the Biosphere Reserves (BRs) experts, such as Prof. Dr. Do-Soon Cho, Chair, Korean MAB National Committee / Member, International Advisory Committee for Biosphere Reserves, Prof. Dr. Yohanes Purwanto, Chair of Indonesia MAB (Man And Biosphere) National Committee, Prof. Dr. Roman Jashenko, Kazakhstan National Committee for the UNESCO MAB Programme, and the Sustainability Science experts. i.e. Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kazuo Matsushita, Kyoto University, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Dr. Toshinori Tanaka, Project Assistant Manager, University of Tokyo and Dr. Irina Safitri Zen, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Dr Irina presented her research project output in Bali Province, Indonesia, on the application of sustainability science for the Balinese Subak traditional water irrigation system and the potential Bali Province UNESCO World Heritage Site as the next BRs.

The meeting was also attended by the various stakeholders, experts, Ministry of Environment (Japan), the private sectors as well as representatives from the community and NGOs.

      

IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre conducted Professional Course on Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

JOHOR BAHRU, 3 April 2018 – IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has organized a three-day workshop on Professional Course on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) on 1-3 April 2018 for researchers heading to clinical trials. The course was attended by 26 researchers, with 13 from Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering, 10 from Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, and 3 from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTM.

On the first and second days, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, Chairman of Malaysian Good Clinician Practice, General Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine, AN-NUR Specialist Hospital, delivered his lecture on ‘Introduction to GCP and Ethics of Clinical Research’, as well as ‘Investigator’s Responsibility’. While on the last day, Ms. Tan Shin Yee, Principal Assistant Director from Centre of Investigational New Product, National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA), Ministry of Health Malaysia, delivered materials on ‘Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Trial in Malaysia’, and ‘GCP Inspection’. At the end of the program, all participants took the GCP test to obtain GCP Certificate from the Ministry of Health.

According to Director of IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre, Dr. Ahmad Zahran Md. Khudzari, with the needs to go from in-vitro or lab trials to clinical trials among researchers in UTM, the Professional Course on GCP will be consistently conducted every year to accommodate the preparation of researchers in clinical trials and commercialization of technologies. This course provides a combination of theoretical and practical know-how to the participants by bringing up technological advancements into an ethical paradigm in the clinical sites. It is one aim of the Cardio Centre to become the go-to centre for medical education in UTM and surrounding communities.

Additionally, IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre aims to be recognized as a world-class centre of excellence in the area of cardiovascular engineering. By having GCP Certificate, our researchers would be able to conduct better and impactful research in the future.

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Dr. Mohd. Kamaruddin Abd. Hamid invited as Judge and Gala Dinner Speaker during the 7th Indonesia Chem-E-Car Competition 2018

SURABAYA, 27 March 2018 – UTM Chemical Engineering Lecturer, Dr. Mohd. Kamaruddin Abd. Hamid has been invited as judge and also Gala Dinner Speaker during the 7th Indonesia Chem-E-Car Competition 2018 (ICECC 2018), from 22nd to 25th March 2018.

The ICECC 2018 was participated by 20 teams from all Indonesia universities, featuring advanced chemical powered cars ranging from redox batteries to water turbine generator. The objective of this competition is to demonstrate the participant’s capability to control a chemical reaction to power the car and to include the green aspect in their car design. All participants need to present their chem-e-car innovation and creativity in front of the judges before the racing begins.

During the Gala Dinner, Dr. Mohd. Kamaruddin was given the opportunity to give a presentation to all participants in this competition, where Dr. Mohd. Kamaruddin shared the knowledge on how to save energy using process integration and put the challenge to all participants to use the process integration concept in their chem-e-car design in the future. He also does some promotion of UTM’s achievement during 2017 in his speech.

Dr. Mohd. Kamaruddin with the Rektor of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya, Prof. Dr. Joni Hermana (centre) and ITS Chemical Engineering Head of Department, Dr. Juwari (3rd from left) during the ICECC 2018 Gala Dinner.

The panel of judges during ICECC 2018.

Poster presentation from one of the participant team from Syiah Kuala University.

One of the participating chem-e-car using a pressure driven motor.

UTM Urban and Regional Planning Students and Staff Received Awards in 2017/2018 PR1MA-MIP Township Ideas Competition in Kuala Lumpur

Four (4) groups of Urban and Regional Planning students and staff, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia received awards in 2017/2018 Township Ideas Competition under Category 1 and 4 organised by Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA) and Malaysian Institute of Planners. The award ceremony was held at PWTC, Kuala Lumpur on 28th March 2018 with the theme “Youth in Community”.

This is the first time for both PR1MA and MIP cooperated together to organise a township ideas competition with the objectives to encourage young and creative minds in designing neighbourhood and township, including to identify potential research proposal in investigating the community issues and developing new planning ideas for PR1MA neighbourhood and township. The competition launched on 12th September 2017 and consisted of 4 categories, namely Category 1: Neighbourhood Design Ideas for Students, Category 2: Township Design Ideas for MIP Young Graduate, Category 3: Green Township Design Ideas for MIP New Planning Firm and Category 4: PR1MA Research Proposal.

The competition saw participation from various universities and institutions with different backgrounds and expertise. Out of ten (10) groups from UTM, two (2) groups were selected to compete in the final round under the Category 1 and another (2) groups from UTM selected to the final round under the Category 4. The judges comprised of members of the architectural/ planning professionals, universities, consultants and corporations in Malaysia. The award ceremony was launched and officiated by Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Seri Idris bin Jusoh, accompanied with Chief Executive Officer of Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA), Dato’ Abdul Mutalib bin Alias and President of Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP), TPr. Hj Ihsan Zainal Mokhtar.

For Category 1, the team comprising Wan Muhammad Aqib bin Wan Mohamad Ahaary, Josephine Lee Siaw Ling, Nuraqilah Najwa binti Mustapa Kamil, Amirul Afiq bin Jamaluddin and Nagananteni A/P Subramanian won Special Mention award, receiving RM1000 and certificate. The team comprising Hayati binti Kuneh, Mas Ayu Aziera binti Masri, Nur Syahirah Haziqa binti Adnan, Syarifah Jamiamirah binti Syed Jamaluddin and Wan Jushamilla Husna binti Wan Ab Jamil were shortlisted to the final round and received certificates. Students from International Islamic University Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Malaya won the 1st prize, 2nd prize and 3rd prize respectively.

On the other hand, for Category 4, the team comprising Mohd Jamsyeer Khan bin Jalaludin Khan, Dr Siti Hajar binti Misnan and Assoc. Prof. TPr. Dr Hairul Nizam bin Ismail won the 3rd prize, receiving RM1500 and certificate. Meanwhile, the team comprising Dr Siti Hajar binti Misnan, Prof. MCILT. TPr. Dr Ho Chin Siong and Dr Gabriel Ling Hoh Teck won the consolation prize of RM250 and certificate.

UTM Winners and Delegations from Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM

UTM, Keysight and Tekmark Ink Partnership to Advance 5G R&D

KUALA LUMPUR, 4th April: – A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Keysight Technologies Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Keysight), Keysight Technologies Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and Tekmark Sdn. Bhd. to officially launch the UTM-Keysight 5G Propagation Laboratory. This mobile lab on wheels hosts Malaysia’s first 5G millimetre wave channel sounder, a solution which was tailor-made by Keysight Technologies to support cutting-edge 5G millimetre wave research in the country.

The multi-million Ringgit research and development (R&D) facility, jointly funded by Keysight Technologies, UTM and the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) Malaysia, is an example of a successful public-private partnership that is aligned with Malaysia’s Education Blueprint 2015-2025 and UTM’s Global Plan 2012-2020, with the aim to conduct and produce world-class research.

“The partnership between Wireless Communication Centre (WCC) UTM, Keysight and Tekmark is a real-life example of the ‘Industry and Academia are One’ concept applauded by the Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh. It is my sincere hope that both WCC UTM, Keysight and Tekmark can continue working hand-in-hand closely, for the betterment of all four institutions, the society and the nation,” said Datuk Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation).

“Keysight is proud to be part of this significant collaboration to drive research in 5G and facilitate enhancement of skills and capabilities of Malaysia’s engineering talents. This will bring us closer to the future and paves the way for the eventual deployment of 5G which will open up a whole new world of possibilities – serving as the foundation for other new and emerging technologies such as connected and autonomous cars, drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and the internet of things,” said Dato’ Noorashidah Ahmad, Vice President & General Manager, Global Order Fulfillment & Supply Chain of Keysight Technologies and General Manager of Keysight Malaysia.

“Tekmark is thrilled and honoured to be able to continue our close ties with UTM since 1994. I am confident with this latest partnership between UTM, Keysight Technologies and Tekmark, UTM is able to become a prominent hub not just for 5G Research and Development but also a centre to develop the next generation of human capital, in line with the National Transformation Plan 2050 (TN50),” said Dato’ Seri Dr Mohd Ariff Araff, Tekmark Sdn Bhd’s Chairman.

Keysight, the world’s leading electronic measurement company, has been collaborating with top researchers around the globe to accelerate R&D of 5G technology with greater precision and deeper confidence. Under this partnership, Keysight, with its industry-leading track record and expertise in 5G millimetre wave test and measurement, will join hands with UTM’s researchers to innovate and bring new discoveries to life. Tekmark (Keysight’s Authorised Technology Partner in Malaysia) will help facilitate, support, and deliver activities to assist UTM towards obtaining accreditation status for the 5G Propagation Laboratory, Specific Absorption Rate Laboratory and Long Term Evolution Laboratory in the Wireless Communication Centre.

Millimetre wave technology is the new frontier for multi-gigabits per second ultra high speed broadband. Millimetre wave covering frequencies from 30GHz to 300GHz offers vast amounts of bandwidth to support 5G enhanced broadband applications such as augmented reality, virtual reality and ultra high definition video streaming. Operating at higher frequencies in the millimeter wave spectrum presents new challenges where it is very sensitive to environmental factors such as buildings, vegetation and rain. Existing results on millimeter wave propagation research mainly focus on temperate environments. Hence, the main goal of setting up this state-of-the-art UTM-Keysight 5G Propagation Laboratory is to study the impact of tropical environments to millimetre wave propagation.

Under this partnership, the Wireless Communication Centre (WCC) is UTM’s research centre that will work closely with Keysight to study millimetre wave propagation in tropical environments. WCC is the only recognised national Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HI-COE) by the MoHE in the niche research area of 5G wireless technology. With the support from the government and the industry, WCC UTM aims to become a prominent 5G research centre in this region.

The MoA document was signed by UTM’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Vice President & General Manager, Global Order Fulfillment & Supply Chain of Keysight Technologies and General Manager of Keysight Malaysia, Dato’ Noorashidah Ahmad, the General Manager of Keysight Technologies Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Lee Choon Seng and Chairman of Tekmark Sdn Bhd., Dato’ Seri Dr Mohd Ariff Araff. The signing ceremony was held at the Chancellery Meeting Room, Menara Razak, UTM Kuala Lumpur on 4th April 2018.

UTM Culture Corner 11.0

UTM Culture Corner 11.0 | 29 March 2018 (Thursday) | 7:45-10 pm | Dewan Konvensyen, B12, Fakulti Alam Bina, UTM JB

The unique display of arts, crafts and designs of various countries around the world in Culture Corner 11.0 helped us appreciate and value the beauty of our traditions. A visual feast of traditional products were displayed through the theme for the latest edition of UTM International’s incentive towards promoting cultural exploration, with the theme “Traditional Crafts”. Starting off as usual with Cuppa Time, a brief ice-breaking session, our Culture Corner moderator, Dr Farhana Diana Deris, a Senior Lecturer from Language Academy, invited all participants to take selfies and post them to their social media accounts with the hashtags #utmculturecorner #utmawesome #utmstudentexperience #cuppatime. Next, our origami skills were put to use in making a doll out of paper, which was written with the word “friend” in various languages of each group member. The dolls were then exchanged between one another as a sign of a bond being built.

The next session saw presentations of UTM students from Afghanistan, China, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, and India showcasing the unique traditional crafts from their country. The Malaysia team ended the session by demonstrating “ketupat” casing and the participants had a taste of the cooked “ketupat” with “serunding” (traditional coconut floss). The sharing of knowledge and experiences invoked us to think as artists, makers and designers, which will surely help many of us to work creatively and intelligently to incorporate clever craftiness into our research and also daily life.

The evening then reached its pinnacle of excitement with fourteen questions of Kahoot, led by Ms Fasihah Jaslan from UTM International, a session never failing to be filled with thunderous applause and cheer. Participants were tested on their new-found knowledge and attentiveness, where three winners emerged in the end. Congratulations to the winners!

Any Culture Corner would not be complete without a sing-along session, this time with the song “Top Of The World” by The Carpenters, lead by our Culture Corner lead singer Ms Siti Norziahidayu Amzee, a PhD student from Faculty of Science.

Group photos marked the end of our eleventh Culture Corner. Our wish as always is that the bond during the event will last beyond the confounds of the venue and we sincerely hope that the students gained tremendously from each other during the interaction and sharing.

Keep following our Facebook Page (UTM International Student Experience) for more interactive and interesting students activities in UTM.

Yours Sincerely,
Prof Dr Nor Haniza Sarmin
Associate Director (Student Services and Global Education Experience)
UTM International

Photos credit QZ Photography
#UTMculturecorner #UTMstudentexperience #UTMmobilityprogram #UTMexchange #IamUTM #UTMawesome

     

IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre conducted Professional Course on Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

JOHOR BAHRU, 3 April 2018 – IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has organized a three-day workshop on Professional Course on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) on 1-3 April 2018 for researchers heading to clinical trials. The course was attended by 26 researchers, with 13 from Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering, 10 from Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, and 3 from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTM.

On the first and second days, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, Chairman of Malaysian Good Clinician Practice, General Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine, AN-NUR Specialist Hospital, delivered his lecture on ‘Introduction to GCP and Ethics of Clinical Research’, as well as ‘Investigator’s Responsibility’. While on the last day, Ms. Tan Shin Yee, Principal Assistant Director from Centre of Investigational New Product, National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA), Ministry of Health Malaysia, delivered materials on ‘Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Trial in Malaysia’, and ‘GCP Inspection’. At the end of the program, all participants took the GCP test to obtain GCP Certificate from the Ministry of Health.

According to Director of IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre, Dr. Ahmad Zahran Md. Khudzari, with the needs to go from in-vitro or lab trials to clinical trials among researchers in UTM, the Professional Course on GCP will be consistently conducted every year to accommodate the preparation of researchers in clinical trials and commercialization of technologies. This course provides a combination of theoretical and practical know-how to the participants by bringing up technological advancements into an ethical paradigm in the clinical sites. It is one aim of the Cardio Centre to become the go-to centre for medical education in UTM and surrounding communities.

Additionally, IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre aims to be recognized as a world-class centre of excellence in the area of cardiovascular engineering. By having GCP Certificate, our researchers would be able to conduct better and impactful research in the future.

The Regency Scholar’s Hotel UTM – soft opening promotional rate

Dr Norhayati was conferred the Top 50 Most Impactful Leaders in Water & Water Management (A Global Listing)

Assoc Prof Dr Norhayati Abdullah was conferred the Top 50 Most Impactful Leaders in Water & Water Management (A Global Listing) award during the World CSR Day event held at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai, India recently.

Assoc Prof Dr Norhayati Abdullah.

The World CSR Day is the largest rendezvous of CSR Leaders gathering 1200 professionals from 133 countries.

The conference aims to provide like-minded leaders a common platform to enhance knowledge, network and engage in meaningful discourse and discussions.

Norhayati was nominated for the award by a team of independent juries representing the water and water management expertise from all over the world.

The conferment of award was ceremoniously done at the end of the 4thWorld Water Leadership Congress & Awards 2018 in which Norhayati delivered a presentation entitled “Wastewater Management: The Future Instincts”.

Norhayati whom active involvement in water programs and activities began during her undergraduate years at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) from 1998-2002, later develops her passion in wastewater treatment processes and engineering during her Master studies at the Newcastle University, England in 2003-2004.

Among her mentors were the late Professor George Kenneth Anderson, whom she consulted for her final year Master dissertation on the assessment of the treatment of acetaminophen-contaminated brewery wastewater by using an anaerobic packed-bed reactor.

Dr Norhayati sharing her experience with participants.

Norhayati obtained her PhD in Biosciences from the Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering (then Faculty of Biosciences and Bioengineering) following a collaborative work on aerobic granulation for the treatment of palm oil mill effluent between UTM and Newcastle University, England in 2012 from which she received the UTM Best Postgraduate Award.

Desperately looking for something to spice up her stultifying PhD routines, she volunteered as the Steering Committee for the Asia Pacific Region under the auspices of the International Water Association (IWA) for two terms between 2010-2014 before being appointed as Chair, from 2014-2016.

Her active participation during her engagement as the young water professional led to her being appointed as the Board of Director and Fellow of the association known for its global membership and world-class events that bring the latest science, technology and best practice to the water sector at large.

Also receiving the Top 50 Most Impactful Leaders in Water & Water Management (A Global Listing) 2018 award for Malaysia was Datuk Ir Abd Kadir Mohd Din, President of The Malaysian Water Association (MWA).

The previous award recipients include prominent names in the water sector such as HE Dr Mahmoud Abu Zeid, President of Arab Water Council Egypt and Samantha Yates, Secretary General of the Global Water Leaders Group.

UTM improves from #90 to #53 in QS WUR 2018

JOHOR BAHRU, 1 March 2018 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has improved its ranking in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 after leaping 37 places to 53 in the Engineering and Technology.

The result was released by Quacquarelly Symonds (QS) today.

This year, more than 4,500 institutions have been evaluated in 48 Subjects and five Broad Subject Areas, making the QS Subject Rankings 2018 the most comprehensive of its kind.

In 2018, UTM has been ranked in four out of five broad subjects which are Engineering & Technology; Arts and Humanities; Natural Sciences; and Social Sciences and Management.

There are 14 subjects ranked in total and five subjects ranked in the Top 100 – Architecture/ Built Environment; Engineering (Chemical); Engineering (Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing); Engineering (Electric & Electronic); and Engineering (Civil & Structural).

Other subjects also show very good improvement, which can be summarised as follows:

Broad Subject Rank in 2018 Rank in 2017
Arts and Humanities 272 296
Natural Sciences 311 378
Social Sciences and Management 122 204

This significant performance is largely attributed to the strong commitment by UTM faculty members to provide the best support in facilitating students’ learning experience, while harnessing potential talent among students to strive for excellence.

UTM is also set to engage in more impactful research collaborations that can ultimately lead to improved performance through joint publications and increased citations.

At the same time, UTM will continue its efforts in enhancing research collaborations with partners across the globe, especially in areas of mutual interests.

This would help UTM researchers to leap forward and stay relevant and visible among peers at the global level.

UTM would like to congratulate and thank all staff and students who contributed and put effort into this achievement.

UTM-Terreal to collaborate in testing roofing products

JOHOR BAHRU, 22 January 2018 – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow academic and industrial collaboration was signed between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Terreal Malaysia Sdn. Bhd (Terreal).
Terreal, a well-known builders for roofing products originated from France will collaborate with UTM in testing its products in the Aeronautical Laboratory.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail said that UTM Aeronautical Laboratory is equipped with a high-tech subsonic wind tunnel which meets aerodynamic testing requirements.
“Clay and mineral-based roof tile produced by Terreal will be tested in the UTM wind tunnel to study the effects of strong wind towards the building roof in accordance with standards applicable in America, Europe, Australia and most other countries.
This is intended to analyse the strength of such roof fixings under wind pressure load,” said Prof. Ahmad Fauzi.
He was saying that after the MoU signing ceremony between UTM and Terreal which held at Dewan Sultan Iskandar, Johor Bahru campus. Also attending was Industrial Manager Terreal Malaysia, Franc Molto.
The cooperation between UTM and Terreal has been established over the past two years and more future collaboration plans will be discussed by both sides.
“This MoU will embark UTM industrial collaboration with Terreal and to further strengthen the cooperation besides supporting its industrial training programmes and consultations,” said Prof. Fauzi.
The document was signed by Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail on behalf of UTM while representing Terreal was its Industrial Manager, Mr. Franc Molto.

Six Key Focus Areas of UTM 2018 Strategic Planning

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JOHOR BAHRU, January 22, 2017 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has outlined six major Key Focus Areas (KFAs) as its 2018 strategic planning in order to make the university stays relevant to communities and Malaysia itself.
The main focus areas are excellence in Teaching and Learning, Research and Development, Campus Sustainability, Talent Transformation, University Financial Sustainability and Global Prominence.

Commenting on the above KFAs, UTM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar said the essential element is UTM to achieve excellence in Research and Development as well as financial sustainability to ensure the operation of the university.
“Strategic financial management is a key strategy in ensuring the financial sustainability of the university. The real definition of strategic financial management is to ensure that each Centre of Responsibility (PTJs) implements sustainable financial management by maintaining cost effectiveness while at the same time ‘keeping’ the quality of service to staff and students,” he said.

Prof. Wahid said this at a press conference session after giving his yearly address to the UTM community at the ‘Majlis Perutusan Tahun Baru Naib Canselor 2018’ at the Sultan Iskandar Hall, Johor Bahru campus yesterday.
As one of the public universities which hold the Research University (RU) status, UTM should emphasize the element of research excellence to enable the institution to move in line with the government’s current aspirations.
“A total of RM70 million has been set as the target of the UTM research grant for 2018 from government agencies, governments, industries and international organizations.

“To increase industrial and international funding grants, UTM has a Grant Champion group that will continue to be strengthened in all faculties by intensifying the number of proposal papers to apply for international and industrial grants,” he said.
Also attending the ceremony were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Internationalization), Prof. Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Prof. Dr. Azlan Abdul Rahman and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs), Prof. Dr. Durrishah Idrus.

Prof Wahid (standing right) giving a lecture at Majlis Perutusan Tahun Baru 2018 Naib Canselor held at Dewan Sultan Iskandar, UTM Johor Bahru.

KLIA To Pilot The World’s Latest Runway Surveillance and Safety Technology

Sepang – Malaysia Airports continues to embrace advanced aviation technology by being the first airport in the world other than Narita International Airport to test the effectiveness of radio over fibre foreign object debris (FOD) detection system at Runway 2 in KL International Airport (KLIA). The technology is specifically called Linear-Cell Radar over Fibre FOD detection system. The installation of the new advanced system is a tripartite collaborative effort by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Hitachi Kokusai Electric (HiKE) and Malaysia Airports. The field trial is fully funded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan commencing from January 2018 over a three-year period until December 2020.

According to Malaysia Airports managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, KLIA is privileged to be selected as the site of the trial which puts KLIA on the map as an aviation technology innovator. “KLIA is among the world’s busiest airports with an average aircraft movement of 32,000 monthly. We are also the first airport in the region to have a three-independent runway system with runway length of 4 km. This advanced and first in the world radio over fibre technology will enhance the safety and surveillance measures of our runway thus strengthening KLIA’s position as regional hub,” he said.

KLIA was also selected due to its geographical suitability with its varied tropical weather in testing the robustness of the system. For Malaysia Airports, it is yet another innovation milestone as it is one of the earliest airports in Asia to install a high-end FOD detection system. This technology transfer initiative will also enhance Malaysian innovativeness as it will be the first system in Malaysia to use radio frequency within the 90GHz range. Among the many advantages of the system includes its low operational cost, low emission of radio waves, and most importantly a highly scalable system for busy airports.

Highly accurate and fast, the system is able to detect any FOD within the range of 500 meters in 10 seconds by using the Millimeter Wave Radar (MMW) over optical fibre technology. High resolution cameras are used to ensure high quality images. It also enables real-time data collection thus expediting the investigation process in identifying FOD sources and facilitating fast runway clearing process. This is crucial for efficient runway safety management. On top of this, the system will also be of great benefit in enhancing flight operations for our airline partners.

Badlisham also explained that KLIA’s selection as a suitable site was also thanks to the team at UTM, a leading expert in radio fibre technology and part of the research group at NICT, Japan for the past 5 years.

Speaking on behalf of UTM, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, Vice-Chancellor of UTM, spoke of the university’s beliefs in Malaysians becoming innovators and creators of technology, and not merely consumers. He said that the university hopes to enhance the skills and technology expertise of the nation through this synergistic global engagement.  “This Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) can act as the catalyst for enhanced and sustained R&D based on first-class research activities, resulting in excellent and impactful outputs. It would not only contribute towards the growth and development of the linear cell radar technology, but would also nurture home-grown experts and researchers,” he commented further.

The MoC was signed at Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA today. The various parties during the signing were represented by Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, Vice-Chancellor of UTM, and Kaichiro Sakuma, president Chief Executive Officer and Board Director of HiKE and Mohd Suhaimi Abdul Mubin, Senior General Manager of Malaysia Airports. Present also at the ceremony was YAM Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Anwar Jamalullail, Chairman of Malaysia Airports; Yoshiaki Takeuchi, Director General of Radio Department Telecommunication Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan; Professor Dr Sevia Md Idrus, FODDS Project Leader UTM; Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, Chief Financial Officer of Malaysia Airports; and Azli Mohamed, Chief Strategy Officer of Malaysia Airports.

Study Visit Program from Universitas Negeri Surabaya Masters students to Faculty of Education UTM

JOHOR BAHRU, 11 January 2018 – Thirty nine Masters students majoring in Primary School Education and three lecturers from Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA), Indonesia are taking part in a study visit program at Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

UNESA Students group photo at Faculty of Education Signage.

The ten days program started 7 January 2018 and will end 16 January 2018. The program is organized by academic and non-academic staffs of Faculty of Education, led by Dr. Zainudin Hassan.

Throughout the program, the delegation will attend workshops, seminars, and outdoor activities. The program is designed to develop the participants’ generic skills, enhance their knowledge in areas related to education and expose them to the current usage of multimedia and technology in learning.

A workshop on Using Games in Teaching and Learning is to expose the participants to suitable games which they can use in classrooms. In addition, the participants will also get the opportunity to understand about primary school education in Malaysia since they will visit two schools in the area of Skudai.

This program is one of the initiatives by Faculty of Education UTM to foster international collaborations with international universities

UNESA students attending STEAM workshop at the Faculty of Education.

It is hoped that study visit program will help to increase visibility of the faculty and UTM at the global stage and thus achieve UTM’s mission for a greater recognition by global communities.

UNESA students at Faculty of Education Outbound Centre.

Collaboration on Software Defined Radio Solutions for future 5th Generation (5G) Mobile Communications between UTM and NI Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Jan 2017: – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and National Instruments today have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to intensify collaboration and partnership in the research and development (R&D) of software defined radio solutions for future 5th Generation (5G) mobile communications. Under the terms of the MoU, UTM represented by their Wireless Communication Centre (WCC), the only recognized Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE) in 5G research by the Ministry of Education Malaysia, and NI will collaborate on R&D projects utilising NI’s software defined radio and LabVIEW integrated software development environment to enable rapid in house prototyping of UTM’s research and innovation. Both parties will engage in sharing of knowledge on the application of NI’s tools and equipment for 5G R&Ds, and facilitate the exchange of staff and researchers.

The partnership between NI and UTM plays an important role in promoting the industry-academia collaboration, strategically aligned with Malaysia’s Education Blueprint 2015-2025 and UTM Global Plan 2012-2020, with the aim of producing world class research outcomes. NI has a long history of providing a range of hardware and software development equipment, as well as visual programming tools, for test and development professionals. NI is currently collaborating globally with top researchers in leading international research institutions to accelerate the R&D of 5G technology using integrated platform that combines off-the-shelf LabVIEW Communications software and software defined radio hardware. NI will share their expertise and research collaboration experience to accelerate UTM’s discovery in countless 5G innovative applications. The next generation 5G mobile communication technology is expected to be standardised and launched by the year 2020. This new exciting 5G technology will not only support multi-gigabits per second enhanced broadband, but will also support massive internet of things (IoT) and ultra-reliable ultra-low latency applications such as autonomous driving and industrial automation. To address the above mentioned and challenging requirements, new radio and innovative signal processing technology is the key to boost and improve the spectral efficiency and latency of wireless communication. One important goal from this MoU is for WCC UTM, with NI as industry research collaborator, to develop innovative software defined radio solutions that can further improve the spectral efficiency and latency of wireless communications. The MoU document was signed by UTM’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail and the Managing Director of NI Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Mr. Rajesh Purushothaman.

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH COLLABORATION BETWEEN FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT, UTM AND BEIFANG UNIVERSITY OF NATIONALITIES, CHINA

JOHOR BAHRU, 31 December 2017 -A team from Faculty of Management led by the Dean, Professor Dr. Khalil Md Nor, was invited to Beifang University of Nationalities from 28 November to 1 December 2017 to strengthen and expand the current collaboration.

Both universities have already been working together for the past year. One of the significant collaboration activities is the undergraduate exchange program where presently a total of 15 Non-Graduating Students (NGS) are pursuing their one-year exchange program (3 + 1 program) with the faculty. The students will soon complete the program by January 2018.

During the visit, a number of activities were organized; among the events were meetings and discussions with Dean Li and his team from Beifang University of Nationalities on the 3 + 1 program where the second batch of the exchange program will be sent in February 2018.

The discussions also include the opportunities for post graduate studies and potential research collaborations. Faculty of Management, UTM, likewise, will also be arranging to send UTM students to Beifang University and applying for visiting professorship.

Professor Dr. Khalil was also invited to give a public lecture entitled “E-Commerce: Opportunities and Challenges” to Beifang University students and staff. The team from UTM also interviewed students to shortlist the second batch to come to UTM for the exchange program.

FKA Organise SUSTAC17

JOHOR BAHRU, 31 December 2017 – Faculty of Civil Engineering(FKA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has organised the UTM Sustainable Construction 2017 ( SUSTAC17) from November 27 to 29, 2017 at the Dewan Sultan Iskandar(DSI), UTM Skudai.

The successful organization of SUSTAC17  has required talents, dedication and time of the conference committees, Dean of FKA, many volunteers from FKA student and strong support from sponsors. “UTM Sustainable Construction Week” is a scientific week where UTM is organizing and accompanied by external organizations such as MAMPAN, CIDB, MBJB, developers, Public University and Private University where in this week students will be exposed on sustainable construction through activities such as seminars , competitions, “hand-on activites” and friendly sessions with representatives from outside organizations.

The team from UTM won the first place in this competition worth RM 10,000.

The main goal and objective of this program is to nurture students on sustainable construction ideas while maintaining a sustainable elemental balance that is also one of the initiatives, “Construction Industry Transformation Plan (CITP)” by the Public Works Department.

This programme is held in conjunction with National Eco Construction 2017 (NECO17) competiton. The competition was participate by 20 finalists from UTM and outsiders. All participants had to construct the designed of a house that meets the criteria needed.

All the teams were given RM 1000 as project fund to design and construct their product as well as commercialise it.

The students from UTM won the first place in this competition worth RM 10,000. The winning team named, ‘ECOHOME’ won the judges over with their house that meets all the criteria especially in order to maintain the sustainable of the nature. Students from Universiti Tunku Abul Rahman won the second place worth RM 7,000 while the third place won by the students from Universiti Malaya, worth RM 5,000.

All in all, the hard work, design innovation and good teamwork contributed to the performance and success in this NECO competition.

Again, congratulation to all the winning team.

Home of Arduino: STEM-based Activity for Future Malaysian Leaders

By : Amirul Hazimi Abu Bakar, Dr. Sheela Chandren & Dr Nor Ain Husein

In an era where technology is constantly changing, the importance of keeping up should not be understated. The ability of a society to compete in the future is directly proportionate to its ability to guide their young. With this in mind, on the 1st of October 2017, an activity was organized to help secondary school students develop and enhance their skills and knowledge on electronics, mechanics and computer programming named “Home of Arduino”. This is a part of a service learning program organized by the Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), called Jelajah Sains 3.0 (JS 3.0).

JS 3.0 is a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program, a platform for UTM students and lecturers to contribute to the society. For this particular part, Form 1 students were chosen to be illuminated on the importance of STEM in their lives through interactive projects.

The participants eagerly waiting for their projects to be evaluated.
The representative from SMK Impian Emas confidently explaining about their ‘home’ to the judges.

JS 3.0 was organized collaboratively between Faculty of Science, UTM, Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Johor (JPNJ), Yayasan Penyayang MPJBT, Centre of Engineering (CEE) UTM, UTM Alumni Liason Unit, Pejabat Menteri Besar Johor, Pusat Ekuin UTM, Southern Drone Racing Club and UTM PV Edukit. There were seven schools involved in this program (SMK Skudai, SMK Taman Universiti 2, SMK  Impian Emas, SMK Damai Jaya, SMK Selesa Jaya 2, SMK Dato Abdul Rahman Yassin, SMK Taman Tun Aminah) where 15 students from each school joined JS 3.0 for one of the slots, which is Home of Arduino. JS 3.0 promotes and develops students’ knowledge through science and technologies, parallel with the objectives of National STEM Movement to develop STEM in Malaysia.

Home of Arduino module was developed by a group of students from UTM, led by Md Nazrul Khan Bin Md Shaharudin Khan, a third year student from Bachelor of Science (Physics) program, together with his team which included volunteers from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Computing, UTM. This team of 20 served as facilitators for the participants during the Jelajah Sains 3.0 made excellent use of their knowledge by practising and imparting them to the students via hands-on activity.

 105 school students were challenged to complete a task in this 5-hour activity in which they needed to build a working model of a house that utilizes technologies that could make lives better and comfortable. This activity challenged them to apply basic electronic circuits, programming and mechanical knowledge taught to them in the previous series of Jelajah Sains (held during STEM day on the 20th of July in UniKL MITEC, Masai).

STEM Day was a festival-like program organized by Faculty of Science together with Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Johor (JPNJ), Yayasan Penyayang MPJBT, Centre of Engineering Education (CEE) UTM, UniKL MITEC Masai, UiTM Pasir Gudang, Kolej Tuanku Canselor UTM and the main organizer of Iskandar Festival Learning 2017, Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar (IRDA).

The module consists of three parts, the programming, electronics and mechanics. First, Home of Arduino takes a step further from what the participants have learnt in school; which is drag and drop technique via Scratch software, where one could use certain pre-coded commands and set them in the sequence that they need. Arduino on the other hand, is a chip that is integrated with its own software which is more intricate.  Despite that, the participants showed their capability to comprehend and subsequently practise what was shared. The participants definitely enjoyed the sharing sessions, and they got a first peep at the language that computer programmers use, along with the ethical responsibilities that should follow. Who knows we could be nurturing the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates through this module.

Pn. Siti Norul Azizah bt Abdul Wahab, one of the teachers from SMK Impian Emas who accompanied her students to this competition commented that the students enjoyed the program tremendously as they got to learn a lot of new things. In fact, she added, the students requested for more programs like this and to extend the duration of the program. The excitement was clearly shown in the faces of her students throughout the competition. Interestingly, Pn. Norul was actually an alumni of UTM, from the Faculty of Education.

In the second part of this module, the understanding and application of electronics knowledge was challenged. This part introduced the polarity of each components, the electronics board and how the circuit functions. One of the aims of this module is that the participants would be able to understand and practise what they learnt, long after the program has ended.

 Seven groups prepared a model of a house with a smart system, which includes the control of the gates, lights and buzzer in the house. The evaluation was done by judges, academicians from UTM based on their house built and presentation, including their ability in answering questions from judges. For Home of Arduino competition in Jelajah Sains 3.0, the champion was…. Congratulations!

The Home of Arduino proved that students are able to master technical skills and knowledge at a young age and it could be a platform for university students to contribute to the community from what they have learnt at UTM.

In order for a society to be able to compete in the future, it has to be equipped with the knowledge and skills. This can only be attained if the transfer of knowledge is done efficiently in each level of society, in line with the country’s goal to achieve a developed status. It is hoped that Home of Arduino in Jelajah Sains 3.0 met its objective to be one of those efforts.

Yong Bang Xiang: From UTM to Cambridge

AFTER finishing Malaysian Higher Certificate of Education  (STPM), Yong Bang Xiang had a nine month break while awaiting local university undergraduate admissions.  During that period, he spent time exploring various skills such as building electronics project, programming, 3D modeling, and various other skills that piqued his interest.  It was during that time that he built his foundation of technical skills which would set him ahead of his peers and ultimately on the path to finding his passion in electrical and electronic engineering.

First competition joined : Innopitch 2014 won by Dr. Yeong Che Fai (1st Prize) & Yong Bang Xiang (2nd Prize)

Before entering university, he was offered Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses he wished for from two top local universities. With that, he surveyed and compared the two local universities and came to the conclusion that Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) was the best institution for engineering, especially for the innovation & robotics competitions it won and dominated.

It was at that time, he found out about a prominent lecturer in UTM, Dr. Yeong Che Fai who was very active in cultivating students toward winning innovation competitions. In addition, UTM also offered him the prestigious UTM Endowment Scholarship. Ultimately, Yong Bang Xiang decided to choose to enter UTM to begin his undergraduate studies.

Upon entering university, he prioritized joining UTM ROBOCON team who were the National Champion for many consecutive years. In addition, he joined the UTM Aces Toastmasters Club as he considered the importance of being balanced in both technical (ROBOCON) and interpersonal skills (Toastmasters). It was also during that time of his First Year undergraduate studies that he met Dr. Yeong Che Fai who gave him the opportunity to join his group.

In that group, he mingled with other senior students who were active in competitions and helped in boosting his maturity. He was also inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of his mentor and group who were commercializing their research in university.

Eventually, he undertook his first project from Dr. Yeong which was “Virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation”. Under the mentorship, he went on to win various local & international competitions (Hawaii USA, Singapore, Indonesia).

MaGICX Appointed As Creative Centre Network Partner for MDEC

JOHOR BAHRU, Dec 11, 2017 – MaGICX was appointed by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) as their Creative Centre Network Partner in the southern region.

The Chief Executive Officer of MDEC, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood announced the appointment during her official visit to MaGICX to officiate the memorandum of understanding (MoU) Exchange Ceremony between MaGICX and MDEC.

Datuk Yasmin and Director UTM-IRDA Digital Media Centre Assoc. Prof. Dr Shahrizar Sunar exchanging documents after signing ceremony.

The purpose of the MoU was to leverage on programmes and facilities under the “Creative Content & Technologies Infrastructure Support” banner.

Its objectives are to promote events, facilities, services of the parties related to games/gamification and creative industry and to share annual plans of programmes and events and offer special rates for programmes, events and services to incubation partners and incubatees.

Datuk Yasmin and the deletages from MDEC and UTM capturing a moment at MaGICX.

On the same day, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood was able to experience the Classroom of the Future, which was recently launched by the Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, in partnership with Cisco Malaysia.

Also in attendance are the Dean of Faculty Computing, Prof. Dr. Abdul Samad Hj. Ismail and the Director of Centre for Information Communication Technology (CICT), Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat.

Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGICX) is a strategic collaboration between UTM and Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).

Established in 2013, MaGICX plays an important role and a key driver for the Digital Media Industry and Gamification Technology as well as the first centre in Malaysia that focuses on research, talent development and product commercialization.

Dr Yeong Che Fai wins first place in the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leaders in Innovation Fellowships

JOHOR BAHRU, 18 December 2017 – Ending a year end by winning a reputable award is a great moment. For Dr Yeong Che Fai, the year 2017 is full of sweet memories. He won several awards in national and international competition and exhibition.

Dr Yeong showing his certificate in London.

An academician from Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) stand tall after grabbing first place in the  Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leaders in Innovation Fellowships final pitch session 2017/18 sponsored by Newton – Ungku Omar Fund.

Dr Yeong Che Fai won the first place presenting his research product Compact Rehabilitation Robot (CR2) to improve stroke rehabilitation.

The product has underwent clinical trial and currently sold to China.

Dr Yeong is a serial entrepreneur and has mentored and collaborated with several start-ups and companies in entrepreneurship world such as www.techcareinnovation.comwww.dfautomation.comwww.i-stone.com.mywww.cytron.iowww.charbycharge.comwww.deltaglobal.com.my and www.sandwichmultimedia.com.

Global Day to internationalize UTM and community

JOHOR BAHRU, 19 December 2017 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Global Day is one of the internationalization initiatives taken by the management to internationalize the University and its community as well.

UTM International service counters providing service information to international students.
Cultural dance by Beifang University students from China.

It was also organized with the aim to provide more exposure to the local UTM community about the higher learning environments in other countries.

The Pro-Vice Chancellor (International), Prof. Dr. Nordin Yahya in his speech said that only through global educational engagements can the UTM community stand more chances to communicate with foreign universities representatives.

“This is the day when you stand a chance to meet and ask them directly about the prospectives of studying at their respective universities.

“You can also gain as many information as you want including courses offered, the fee structures , the programme recognition and the environment at that particular place,” said Prof. Nordin.

Also attending the launching ceremony were Deputy Director (Global Strategy and Engagement) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Ariffin Abu Hassan and Director (Global Education & Student Experience), Prof. Dr. Nor Haniza Sarmin.

Eight foreign universities participated in the event, namely Beifang University (China), Universitas Sriwijaya (Indonesia), Binul Universiti (Indonesia), King Mongkut University of Technology (Thailand), State University of As-Syarif Kasim (Indonesia), Krabuk University (Turkey), Bayburt University (Turkey) and Karamanoglu University (Turkey).

UTM currently has academic collaborations with about 200 universities around the world. The collaborations undertaken are in the field of Research and Development (R&D), the exchange of expertise, student and staffs and publication materials.

The UTM Global Day programme was held at the Banquet Hall, Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building for two days beginning from December 19th 2017.

UTM and MIM, Ink Industrial Partnership Initiative

MEDINI CITY, ISKANDAR PUTERI, Johor, 20 December 2017 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MIM), the first development/private company from Iskandar Puteri.

Professor Wahid and Dr James signing the memorandum of understanding documents.

The MIM sets out the basis of cooperation between UTM and MIM in enhancing the talent pool and prepare the UTM graduates for employment.

The signing took place at Medini Investor Centre @ Medini 6 in Medini City, where the MoU is expected to broaden the opportunity for both parties to build young talents that provide necessary exposure and skill-set development programme.

UTM is represented by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, while MIM is represented by Dr James Tee, the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Also present were Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs) Professor Dr Durrishah Idrus, Director of UTM Career Centre, Assoc Prof Dr Othman Ibrahim and Director of Alumni UTM, Assoc Prof Dr Mohamad Ibrahim Mohamad.

“MIM is the first company in Iskandar Puteri that UTM is signing with, and we are privileged that they MIM is very supportive of local universities like UTM.

Dr James and Professor Wahid answering questions during press conference.

“Being the master developer and master planner of the 2,230 acres thriving township of Medini City, I can see that the development is robust and I understand there is a strong need to retain and grow skilled workforce,” Professor Wahid said.

He cited, through the collaboration, UTM will give the opportunities to their bright students to garner experience from MIM and hone their skills while learning more about township development in the process of building a sustainable and smart Central Business District.

“The first intake will be in February next year, where MIM will recruit undergraduates and postgraduates to fulfil internship programmes at MIM, particularly in the fields of engineering and construction.

“These programmes are intended to be implemented within a timeframe of three to six months,” he added.

He said, the internship programme is a good platform for the students to learn, and get first-hand experience to build a well-planned city.

“There will be many other companies from Iskandar Puteri expected to adopt this initiative within the next few months. For now, we are happy to have kick-started the process for student placement at MIM,” he said.

Meanwhile, Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of MIM, Dr James Tee,  said, MIM is very committed to implement the industrial partnership initiative because as a thriving Central Business District, they are building and creating new opportunities for the younger generations to acquire, learn and contribute to the success and sustainability of Medini City.

“Youths are our future leaders and this initiative of educating and nurturing crop of young people in the business of city development will make them better aware of what it takes to build a city.

“As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and programmes like this would make the interns better understand the requirements and appreciate the fine details of city development,” he said.

Dr James added, they chose UTM to implement the programme because of its status being one of the most prestigious and respected local universities in Malaysia that is leading in the academic and research fields of engineering, science and technology.

“We seek bright local talents to be part of this exciting and distinctive journey where Medini City also aspires to be the benchmark for future city development in Malaysia and for the region too,” he cited.

Dr James who graduated with fisrts class degree from UTM in 1995 said, more then 10 percent’s MIM staff graduated from UTM and he thanked to UTM for setting up a corner stone for his career and future.

Prof Dr Khairiyah participating in in a study visit to Kyoto

A delegate from Malaysia participating in a study visit to Kyoto on Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Low Carbon Society (LCS) Education.

JOHOR BAHRU, 20 December 2017 – Prof Dr Khairiyah was invited to participate in a study visit to Kyoto on Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Low Carbon Society (LCS) Education for secondary school students in the Iskandar Region project from 9th December 50 15th december 2017.

The program is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with the Kyoto Environment Activities Association (KEAA) and the Kyoto City.

Thirty teachers from six schools were trained at the UTM Centre for Engineering Education (CEE) and mentored to implement PBL for educating Form two students on LCS in 2017.

The visit is a part of the prizes of the PBL-LCS final competition as the finale of the implementation of PBL-LCS in 2017.

Four students and two teachers from Sekolah Menengah Johor Jaya 2, the winners of the LCS final competition, Hj Amiruddin Abdul Manaf from the Johor State Education Department (JPNJ) and Dr Ihsan Ismail from the Ministry of Education were also part of the Malaysian delegate.

The five day study visit comprised of participating in the Kyoto+20 conference in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol, meeting with the Kyoto City Mayor, presentations and discussions at two middle and high schools At Notre Dame high school in Kyoto after  students and Dr Khairiyah’s presentation to exchange information on PBL implementations, presentation on PBL by Prof Khairiyah and presentations by students from Malaysia and the Japanese schools.

The teachers and school principle, as well as officers from KEAA expressed interest in the syatematic PBL model, implementation, training and collaboration.

They were also impressed with the solution and presentations from the students who won PBL-LCS competition.

This project will be continued to 2018 with another six new schools, which make a total of 12 schools in Johor to implement PBL at their schools.

This is also in line with the STEM education and 21st century learning initiatives in Malaysia.

SEM MATIC Looking for UTM Expert for Industrial Solution

December 4, 2017 by 

JOHOR BAHRU – 3 UTM Experts were invited by the SEM-MATIC Sdn. Bhd. on the 16th November, 2017 to help them in solving a few materials and machining/tuning issues. SEM-MATIC which is one of the leading industries in precision manufacturing solutions who believe that UTM is the best platform to refer to,  has invited Dr Norhayati, Dr. Norizah and Dr. Wan Fahmin Faiz from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME) to have a short visit to their production plants – so that the delegates could have a clear understanding on the said issues. Although the company has been established in 2002 by three business partners; Switzerland, England, and Malaysia company, however, the production yield recorded is still unsatisfactory. The SEM-MATIC chief operating officer, Mr. Raul Garcia Elvira said: “we never expected to be approached by the UTM Experts to assist us in production line albeit we already have our own team to look into our production problem yet, it remains the same” during Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) signing. The UTM teams were expected to solve their issues especially in materials for the load-bearing shaft and the optimization of the machining process. In the continuation of the first phase meeting, several students were brought to visit the production plant so that they can have practical exposure and insights to the real working environment such as the working of an automated production line. Students were amazed at the automated system which could be set accordingly without involving much human intervention. “From phase 1 and 2, we are now looking for the next phase of the collaboration as they (the SEM-MATIC) are ready to discuss a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 5 years of collaboration in December 2017” said Dr. Norhayati. This collaboration will not only be for the benefit of research and development but will also be beneficial to the UTM staff/students for industrial attachment. This collaboration also would be a significant opportunity for the UTM Experts to share, to market the UTM brand and contribute more to the society.

Landscape Architecture Students Won 1ST and 2nd Prize in Kuala Lumpur Orchids Competition

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) won the first and second prize in the Kuala Lumpur Orchids and Bonsai show 2017 hosted by Kuala Lumpur City Hall or DBKL at Taman Pudu Ulu, Cheras. There were three competition teams with a group of five (5) students who are the fourth year, third year and second-year students from Landscape Architecture Department, Faculty of Built Environment who were coordinated by Dr Lee Yoke Lai together with two supporting staff (En. Hassan bin Sahat and En. Mohd Azahari bin Md Amin).

All participants had to construct the designed gardens from 28 to 30 December 2017. Two teams with the design concept: ‘The Reflexia and Meraki’ won the first prize and second prize competing with five (5) other groups. Both UTM teams selected colourful orchids integrated with the competition theme ‘warna-warni Malaysia’ to create an interesting and unique garden layout that symbolised multi-ethnic, culturally diverse and peaceful Malaysia. Another UTM team was awarded a consolation prize for their interpretation of “Laman Ikatan Citra” to emphasise the beauty of orchid garden design.

The prize-giving ceremony was held on 3rd December 2017. All the entries were given RM3, 500 incentives by DBKL in the orchid competition. Furthermore, alumni sponsorship of the Institute of Landscape Architecture Southern Chapter (ILAM SC) had contributed to students’ financial support in this competition. All in all, the hard work, design innovation and good teamwork contributed to the performance and success in this university orchid competition.

Again, congratulations on the great achievement by Department of Landscape Architecture for making UTM proud.

First prize: The Reflexia (Laman Pantulan)

Mohammad Sabar Bin Mustaffa

Muhammad afiq harith bin zulkhairi

Nur Aqilah binti Mohd Noordin

Muhamad Taqiy Bin Asshaari

Muhamad Zulhelmy Bin Azmi

Second prize: Meraki

Aimi Norhanani binti Nordin

Nurul Aqilah binti Ramli

Nurul Asyiqin Binti Hasdi

Natasha Binti Nasiumin

Nur Izzati Hanani Rosli

Consolation prize: Laman Ikatan Citra

Amirul Naim Bin Mohd Sani

Mohd Amirul Jasmeen Bin Razak

Mohd Amiruk Hazim Bin Arifin

Muhd Atiqi Bin Mustapa

Mohd Irfan Bin Joohari

 

Recognition given to UTM Prof. Dr. Khairiyah, A Champion in Engineering Education

Congratulations to Prof Dr Khairiyah Mohd Yusof as the recipient of the Student Platform in Engineering Education Development (SPEED) Mentorship Award, by the SPEED executive committee and SPEED Global Student Forum (GSF) organizing committee in partnership with Dassault Systemes at the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF 2017) held on Monday, 13 November 2017. The award is presented to Prof Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof who has proven to be a mentor for students all over the world where her voice and ideas are implemented to affect change in engineering education.

In the award letter to Prof Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof, it was cited that:

Prof Dr Khairiyah Mohd Yusof is very patient as she mentors her students to push their own limits of achievement. She teaches her students to be more independent in making decisions, building skills and gaining knowledge.

Her innovation in teaching and learning via Cooperative Problem-Based Learning has positively impacted students’ problem-solving assets and developing more constructive skills. With appropriate scaffolding such as motivation, encouragement, and facilitation, she helps her students to construct new engineering knowledge and also coaches them to refine the skills they already have.

In addition to the years of work she has put in developing students in engineering education, her mentorship towards members of SPEED (local and international) and the organization of the Global Student Forum 2017 is truly instrumental in organizing an intentional and well-thought-out event.

UTM is proud with the recognition received by Prof Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof, for all the works that she has done in mentoring the students.

UTM-LCARC Exhibits and Promotes Malaysia’s “Science to Action” (S2A) Approach to City-level Climate Change Action Plan-making at COP 23

Bonn, Germany, 12th November – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), through the UTM-Low Carbon Asia Research Centre (UTM-LCARC) that is based in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, organises an exhibition and participates in side events at the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany, 6-17 November 2017.

Prof. TPr. Dr. Ho Chin Siong and TPr. Chau Loon Wai from the Department of Urban Regional Planning lead UTM’s participation at COP 23, which is presided by the island nation of Fiji and hosted by the German Government.  The exhibition marks UTM’s seventh installation at the COP since participating in COP 17 in Durban, South Africa in 2011.  UTM remains the only Malaysian university with an accredited Observer institution status at the COP.

The exhibition showcases UTM-LCARC’s latest work on advancing city-level climate change action plan-making (science to policy-making through multiple stakeholder engagements) and implementation (real actions on the ground) in Iskandar Malaysia, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and Pengerang.

The successful “Science to Action” (S2A) approach used in climate change mitigation at the city-level impresses visitors of diverse professional backgrounds (ranging from senior government officials, politicians, industrialists, scientists engineers, architects and academicians to activists, NGO volunteers and university students) from over 30 countries in South America, Africa, Europe, the Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia, with many indicating interests in future collaboration.

UTM-LCARC also contributes to side events at the Japan Pavilion (as speakers and panellists) and Malaysia Pavilion (as speakers and poster exhibitor).

57 delegates attend ATU-Net Presidents Roundtable at UTM

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 November 2017 – Fifty-seven delegates from 39 universities around the world attended the Asia Technological Universities Network (ATU-Net) Presidents Roundtable held at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), near here today.

The meeting taking place at 17th. floor Menara Razak, UTM Kuala Lumpur.

The meeting was organised in conjunction with the “7th World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

The ATU-Net was established in response to a need for mutual support in dealing with increasing numbers of international students coming to the Asia region.

The ATU-Net aims to support university stakeholders to advance the quality reputation of international education in Asia through increased cooperation and cohesion.

The main objectives of the ATU-Net are to enhance student exchanges and enable pump-priming of collaborative research projects between global technology universities.

Thus far, a total of 23 universities from the Asia region including UTM have joined the ATU-Net.

Vice Chancellor UTM Professor Datuk Ir Dr Wahid Omar chairing the meeting.

All technological universities in Asia are invited to become members of the ATU-Net.

The ATU-Net Presidents Roundtable theme is “Leadership for Changing Higher Education in the 21st Century”.

The session will include a keynote address by Professor Dr. Kim Seon Miin on “Future Higher Education: Innovating Entrepreneurial University” and a panel discussion on “Are Asian Universities Ready for the 21st Century Challenges”.

The panelists for this session are Professor Dr. Feliciano Alagao – Vice-Chancellor, Mindanao State University – Illigan Institute of Technology, Philippines; and Professor Ir. Dr. Rezuwan Kamaruddin – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia.

The delegates capturing the moment at roof top of the Menara Razak.

The panel discussion will be led by Professor Dr. Ismail Abdul Rahman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia.

WEEF 2017 attract 500 participants

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 November 2017 – The 7th World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) 2017 saw more than 500 industry players, educators, researchers, and various stakeholders from 35 countries participate in the event.

Tan Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid delivering a keynote on industrie 4.0.

The WEEF 2017 is hosted by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), the Society of Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM) and UTM in collaboration with the Malaysian Council of Engineering Deans.

The four days forum is held in conjunction with the 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education & Research in Higher Education 2017 (RCEE & RHED 2017), the 1st international STEAM Education Conference (STEAMEC 2017) and the 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017 (IPHEX 2017).

WEEF 2017 first keynote speaker was the Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid highlighting Industrie 4.0 with his speech entitled Developing Future Human Capital in Emerging Economies for Industrie 4.0.

Participants divided by small discussion groups.

Renowned speakers for the two other keynote sessions are Prof. Dr. Anette Kolmos, Director of Aalborg UNESCO Centre for Problem-Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability, Denmark and Dr. Martin Dougiamas, Founder and CEO of MOODLE Pty. Ltd., Australia.

Other notable speakers included Xavier Fouger from Dassault Systemes, France,  Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, the Director of SEAMEO, President of Malaysia Board of Technologists, Tan Sri  Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Ahmad Zaidee Laidin, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hj. Hashim, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International ) UTM, Professor Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan.

Paul Gilbert from Quanser, Canada, Dr. Michael Milligan from ABET, USA, Dr. Norman Fortenberry from the American Society of Engineering Education, Ken Dunstan from Mathworks, Australia Dr. Shahbaz Khan from UNESCO and many other world-renowned figures from various institutions and industries across the North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Keynote Speaker, Xavier Fouger said; “I believe that Everyone here must be familiar with PBL because we are all at WEEF, hosted by UTM which is the centre of development of PBL in Asia.”

Professor Wahid delivering a speech at the dinner.

Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor UTM, Professor Datuk Ir Dr Wahid Omar said, WEEF 2017 aims to inspire international level cooperation among participants and form a lasting community in engineering and STEM education.

“This is indeed a noble effort in bringing together experts from all over the world to gather and share novel ideas and work together in “the era of synergistic collaboration”, which is appropriately chosen as the theme of this important event.

“I am certain that this collaboration will make WEEF more vibrant and dynamic, creating more avenues to share ideas, insights and network in more effective ways towards better practice, innovative strategies, and impactful outcomes.”

He told guests at the WEEF 2017 dinner held at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, tonight.

Present were Director-General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Tapsir and Professor Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan.

Professor Datuk Ir Dr Wahid Omar and Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah capturing the great moment with speakers.

Professor Wahid said, in the current challenging times and competitive environment people are facing, it is imperative that they rethink and reform their ways and approaches in preparing a future work force that is adaptable and able to compete globally.

The WEEF he said is timely held as a platform for forward-thinking participants from higher educational institutions, industries and other major stakeholders.

They come together to looking for constructive inputs and feedback in facilitating the transformation of our higher education in this challenging times.

“I am also happy to note that in conjunction with WEEF, there are various special pre and post workshops relating to 21st Century learning and industry 4.0 organised at UTM Kuala Lumpur.

“It is hoped that the workshops provide opportunities for knowledge sharing among participants towards better understanding of educational methodology, new teaching and learning strategies, improved performance and eventually best classroom practices,” he pointed out.

The Vice Chancellor said, they have made progress in addressing the educational needs, and improve student outcomes.

“But with new challenges emerging in the horizon, there is much more that needs to be done in revolutionizing education.

“They should play the role of solution providers and transformation drivers that meet the current and future needs while addressing the challenges,” he added.

He said, holistic curricula for academic programs at higher levels must be improved, taking into account the current changes and demands of the global arena, especially in effective teaching and learning.

“Research in higher education especially in Engineering and STEM education should aim to benefit society at large, and should not be left archived in journals on shelves.

“I believe that in the spirit of open discussion and collaborative efforts to solve mutual problems facing the world today, this forum will be a fruitful meeting of the minds that will ultimately lead to innovative ideas and recommendations.

“I hope that this forum will continue to be a platform to promote the paradigm shift and enhance collaboration, networking and continual exchange of ideas in a global environment to foster and enhance research in Engineering Education,” he said.

Japan Day 2017 was held with much pomp at UTMKL

 

Japan Day is an annual event organised by MJIIT in order to introduce the Japanese culture, values and ethics among staff and students as well as to promote academic programs offered at MJIIT to pre and postgraduate candidates. The opening ceremony was officiated by YB Dato’ Seri Idris Bin Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education.

 

The event this year is special as it commemorates the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Japan. Also held in conjunction with Japan Day 2017 is the Japan Graduates Symposium (JGS), which is a continuation of the series of programs done by Malaysian associations in Japan since 2012. JGS2017 is organised simultaneously during Japan Day 2017 at MJIIT, UTM Kuala Lumpur and the discussion focuses on the way forward for Malaysia Japan collaboration with stakeholders including policy makers, industries and the alumni. Through the Japan Graduates Symposium, MJIIT becomes the platform for graduates from Japan, representatives from alumni, representatives from interested parties to work together as joint organizing committee members in annually organizing a symposium for common interests and also become the main event in Malaysia for information sharing, exchange of insights, networking and discussion between graduates from Japan and related government agencies, higher education institutions and industries.

UTM is honoured to have a sponsorship RM 6,000.00 from Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. for both programs, Japan Day 2017 and Japan Graduates Symposium, JGS2017 while, a Toyota Camry Hybrid will be handed over by UMW Toyota to UTM to facilitate research efforts and strengthen education in MJIIT.

 

The cultural and social crossing activities between Malaysia and Japan featured Japanese martial arts performances by members of the Japanese martial arts team of 65 representatives from the Rising Sun Country itself. Their involvement is fully supported by the Japan Budo Association. Among the martial arts performances include sumo, aikido and kyudo.

University of Bradford, United Kingdom Official Visit

Official Visit by University of Bradford, United Kingdom to UTM Kuala Lumpur on 14 November 2017. A delegation from the University of Bradford represented by Prof. Dr. Martin Priest, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics and Ms. Georgina Schofied, Events and Partnerships Manager, is to conduct the MoU signing for the World Technology Universities Network (WTUN) and to discuss areas of shared interest and ideas for future collaboration between UTM and the University of Bradford.
UTM has been a member of WTUN since August 2017 together with 19 other universities from around the world. WTUN promotes better understanding of the role and the characteristics of the technology university, mobility and global citizenship opportunities, collaborates on research and knowledge transfer, develops position and policy statements, facilitates links between world technology universities and the industry, NGOs and SMEs and share best practice, and provides opportunities for capacity-building among members.

Half Day Seminar on The Role of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in Cosmetic Products Development

IBD and Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society of Malaysia (TESMA) will jointly organise a “Half Day Seminar on The Role of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in Cosmetic Products Development” according to the details below :-

Date : 22nd November 2017 (Wednesday)
Admission is Free (Seats are Limited)
Venue : IBD Auditorium, N23A UTM

We invite academicians, researchers and students with interest in this area to participate by confirming your seats at REGISTRATION (note : CPD points will be recorded for staff). Other highlights include, opportunity to engage with current members of TESMA and become one yourself! Info of TESMA can be referred to at http://www.tesma.org.my

Boost partners with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to create the country’s first “Cashless Campus”

Kuala Lumpur, 2 November 2017 – Boost, an app-based innovative mobile wallet, today announced a milestone partnership with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to create Malaysia’s first “Cashless Campus”.

With Boost activated on smartphones, all 25,000 students and faculty members across UTM Kuala Lumpur and Skudai campuses will be able to use the mobile wallet as the single mode of payment for all on-campus purchases.

As the institution that is acclaimed for being at the forefront of engineering and technological knowledge, UTM is yet again breaking ground by going fully cashless and by being a test bed towards as cashless Malaysia society of the future.

At the same time, Boost, developed by Axiata Digital, is revolutionising the way consumers transact in today’s increasingly digital and mobile world. Combining the lifestyle needs of consumers and cutting edge digital technology, Boost makes cashless transactions easier, more secure as well as provide an overall more rewarding experience for consumers.

The partnership was commemorated in an official signing ceremony executed by Prof. Dr. Azlan Abd. Rahman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) of UTM, Christopher Tiffin, Chief Executive Officer of Boost, as well as En. Dick Hilmi Bin Dato Hassan, Chief Executive Officer of Zen Trillion Sdn Bhd, the sole merchant acquisition partner of UTM and Boost.

Prof. Dr. Azlan Abd. Rahman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) of UTM, said, “We are honoured to be partnering with Boost to provide our students with a more enjoyable and seamless digital lifestyle allowing for easy purchases, money transfers, mobile top-ups and digital gifts. Beyond this, Boost’s unique reward-based experience offers students a greater value in going cashless on campus”.

“In line with UTM’s vision’s to be recognized as an influential world-class centre of academic and technological excellence, we aim to transform all our services to be easily accessed through digital means. This partnership marks the beginning of our initiative as we move towards being a fully digital campus. We are also proud that this initiative, led by Professor Dr. Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, is also receiving recognition and support from the Ministry of Higher Education and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. This is a very exciting time for us as we cement our status as a “Cashless Campus” and pave the way towards a new digital lifestyle,” continued Prof. Dr. Azlan Abd Rahman.

“Backed by Axiata’s vast expertise in digital technology across Asia, Boost is at the frontier of the digital economy and one of the fastest growing mobile wallets in the market. Our partnership with UTM signifies more than just a venture, it also represents a new and exciting way for Malaysians to move forward in the digital world. We believe this is only the beginning of an exciting journey as we look to form more strategic partnerships in the future to educate and instil trust in consumers on the reliability, safety of e-wallet applications,” said Christopher Tiffin, CEO of Boost.

Boost users can pay for purchases at selected merchants at both physical outlets as well as online merchants, without the hassle of cash or card payments. From the weekly pasar malam to popular food trucks to well-loved food courts, users can enjoy a hassle free, cashless transaction just by using the app. Boost has been purposefully developed following a human centred approach that takes into account the user experience using the mobile application.

Android users can download Boost from the Play Store while iOS users can download from the App Store. For more information, check-out the website at http://www.myboost.my or follow Boost on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com.my/myboostapp and Instagram http://www.intsagram.com/myboostapp.

UTM-LCARC Co-organises High Profile 3rd International Conference of Low Carbon Asia and 6th LoCARNet Annual Meeting

Bangkok, 1st November – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), through the UTM-Low Carbon Asia Research Centre (UTM-LCARC), Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, co-organised the three-day 3rd International Conference of Low Carbon Asia (ICLCA 2017) and the 6th LoCARNet Annual Meeting with the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonbury (KMUTT) in Bangkok, Thailand.  The ICLCA and LoCARNet annual meeting, which assembled over 150 participants hailing from 16 countries, saw the presentation of six keynotes and some 120 papers that collectively aimed at advancing sustainable low carbon emission development in Asia.

The international conference and annual meeting of the rapidly growing low carbon Asia research network was officiated by Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand.  The event also featured a keynote address by Y.Bhg. Prof. Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Prof. TPr. Dr. Ho Chin Siong, Director, UTM-LCARC delivered a welcome speech with other key senior officials from Thailand and Japan.  Prof. Ho also chaired, mediated and spoke in several conference sessions in the three days of the conference, as well as doing the important plenary wrap-up on 3 November 2017.

The three-day high-profile event saw the launching of the LoCARNet Bangkok Declaration that outlines LoCARNet’s strong stand and policies on Asia’s contribution to the Paris Agreement.  The Declaration that is co-drafted by UTM-LCARC will be released at the upcoming 23rd Session of Conference of the Parties (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany in November 2017.

International Conference on Advanced Technology 2017 (ICAT 2017)

Kuala Lumpur, 10 October 2017:- UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur held an international conference called the International Conference on Advanced Technology 2017 or known as ICAT 2017. This international conference was held on 10 October 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. The ICAT2017 was officiated by YBhg. Dato’ Sri Zohari Bin Haji Akob, the Secretary General, Ministry of Works, Malaysia. The first ICAT2017 is a combination of three international conferences held simultaneously which are; ‘3rd International Conference on Human Capital and Knowledge Management (ICHCKM)’, second, the ‘2nd International Conference on Sustainable Urban Landscape Design (SUDLiC)’ and the third conference ‘1st International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (SustaIN)’. These three conferences promoted current issues relating to human capital, knowledge management as well as urban landscape designs and sustainable infrastructure. This conference provided the space and platform for presentation papers and participants to discuss current issues.

The presenters and participants of the conferences were from within and outside the country such as from Thailand, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Japan, United Arab Emirates and from United Kingdom. Most of these presenter and participants included academicians and professionals who have an in-depth interest in the related issues. For this conference, 88 scientific papers were presented. Among the topics  presented in this conference include issues such as sustainable design and construction, technology and innovation, road and sustainable transportation systems, recycling and renewable energy towards low carbon, environmental impacts from sustainable development, sustainable facility services, policies in sustainable development and many more.

Apart from the presentation of papers by academics and professionals, the conference also held a forum where participants from all three conferences gathered with respectable panelists. The title of the forum was ‘Sustainable Development Goal 2030 – The Challenges of Sustainable Development Realising Dreams from Realities’. Three key panelists were invited to make this forum a success. They were, Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Datuk Zulkefli A. Hassan (Chairman of Board of Governors, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)), Prof. Ir. Dr. Ade Sjaruddin (Civil Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung) and Dr. Shuhana Shamsuddin (former urban design lecturer, UTM).

Mural Art Painting for GEMPAK Community Service in UTM 2017

A group of Landscape Architecture students of Faculty Built Environment formed 3D Mural Wall Art team supervised by Dr. Lee Yoke Lai and Dr. Sapura Mohamad had accomplished mural art painting at Faculty Science-C18, UTM. This mural art project was started from 5th April and completed on 8th April 2017 collaboration with Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar (MPM) and patron by Earth Society members under GEMPAK’17 program conducted by the MPM.

The mural art theme ‘Where Great Minds are Nurtured’ is in line with the faculty vision which is to be known around the world in science and mathematics field that produced experts in its fields. Thus, the mural wall art design contained three major elements to epitomize Physics, Chemistry, and Science Mathematics Departments representing Faculty Science. Indeed, the mural painting inspirations have nurtured a great teamwork among UTM communities.

 

A mural art project performs a vibrant theme of ‘Where Great Minds are Nurtured’.

Academic Visit to Tokyo City University (TCU) by Department of Landscpe Architecture

Department of Landscape Architecture staff visited the Faculty of Urban Life Studies at Tokyo City University (TCU), Todoroki in Tokyo from 16 to 18 October 2017. This is an academic visit and future research collaboration stipulated in the MOU between UTM and TCU dated 12 January 2016.

14th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA 2017), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), UTM sent the largest delegation to the recent 14th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA 2017). The Congress was held at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China from 12-14 October 2017. Twenty-three (23) UTM delegates comprising of 9 lecturers and 14 students led by Prof. Dato’ TPr. Dr. Ahmad Nazri Muhamad Ludin presented a total of 20 papers and 3 posters to more than 150 international participants. “Reshaping Urban and Rural Development through Planning” was the main theme of APSA 2017 and it featured papers/presentations/posters across six tracks encompassing, Governance, Identity Heritage, Solidarity Equity, Smart Intelligence, Sustainability Environment and Planning & Education. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, FAB, UTM is a member of the Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA) and had hosted the APSA 2015. The Congress is held biennially. The UTM delegates had envisaged establishing academic networking with Tsinghua University, as it is the most prestigious university in China and the Department of Urban Planning of the university is ranked the top urban planning education institute in China since 2012.

Congratulations to President of the IEM

Heartiest Congratulations to Ir. Dr. Tan Yean Chin, President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) on being conferred the Best Student Award for Engineering Doctorate (Technology and Construction Management) at the UTM 59th Convocation Ceremony.  He has completed his thesis entitled  Performance of Floating Piled Raft with Varying Lengths in Solving Compressible Subsoil  under the supervision of Professor Ir. Dr. Ramli bin Nazir from Faculty of Civil Engineering.

Ir. Dr Tan Yean Chin is the President of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and Board member of the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM). Ir. Dr Tan also holds the position of Secretary General of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP), an independent umbrella organisation for the engineering institutions in the Asia and the Pacific region.

Ir. Dr. Tan obtained his B.Eng. (Civil) degree with First Class Honours from  Universiti  Teknologi  Malaysia  (UTM)  in  1992. In 1994, he was awarded the Chin Fung Kee prize and M.Eng. (Geotechnical Engineering) from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok. He later obtained his Engineering Doctorate from UTM in 2017.

Ir. Dr. Tan is a Professional Engineer and an Accredited Checker (Geotechnical) registered with the BEM. A registered ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer (ACPE) as well as in the APEC  and International Professional Engineers registers. Ir. Dr. Tan is also an Honorary Fellow of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO), Fellow of IEM, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE, UK), ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology (AAET) and Academy of Engineering and Technology of the Developing World (AETDEW).

He is one of the Founder and Senior Director of G&P Professionals group of multi disciplines engineering consulting firms with staff strength of more than 300. He has lead his team in geotechnical design of mega projects such as Electrified Double Track Railway project (200km) from around Taiping to Alor Setar, Klang Valley MRT Line 1(SBK Line) and Klang Valley MRT Line 2 (SSP Line). Ir. Dr Tan has published more than 70 technical papers on geotechnical engineering in local and overseas conferences and seminars.

 

Ir. Tan with his wife, Mdm Lian Poh Hoon, mother Mdm Ch’ng Phaik Heoh and one of his son during the convocation day.

EV car charger team receives letter of completion from MOSTI

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 October 2017 – The Soft Trust for IOT Enviroment team of Advanced Informatic School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has received a recognition letter of completion from Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), today.

Associate Prof. Nazri (right) receiving certificate from Datuk Panglima Wilfred.

The certificate was handing over by its minister Datuk Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau at MOSTI Innovation Dialog ’17, near here today.

Certificate of completion.

Project leader, Associate Professor Dr Nazri Kama said, the team has succesfully completed a project named The Development of A Universal Electric Vehicle Charger for Standard and Rapid Charging.

The project worth RM1.9 million was funded by MOSTI and kicked start on June 2015 and completed on May 2017.

“The project was initiated to support the Electric Vehicle (EV) business ecosystem readiness for Malaysia environment.

“One of the main challenge in implementing the EV business is the power electricity rating differs in regards to different EC car power rating requirements,” he said.

Associate Professor Nazri said, currently, an electric vehicle charger would normally be present to charge a selected vehicle type.

He said, a Japanese manufactured charger would be specialised for Japanese EVs while an American charger for American EVs and European chargers for European manufactures EVs.

“Thus, this project is to overcome the above said challenge by proposing a universal EV charger that is able to support different power rating requirements.

“The novelty of the project is the “universality” of the developed charger which refer to the capability to charge any EV car from different EV car manufacturers,” said.

He cited, the main collaborators for the project were Panasonic System Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd, Nichicon (M) Sdn Bhd, Scan Consulting Services Sdn Bhd and Entrust Consultancy.

The QS Asia University Rankings: UTM improves its performance

The QS Asia University Rankings was launched with the aim of highlighting the top universities in Asia, shining a spotlight on the rapid development of many higher education systems in this dynamic world region. The methodology is adapted from that used for the QS World University Ranking, such as Academic Reputation; Employer Reputation; and Faculty to Student Ratio, but also considers a set of performance metrics carefully tailored for the region.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia improved its performance and leaped 14 places to #49 in the QS Asia University Rankings 2018. Considering there are approximately 11,900 universities regionally*, this makes UTM one of the top 1.0% universities in Asia.

Based on the performance indicators assessed, and at #19 the Faculty Student indicator is the strongest one for UTM. Additionally, UTM also performed well in the International Student indicator. This significant performance is largely attributed to the strong commitment by UTM faculty members to provide the best support in facilitating students’ learning experience, while harnessing potential talents among students to strive for excellence.

UTM is also set to engage in more impactful research collaborations that can ultimately lead to improved performance through joint publications and increased citations. At the same time, UTM will continue its efforts in enhancing research collaborations with partners across the globe especially in areas of mutual interests. This would help UTM researchers to leap forward and stay relevant and visible among peers at the global level.

Nevertheless, it should be noted that although rankings are useful for benchmarking, they should neither be viewed as the only measure of excellence, nor should they dictate how a university should move forward.

What is more important is to focus on the fundamentals of quality education, enhancing academic and research capacity and instilling a strong mindset and culture for improved reputation at the global level. This is what UTM will continue to strive for to reach greater heights.

UTM 59th Convocation Festival with TRAVELOKA

There are probably a lot of things in life that you will remember forever: the first time you had your wisdom tooth removed, your first love, or even that memorable trip overseas.

For most students in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), one such event would be the Convocation Festival. The UTM Convocation Festival (FESKO) is a bi-annual event, which is celebrated in conjunction with the UTM Convocation, spanning up to a week.

UTM is hosting its 59th Convocation Festival (FESKO59) on the 26th-31st October, at the Dataran UTM. At an estimated visitor count of 60,000, it is one of the largest carnivals not just in Johor but also in Southern Malaysia.

FESKO59 caters to a wide audience, offering a variety of activities over five days. If you are interested in running for a cause, the Midori Run is the perfect event for you.

“Midori” here is the Japanese word for green, which is the concept of sustainability and going green, synonymous with UTM’s aim to create an eco-friendly campus.

FESKO59 will also pit gamers against each other in tournaments for two of the most celebrated games worldwide, FIFA and DOTA 2! On top of that, there will be many more activities, including Seni Khat Workshop UTM, Makeup Tutorial, Joran Warrior and International Day.

Moreover, the festival also showcases up to 150 stalls, selling food, clothing, home appliances, games, services and many more, attracting aspiring entrepreneurs not just from companies and the public, but also among UTM students.

To know more about FESKO59 and what we are going to do this October, remember to check out our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter as we bring you the latest highlights of FESKO59!

For this year’s 59th Convocation Festival, we are proud to present Traveloka as our main sponsor. Traveloka is a leading Southeast Asian online travel company that provides a wide range of travel needs in one platform. From hotel booking to flight booking online, Traveloka does it all!

The company has established partnerships with more than 100 domestic and international airlines, serving more than 200,000 routes worldwide. It also has the largest direct accommodation inventory, varying from hotels, apartments, guest houses, homestays, to villas and resorts.

Traveloka provides more than 40 payment options for consumers in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, with 24/7 assistance from local customer service representatives in their native languages.

Additionally, its mobile application has been downloaded more than 20 million times, making it the most popular travel booking app in the region. If you are a travel enthusiast looking for great deals and promotions for your next trip, or just longing for a pleasant travel experience, then visit Traveloka at https://www.traveloka.com/en-my/ or download the Traveloka App on Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store now.

 

Traveloka is the main sponsor for our FESKO59 Sports Festival, featuring 2 main events: the 3-on-3 basketball and futsal competitions. Open to all UTM students, participants may stand a chance to win up to RM 500 worth of Traveloka vouchers in the 3-on-3 basketball competition, for a small fee of only RM 40 per team.

For the futsal competition, the grand prize winning team will bring back a total of RM 1,000, while the 1st runner up and the 2nd runner up teams will go home with RM 500 and RM 300 respectively.

Registration for the futsal competition is open to the public, and fees are only RM 100 per team. Why wait? Assemble your team and join us on 28th October! Feel free to contact Mohd Fazle (011-3148 2474) or Ain (019-401 7640) should you have any enquiries on the event.

Department of Quantity Surveying hosted the 3rd Programme for QS Registration Scheme

https://news.utm.my/2017/10/department-of-quantity-surveying-hosted-the-3rd-programme-for-qs-registration-scheme/ 

Department of Quantity Surveying successfully hosted the 3rd Programme for QS Registration Scheme (PQRS 3.0) held at Grand Banquet Hall, Residensi UTMKL, Kuala Lumpur. The event was held on 24th October 2017 with theme focuses on ‘Why Am I a QS?’.

Co-organized with Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia, Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia, Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia, this event provides a platform for QS graduates to catalyze the journey of young QS in becoming registered QS in the near future as well as to be part of the professional cluster agenda. This event was graced by Yang Berbahagia Dato Sr Aziz bin Abdullah, president of the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia and keynote speech was delivered by Yang Berbahagia Dato Sr K Sri Kandan, Chairman of AECOM (M).

Four prominent speakers were invited to address the issues of the QS today and the way forward to embark ideas for future betterment of the profession. The first session presentation was delivered by Sr Dr Noushad Ali Naseem sharing his personal experience on becoming a professional QS and further urge young QS to gain the professional tittle by 2020 while Dr Suraya Ismail delivers on the policies and governance related to Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) from the Property and Construction Perspective. The second session aimed to inform young QS on option routes to become a professional. Sr Hj Nik Zainal Alam Hasan delivers on new ‘QS Technologies’ route, extending more options for QS to become professionals while Sr Mohamad Shazali bin Sulaiman addresses on the milestone to achieve through the journey becoming a professional QS. A mock interview session was coordinated by experienced surveyors found to be very engaging yet informative for young QS.

Attended by 500 quantity surveyors across Malaysia, this program launched the Mentor-Mentee Programme & Meet Your Mentor Sessions as a CSR initiative by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia to guide provisional QS to become a professional QS.

The event’s closing remarks were officiated by Sr Mohamad Shazali bin Sulaiman, Head of PQRS 3.0 committee congratulating the host for the success of PQRS 3.0.

by: Zafira Nadia Maaz

UTM Night Run for Hope 2017: A Marathon for children’s home of hope

JOHOR BAHRU, 28 october 2017 – The UTM Night Run For Hope 2017 organized by the Bioprocess Student Society (BIOSS) has managed to obtain sponsorship of around RM100,000 including prizes for the winners.

Its president, Muhammad Andika Mohd Yunus said, the 10 kilometer run held on 21st October managed to gather nearly 2,000 participants from all over Malaysia, and was held at Stadium Azman Hashim, UTM.

“The companies that sponsored the event were Beyond Ultron Sdn Bhd, Belinked Enterprise, Eleven Sport Malaysia, Printcious Gifts (M) Sdn Bhd, IM4U, Southern Rubber Works Sdn Bhd(Jazz Star), Salient Information Sdn Bhd (MYC), Shoon fatt Biscuit & Confectioney Factory Sdn Bhd, Allexcel Trading Sdn.Bhd (Warrior Energy Drink), Dato’ Khoo Soo Seang (Johor Chung Ling Alumni Association) and and students.

“Some of the donations were in terms of facilities essentials to give support to cancer survivors, in which RM 3,000 will be given to the Children’s Home of HOPE,” he said.

Muhammad Andika said, the main objective of the event was to enhance and promote a healthy lifestyle while showing support for children who had cancer as well as survivors under the Children’s Home of HOPE and to raise awareness on children’s cancer among the communities in Malaysia.

“The collection of the UTM Night Run for Hope fund will be donated to the Home of HOPE, which is located near Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL).

“We really hope that the donation can be helpful for them in terms of financial support and also facilities in the home,” he said.

The UTM Night Run For Hope 2017 was the third charity run program organized by BIOSS after UTM Run with Pride 2016 and UTM Night Run for Makna 2015.

The UTM Night Run For Hope 2017 was a collaboration between BIOSS and UTM Sport Excellence in order to raise funds for the Children’s Home of HOPE which is one of the charities associated with the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM).

Home of HOPE is a non-government charity body that aims to help children from poor families by providing temporary shelter while receiving cancer treatment at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

The charity run was officiated by the Chairman of MCA Gelang Patah, Dato’ Jason Teoh Sew Hock.

He was very proud of the achievement of the organizers of the UTM Night Run for Hope 2017 because this program was fully organized by the students themselves.

“This UTM night run is meaningful as it not only carrying the mission in raising awareness about the National Cancer Society, but also channels its fund to the Children’s Home of HOPE under the National Cancer Society Malaysia, helping them to achieve a better and brighter future, nurturing these seeds of hopes to shine in their future days,” he said.

The officiating programme were attended by the Head of Department of Bioprocess and Polymer Engineering, Associate Professor Dr. Roshanida A. Rahman and advisors of BIOSS Professor Ida Idayu Muhamad and Dr Liza Md Salleh,

Meanwhile, Dr Liza expressed her gratitude to the whole organizing committee for  Ewing involved and making the program a success.

She said, the program achieved the target of having more than 1,800 participants and she also expressed her gratitude to UTM Sports Excellence for providing a platform to organize the event.

EV car charger team receives letter of completion from MOSTI

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 October 2017 – The Soft Trust for IOT Enviroment team of Advanced Informatic School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has received a recognition letter of completion from Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), today.

Associate Prof. Nazri (right) receiving certificate from Datuk Panglima Wilfred.

The certificate was handing over by its minister Datuk Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau at MOSTI Innovation Dialog ’17, near here today.

Certificate of completion.

Project leader, Associate Professor Dr Nazri Kama said, the team has succesfully completed a project named The Development of A Universal Electric Vehicle Charger for Standard and Rapid Charging.

The project worth RM1.9 million was funded by MOSTI and kicked start on June 2015 and completed on May 2017.

“The project was initiated to support the Electric Vehicle (EV) business ecosystem readiness for Malaysia environment.

“One of the main challenge in implementing the EV business is the power electricity rating differs in regards to different EC car power rating requirements,” he said.

Associate Professor Nazri said, currently, an electric vehicle charger would normally be present to charge a selected vehicle type.

He said, a Japanese manufactured charger would be specialised for Japanese EVs while an American charger for American EVs and European chargers for European manufactures EVs.

“Thus, this project is to overcome the above said challenge by proposing a universal EV charger that is able to support different power rating requirements.

“The novelty of the project is the “universality” of the developed charger which refer to the capability to charge any EV car from different EV car manufacturers,” said.

He cited, the main collaborators for the project were Panasonic System Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd, Nichicon (M) Sdn Bhd, Scan Consulting Services Sdn Bhd and Entrust Consultancy.

Signing of Agreement between UTM and Qatar University

KUALA LUMPUR, October 16, 2017 – After seven (7) years of friendship, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia has finally signed an agreement with Qatar University, State of Qatar. The agreement document was exchanged in front of the MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MALAYSIA , YB DATO’ SRI MUSTAPA MOHAMED and the MINISTER OF ECONOMY AND COMMERCE OF THE STATE OF QATAR, H.E. SHEIKH AHMED BIN JASSIM BIN MOHAMMED AL THANI at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the Qatar-Malaysia Economic Forum.

The partnership between UTM and Qatar University allows the two universities to exchange of information relating to their activities in teaching and research in fields of mutual interest, promote joint research projects and joint courses of study, endeavour to develop and implement a programme of research, personnel or student exchanges and exchange publications, reports or academic material and information within duration of five (5) years of the agreement.

UTM was represented by Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & International) who is also working with Qatar University on a research project.

Talk by Dr. Rozzeta Dolah at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA on Variation Measurement and Improvement in Industry/ Engineering Application

On 17 October 2017, Dr. Rozzeta Dolah was invited to present a talk at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA on “Variation Measurement and Improvement in Industry/ Engineering Application”. The talk was attended by MIT professors, undergraduate and graduate students from engineering faculty. As there is a very little guidance for the practitioners/ engineers to select an appropriate strategy of robust measurement systems – What, When & Where to use Taguchi method versus other experimental design method of eliminating noise and variations, the talk has provided a solid underpinning of Taguchi method in controlling variation for measurement system. This is crucial to determine the degree of optimization, resolution required, time and costs constraints, nature of the problem, and robustness approach for a given problem in a process. The talk covered the wide spectrum of robust quality engineering such as essential parameters in data analysis, control of variation in measurement process, controlling defects through six sigma methodology and variation elimination. These elements undoubtedly provide the guidelines of what a robust measurement system should be in ensuring the measurement to represent the measurand. Therefore, the gap between theoretical uncertainty engineering and the measurement in real practice is reduced. Measurement errors, difficulties in determining the noise parameters, and confusion between the appropriate strategy to use are among the questions arised from the audience.

Profile:

Dr. Rozzeta Dolah is a senior lecturer at UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is currently pursuing her post doctoral at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, USA in Mechanical Engineering department under Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Research laboratory. Her research interest involves renewable energy in biomass conversion and nanotechnology transport phenomena using robust quality engineering including Taguchi method optimization. She is a Chartered Engineer registered in UK, with Ph.D specialized in quality engineering from Meiji University, Japan. Her experience in quality engineering was gained under the direct tutelage of the pioneer of Taguchi method, son of the late Dr. Taguchi. Prior to being in academic field, she has many years of experience as process engineer in industry, where she involved in multiple Black Belt Six Sigma projects, and solved problems through defects and variation elimination using MINITAB. As a member of Japan’s Quality Engineering Society, she led many quality improvement projects through the implementation of Taguchi Method (Robust Quality Engineering), Design of Experiments (DOE), and Lean Six Sigma.

Dr Liew Peng Yen receives Young Researcher Award

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 October 2017 – Senior Lecturer from Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Dr Liew Peng Yen received Highly Commended for Young Researcher Award in the Institution of Chemical Engineering (IChemE) Malaysia Awards 2017, sponsored by Dato’ Muhtar Hashim.

Dr Liew receiving the Highly Commended certificate from Dato’ Muhtar Hashim.

He is an alumni and currently associate member of Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT).

Dr. Liew received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UTM at the age of 25.

He specialises in Process Systems Engineering with emphasis on industrial energy conservation using systematic process integration techniques.

His research focuses on Total Site Heat Integration, which involves multiple-process heat recovery, process utility systems, steam systems, heating and cooling systems and low grade heat recovery.

His PhD thesis was selected as Top 3 Finalist for the European Federation of Chemical Engineer (EFCE) Excellence Award in Recognition of an Outstanding PhD Thesis on Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) 2016.

He is awarded as the UTM’s Best Postgraduate Student 2015 and Chancellor’s Award upon his PhD graduation.

As an early stage researcher, he authored 24 indexed articles in international peer-review journals (9) and Scopus-cited conference proceedings (15). To date, he has accumulated about 225 citations and h-index of 8.

Apart from doing research, he served as a reviewer for several international refereed journals and international conferences.

He was the Scientific Secretary for three major process engineering-based conferences in Europe and Asia. He has edited 4 conference proceedings, which are published under Chemical Engineering Transactions and Computer Aided Chemical Engineering.

He has also been invited as guest editor for Computers and Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier). Besides that, he involved in providing professional consultancy services to multinational companies.

He is also one of the main contributors for the development of the Optimal Site© software, which won Gold Award and Jury Award in INATEX 2014 exhibition and Silver Medal in PECIPTA 2015 exhibition.

He is selected as one of the five national young scientist ambassadors in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2015 in Germany.

Dr Wong Syie Luing, UTM postdoctoral researcher in Centre of Hydrogen Energy, has also been selected as one of the finalists in the Young Researcher Award category.

The “I-SUSTAIN” project, led by Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Haslenda Hashim, is also nominated as the finalist for the Palm Oil Award 2017 category.

In the category of Training and Development Award 2017, UTM has been shortlisted with a project entitled, “Student Centered Learning Pedagogical Training”, which is a joint submission with Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.

Research visit to King Mongkut’s Institute Technology of Ladrabang (KMITL)

JOHOR BAHRU, 24 October 2017 – Two Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D) students, Ana Haziqah and Kew Si Na from Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), had successfully undergone one-month research attachment programme organized by King Mongkut’s Institute of Ladkrabang (KMITL) in Bangkok, Thailand, last month.

They joint the programme together with another selected participant from the United States of America, Jonathan R. Puhl.

The postgraduate class.

A number of meaningful academic activities were involved by them to acquire new knowledge, such as basic Thailand language lesson, postgraduate classes and talks related to research and publications given by various experts and lecturers from Thailand, the United States of America and Malaysia.

A visit to Wangklaikangwon Industrial and Community Education College (WICEC).

Besides that, several trips to visit well-known places in Thailand were also joined by them with different Thailand lecturers and postgraduate students, including Wangklaikangwon Industrial and Community Education College (WICEC), King’s farm in Hua Hin, Thailand Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo) as well as Pattaya floating market to explore the cultural richness of Thailand.

Moreover, each of them was also assigned an experienced Thailand advisor to conduct a research in Thailand to enhance their research skill.

Through this fruitful programme, they had exchanged research knowledge and culture as well as it helped to enrich their learning journey.

Collaboration Between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 October: – The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has opened up the opportunity for international students from School of Education, UNMC to improve their language proficiency in order to obtain the required band of Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as set by UNMC. The learning takes place through face-to-face interaction and online learning in MyLinE portal developed by UTM MyLinE Task Force, Language Academy, UTM. The MoA and MoU were signed by the Provost and CEO of UNMC, Prof. Graham Kendall, and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development) of UTM, Prof. Dr. Azlan Bin Abdul Rahman, and witnessed by the Head of School of Education, UNMC, Prof. Dr Ganakumaran Subramaniam, and the Dean of Language Academy, UTM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Halim Bin Abdul Raof, and observed by the Director General, Ministry of Higher Education, YBhg Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir.

According to MyLinE Manager, Associate Professor Fatimah Puteh, MyLinE portal is not only used by students of public institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, but also accessible to the public and private institutions, including international users. MyLinE’s popularity has sparked initiatives for the MyLinE Task Force to expand its functionality to meet the current needs of users and the nation. MyLinE started as the provider of online learning materials for use among students of public universities in Malaysia to enhance students’ English language proficiency. In responding to the needs of the nation, MyLinE offers MUET online materials through its microsites known as MyLinE MUET to assist candidates who are sitting for MUET. At present, MyLinE is the only language learning portal in Malaysia that offers MUET online materials. The portal helps users improve and master the four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) tested in MUET.  This initiative receives strong support from the Malaysian Examination Council (MPM). MPM has supported MyLinE’s efforts in conducting a pilot study on MUET online materials on students who were sitting for MUET. At the ceremony, the UTM MyLinE Task Force also presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Pn Norsheila Md Sheh, who was representing the CEO of MPM, Tn. Hj. Mohd Fauzi Bin Datuk Hj. Mohd Kassim.

The MoA and MoU will benefit both parties. For UNMC, this collaboration helps graduate students from Bangladesh who have been selected to join the Bangladesh College Education Development Project (BCEDP) to master English and to meet the required level of MUET Bands. This collaboration involves face-to-face trainings as well as online assistance for 1000 UNMC international students. In addition to enhancing the visibility of the two world-class universities, staff mobility will strengthen the expertise and competitiveness of UTM instructors. It could also indirectly strengthen cooperation between MyLinE and MPM in meeting the needs of MUET candidates.

With the signing of this collaboration, MyLinE is now at par with other global online learning service providers. MyLinE welcomes all parties who are interested to collaborate in areas concerning teaching and learning of English. MyLinE can be accessed at http://myline.utm.my. For more information, please contact myline@utm.my or 075537928.

The QS Asia University Rankings: UTM improves its performance

The QS Asia University Rankings was launched with the aim of highlighting the top universities in Asia, shining a spotlight on the rapid development of many higher education systems in this dynamic world region. The methodology is adapted from that used for the QS World University Ranking, such as Academic Reputation; Employer Reputation; and Faculty to Student Ratio, but also considers a set of performance metrics carefully tailored for the region.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia improved its performance and leaped 14 places to #49 in the QS Asia University Rankings 2018. Considering there are approximately 11,900 universities regionally*, this makes UTM one of the top 1.0% universities in Asia.

Based on the performance indicators assessed, and at #19 the Faculty Student indicator is the strongest one for UTM. Additionally, UTM also performed well in the International Student indicator. This significant performance is largely attributed to the strong commitment by UTM faculty members to provide the best support in facilitating students’ learning experience, while harnessing potential talents among students to strive for excellence.

UTM is also set to engage in more impactful research collaborations that can ultimately lead to improved performance through joint publications and increased citations. At the same time, UTM will continue its efforts in enhancing research collaborations with partners across the globe especially in areas of mutual interests. This would help UTM researchers to leap forward and stay relevant and visible among peers at the global level.

Nevertheless, it should be noted that although rankings are useful for benchmarking, they should neither be viewed as the only measure of excellence, nor should they dictate how a university should move forward.

What is more important is to focus on the fundamentals of quality education, enhancing academic and research capacity and instilling a strong mindset and culture for improved reputation at the global level. This is what UTM will continue to strive for to reach greater heights.

87th Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series by Professor Ir. Dr. Ramli bin Nazir

All staff and students are cordially invited to the 87th Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series by Professor Ir. Dr. Ramli bin Nazir,  Deputy Director, Center of Tropical Geoengineering from Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM Johor Bahru on the respective date and time as below :-
Date     : 16 October 2017 (Monday)
Time    :  2.30 pm
Venue  :  Seminar Hall, Menara Razak, UTM Kuala Lumpur
Title     :  Learning Failure from the Past to Benefit the Future : In Perspective of Tropical Geoengineering
Chairman: Dato’ Wira Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

We appreciate your cooperation in making this event educational and enlightening for the whole University’s community. For UTM staff, your attendance will be recorded in UTMSmile system.
Your presence in this event would be much appreciated.
Thank you
Abstract : 
 
Soils are human in nature. Uncertainties, history, colours and background dominates the behaviour of the soil. Understanding its behaviour is a complicated task. Prediction on its behaviour is the best solution offer so far without any assurance on its performance. Terzaghi(1936) once said , “soils are made from natures and not by man, and the product of natures are always complex”. Many uncertainties involves in predicting the behaviour of soils. From extracting, handling and testing which bound to accumulate errors and disturbance to the sample, will cause a deviations from its actual behaviours. Question will arise from a designer as representative samples taken from site may not resembles at all since statistically only a small portion is being taken from a large area. Geotechnical Engineering fields are related with daily life. Slopes, foundations, excavations, flood barrier, anchoring to name a few are geotechnical construction that needs high safety design for the comfort of the public. Engineer must struggle to design in such a way as to avoid failure, which could result in loss of property, damage to the environment of the user of that technology, and possibly injury or even loss of life. However, failures in geotechnical construction seems to be a common scenario nowadays. From common structural settlement to a mass slope failures, many Geotechnical Designers have come forward with various state of the art in rectification works at the design stage to obtain better and safer constructions to the public. The design and constructions has been improvised in lieu to the lesson learn from the previous failure. New developments in design are often the direct consequence of lessons learnt from previous failures, which are caused when the designers went too far beyond the state-of the art or the contractors did not implement the design intent in the construction. This combination with increase in knowledge and development of new materials actually led to the occurrence of more failures, principally as a result of enhanced demand for many types of novel structures for which there were no historical precedents. There is no question that the trial-and-error process of designing and constructing, over the centuries, resulted in the loss of properties and life. It is not that failure is desirable, or that anyone hopes for or aims for it. But failures, sometimes appalling, are inevitable, and given this fact, engineers say it pays to make good lesson learned to prevent any possible future mistakes. This lecture will focus on the tropical soil geotechnical hazard which lead to the necessity of understanding its behaviour which cause the failure for future improvement of the construction.

UTM Co-Host Embracing IoT Opportunities Workshop

JOHOR BAHRU, 17th September 2017 – The United States Embassy with the collaboration from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Faculty of Computing and UTM Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (UTMTEC) has organized the Embracing IoT Opportunities Workshop.
The workshop was held at the Seminar Hall of the Faculty of Computing, Johor Bahru campus and officiated by the Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Prof. Dr. Abd. Samad Hj. Ismail.
UTMTEC Deputy Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaidi Rozan said the workshop which was open for all students and staff with the objective to expose participants to the trends and opportunities that future and aspiring entrepreneurs can tap into in the Internet of Things (IoT) which is one of the most fast-changing and dynamic movements in the world today.
“The guest speaker Deborah Magid was from IBM Venture Capitalist USA, specially flown from Silicon Valley, USA while the locals were UTM’s own academic staff, Dr Raja Zahilah Raja Mohd Radzi from the Faculty of Computing and me,” said Dr. Mohd. Zaidi.
The workshop was separated into two sessions with the morning session covering topics on the trends and opportunities in IoT by Deborah Magid, an experience sharing session on IoT projects by Dr. Raja Zahilah and on funding opportunities for any IOT projects in UTM by Dr Zaidi.
“The session was meant to expose the ecosystems, the environment and prospects of the IoT that start-up and future entrepreneurs can consider. Deborah is a software strategy director from IBM Venture Capitalist USA and is well-versed in the start-up’s communities.
“She has been very supportive in giving insights on the potential of IoT as solutions in industries. Dr. Raja Zahilah had shared some of the IoT related projects meant to aspire our participant and inspire them for their next IoT projects,” said Dr. Zaidi.
WIth regard to getting fund for one’s projects, Dr Zaidi delivered a talk on how to get financial support both from potential investors and organizations.
The afternoon session was on the issue of Women In Tech where Ms Magid once again shared her insights and experiences on how to be a successful woman entrepreneur in the tech ecosystem.
The session was meant to empower and inspire women in the tech industry to take a step further and break the stereotypes by being more involved and supportive of each other.
Deborah also shared some of the resources that women entrepreneur can use to their own advantages and advices in how to bring oneself while being in an environment that is predominantly male.
“This programme is a very insightful and interesting workshop. IoT is a giant network of connected ‘things’ where the inter-relation includes people-people, people-things and things-things. The internet of things is more than just connecting devices, there are so many opportunities and solutions that IoT can offer.
“Insights and prospects in the IoT shared by the speakers were definitely a good experience for our participants. As a starting ecosystem in Malaysia, future entrepreneurs and start-ups should take the initiative and take on the challenges to delve into opportunities like this,” said Dr. Zaidi.
In conjunction with that, UTMTEC will hold an IoT Hackathon that focuses on the problems and opportunities of our everyday life. The event is set to run on the 21st November 2017 in conjunction with Innovate Johor 2017.

Azman Hashim International Business School And Yayasan Muhibah Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng Collaborate In An Entrepreneurship Beyond Boundaries Program

KUALA LUMPUR, 4th OCTOBER 2017– Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Azman Hashim IBS) and Yayasan Muhibah Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng collaborated for the first time to implement and promote a prestigious entrepreneurship beyond boundaries programme. The programme is under the flagship of Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Paduka Dr. Fng Ah Seng, Jp has an absolute vision to enhance society well-being, reduce poverty, and uplift economy. The programme was launched in October 2017 by Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Paduka Dr. Fng Ah Seng, Jp at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur.

To drive the programme forward, two phases are put in place. Firstly, entrepreneurs will be selected to undergo a series of business development course and entrepreneurial training. To begin with, 30 entrepreneurs will be selected from the Klang Valley to join the programme from October to December 2017. In this phase, the entrepreneurship beyond boundaries team will develop training materials, e-portals, recruit entrepreneurial talents, appoint trainers, and disseminate programme reports throughout the 3 months. Following this, in the second phase which runs from January 2018 to December 2022, the same programme will be conducted in few underdeveloped countries, including Bhutan, Pakistan, and Indonesia where job crisis are at peak and with rising unemployment rates. Entrepreneurs who participate in this programme will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and grow their business. More importantly, participants will benefit through the mentoring, knowledge sharing, and free business advising- what money can never buy!

 

Azman Hashim IBS today received a donation of RM100,000.00 from Yayasan Muhibah Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng to support the first phase of the entrepreneurship beyond boundaries program. Since its inception in 1997, Azman Hashim IBS has been producing graduates with innovative and entrepreneurial skills for a wide range of organizational, industry and cultural contexts. Azman Hashim IBS is committed to the development of innovative and entrepreneurial leaders for the global markets, who contribute to the advancement of knowledge, and contribute to the societal wealth and well-being and collaboration such as the one with the Yayasan Muhibah Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng, will materialize the school’s mission.

 

On the same occasion, Tan Sri Dato’ Paduka Dr. Fng Ah Seng, JP, the billionaire philanthropist, most pleasant, humble and full of positives vibes has shared with great length on his life time experience to be succeed as an entrepreneur.  The talked was shared in front of more than 300 participants. The topic shared was on Building Future Entrepreneurs.

Tan Sri Dato’ Paduka Dr. Fng Ah Seng, JP, is the Founder and Chairman of Epic Valley Holdings Group and also the Chairman of Yayasan Muhibah Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng. Tan Sri Dato’ Paduka Dr. Fng Ah Seng is a well-known philanthropist who contributes part of his business profits towards the society. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Fng Ah Seng personal life is a rag to riches story. Since 2006, he has donated more than 5 million Malaysian Ringgit yearly for charitable and educational causes. Hence, this is in line with his believe in giving back to the society through practicing his Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

He has officially set up the Yayasan Muhibah Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng, an equal opportunity charitable foundation to help the poor and needy regardless of their race, religion, national background, age, gender.

The Malaysia Separation Science Conference 2017 (MySSC 2017) from 23rd – 25th October 2017 at Pulai Spring Resort Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

The Malaysia Separation Science Conference 2017 (MySSC 2017) is just around the corner!  It will be held on 24 – 25th October 2017 at Pulai Spring Resort Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

 

Since this event is also organized by the Faculty of Science Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (FSUTM), we are pleased to extend a special offer applicable ONLY to the staffs of our faculty!

 

The registration fee is only RM 500 for the staffs of FSUTM, with an additional RM 100 if your paper is accepted for publication in theSCOPUS indexed Malaysia Journal of Analytical Science (MJAS).

 

Registration can be made via http://www.utm.my/myssc/registration-form/.  The deadline will be on 15 Oct 2017.

 

Please feel free to contact us (myssc2017@gmail.com) should there be any inquiries. You can also visit our website (http://www.utm.my/myssc/ ) from time to time to see the latest updates on MySSC 2017.

Jemputan ke Perkongsian Maklumat Senaman Kekal Cergas di Pejabat

Assalamualaikum w.b.t dan Salam Sejahtera

 
Saudara
 
Semua dijemput hadir ke sesi perkongsian ilmu mengenai senaman kekal cergas di pejabat yang akan disampaikan oleh En. Ainul Jamilus Bin Ahmad,  Unit Sukan UTM pada ketetapan berikut:
 
Tarikh: 10 Oktober 2017 (Selasa)
Masa: 2.30 Petang
Tempat: Bilik Seminar 3, Aras 4, Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah, UTM JB
 
Kehadiran semua amat dialu-alukan dan akan dicatatkan sebagai mata CPD di dalam UTMSmile. Sekian, terima kasih.
 
 

COCA COLAKU (KOMUNITI USAHAWAN) via KPDNKK

Assalamualaikum wbt. dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
Semoga semua staf UTM dalam kesihatan yang baik.
 
Dengan segala hormatnya dimaklumkan  Program CocaCola Ku kerjasama Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, 
Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan (KPDNKK) dan The Coca Cola Company akan berlangsung di  UTM seperti butiran berikut  :
 
TARIKH    :     9 OKTOBER, 2017  (ISNIN)
 

MASA       :     aturcara seperti pada lampiran

LOKASI    :    DEWAN SULTAN ISKANDAR, UTMJB

 
YB Dato’ Seri Hamzah b. Zainudin, Menteri KPDNKK akan merasmikan program ini.
Sehubungan itu, semua staf yang berminat  dan berkelapangan adalah dijemput  hadir dan  bersama-sama memanfaatkan
program ini (selepas hadir ke Majlis Perhimpunan bersama Naib Canselor di Dewan Senat dan Bankuet).
Perhatian dan kerjasama semua amatlah dihargai.
Terima kasih.

PTJ PALING AKTIF HADIR KE PROGRAM GAYA HIDUP SIHAT UTM – SENAMROBIK PERDANA SIRI 9/2017

PTJ PALING AKTIF HADIR KE PROGRAM GAYA HIDUP SIHAT UTM –  SENAMROBIK PERDANA SIRI 9/2017

Setinggi-tinggi penghargaan dan terima kasih di atas komitmen dan semangat seluruh warga kampus UTM Johor Bahru terhadap Program Gaya Hidup Sihat Senamrobik Perdana yang telah berlangsung pada pagi 3 Oktober 2017.

  1. Syabas dan tahniah diucapkan kepada Pusat Inovasi dan Pengkomersilan(Zon Capella)Pejabat Hal Ehwal Mahasiswa dan Alumni (Zon Vega) dan Pejabat Bendahari (Zon Arcturus) kerana menjadi PTJ paling aktif pada kali ini. Pusat Inovasi dan Pengkomersilan menyumbang kepada statistik kehadiran sebanyak 55.6% Pejabat Hal Ehwal Mahasiswa dan Alumni (31.6%) dan Pejabat Bendahari (29.1%) daripada keseluruhan staf di PTJ mereka. Kepada PTJ lain, usah kecewa kerana saudara berpeluang untuk melonjak ranking PTJ saudara pada siri program akan datang.

Salam hormat dan jumpa lagi!

Sekian, terima kasih.

Mobile App Workshop 2017

Ybhg. Prof/ Dr/ Saudara,
Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Pusat Keusahawanan Teknologi UTM (UTMTEC) dan Appdolph akan menganjurkan program Mobile App Workshop. Antara kelebihan program ini ialah peserta tidak memerlukan sebarang pengetahuan dalam coding untuk menyertai program ini.
Berikut ialah butiran progam tersebut:
Tarikh : 8 Oktober 2017 (Ahad)
Tempat : Bilik Seminar UTMTEC, Aras 3, UTMTEC, UTM Johor Bahru
Masa: 9.00 Pagi hingga 5.00 petang
Keperluan : Sila bawa bersama laptop anda (maklumat lanjut boleh dirujuk di poster yang telah dilampirkan)
Yuran Penyertaan :
Pelajar UTM/UA/IPTA/IPTS= RM 50.00
Staf UTM/ Orang Awam = RM 80.00
Program ini terhad kepada 15 penyertaan sahaja.
Untuk pendaftaran, sila klik : https://utmtec.typeform.com/to/z4dgFe
Sekian untuk makluman,
Terima kasih,

UTM TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRE (UTMTEC)
OFFICE OF UTMTEC, LEVEL 1A, BLOCK S44,
81310, UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
JOHOR BAHRU, JOHOR, MALAYSIA

INVITATION TO ATTEND COURSE ON “LINUX FOR BEGINNERS” OR “INTRODUCTION TO HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (HPC)

Dear Prof./ Assoc. Prof./ Dr./ Sir/ Madam,

You are cordially invited to attend course on “LINUX FOR BEGINNERS “ OR “INTRODUCTION TO HPC” organized by ICT CICT Training and UTM-HPC, Centre for Information and Communication Technology (CICT), UTM Johor Bahru, Johor. Participants can choose ONE of these courses but it is recommended that participants with no prior knowledge on LINUX to attend both courses.

 

These courses will be held on 8th & 9th October 2017 (Sunday & Mondayat D07, Level 4, Training Room, CICT UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Our course fees as follows: –

 

LINUX FOR BEGINNERS

  1. RM 100 for UTM (staff/students)
  2. RM 150 for outside UTM

INTRODUCTION TO HPC

  1. RM 100 for UTM (staff/students)
  2. RM 150 for outside UTM


** Including certificate, notes & refreshments

For detail, please see the following link: Linux for Beginners and Introduction to HPC. Please use the registration page to register the workshop. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.

For further enquiries, call Aziz  
(+607-5532214) / Anwar (+607-5533095) or email to ict-training@utm.my

UNDANGAN MENGHADIRI BENGKEL PENULISAN TESIS

Y.Bhg. Dato’/Datin/Prof./Dr./Saudara,

 

Dengan segala hormat dan penuh ta’zimnya perkara di atas adalah dirujuk.

 

Adalah dimaklumkan bahawa pihak CFiRST dengan kerjasama MTS, SMAT dan ZMR akan mengadakan bengkel penulisan tesis.

 

Butiran program tersebut adalah seperti berikut:

 

Workshop 1: Mendeley Referencing

Tarikh: 15/10/2017 (Ahad)

Masa: 9 am – 2 pm

Tempat: UTM, Skudai

Yuran: RM80/seorang

Sijil disediakan oleh Mendeley

 

Workshop 2: Thesis Formatting Using MS Word MZJ Method (one .dotx for many .docx)

Tarikh: 18/10/2017 (Rabu)

Masa: 9 am – 5 pm

Tempat: UTM, Skudai

Yuran: RM150/seorang

 

Penceramah:

Encik Wan Zuki

Mendeley Advisor & MZJ Formatting Team

 

Fasilitator:

Dr Zilal binti Saari – GOT PhD (UTM 2015)

Dr Siti Munira Jamil – GOT PhD (UTM 2017)

 

Siapa patut hadir:

-Pelajar pasca siswazah

-Penyelidik

 

Anjuran:

Pusat Penyelidikan Fiqh Sains & Teknologi (CFiRST), UTM

Dengan kerjasama:

MTS, SMAT, ZMR

 

Tempat adalah terhad. Untuk mendaftar, sila isikan borang di sini: tiny.cc/bengkeltesis

 

Untuk pertanyaan lanjut, sila hubungi:

013-7134424 (Dr. Siti Munira)

013-7134442 (Dr. Zilal)

 

Kami amat mengalu-alukan penyertaan daripada pelajar pasca-siswazah dan juga penyelidik di UTM.

 

Segala perhatian dan kerjasama yang diberikan amat kami hargai dan didahului dengan ucapan jutaan terima kasih.

scholarship for master degree

Invitation to Participate in Workshop on PLS SEM using SmartPLS & SPSS Workshop: From Basic to Intermediate (Johor)

Assalamualaikum & Salam Sejahtera,
 
Dato/Datin/Prof/Dr/Sir/Madam,
 
We are pleased to invite you to join Workshop on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling using SmartPLS & SPSS Workshop: From Basic to Intermediate that will be held in Johor Bahru, Johor on 13-14 October 2017 and 24-25 November 2017 respectively. The details of the workshops are as follows:
 

1. Workshop on PLS SEM using SmartPLS

Facilitator                   : Dr. Mohd Sobhi Ishak (UUM)

Venue                        : No. 31-1, Jalan Padi Emas 1/2,

                                    Uda Business Center,

                                    81200 Bandar Baru Uda, Johor Bahru

Date                           : 13-14 October 2017

Fee                            : RM390

Prerequisite               : Basic knowledge of SPSS

Registration Deadline: 5 October 2017 (or until the quota is reached)

“10% discount member get member”

2. SPSS Workshop: From Basic to Intermediate

Facilitator                   : Nur Izzah Binti Jamil (UiTM)

Venue                        : TBD

Fee                            : 1st-day Basic Course: RM190

2nd-day Intermediate Course: RM190

2 days Basic & Intermediate Course: RM280 (Save RM100!) 

Kindly click the link below for more details & registration:

www.mnnfnetwork.com

LIMITED SEAT, REGISTER NOW!

Registration is not confirmed until the payment is received. We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you.

Regards,

Nur Aishah

MNNF Network

Invitation to attend Chemometrics Made Easy Workshop

Assalamualaikum/Salam sejahtera

Participants are invited to attend a one day workshop on Chemometrics held in conjunction with the Malaysia Separation Science Conference (MySSC2017).

The course is designed for beginners in the field who wish to apply chemometric tools to extract maximum information from chemical data. The course emphasis is on the application of chemometric methods to real-life problems.

Details:
Date: 23/10/2017 (Monday)
Time: 8.30 am to 5 pm
Place: C10, Faculty of Science, UTM JB
Fees*: Registered UTM Student & Conference participant – RM150, Non-registered UTM student – RM 200, and Other researcher – RM 250.
Refreshments are provided.

The course brochure can be downloaded here:
http://www.utm.my/myssc/files/2017/08/brochureV2.jpg

Malaysia Biennial 100YC Smart City Forum: Shaping Smart Cities and Future Lifestyles

Greetings from Nexdor Property Communications!

 

We would like to invite you and your esteemed organisation to the Malaysia Biennial 100YC Smart City Forum: Shaping Smart Cities and Future Lifestyles.

 

The Malaysia Biennial 100YC (100 year cities) programme is a global research collaboration with Nextdor Property Communications and RMIT University, an university of technology, design and enterprise that brings together Malaysian and international collaborators to investigate and propose innovative responses, vision and solutions for the development of future smart cities in Malaysia.

 

During this forum, the panelists will be sharing their opinions on the challenges and opportunities of shaping smart cities and how it may affect the lifestyle of the community. The smart city forum will be held in conjunction with the National Innovation and Creative Economy (NICE) 2017 Expo which is organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

 

We will be delighted to have you there to discover what the future holds.

 

For more information, kindly feel free to contact us at 03 7865 6808 or book a seat at eeleen@nextdor.com.my or fionalim@nextdor.com.my

 

 

 

Warm Regards,

Fiona Lim 
Client Account Manager

Nextdor Property Communications Sdn Bhd (700971-A)
507, Level 5, Block A4,
Leisure Commerce Square,
Jalan PJS 8/9, 46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.
M+6012 619 3338
O+603 7865 6808

Biology Outreach Programme for Primary School Children

It is a great pleasure to announce that there is an upcoming event involving primary school children. This programme is sponsored by The Royal Society of Biology (RSB), United Kingdom and Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering (FBME). It will be held in conjunction with UK Biology Week (7th October 2017 to 15th October 2017).
This programme is organised by RSB and undergraduate students and staffs of FBME and the Parent Teacher Association (KSIB) Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Pulai Perdana. It will the first ever RSB sponsored event outside the UK. The details of the program are as follows:
Date  : 14th October 2017
Time  : 9 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Pulai Perdana
There are going to be lots of fun activities such as pantomime, simple biology experiments, biology games and etc.  Feel free to bring your school children to this fun and exciting event.
Sincerely,
Committee
Biology Outreach Programme for Primary School Children

Regards,
Nor Azimah Mohd Zain, 
Phd (Bioprocess Engineering), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 
BSc (Biotechnology), Universiti Putra Malaysia
 
Research Fellow
Centre for Environmental  Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA)
Research Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel:+(6)07-5531278 (Office)
 
Other affiliation: 
Senior Lecturer
Faculty Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Skudai
Johor, Malaysia


Mobile: +(6)019-7072661

Primary Email: azimah@fbb.utm.my | Secondary Email: norazimah@utm.my
 
*FBME Green Manager

PROGRAM GAYA HIDUP SIHAT  – SENAMROBIK PERDANA SIRI 9/2017

PROGRAM GAYA HIDUP SIHAT  – SENAMROBIK PERDANA SIRI 9/2017

Perkara di atas adalah ​dirujuk dengan segala hormatnya

2.  Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa pihak Universiti di bawah Program Pembangunan Modal Insan akan menganjurkan Program Gaya Hidup Sihat – Senamrobik Perdana Siri 9/2017. Program ini kaan diadakan seperti ketetapan berikut : 

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Tarikh : 3 Oktober 2017, Selasa
Masa : 0730 – 0745 – Kehadiran warga kampus / Pendaftaran
             0745 – 0845 –  Senamrobik Perdana
             0930              –  Staf lapor diri ke PTJ/Fakulti masing-masing
Tempat : Stadium Azman Hashim, UTM JB
Instruktor Senamrobik :
  1. En. Amirul Ariff bin Zainal – Bahagian Sumber Manusia, Pejabat Pendaftar
  2. En. Muhammad Asraf bin Azizee – Sekolah Pengajian Siswazah
  3. En. Ahmad Afiq bin Lokman –  Bahagian Keselamatan, Pejabat Pendaftar

3.  Seluruh warga kampus adalah dijemput bersama-sama untuk  memeriahkan program. Ketua Jabatan hendaklah bertanggungjawab memastikan kehadiran staf di  PTJ/Fakulti masing-masing adalah teramai sewaktu program berlangsung. Dilampirkan layout kedudukanPTJ/Fakulti semasa program berlangsung.​ Untuk makluman, air mineral cup tidak lagi dibekalkan dalam menyokong usaha menjadikan UTM sebagai Kampus Lestari.

LINUX FOR BEGINNERS

You are cordially invited to attend course on “LINUX FOR BEGINNERS “ OR “INTRODUCTION TO HPC” organized by ICT CICT Training and UTM-HPC, Centre for Information and Communication Technology (CICT), UTM Johor Bahru, Johor. Participants can choose ONE of these courses but it is recommended that participants with no prior knowledge on LINUX to attend both courses.

 

These courses will be held on 8th & 9th October 2017 (Sunday & Mondayat D07, Level 4, Training Room, CICT UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Our course fees as follows: –

 

LINUX FOR BEGINNERS

  1. RM 100 for UTM (staff/students)
  2. RM 150 for outside UTM

INTRODUCTION TO HPC

  1. RM 100 for UTM (staff/students)
  2. RM 150 for outside UTM


** Including certificate, notes & refreshments

TERBITAN TERBARU PENERBIT UTM PRESS

Adalah dimaklumkan berikut adalah buku terbitan terbaru daripada Penerbit UTM Press :-
1. Judul           :    Gated Communities Policy and Practice
    Penulis        :    Ainur Zaireen Zainudin
    ISBN           :    978-983-52-1348-9
    Harga          :    RM 28.00
2. Judul           :    Mekanik Bendalir Teori dan Penggunaan 
    Penulis        :    Yahaya Ramli
    ISBN           :    978-983-52-1360-1
    Harga          :    RM 65.00
3. Judul           :    Hydraulics Engineering
    Penulis        :   Amat Sairin Demun
    ISBN           :    978-983-52-1361-8
    Harga          :    RM 50.00
4. Judul           :    Hidrologi
    Penulis        :    Ab. Latif Ibrahim dan Tam Tze Huey
    ISBN           :    978-983-52-1359.5
    Harga          :    RM 35.00
Sehubungan itu, buku-buku tersebut boleh didapati di Penerbit UTM Press atau layari http://www.utm.my/penerbit bagi pembelian atas talian .

PROGRAM HARI KESIHATAN DAN KESELAMATAN FC 2017

Jemput sertai program HARI KESIHATAN & KESELAMATAN DI PEJABAT 2017 FAKULTI KOMPUTERAN di Fakulti Komputeran seperti butiran berikut:

Program :  ‘ Hari Kesihatan & Keselamatan Di Pejabat Fakulti Komputeran 2017’

Tarikh : Rabu, 20 September 2017

Tempat : Fakulti Komputeran

Masa : 8.00 pagi – 5.00 petang

Pelbagai aktiviti menarik disediakan kepada pengunjung seperti :-
 
  • Derma Darah
  • Hazard Hunt Game
  • Ceramah Kesihatan & Keselamatan
  • Sesi Kaunseling
  • Foodtruck
  • Car Boot Sale
  • Pelbagai ‘Cabutan Bertuah’ menanti kepada pengunjung.

Sehubungan dengan itu, pihak Fakulti Komputeran dengan berbesar hati menjemput semua…khasnya staf dan pelajar UTM untuk bersama-sama memeriahkan program ini. Jangan lepaskan peluang ini..jommm!

*****     Mata CPD diberikan kepada staf yang hadir.

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KARNIVAL PERPUSTAKAAN UTM 2017

KARNIVAL PERPUSTAKAAN UTM 2017

KARNIVAL PERPUSTAKAAN UTM 2017

 
Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Perpustakaan UTM akan menganjurkan KARNIVAL PERPUSTAKAAN UTM 2017 dengan membawa tema “Courtesy @ UTM” . Karnival akan dilangsungkan seperti ketetapan berikut:
 
Tarikh : 26 – 28 September 2017
Masa : 8.00 pagi – 5.00 petang
Tempat : Bangunan Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah, UTM Johor Bahru.
 
Pelbagai acara menarik menanti anda! Kehadiran semua amat dialu-alukan. Kehadiran staf akan dicatatkan sebagai mata CPD di dalam UTMSmile.  

UTM, Asia Top 10 Young University

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UTM, Asia Top 10 Young University

Unsurprisingly for a continent of its size, Asia has a large number of universities to choose from, with a significant number included in the QS World University Rankings® 2018. While many prestigious Asian universities date back to the 19th or early 20th century (if not before), the region is also home to many fast-rising young institutions.

In fact, Asia boasts six uninterrupted places at the top of the QS Top 50 Under 50 2018, which showcases the world’s top universities under 50 years old.

A total of 21 young universities in Asia are included in the Top 50 Under 50, more than any other region. This includes universities from across the continent, in both the far east and the far west of Asia, including countries such as Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Out of all the Asian countries featured, Hong Kong and Malaysia each have the most entries (four each), with all but one of Hong Kong’s representatives appearing in the top 10.

UTM is ranked at number 10 in the list of top 10 young universities in Asia in 2018, 21st in the Top 50 Under 50 and 253rd in the world this year. A research-intensive university, UTM was established in 1972 and specialises in engineering, science and technology. It is located in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru and aims to be a world-class centre of academia and technological excellence.

Source: QS World University Rankings

Bridging The Academia-Industry Gap: A Successful Project of Two Nations

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The inaugural Swiss Innovation Challenge Asia Project, a project of two nations, Switzerland –Malaysia, marks another successful milestone with the Grand Finale of the Business Innovation Challenge, in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. The 9 months long project, aimed to develop and grow businesses through commercialisation of science and technology innovations in Malaysia, kick started in January 2017 with 100 participating teams from all over Malaysia. Teams comprised of new businesses (less than 2 years old), researchers, students, and NGOs across Malaysia. This project provides the needed knowledge transfer to individuals and teams, also bridging the much highlighted industry-academia gap. Mentors for each team are selected based on their track records in business and consulting, network and expertise.

 

The Grand Finale, happening on the 18th September 2017 in UTM KL witnessed teams pitching their innovation and business model, aiming to penetrate the global markets. As this project is strongly supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI) and the Federal Commission of Science & Technology, Switzerland, the ceremony will witness the MOSTI Minister along with the Switzerland Ambassador gracing the event. Champions will win a lucrative sum of cash, USD15000 (first prize), USD5000 (2ndprize), USD3000 (3rd prize) and USD5000 (Special Prize- Internationalisation Track) – amongst the highest cash prize awarded to such challenges in Malaysia.

 

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Azman Hashim International Business School (Azman Hashim IBS) partners with the University of Applied Sciences & Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) to organise and run this exciting project. Out of 100 teams joining the project in January, the final 25 teams (finalists) will be professionally groomed by Azman Hashim IBS the next following years to introduce and sustain their businesses abroad. This pilot project of two nations brings together the industry and academia in an R&D and business setting, introducing high impact entrepreneurial projects in the long run, while championing the concept of Industry and University 4.0 at the same time. This project opens vast opportunities for new venture development, innovation and research collaborations. The multiplier effects of this project can be observed through various joint ventures and collaborations, events and project spin-offs, and there will be more to be harvested in the next few years.

FESKO MIDORI RUN 2017

FESKO MIDORI RUN 
The first of its kind and organised by Secretariats of the Festival Convocation – 59th, will take place in DATARAN UTM on the 28th October 2017. The run is open to all Malaysians and foreigners.
Online registration can be done through the Google form with just one click on the link below:
 
Registered participants will receive various items which include:
• Chances to get cash Prizes
• Consolation prize until 10th place
• Microfibre T-shirt
• Finisher Medal
• Head Band
• Bread + mineral water
• Coloured powder
Details of Event:
EVENT: FESKO MIDORI RUN
DATE: 28 October 2017 (Saturday)
TIME: 8.00am
CATEGORY: 5km Men’s & Women’s
VENUE: Dataran UTM, Skudai Johor
REGISTRATION FEES:
1. STUDENT: RM35
2. PUBLIC : RM40
Closing Date for Registration: 7 October 2017 (SATURDAY)
For more details, please contact:
Fakhri : +60145184959 
Haziq J : +60173575153
Sincerely,
FESKO 59

UTM Student Residential Complex offers complete self-contained accommodation

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11, 2017 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is offering self-contained accommodations that are complete, comfortable, modern and comply to international standards.

The complex, built on an area of 26.4 acres in the campus near Jalan Maktab, near here named Residensi UTMKL comprises four towers for between 11 and 22 floors.

The complex contains 500 rooms and will be professionally managed by Royal Widad Hotel, The Regency and Dormani Halmark, all of whom have extensive experience in the hospitality industry in the country.

Rooms will be managed as a hotel and three-star service appartments to provide comfort and convenience of fully equipped accommodations for tenants.

Residensi UTMKL contains a seven-storey podium and four towers for accommodation. Tower 1 is the highest tower with 22 floors containing 150 units of two-bedroom accommodations.

Meanwhile, the 13-storey Tower 2 consists of 50 units of three-bedroom accommodation units, followed by Tower 3, an 11-storey tower containing 118 studio units, and Tower 4, a 14-storey tower containing 182 studio units.

In addition, Residensi UTMKL features a 10-lane bowling hall, a multipurpose hall that can accommodate up to 500 guests, a swimming pool, 60 business lots of retail space taking up 39,860 square meters, and features 719 parking lots.

Construction of the complex is in line with the Ministry of Higher Education’s intent to promote the Public Universities (UA) to generate their own income to reduce dependence on the government.

Construction of the complex and its location near the centre of the city is expected to attract more students from home and abroad to study in various fields in UTM.

Residensi UTMKL’s construction costs amounted to RM171.5 million obtained through a loan from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), which amounted to RM180 million.
The idea of its construction was sparked by former UTM Vice-Chancellor, Dato ‘Seri. Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang in 2009 and received the support of the Board of Directors and the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Finance.

Residensi UTMKL’s construction was managed “in-house” in its entirety – contract documents, procurement, contract deals, appointment of contractors, financial management, project management administration; all using UTM’s own expertise.

This move allowed UTM to save RM4 million in consultation fees alone.

To date, as much as 85 percent of the retail space has already been booked by confirmed tenants, among them UTMSPACE, EliteBowl, fast food outlets Burger King, Pizza Hut and Subway, 99Speedmart retailers, department stores my.News.com and Gloria Jean’s Coffee.

Residensi UTMKL was built by contractors Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd (AZSB) beginning in July 2013 and was completed on May 7, 2017 and presented by its Chairman Datuk Prof. A Rahman @ Omar Abdullah to UTM Vice-Chancellor Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar in the presentation ceremony today.

Also present were Chairman of the Board of Directors of UTM, Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali and AZRB Group Managing Director Dato ‘Sri Haji Wan Zaki Haji Wan Muda.

JEMPUTAN BICARA BUMI: KAEDAH PELUPUSAN SISA BUANGAN

Dengan segala hormatnya perkara diatas adalah dirujuk.

Seluruh warga UTM dengan segala hormatnya dijemput untuk menyertai program Car Free Day – Bicara Bumi: Kaedah Pelupusan Sisa Buangan & Taklimat oleh SWM Environment Sdn Bhd seperti ketetapan berikut:-

Tarikh : 

14 September 2017 (Khamis)

Masa : 

8.00 pagi

Tempat :

Parkir Zon 1 (Tasik Ilmu UTM)

Penceramah :

PM  Ir. Dr. Mohd Fadhil bin Md Din,

Pengarah Campus Sustainability UTM (UTM CS)

En Shahrul Amin Abd Rahim,

Senior Executive Corporate Communications

Mata CPD diberikan pada staf yang menghadiri program ini.

Sekian. Terima Kasih.

PAMERAN DAN JUALAN AWAL SEMESTER PENERBIT UTM PRESS – DISKAUN SEHINGGA 80%

Dimaklumkan bahawa Penerbit UTM Press akan mengadakan “PAMERAN DAN JUALAN AWAL SEMESTER PENERBIT UTM PRESS” di Kedai Buku Universiti, Penerbit UTM Press.

Kadar diskaun pembelian adalah sehingga 80%. Butiran adalah seperti mana dilampiran.

Mohon pihak fakulti / HEMA untuk menyebarluaskan makluman ini kepada mahasiswa UTM. Terima kasih.

Segera ke Kedai Buku Penerbit UTM Press pada 17- 28 sept 2017!

MJIIT Leadership Lecture Series 21 by Prof. Masahiko HORIE

World Alzheimer’s Month

September merupakan bulan sempena World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer merupakan penyakit berkaitan kehilangan ingatan dan keupayaan kognitif yang lain pada tahap yang serius sehingga boleh mengganggu rutin kehidupan seharian terutama di kalangan warga emas.

UTM is the 1st Runner-Up for ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ROBOCON) 2017 Tokyo

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UTM is the 1st Runner-Up for ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ROBOCON) 2017 Tokyo

September 12, 2017 by Office of Corporate Affairs

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), representing Malaysia, has won the 1st runner-up in the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ROBOCON) 2017 which was held at Tokyo, Japan from 26-27 August 2017.

A multi-disciplinary UTM team consists of thirty-five undergraduate students from four different faculties, i.e. Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE-24), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FKM-6), Faculty of Computing (FC-4) and Faculty of Education (FP-1). The team manager is Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Ridzuan bin Ahmad from FKE.

Founded in 2002, ABU ROBOCON, an annual robotic competition, aims to be a platform for developing autonomous robots to help humans (residential and industrial) in their daily life.

The theme of the ABU ROBOCON competition is changing and set by the host country. A total of 19 teams from 18 countries were competing in the competition.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘The Landing Disk’ introduced by host country Japan. Each team has to build one robot.

The theme revolves around the word “asobi” (play), which is also a fundamental philosophy behind ROBOCON. In “asobi,” playful, unique, original show of skills is often more important than winning or losing, as everyone – friend and foe alike – can applaud and enjoy them. So, in the “asobi” spirit: playful, unique, original robot designs and strategies are given the main priority.

Each game will be conducted between two teams, each with one (1) robot. The game field is a rectangle divided into two sides for each team. Each side consists of a Start Zone, Throwing Area, and Loading Zone. On the field are seven (7) spots consisting of a circular table attached to a column with varying heights and areas.

Of the seven (7) spots, five (5) are placed along the center line dividing the sides, while the remaining two (2) are placed near to each side. At the start of the game, a beach ball rests on the center of all the spots. The number of discs a team can use during the game shall be fifty (50) placed at the Loading Area.

After the start of the game, the team may load discs onto its robot when the robot reaches the Loading Area. The robots of both teams may throw discs at any ball on any spot to knock the balls off the spots. Scores will be counted when a team’s disc lands on a spot where its ball has been knocked off.

When all the balls have been knocked off of their spot and a team successfully lands its discs on all the spots, that team reaches “APPARE!”, and is declared the winner of the game.

If neither team reaches “APPARE!”, and either both use up the fifty (50) discs or the game time of three (3) minutes passes, the game shall end. The winner will be decided by who has the higher score at the said end of the game.

 

Malaysia team beat several strong teams during the tournament. In the group stage, Malaysia team beat Korean and Iranian teams. In the quarterfinal, Malaysia team beat Japan team represented by University of Tokyo. While in the semifinal, Malaysia team beat Thailand team.

In the final match, there were between Malaysia or Vietnam to fight for the victory. Malaysia team ended with the 1st runner-up.

In all of the winning matches, Malaysia team successfully completed the task, also known as “APPARE”. Malaysia team shows that the quality of UTM’s students is recognized at the international level.

LAUNCHING OF JOINT MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMME (JMDP) BETWEEN UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA, JAPAN AND MJIIT, UTM AND JASTIP DISASTER PREVENTION JOINT-LABORATORY, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & PREVENTION CENTRE (DPPC), MJIIT, UTM

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LAUNCHING OF JOINT MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMME (JMDP) BETWEEN UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA, JAPAN AND MJIIT, UTM AND JASTIP DISASTER PREVENTION JOINT-LABORATORY, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & PREVENTION CENTRE (DPPC), MJIIT, UTM

Kuala Lumpur, 29 August 2017: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) held the launching of the Joint Master Degree Programme (JMDP) between University of Tsukuba, Japan and MJIIT, UTM & JASTIP Joint-Laboratory of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Centre (DPPC), MJIIT, UTM. YBhg. Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Bin Ismail, Deputy Director General Of Higher Education (Public Higher Education Institutions), Ministry of Higher Education was invited to officiate this event.

 

The Joint Master Degree Programme (JMDP), a joint collaboration between Environmental Engineering & Green Technology Department of MJIIT, UTM and School of Life and Environmental Sciences of University of Tsukuba, Japan through the Master’s program called Masters of Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, which is an interdisciplinary study that stresses on the application of concepts and methods from the physical, chemical and biological study of the environment. Upon completion of the program graduates will receive a single testamur (certificate) conferred jointly by both Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and University of Tsukuba.

 

The JASTIP Joint-Laboratory of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Centre (DPPC), MJIIT, UTM was established as Disaster Prevention Satellite Site under Disaster Prevention Project, while another two project involved are Energy and Environment, established at the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in Pathum Thani, Thailand and Bioresources and Biodiversity Project established at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Indonesia which these joint researches have engendered a number of researchers in leading positions and have helped train the researchers who have become subsequent leaders in the field. The launching of program will be presented by YBhg. Prof. Datin Dr. Rubiyah Yusof, Dean of MJIIT and Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr Wahid Bin Omar, Vice-Chancellor UTM. Both launchings of the Joint Master Degree Programme (JMDP) and JASTIP Joint-Laboratory of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Centre (DPPC), MJIIT were announced by YBhg. Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Bin Ismail, Deputy Director General Of Higher Education (Public Higher Education Institutions), Ministry of Higher Education, represented by Prof. Dr. Kyosuke Nagata, President of University of Tsukuba, Japan and Prof. Dr. Kaoru Takara, Dean of Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University.

JOURNAL REVIEW” PUBLISHING WORKSHOP

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JOURNAL REVIEW” PUBLISHING WORKSHOP


Task Force Jurnal Penerbitan of UTM Razak School conducted a “Journal Review” Publishing Workshop on July 19, 2017 (Wednesday) at Razak Tower for its academic staff and postgraduate students.
This workshop, which consists of knowledge-sharing session and practical training session, would enable staff and students to produce quality “review” articles for publications in high-impact journals. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki, a lecturer from Robert Gordon University, UK.
At the end of this workshop, it is hoped that quality review articles will be produced by lecturers and students, hence assisting Razak School in achieving the KPI publication based on e-LPPT and MyRA II.

Biodata of Dr Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki
Dr Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki received his MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, London in 2006 under the Yayasan TM scholarship. In 2009, he received studentship awards from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and Yayasan TM to pursue his postgraduate study in Glasgow Caledonian University from which he obtained his PhD in 2013. Dr. Firdaus Muhammad Sukki is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and an associate of the City and Guilds, London (ACGI). Dr. Firdaus Muhammad Sukki has been an active researcher and is currently a Lecturer in Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom. His research interest is in solar energy, particularly in terms of designing optical solar concentrators to create a low cost solar photovoltaic system. On top of that, he also carried out a number of non-technical research including market trend and financial analysis related to renewable technologies for countries such as Malaysia, Japan, Nigeria, Cameroon and United Kingdom. He has excellent track record in collaborating with research universities in around the globe. He has published numerous articles in high impact factor journals (e.g. Nature, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy etc.). He has produced 16 review paper in high impact journals. As an academic author, to date, he has an h-index of 13 and i-index of 17, with a cumulative citation of 502. He is also actively presenting in various conferences related to his area. Prior to joining the academia, he was a communication engineer in Malaysia’s largest telecommunication company. He was in charge of the leased line servers for Malaysia’s network and was involved in major projects related to the telecommunication while holding the post.

UTM Second Year B Sc Architecture Student Wins Malaysian Wood Award 1st Prize at the Malaysian Timber Council Silver Jubilee

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UTM Second Year B Sc Architecture Student Wins Malaysian Wood Award 1st Prize at the Malaysian Timber Council Silver Jubilee

Muhammad Aizat bin Anuar 2 SBEA, won the first prize in the Malaysian Wood Awards Student Building Category of the prestigious Malaysian Timber Council Silver Jubilee Celebrations held at the Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 26 July 2017. The top award carries with it a Cash Prize of RM2,500.00 and a trophy, and was presented by Dato’ Gooi Hoe Chin, Chairman of the Malaysian Timber Council and witnessed by YB Datuk Sri Mah Siew Keong, Minister of Planttion Industries and Commodities. The Design that won the prize was for a “Cookies” Community Centre, A second Year Design Project Supervised by Dr. Abdul Halim bin Hussein of the Department of Architecture.

UTM successfully organizes RCE Iskandar Sustainable & Low Carbon Schools Exhibition 2017

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UTM successfully organizes RCE Iskandar Sustainable & Low Carbon Schools Exhibition 2017

TheCentre for Engineering Education (CEE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and RCE Iskandar in collaboration with Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Johor State Education Department (JPNJ) and University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) organized the RCE Iskandar Sustainable & Low Carbon Schools Exhibition 2017 on 19 June 2017 at UniKL Bandar Seri Alam, Johor. This is in conjunction with “Iskandar Learning Festival 2017” organized by IRDA.

The exhibition was to provide an opportunity for schools to showcase their efforts in giving awareness to school students, teachers, parents and community on green, low carbon and sustainable development. The exhibition and competition among the schools was also a platform for the schools to receive recognition for their efforts. The schools were judged by international and local experts in environment education from Kyoto City, JICA, Kyoto Environmental Activities Association, KIKO Network Japan, IRDA, JPNJ and higher education institutes. The winner for the Best of the Best (primary school) for the 2017 exhibition went to the same winner of 2016 which is SJKC Pulai while the winner for the same award for secondary school went to SMK Sultanah Engku Tun Aminah, Johor Bahru. 9 schools were awarded gold medals, 8 schools silver medals and 1 school bronze medal.

SMK Sultanah Engku Tun Aminah received “Best of the Best (secondary school)” award from Mdm. Lily Sabrina Kuang, Senior Manager HR Department, Seri Alam Properties
SJKC Pulai won the “Best of the Best (primary school)” at the exhibition

Other special awards are Best Booth (primary school) won by SJKC Woon Hwa, Best Poster (primary school) won by SKJT Taman Tun Aminah, Best Booth (secondary school) won by SMK Ulu Tiram and Best Poster (secondary school) won by SMK Telok Kerang. All the prizes were presented by the sponsors of the program. The sponsors were Seri Alam Properties, UMLand, SWM Environment, Masless Express and Dasani Mineral Water.

Besides the school exhibition and competition, many organizations were invited to join the exhibition such as Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Johor, Kelab Alami, Syarikat Air Johor, SWM Environment, J-Bio Tech, Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS) Johor, EM Resources Centre, UTM Low Carbon Asia Research Centre, IPG Temenggong Ibrahim, UiTM Pasir Gudang and UniKL Bandar Seri Alam.

The exhibition received more than 1000 visitors
Judging session by international and local experts in ESD

At the same time, parallel talks and workshops by experts in Education for Sustainable Development were given throughout the whole day. Topics such as sustainability, composting, water, tree planting, green chemistry, solid waste management, cycling, community science and so on are given by experts from UTM, IPG Temenggong Ibrahim, MNS, SWM Environment, JAS, J-Bio Tech, EM Resources Centre and Japanese organizations.

Parallel talks given by experts
Hands-on workshop

The exhibition attracted more than 1000 participants from schools, governmental and non-governmental agencies and public. This is the third year UTM organized such an exhibition under RCE Iskandar. It is hoped to encourage more schools to involve in efforts to make schools green and spread ESD awareness among the school community and the surrounding.

Among the exhibits from schools and other agencies

Program Gaya Hidup Sihat – Larian Kemerdekaan Sempena Sambutan Kemerdekaan Yang Ke-60

ATURCARA PROGRAM :

7:30 – Ketibaan Staf (Pendaftaran Kehadiran)
7:45 – Sesi warming up
8:00 – Ucapan pelancaran
8:15 – Larian bermula
8:45 – Larian tamat, cooling down
9.30 – Staf lapor diri ke PTJ/Fakulti masing masing

3.  Seluruh Warga UTM adalah dijemput bersama-sama untuk memeriahkan program ini. Ketua Jabatan hendaklah bertanggungjawab memastikan kehadiran staf di  PTJ/Fakulti masing-masing adalah teramai sewaktu program berlangsung. Bersama – sama ini turut dilampirkan laluan larian untuk rujukan.


4.  Semoga hasrat Pengurusan UTM untuk memastikan gaya hidup sihat sebagai budaya Warga UTM dapat direalisasikan. Kerjasama seluruh Warga UTM dalam menjayakan prorgam ini amat dihargai.
 
Sekian, terima kasih.Sumber:-

Pejabat Hal Ehwal Korporat   

Bangunan Canseleri Sultan Ismail

Pencapaian Atlet UTM di dalam Kejohanan SEA GAMES 2017

UTM Sports Excellence dengan rasa bangga mengucapkan TAHNIAH kepada para atlet UTM yang mewakili Malaysia dan dapat menyumbang pungutan pingat seterusnya menjadikan Malaysia kini di tangga teratas dengan kutipan pingat sebanyak 119 pingatsehingga 29 Ogos 2017.

Antara atlet UTM yang terlibat menyumbang pingat di dalam SEA GAMES 2017 ialah seperti berikut :-

1)  Nurfariha binti Abd. Razak (Bola Jaring)

Fakulti : Pengurusan

     Pencapaian : EMAS

 

2)  Pow Mei Foong (Bola Jaring)

Fakulti : Pengurusan

Pencapaian : EMAS

 

3)  Muhammad Faizul bin M. Nasir (Pencak Silat)

Fakulti : Kejuruteraan Mekanikal

Pencapaian : EMAS

 

4)   Nik Norlydiawati binti Nik Azman (Judo)

Fakulti : Pendidikan

Pencapaian : GANGSA

Negeri Sembilan State Health Department Inks MoU with Azman Hashim International Business School, UTM on Training & Development

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Negeri Sembilan State Health Department Inks MoU with Azman Hashim International Business School, UTM on Training & Development

NEGERI SEMBILAN, 14th AUGUST 2017 – Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM IBS) officially announced the cooperation between the Negeri Sembilan State Health Department in training and development.  One of the initiatives in this collaboration is the offering of Master of Business Administration program with concentration in Healthcare Management specially designed specifically for medical practitioner and administrators serving in the health department around Negeri Sembilan.

Our guest of honors attending this auspicious ceremony are Dr. Zainudin Bin Mohd Ali, Director of the Negeri Sembilan State Health Department, Prof. Dr. Durrishah Binti Idrus, Pro Vice-Chancellor, (UTMKL Campus), Tuan Hj. Mat Jali Bin Abd Rahman, Deputy Director of State Health Office Negeri Sembilan Management,  Prof. Dr. Wan Khairuzzaman Bin Wan Ismail, Dean of Azman Hashim International Business School and UTM IBS management, students and faculty members.

As Malaysia strives hard to meet the international norm in its population ratio of doctors, dentists, nurses and other health workers, the government has increased places in public and private education institutions, doubled numbers of nursing and medical graduates and increased post-basic and specialist training. This will lead to the rise in the demand for healthcare management professionals with the skills and knowledge which are best served through a program like an MBA. This program will prepare them to function effectively emphasizing the importance of applying ethics to healthcare management practices and integrating faith with learning in a professional atmosphere.

UTM IBS is committed to the development of innovative and entrepreneurial leaders for the global markets, who contribute to the advancement of knowledge, and contribute to the societal wealth and well-being and collaboration such as the one with the Negeri Sembilan State Health Department will materialize the school’s mission.

Summer School 2017 in Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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Summer School 2017 in Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

 

A total of 9 students from Bisha University located in Saudi Arabia have participated in a summer school programme organized by Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) between 22nd of August to 28th of August 2017. This program is also a joint program between Language Academy, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The students comprised of two courses, i.e. civil and mechanical engineering. The main aim of this program was to provide UTM learning experiences to the students of Bisha University. For this, Faculty of Civil Engineering has prepared three main highlights, where the students were exposed to open-ended lab, wastewater treatment plant and mangrove. All of the three activities were not experienced by the students in their home university. The exposure was complimented with lectures given by the Associate Professors and senior lecturers of the faculty. The fundamental principles delivered were new information to these students.

For the first activity, students were introduced to hydrological cycle and how water pollutants were transported along the river in this cycle. The connection was explicitly explained. This was followed by the explanation on Malaysian Water Quality Index, an index used to classified river pollution. During the lectures, the students were actively participated making the lectures very lively.

To ensure the students have a better understanding on their lectures, they are required to do some experimental and field works.

The collected water samples were measured for chemical oxygen demand (COD), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), pH, total suspended solids, ammonical nitrogen and dissolved oxygen. While civil engineering students were busy with water sampling and experimental measurement, mechanical students were in the hydraulic laboratory running pipe friction and centrifugal pump characteristics tests. Those two tests are important for mechanical engineers to choose the suitable pump to minimize the energy usage in water, wastewater and any other industrial plants.

In the second activity, Bisha students visited Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) Sdn. Bhd. wastewater treatment plant located in Medini, Nusajaya. Here, information on the treatment technologies employed was imparted by the engineers working in IWK to the civil engineering students. Meanwhile, mechanical engineering students were explained on the pumping systems used and the current energy usage of the treatment plant.

Mangrove visit to Pulau Kukup were the last activity of this summer school program. Civil engineering students were required to observe the aquaculture activities at the surrounding area that can affect the biodiversity of the mangrove in Pulau Kukup. They were expected to propose mitigation measures in protecting the mangrove in Pulau Kukup. For mechanical engineering students, they were given the task to construct a do-it-yourself anemometer to measure the wind speed in Pulau Kukup. Following the measurement, the potential energy to be harvested was computed. They were also asked to propose the potential wind turbine location in Pulau Kukup.

Apart from academic activities, the mangrove visit has opened their eyes on the importance of environmental and biodiversity protection. This was something which they would never be able to experience in Arab Saudi.

 

Students were actively engaged with the online activity provided by Dr Shamila on Water Quality
Monitoring lecture.

Water sampling and in-situ measurement at UTM river.

The students learnt about how fish farming affect the water quality that can indirectly cause adverse impacts to the mangrove in Pulau Kukup.

Abdulelah carefully observing the plants in the mangrove area with curiosity.

Abdulaziz testing the constructed do-it- yourself anemometer.

Bisha students at the entrance of Pulau Kukup.

IWK engineer, En Zulkifli Said (white hat), explaining how the treatment plant works. At the same time civil (Aziz, on the left) and mechanical students (Abdulelah, on the right) were discussing on the working of the treatment plants from civil  and mechanical engineering point of view.

Briefing on the overview of Medini Wastewater Treatment Plant and precautionary steps to be taken during the site visit.

Mechanical engineering students running pipe friction test.

 The presence of these students has also brought forth new experiences for the faculty members in Faculty of Civil Engineering.

 

Reported by: Dr. Yong Ee Ling, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UTM FKA and CSDC Academy Sdn. Bhd.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UTM FKA and CSDC Academy Sdn. Bhd.

    

The Faculty of Civil Engineering (UTM FKA) will start a collaboration with the Construction Skills Development Centre (CSDC Academy Sdn. Bhd.), a subsidiary of IPM Global Berhad. CSDC Academy Sdn. Bhd. is a training center providing professional short courses and seminar to the construction community. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed by both parties on 22 August 2017. The purpose of the MoU is to establish cooperative agreement in the fields of education and academic research between UTM FKA and CSDC Academy Sdn. Bhd., for a period of three years. The objective of this MoU is to formulize long-standing cooperation between the two parties, in providing professional short courses and seminar program, joint research and consultancy activities, joint organization of seminars and academic meetings, as well as exchange of academic materials and other information. The establishment of this partnership aims to offer quality training related to construction industry in Malaysia to help companies and individual to retain competitiveness in the industry. The ceremony was held at the Dato’ Yusof Abu Bakar Meeting Room (BMU) with UTM FKA was represented by Prof. Dr. Khairul Anuar bin Kassim, Dean of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Managing Director of CSDC Academy Sdn. Bhd., Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Goh Hui Hwang.

Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate (FGHT), UTM Inks MoU with Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association (CVEA)

Kuala Lumpur, 25th  August 2017 : Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate (FGHT) officially announced the cooperation with the Cambodian Valuer and Estate Agents Association (CVEA).  The intention to establish this cooperation resulted from a preliminary discussion between RISM Johor and the staff members of Department of Real Estate, and the Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate, and further followed by an official visit by CVEA to Department of Real Estate on the 5th of March 2016.

CVEA is a real estate professional association and a non-profit organization registered under the Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Cambodia, and is primarily entrusted to develop and promote valuation and estate agency professions in Cambodia. CVEA’s mission is to serve all members to gain optimum opportunities and real estate market competitive advantage in Cambodia through strengthening professional competency, promoting business ethics, integrity, accountability, advocacy, and increase real estate market demands, which is synonymous with the core values of real estate education that UTM provide and well-known for in this region .

It is hoped that through this cooperation more academic programmes, research and human capital development will be implemented for the benefit of both institutions. Both parties have agreed to  strengthen the relationship through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which includes the following:

  1. Visit and participate in academic, training and research programmes;
  2. Promote and exchange of information and materials of mutual interest;
  3. Promote the exchange of scientific materials, publication and information;
  4. Promote and facilitate the exchange of research, training and teaching of staff as well as students;

It is hoped that this memorandum of understanding will pave the way for impactful collaboration between both parties as planned, and UTM as a knowledge institution is always committed to the advancement of knowledge in this region. In this regard, Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate is also keen to collaborate with an institution of higher learning from Cambodia to establish local real estate diploma and degree programmes that suit the demand of the market with the support from CVEA.

Faculty of Education organises International Service Learning Program with Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Indonesia

JOHOR BAHRU, 9 August 2017 – The Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in collaboration with Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Indonesia (UMP) has organized an International Service Learning Program (ISLP). This program had been conducted with the community at Felda Air Tawar 3, Kota Tinggi, Johor.

ISLP participants and staffs from Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto and UTM at the Faculty of Education.

The program began on 16 July 2017 and ended on 7 August 2017. A total number of 22 students and 3 lecturers from UMP took part in this program. Meanwhile, 16 lecturers and 3 students from Faculty of Education UTM involved as the facilitators of the program.

The Dean of Faculty of Education, UTM. Prof. Dr. Baharuddin Aris (fifth from left), presented a token of appreciation to the community leader of Felda Air Tawar 3 Kota Tinggi, Hj. Sahaman Biman, and witnessed by the CEO of EM Group Malaysia, Abdullah Ismail (far left), Kota Tinggi PPD Officer, Hj. Ishak Hj Ismail (second from left), the Deputy Rector of Academic UMP, Dr Anjar Nugroho (third from left), the ISLP program manager, Mr. Shahrin Hashim (sixth from left), the Social Development Officer of Felda Wilayah Johor Bahru, Hjh Saedah Aziz (eight from left) and the Principal from SMK Laksamana Kota Tinggi, Hj Samion Kassim (far right).

Interestingly, the program was auspiciously supported by the nearby community with a total of 9 schools, in which 410 students from secondary and 100 students from primary schools involved in various events conducted throughout the program. EM Group Malaysia was also appointed as the strategic partner of this program.

In addition, a total of 50 residents, alongside with 60 youths and 8 adopted families from Felda Air Tawar 3 were also involved and had significantly contributed to the success of this program.

An ISLP is designed to strengthen an international collaboration between educational institutions in community service collaboration programs. In addition, the program also provides consultation and training for the implementation of the program, and provides services to the community despite the diverse cultures and languages.

These differences have created an agreement in the guidelines, rules and documentation associated with community service program management collaboration at the international level. This is a unique aspect of an ISLP.

The Faculty of Education will continue to promote New Academia Learning Innovation (NALI) through Service Learning. Various activities associated with open classroom learning were provided in the ISLP such as Bio Village Seminar, Bio Agro Community, LOHAS Community with KOSPEN, Kelab Suka Belajar Program, ICT for 21st Century Learning, Kampung Digital, Johor Culinary, Beliaprenur Program, Forum Perdana, Kuliyyah Dhuha and LOHAS Community.

On 3 August 2017, a Bio-village Seminar was held at the Felda Air Tawar 3 Hall and was attended by the ISLP 2017 participants, Felda Air Tawar 3 residents, students from 8 secondary schools chosen by Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah (PPD) Kota Tinggi and nearby communities.

UMP’s students presenting outcomes of the ISLP project.
Cultural Performance by the UMP’s Students.

In this seminar, the participants have demonstrated community service outcomes that have been successfully implemented together with the community.

The closing ceremony was officiated by the Social Development Officer of Felda Wilayah Johor Bahru, Hajjah Saedah Aziz accompanied by the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor Dr Baharuddin Aris and the program manager, Mr. Shahrin Hashim.

This ISLP received positive responses from the participants.

All participants felt that the activities benefited them in many ways and they look forward to sharing positive experiences with their peers and colleagues at Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwekerto, Indonesia.

Professor Dr Baharuddin Aris, during his speech, commented that he was really satisfied with the sincere work that has been showed by all the ISLP’s participating students and staffs, and it would be for sure uplifting UTM’s NALI through Service Learning.

UTM-SMBA Networking Event another Milestone in Friendship between Malaysia and Switzerland | UTM NewsHub

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Promoting UTM at the EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan

JOHOR BAHRU, 21 August 2017 – Dr. Abdul Halim Abdullah, a senior lecturer of Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) was invited as a speaker at Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan in conjunction with Malaysian Education Week.

Dr. Abdul Halim Abdullah and Ahmad Mustaqim Yusoff at the UTM Booth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Malaysian Education Week was held from 14th to 18th August 2017 at the Malaysian Pavilion.  Expo 2017 was an international event which took place from June 10 to September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The expo had attracted participations from more than 100 countries and 10 international organizations.

Dr. Abdul Halim delivered his talk on innovative teaching and learning practices in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) generally and Faculty of Education UTM specifically in developing graduate competitiveness and creativity.

He shared about New Academia Learning Innovations (NALI) model which is introduced by UTM in order to foster soft skills among students and to nurture creativity among lecturers in diversifying teaching and learning strategies in classrooms.

In addition, Dr Abdul Halim also highlighted the establishment of Student-Centred Learning (SCL) Rooms at Faculty of Education UTM which can be used to fulfil all types of teaching and learning experiences.

The SCL rooms are designed to support the implementation of NALI since they possess flexible learning environment. In addition to Dr. Abdul Halim, a PhD student from Faculty of Education UTM, Ahmad Mustaqim Yusoff was also invited to take part in a forum organized during the expo.

A visit from the representative of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Malaysian ambassador to Kazakhstan, His Excellency Syed Mohamad Bakri Syed Abd Rahman to the UTM Booth.
An academic visit to Eurasian National University, Astana led by Deputy Secretary-General (Development) of MOHE Malaysia Datuk Nik Ali Mat Yunus.

The set-up of UTM booth in the expo had given Dr. Abdul Halim the opportunity to promote UTM academic programs and UTM Students Exchange Program to the expo visitors. Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) also arranged visits to two universities located in Astana.

Malaysian delegates visited Nazarbayev University and Eurasian National University (ENU).

The visit to ENU was also joined by Deputy Secretary-General (Development) of MOHE, Datuk Nik Ali Mat Yunus  and Malaysian ambassador to Kazakhstan, His Excellency Syed Mohamad Bakri Syed Abd Rahman.

It is hoped that the participation of Dr. Abdul Halim in Malaysian Education Week at Astana 2017 Expo will ensure UTM is recognized globally.

Promoting UTM at the EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan

JOHOR BAHRU, 21 August 2017 – Dr. Abdul Halim Abdullah, a senior lecturer of Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) was invited as a speaker at Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan in conjunction with Malaysian Education Week.

Negeri Sembilan State Health Department Inks MoU with Azman Hashim International Business School, UTM on Training & Development

August 14, 2017 by 

NEGERI SEMBILAN, 14th AUGUST 2017 – Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM IBS) officially announced the cooperation between the Negeri Sembilan State Health Department in training and development.  One of the initiatives in this collaboration is the offering of Master of Business Administration program with concentration in Healthcare Management specially designed specifically for medical practitioner and administrators serving in the health department around Negeri Sembilan.

Our guest of honors attending this auspicious ceremony are Dr. Zainudin Bin Mohd Ali, Director of the Negeri Sembilan State Health Department, Prof. Dr. Durrishah Binti Idrus, Pro Vice-Chancellor, (UTMKL Campus), Tuan Hj. Mat Jali Bin Abd Rahman, Deputy Director of State Health Office Negeri Sembilan Management,  Prof. Dr. Wan Khairuzzaman Bin Wan Ismail, Dean of Azman Hashim International Business School and UTM IBS management, students and faculty members.

As Malaysia strives hard to meet the international norm in its population ratio of doctors, dentists, nurses and other health workers, the government has increased places in public and private education institutions, doubled numbers of nursing and medical graduates and increased post-basic and specialist training. This will lead to the rise in the demand for healthcare management professionals with the skills and knowledge which are best served through a program like an MBA. This program will prepare them to function effectively emphasizing the importance of applying ethics to healthcare management practices and integrating faith with learning in a professional atmosphere.

UTM IBS is committed to the development of innovative and entrepreneurial leaders for the global markets, who contribute to the advancement of knowledge, and contribute to the societal wealth and well-being and collaboration such as the one with the Negeri Sembilan State Health Department will materialize the school’s mission.

UTM-SMBA Networking Event another Milestone in Friendship between Malaysia and Switzerland

August 18, 2017 by 

UTM International Business School (UTM IBS) has currently arrived at the 3rd phase of our proudly acknowledged program, the Swiss Innovation Challenge Asia 2017. Among a line-up of networking events arranged to foster new industry-academia relationships and future collaborations, UTM-Swiss Malaysian Business Association (SMBA) Networking Event, which specifically aimed to network UTM with the Swiss-Malaysian Business Association (SMBA) and the participants from various industries/students/research institutes from all over Malaysia and Switzerland, was successfully held at UTM Kuala Lumpur on 20th July 2017, at 6.30pm. We were proud to have His Excellency Michael Winzap, the ambassador of Switzerland to Malaysia, and Prof. Dr. Nordin bin Yahaya, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of UTM, to grace the historic event.

The event started with a welcoming speech by Prof. Dr. Nordin. In his speech, he highlighted the fact that Swiss Innovation Challenge (SIC) Asia 2017 is not just a challenge that focuses solely on rewarding innovative ideas, but also serves as a platform of championing national agendas and making the world a better place to live and evolve by nurturing such innovative ideas. Also, as the Swiss Innovation Challenge is a non-profit initiative, he sincerely hoped to be able to garner financial support by raising at least RM 500,000 per year to cover the costs for promotions, expertise, event management, prizes, and operating expenses for the project. By then, the Swiss Innovation Challenge initiative will be able to sustain itself and in turn benefit new businesses as well as expand the Swiss-Malaysian legacy that has been persistent since 1887.

Next, His Excellency Michael Winzap gave a greeting note to the audience. His Excellency was delighted to be invited to UTM for the third time and looked forward to come again. His Excellency also stressed the essential role of the embassy in bringing two countries closer and establishing cooperation and knowledge sharing in different sectors that would immensely benefit both countries, with SIC Asia 2017 being one of the best testimonials of such cooperation and unwavering friendship. After the speech, Mr. Chris Meyer, President of the Swiss Malaysian Business Association (SMBA), was invited to the stage to give an introduction to the organisation to the audience from Malaysia as well as different regions.

A sharing session by Laurent Maillefer, business unit manager at ABB Malaysia which is the leading company in power and automation technologies, was conducted. His informative speech in this sharing session revolved around the theme “How Connectivity is Changing the Face of an Industry” from the entrepreneurial perspective. He highlighted ABB’s ambition in unlocking the digital potential in the industry, which is in line with the ideas of industry 4.0 that are evolving the landscape of all industries more rapidly than ever across the globe.

After that, another sharing session was conducted of which Dr. Rahmat Shazi, the Director of Strand Aerospace Malaysia was invited as the speaker. Strand Aerospace Malaysia (SAM) is the leading aerospace engineering services player in Malaysia. It is also the strategic engineering services provider to Spirit Aerosystems Malaysia and has supported manufacturing and engineering for Spirit in the UK and Europe. Being an experienced academic and an entrepreneur, Dr. Rahamat presented his speech titled “Industry 4.0: Academic & Industrial Synergy” by sharing with the audience the key concepts of Industry 4.0 and the movement of this revolution around the world, as well as how a tertiary institution can be the propellant of industry 4.0 in order to transform the current industries to become highly integrated based on cyber-physical production systems that combine communications, IT, data and physical elements.

After the sharing sessions, the Swiss and Malaysian entrepreneurs as well as the SIC participants had fruitful interactions and networked with each other over dinner. The live band charmed the guests with their celestial music by performing several songs including well-known Raya songs in conjunction with Hari Raya season, as well as English songs and Hindu songs. The event ended at 8.30 pm.

SIC team is very proud to have successfully organised the international level networking event that served as the platform to establish and strengthen friendships and future collaborations between the two counterparts.

ICONBUILD 2017

The 3rd International Conference on Construction and Building Engineering (ICONBUILD 2017)

14-17 August 2017, Palembang Indonesia – The third International Conference on Construction and Building Engineering (ICONBUILD 2017) is a premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the field of civil engineering and built environment. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers, architects, scientists, and other professionals in various disciplines of civil engineering and built environment around the world. The ICONBUILD 2017 conference aims to establish scientific link at international level for sharing and disseminating valuable information of the latest research activities in Civil Engineering and Built Environment.

Dr Adibah Note (4B)

PERMOHONAN BIASISWA ENDOWMEN UTM SESI 2017/2018

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia mempelawa warganegara Malaysia yang memohon untuk mengikuti pengajian Program Ijazah Sarjana Muda secara sepenuh masa di UTM bagi sesi kemasukan 2017/2018 adalah berkelayakan untuk memohon Biasiswa Endowmen UTM secara atas talian di laman web http://biasiswaendowmen.utm.my mulai 13 Ogos 2017 hingga 20 Ogos 2017.

PG Info Day – 13th Aug. 2017

UTM Space rental

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) mempunyai sejumlah unit ruang di kampus UTM Skudai, Johor yang ditadbir urus oleh Bahagian Perkhidmatan, Pejabat Harta Bina (PHB) UTM dan disediakan untuk sewaan oleh staf dan pelajar UTM serta pihak luar. Jenis-jenis ruang dan lokasi sepertimana berikut :
 
  • Dewan Sultan Iskandar (DSI)
  • Ruang Legar (DSI)
  • Bilik Jamuan (DSI)
  • Bilik Senat (DSI)
  • Bilik Majlis (DSI)
  • Bilik VIP (DSI)
  • Dewan Senat, Bangunan Canseleri Sultan Ibrahim (BCSI)
  • Dewan Jamuan / Bankuet, Bangunan Canseleri Sultan Ibrahim (BCSI)
  • Dewan Kuliah 1, 2 dan 3 (L50)
  • Dewan Kuliah 4, 5 dan 6 (P19)
  • Dewan Kuliah 8 dan 9 (N24)
  • Dewan Kuliah 7 (N24)
  • Dewan CTL
  • Bilik Kuliah 1-6 (N24)
  • Bilik Demo 1 dan 2 (P16)- tidak diuruskan lagi oleh Pejabat OSSR PHB
  • Bilik Kuliah Tambahan 1-4 (P16)- tidak diuruskan lagi oleh Pejabat OSSR PHB
  • Bilik Peperiksaan (P16)- tidak diuruskan lagi oleh Pejabat OSSR PHB
  • Bilik Mesyuarat Utama, Bangunan Canseleri Sultan Ibrahim (BCSI)
  • Bilik Tutorial
  • Dewan Peperiksaan, Perpustakaan Raja Zarith Sofia (PRZS)
  • Dataran UTM (dahulunya dikenali Padang Kawad)
  • Dataran Agora
  • Dataran Masjid Sultan Ismail (MSI)
Sehubungan itu, bagi sebarang rujukan mengenai kadar harga sewaan terkini ruang-ruang universiti (akan dikemaskini dari semasa ke semasa) di atas termasuklah kapasiti ruang, boleh merujuk di laman sesawang:
 

UTM 4.0 4th Industrial Revolution Showcase

ALL ARE INVITED!
Visit the UTM 4.0 4th Industrial Revolution Showcase on the 8th to 10th of August in UTM Johor Bahru!

Have you been wondering what digital and cyber physical systems technologies that would bring about the 4th Industrial Revolution are?

Have you imagined how a University and Classroom of the Future would be?

Have you been interested to see what are the digital products and services within a Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Look no further! Come visit our showcase!!

Planting the Seeds for a Better Future

The culture of giving is indeed embedded in the core values of UTM graduates, and this was shown at the UTM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering’s alumni dinner at the Residensi UTM KL last Saturday, where mock checks totalling RM30,000 were presented to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International), Prof. Dr Zainuddin Abdul Manan. The sale of the tables for the dinner, and also the Touch n Go cards from UTMAlumni also provided the additional funds, much needed in the current economical climate.

UTM welcomes donations in any form, and as much or as little as the corporate entity or the individual can spare. Every ringgit that goes into the endowment fund ensures that poor students are able to continue with their studies, and are able to have food in their bellies at night. Your contribution, no matter how small, matters.
Together we can make a difference.

JEMPUTAN KE PROGRAM DAURAH KITAB SABIL AL-MUHTADIN BAB KORBAN DAN SEMBELIHAN

Perkara di atas dirujuk dengan segala hormatnya.

2.         Sukacita dimaklumkan, Pusat Islam UTM akan mengadakan PROGRAM DAURAH KITAB DAURAH KITAB SABIL AL-MUHTADIN BAB KORBAN DAN SEMBELIHAN, maklumat tentang bengkel tersebut adalah seperti ketetapan berikut;

PROGRAM IBADAH KORBAN & AQIQAH 1438H/2017

PROGRAM IBADAH KORBAN & AQIQAH 1437H/2016 
 
Sukacita dimaklumkan,  Masjid Sultan  Ismail  berbesar hati menjemput kepada SELURUH WARGA UTM bagi menyertai program Ibadah Korban & Aqiqah 1438H/2017M.  Sehubungan itu, disertakan banner & borang penyertaan program untuk makluman Tuan/Puan. 
 
Untuk sebarang pertanyaan, sila hubungi Pusat Islam di talian 07- 55 37508/37514. 
 
Sekian, terima kasih.
 
Sumber:-
 
Pusat Islam
Masjid Sultan Ismail
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Johor Bahru
Johor 
tel : 07-55 37501/ 37508

Majlis Pelancaran Galeri Alam Bina

Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Majlis Pelancaran Galeri Alam Bina akan diadakan seperti berikut:
Tarikh:     9 Ogos 2017 ( Rabu)
Masa:      2.00 petang
Tempat:   Galeri Alam Bina, B02, FAB
Perasmi:  Y.Bhg. Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir
                Ketua Pengarah Pendidikan Tinggi
Semua staf dipersila hadir bagi menyambut dan memeriahkan lagi majlis.
Sekian, terima kasih.
 

PROFESOR DR MOHD HAMDAN B AHMAD

Dekan
Fakulti Alam Bina
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

UTMLead received a visit from a delegation from UNITEN

JOHOR BAHRU, 26 JULY 2017 – The UTM Academic Leadership Center (UTMLead) received a visit from a delegation from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), yesterday.

The delegation of 10 academic administrators and management team was headed by Prof. Ir. Dr. Khairul Salleh Mohamed Saari, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Academic) of UNITEN visited .

Among the delegates present were Director of Teaching & Learning Centre, Director of Innovation & Research Management Centre, Deputy Deans, and Human Resource Manager.

According to Prof. Ir. Dr. Khairul Salleh, the main purpose of the visit was to learn about the implementation of academic staff talent development at UTM.

The delegation was welcomed by UTMLead’s management team and UTM Human Resource Division (HRD). The discussion session was chaired by Senior Director of UTMLead, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Nazri Muhammad Ludin.

He thanked UNITEN for choosing UTMLead as a centre of reference in talent management and development.
During the session, the UNITEN delegation was briefed on the talent development programs for the academic staff under the Centre of Academic Leadership and Professional Development (CALPD) and Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

Among the talent development programs presented were Baseline Competencies for Differentiated Career Pathways (BC4DCP), Academic

Leadership Talent Management (ALTM), Academic Staff Succession Plan, and RDCI Talent Development. Delegates were also given detailed explanation on the implementation of long-term training provided by UTM such as sabbatical leave, industrial training, and post-doctoral studies.

Apart from that, they were also briefed on the implementation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Differentiated Career Pathways (DCP) at UTM. The briefing on the programs under CALPD was provided by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Mohd Nasir Wan Kadir, Director of CALPD, while the briefing on the CTL program was delivered by Dr. Zaleha Abdullah, Deputy Director of CTL.

Phu Yen University students visit Faculty of Education UTM

JOHOR BAHRU, 3 August 2017 – A delegation from Phu Yen University, Vietnam led by Vice Dean of Faculty of Foreign Language, Ms Bangtam Le came to Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for 10 days to participate in an international study visit program.

The delegation comprised of four lecturers and 10 undergraduate students from Faculty of Foreign Language, Phu Yen University.

The program was initiated after a Letter of Cooperation between Faculty of Education, UTM and Phu Yen University was signed in April 2017.  The program was from 24th July 2017 until 2nd August 2017.

Among the workshops held at Faculty of Education for the visitors were workshops on Teaching ESL/EFL Writing, Introduction to UTM Toastmasters Club, The Use of Educational Technology in Teaching, Higher Order Thinking Skills in Teaching, Introduction to Malaysian Culture & Language and 21st Century Teaching and Learning Approaches.

In order to enrich their experiences on the process of teaching and learning English in Malaysia, they also had the opportunities to visit two secondary schools namely SMK Mutiara Rini 2 and SMK Medini.

In addition, a visit to Imagineering Institute Iskandar Puteri was also arranged for them. During the visit, they were exposed to the latest invention and technology created by the researchers in the institute.

All participants feel that the activities benefit them in many ways and they look forward to share the positive experiences with their peers and colleagues at Phu Yen University.

Young UTM lecturer represented Malaysia in FameLab International

Dr Zaid Omar, a young faculty member from the Electrical Engineering Faculty of UTM represented Malaysia in the FameLab International Finals held in Cheltenham, United Kingdom.

During the interview with Astro Awani, Zaid highlighted the need for effective science communication by scientists or researchers to bridge the gap between scientists and society.

Science should be communicated in a more informal way in order to engage the public so that they can appreciate science in more meaningful ways.

The aim is to spark interest and instigate passion in science, especially among young Malaysians.

Well done Dr Zaid! You have made Malaysia and UTM proud!

International Conference of Ulama 2017

July 28, 2017 by 

International Conference of Ulama 2017

A three-day conference involving eminent Malaysian and international speakers to present their thoughts on the need, challenges and hindrances to the revival of Islamic civilization resulting from challenges posed by secularism and secularization, as well as radicalism and extremism. That this revival is needed, not only for the Muslim Ummah but for mankind as a whole.

This conference is to become a platform to deliberate on the solutions based on the epistemological framework built on the thought of scholars like Tan Sri Prof. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas and other Sunni scholars who contributed vehemently in identifying the true problems and proposing solutions for the Muslim ummah. Additionally, the conference could be the venue for international speakers to share their experiences and indigenous solutions in solving societal problems of the Muslims in their respective contexts.

Among the objectives of the programme are:

  1. To delve further into how the living pulse of Islamic civilizationcan be revived and how it should proceed from the conceptual level and manifest in the social, economic, political and cultural levels
  2. To gather the scholars in the effort of building communication to properly understand our ultimate problems and the ways to provide relevant solutions.
  3. To create the awareness that in 2050 the Muslim Community need to lead the world’s civilization.

After convening for three days in this Conference, which involved more than 100 scholars from 37 countries, the team has come to some resolution with the hope that it will be of guidance to the muslim societies worldwide. Among the resolutions are:

  1. The establishment of a “World Sufi Centre in Malaysia to coordinate research on Sufism or tasawwuf and
  2. The establishment of the International Journal of Sufism.

The closing ceremony was graced by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Zahid Hamidi.

Webometrics: UTM at Malaysia Second Highest of July 2017 Ranking

29 July: UTM website ranks the second highest among Malaysian University listed by the Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities July New Edition.

Click image to source

UTM is currently at the second place at the national level after UM, followed by USM, UPM and UKM.

Planting the Seeds for a Better Future

July 24, 2017 by 

The culture of giving is indeed embedded in the core values of UTM graduates, and this was shown at the UTM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering’s alumni dinner at the Residensi UTM KL last Saturday, where mock checks totalling RM30,000 were presented to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International), Prof. Dr Zainuddin Abdul Manan. The sale of the tables for the dinner, and also the Touch n Go cards from UTMAlumni also provided the additional funds, much needed in the current economical climate.

UTM welcomes donations in any form, and as much or as little as the corporate entity or the individual can spare. Every ringgit that goes into the endowment fund ensures that poor students are able to continue with their studies, and are able to have food in their bellies at night. Your contribution, no matter how small, matters.
Together we can make a difference.

 

Delegation from the Indonesian Ministry of Administrative Reform visit to UTM

JOHOR BAHRU, 25 July 2017 – A courtesy visit was conducted by a delegation from the Indonesian Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) earlier today.

The delegation which consists of 20 civil administrators and academicians led by Deputy Minister of Institutional and Governance Affairs, Rini Widyantini arrived today at Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building and greeted by the UTM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, and the university management team.

Among the other members of the delegation were Dr. Ir. Patdono Suwignjo, Director General of Science, Technology, and Higher Education Institutions, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Higher Education; Ir. M. Shadiq Pasadigoe, Chief Advisor of Government and Regional Autonomy, Ministry of Administrative Reform; and rectors and vice-rectors of Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Diponegero, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and Universitas Dharma Andalas, among others.

The courtesy visit was aimed to learn best practices from UTM in terms of managing academic related matters, financial sustainability issues, business process strategy, human resource management, and elements of autonomy and governance.

Additionally, the delegation also sought the oppurtunity to discuss future possible collaborations in the field of research and development and academic studies, and to fully utilise the regional collegiality and collaboration afforded by initiatives such as the I’M Research Consortium (Indonesia-Malaysia Research Consortium).

As part of the tour, the delegates were also brought on a tour of the UTM campus and visits to several UTM research facilities.

UTM FAB PhD candidate won Best Paper Award in Canada

Congratulations to Noor Azeyah Khiyon, PhD candidate at the UTM Faculty of Built Environment under the supervision of Dr Sarajul Fikri bin Mohamed, for winning the Best Paper Award at the 21st Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.

Her paper, entitled ‘Whole Life Cycle Costing for Sustainable Facility Management’ which deals with the very relevant issue of sustainability in today’s world. Noor Azeyah is also an academic staff at the University of Reading Malaysia.

SAE Malaysia Awards Two UTM Students for Exemplary Achievements

July 13th 2017 – Two students from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia received the SAE Malaysia Award during the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability Mobility (ICSM) 2017 organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers Malaysia (SAEM) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Campus.

The two students were Hafidz Afiq Hamdan and Muhammad Taufiq b. Mohd Zin from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering UTM. The SAEM committee awarded Hafidz Afiq Hamdan with the ‘Outstanding Student Award’ for actively participating in the SAEM student chapter while Muhammad Taufiq b. Mohd Zin was awarded the ‘Student Merit Award’ for actively contributing toward SAEM activities and making a significant contribution to SAEM. These two students had been greatly involved in organizing various SAE student programs during their studies.

Some of the programs organized were industrial visits, helping orphanages, visiting schools, conducting workshops and participating in Formula SAE student events. Muhammad Taufiq and his formula student team had also influenced several other local universities to establish their SAE student chapter through their involvement with activities such as the Formula SAE.

Formula SAE is a design competition for students to develop a prototype formula cart and to demonstrate its performance on a closed track, and is organized by the regional SAE. The students involved in FSAE were given the task to develop a prototype formula cart and are put in role as owners of companies that could produce mass production carts. The experience in the project exposed the students to the industry environment and helped them to develop their skills in their career development.

The ICSM conference was attended by academicians, students, government agencies, corporate bodies and non-governmental organizations that are directly involved with the mobility industry. The awards given to these students are recognition of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s involvement in promoting and developing their students in preparation for future roles in the automotive industry.

INVITATION TO ATTEND TWO-DAY COURSE ON “FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS WITH ABAQUS”

NVITATION TO ATTEND TWO-DAY COURSE ON “FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS WITH ABAQUS”

Dear Prof./ Assoc. Prof./ Dr./ Sir/ Madam,

 

You are cordially invited to attend the two-day course of FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS WITH ABAQUS”
organized by ICT CICT Training and UTM-HPC, Centre for Information and Communication Technology (CICT), UTM Johor Bahru, Johor.

 

This course will be held on 14th & 15th August 2017 (Monday & Tuesday) at D07, Level 4, Training Room, CICT UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

 

Our registration fees as follows:-

  1. RM 300 for UTM (staff/students)
  2. RM 400 for outside UTM


Finite Element (FE) method is a numerical approach made available for engineers to perform stress analyses on engineering components and structures. The method has been made available, in the form of commercial FE analysis software as essential design and analysis tool for engineers. The software can be employed for solving problems involving complex geometries, combined loadings and non-linear materials responses where analytical solution is limited or often nonexistent. Being a general purpose design and analysis software, its utilization requires a thorough understanding of the simulation methodology. This includes continuum discretization, representation of boundary conditions, selections of material models, element mesh optimization, model validation and physical interpretation of numerical results. These requirements rest beyond traditional university-level courses on theoretical aspects and numerical implementation of the method.

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to
–  Describe steps in solving engineering problems using FE method.
–  Identify essential requirements in performing engineering simulation of structural problems.
–  Set-up FE model of engineering structures for solution using Abaqus software.
–  Interpret, evaluate and present FE results for displacements, strains and stresses.

For detail, please see the following link: Abaqus Workshop. Please use the registration page to register for ABAQUS workshop. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.

For further enquiries, call Aziz  (+607-5532214) / Anwar (+607-5533095) or email to ict-training@utm.my

 

Thank you.

 

Best regards,

Customer Relationship Management (CRM),

Center for Information and Communication Technology,

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

System : http://aduan.cict.utm.my | Email : aduit@utm.my   |  Phone No : 07-5532136

1 Day Hands-on Workshop on Introduction to Cyber-Physical Systems and IoT Development: From Sensors to Analytics (CyPIoT-SA)

UTM AIS Cyber-Physical Systems Research Group (CPS RG) will be organising a 1 Day Hands-on Workshop on Introduction to Cyber-Physical Systems and IoT Development: From Sensors to Analytics (CyPIoT-SA)

The explosive growth of the “Internet of Things” is changing our world and the vast amount of IoT components allows engineers to innovate new designs and products at home and industry. In this workshop, you will learn the importance of IoT in society, the current components of typical IoT devices and trends for the future. IoT design considerations, physical and cyber security, constraints and interfacing between the physical world and IoT device will also be covered.

Please do not miss this rare opportunity to learn to design and create IoT solution on Raspberry Pi platform. This workshop will cover a hands-on approach in configuring IoT sensors, gateway and cloud in a lab-setting environment.

Date:                19 July 2017Wednesday (8:30am – 5:00pm)

Venue:             General Lab, Level 4, UTM AIS, Menara Razak

Fees:                Early Bird: RM200 (Deadline 13 July 2017)
Normal Registration: RM250 (Deadline 17 July 2017)

Instructors:       Dr. Royan Ong and Mr Adam Rizal Azwar

WHY ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP:

The workshop is highly interactive with short presentations in an all-day lab setting with lots of time for experimenting.

Participants would be introduced to embedded systems programming using C, embedded Linux system configuration and programming and IoT gateway to cloud interfacing using sockets.

LEARN HOW TO:

·      Define the term “Cyber-Physical Systems” and “Internet of Things”
·      Programme embedded systems using C for sensor side
·      Configure and write a Linux system codes for IoT gateway
·      Use sockets to transfer data between IoT gateway and the cloud
·      Perform data analytic on the cloud side

BROCHURE and REGISTRATION

Details on the workshop contents and registration fees can be found on the workshop brochure (please refer to the attachment). You may register by completing the online registration form at this link, http://bit.ly/2uMzXjG

For more info, click here
 

CONTACT US

Dr. Noor Azurati Ahmad (azurati@utm.my)
Puan Fauziah Mail (fauziahm.kl@utm.my) : 03-21805275
Puan Sarah : 03-21805275
UTM AIS, Level 5 Menara Razak,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

 

3rd WEEK OF THE MONTH AS ENGLISH WEEK IN UTM

3rd WEEK OF THE MONTH AS ENGLISH WEEK IN UTM

We would like to announce that UTM is implementing the following programmes to enhance the use of English among the staff.

All staff of UTM are required to use English regularly in UTM to develop their confidence to communicate with foreigners. This is to provide daily training for UTM staffs besides the formal training programmes offered by Development Section (Registrar Office).

 

The implementation will be effective every 3rd week of every month starting from 16th – 20th July 2017. Heads of Departments are to ensure that the program is successfully carried out at the department level involving all staff.
Your cooperation in ensuring the success of the program is highly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

One day training on vacuum techologies

Invitation to One Day Training on

Vacuum Technologies

(Ulvac Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.)

18 July 2017

Organised by Materials Science Lab, FKM, UTM Johor Bahru.

 

 


Dear All,

We would like to bring to your kind attention the opportunity to participate in One-day workshop on Vacuum Technologies to be held on 18th July 2017 at Bilik Seminar, Blok C23, FKM, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Campus.

The main topics covered in these training will
1.       Products make by Vacuum technology around us

  1. What is Vacuum?
  2. Vacuum application around us
  3. How is vacuum created?
  4. Basic Vacuum component
  5. Vacuum inspection component
  6. Helium Leak Detector and application

This training is  FREE. Please register before 16 July (Sunday) for logistic purposes.

Pls register by using google form below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy40GuWbewMMlGti5NWqfFuPty1V2GyBbBSsEaDDUkHBj61w/viewform

For more details about the workshop can be found in the brochure as attached.

 

Kindly forward this email to your postgraduates/associates/colleagues who may (also) benefit from this training.
We are looking forward for your participation! Thank you.

Thank You/Terima Kasih.

“Berkhidmat Untuk Negara kerana Allah”

Regards,

 

Dr. Norhayati Ahmad,

Head of Materials Science Laboratory,

Dept. of Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering,

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,

81310 Johor Bahru, Johor.

MALAYSIA

Tel: +607-5534676 / Hp: +6019-7785102

 

Email:nhayatiahmad@utm.mynhayati@mail.fkm.utm.my
Website : http://mech.utm.my/nhayati

Research Area : Ceramic, Composites, Powder Metallurgy,plasma technology and Inorganic
membrane.

FARU 2017

FARU 2017

10th International Built Environment Research Conference

Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

08th  – 10th December 2017

 

“Design that cares”

an inter-disciplinary approach to making built environments efficient and meaningful

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka are jointly organizing the 10th international research conference on architecture/built environments in Colombo between 08th – 10th December 2017.  The conference will provide a forum for researchers, academics, practitioners and students in the areas of architecture, built environment, planning, building economics and integrated design.

 

Authors are invited to submit abstracts written in English within 300 words in areas related to the theme and sub themes of the conference.

 

Scope and call for papers

FARU 2017 highlights the significance of architecture (built environment) in caring environmental, physical, energy, socio-cultural, and economic concerns and needs, and thus the quality of life of people.  Annual 10th International Conference of FARU in 2017 invites contributions on research and intellectual developments as well as on innovative case studies in the following areas:

 

Architecture, Environment and energy

Sustainable building forms (energy efficiency, eco buildings, retrofitting, building performance)

Climate responsive buildings (passive design, indoor thermal comfort, adoptive responses)

Day lighting and active lighting (user perception and green design)

Indoor environmental quality (health, pollution and occupancy)

Renewable energy integration (zero emissions and net metering)

Building simulations and predictions (Building performance)

Adapting to climate change (resilient environments, combating overheating and floods)

Building physics (Heat transfer, passive heating, cooling)

 

Architecture, People, socio-cultural and physical context

Social housing and design for people (architecture as a social entity)

Conservation and heritage (challenges and opportunities)

Human systems and patterns (post occupancy, social art)

Colour and perception in space(human behavior, impacts)

 

Architecture, Technology and materials

Green design and efficiency (energy and innovations)

Robust use and innovation (detailing and art of tolerance)

Smart technologies (future buildings, urban environments)

Bio-mimicry and sustainability (order and metaphor in nature)

 

Cost, management and life cycle

Green building practices and green materials (life cycle costing, green rating and sustainability)

Project management and sustainability (energy management, cost management, disaster management)

Construction industry transformation (Entrepreneurship, education, resilience of built environment)

Labour and delivery challenges (legal aspects, risk management)

Lean and lean construction, BIM for construction

 

Urban environments, planning, urban health and climate

Urban microclimates and outdoor comfort (people, adaptation to climate, climate change)

Planning for future resilience (natural disasters, man-made disasters)

Planning science (theories)

Transport, built environment and planning (air pollution, energy and development)

Built environment and urban health (Non-Commutable Diseases and urban living)

Urban architecture and people

 

Integrated design

Product design, merchandising and indoor health

Fashion design transformation

Graphic design

 

Landscape architecture

 

Venue

FARU 2017 will take place in Blue Waters, (20 Kms from Colombo and 6 Kms from the University) a five star resort hotel designed by renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa.

 

Conference host

Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) of University of Moratuwa will be the main organizer of the conference.  National Science Foundation of the Ministry of Science and Technology will be the co-organizer of the conference.

 

Abstract submission

Please click on the “Abstract submission” on the conference website http://www.mrt.ac.lk/foa/faru2017/index.php Follow instructions for submission on line. Alternatively, you can submit your abstract to faru@uom.lk

 

Abstracts of about 300 words are invited to be submitted for double – blind review. Do not include the author details with the abstract. Once the abstract is submitted through the Conference Management System and via e mail, an “Identification Number” will be allocated for each submission. Selected authors will be invited to submit a full paper for a further review.

 

Abstracts must be submitted by 20th July 2017.

 

Full paper submission

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper on line and via e mail on a given common format to be published in the conference proceedings with an ISBN number on the conference day. Fill the CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FROM when submitting your full paper on line via easychair and in addition e mail to faru@uom.lk

 

Keynote speaker

Professor Susan Roaf,

Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

Workshop on Computational Materials with DFT (23-27 July 2017) @ UTM

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to join our hands-on workshop, which will be held at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru, on 23-27 July 2017. The workshop is hosted by Scientific Computing and Instrumentation Research Group (SCnI), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The event is aimed to promote the research on materials using computational methods framed, in particular, within density functional theory (DFT), and build a collaborative research network at national and international level.

Features:

  • Introduction to computational materials using DFT
  • Introduction to Linux environment (Ubuntu)
  • Learn to compile software (WIEN2k) in Linux environment
  • Learn to use WIEN2k to perform calculation of material properties
  • Social media group will be created for continuous discussion, share problems, and establish research collaborations
  • Friendly for newcomers

Important dates:
Registration deadline: 18th July 2017
Workshop Date: 23-27 July 2017

Registration fees
RM 600.00 (Meals are included)

Official website: https://sites.google.com/site/utmdftworkshop2017/

We are looking forward to seeing you at Workshop on Computational Materials with DFT.

iLATOS 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

ILATOS 2017 is an international forum for researchers, academicians, engineers and industry players from various fields of laser & electro-optics with different experiences and backgrounds. ILATOS 2017 creates opportunities to present research results, discuss current issues and exchange views that may create mutual interest.
Furthermore, as a bridge to transfer research & development output to the applications which match the industrial requirements as well as user’ expectations. ILATOS 2017 offers a comprehensive view of theoretical and experimental laser research and applications. Articles cover every aspect of modern laser physics and quantum electronics, emphasizing physical effects in various media (solid, gaseous, and liquid) leading to the generation of laser radiation; peculiarities of propagation of laser radiation, problems involving impact of laser radiation on various substances and the emerging physical effects, including coherent ones; the applied use of lasers and laser spectroscopy; the processing and storage of information.

Please download this http://news.utm.my/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/brochure-v12.pdf

http://laser.utm.my/latos/

https://www.facebook.com/lasercenterutm2016/

 

TOPICS

The following topics will receive particular attention but not limited to:

  1. Laser and its applications
  2. Fiber Optics Sensor and Fiber Lasers
  3. Quantum Optics and Quantum information
  4. Ultrafast Optics and Strong-Field Physics
  5. Nonlinear Optics
  6. Optics
  7. Laser Methods in Chemistry, Biology, and Medicine
  8. Nanomaterials
  9. Laser Interaction with Matter
  10. Solar Light and Applications
  11. Photonics & Nanophotonics
  12. Bio-Photonics
  13. LIBS
  14. Synchrotron Light Source
  15. Electromagnetic wave

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION

Selected papers from conference will be considered for publication in Jurnal Teknologi (Scopus Indexed) . The remaining papers will be published in Buletin Optik (eISSN: 2504-8546) .

KLRCA – Malaysian Standard Form of Building Contracts

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Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific Ranking 2017: UTM joint top university in Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) was ranked the top university in Malaysia in joint position with Universiti Putra Malaysia according to the Times Higher Education’s inaugural Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017. The ranking came from the analysis of thousands of universities across 38 different nations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania, which includes prestigious universities from Australia and New Zealand.

The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings 2016-17. However the weightings are specially recalibrated to reflect the priorities of institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, making it a more accurate indicator of the dynamism of the rapidly growing higher education market in the region.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment), Research (volume, income and reputation), Citations (research influence), International outlook (staff, students and research), and Industry income (knowledge transfer).

For UTM to have attained the highest joint rank in Malaysia at 121-130 is an achievement that is largely attributed to the strong commitment by UTM faculty members, staff and students, and reflects the motto of the Malaysian Ministry of Education “Soaring Upwards”.

Bengkel Penulisan Buku Penyelidikan (Lanjutan) Siri 1 2017

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BENGKEL PENULISAN BUKU PENYELIDIKAN (LANJUTAN) Siri 1, 2017.

Perkara di atas dirujuk dengan hormatnya.

  1. Dimaklumkan bahawa Institute For Vehicle Systems and Engineering (IVeSE) akan menganjurkan BengkelPenulisan Buku Penyelidikan (Lanjutan) Siri 1 2017 sebagaimana berikut:

Tajuk:  Bengkel Penulisan Buku Penyelidikan (Lanjutan) Siri 1, 2017

Tarikh: 24 dan 25 Julai 2017 (Isnin dan Selasa)

Masa: 8.30 pagi – 4:30 petang

Lokasi:  Dewan Seminar FKM, aras bawah, Blok C23

Dibimbing oleh: 

  1. Prof Dr Mohammad Nazri bin Mohd Jaafar
  2. Prof Dr Rosli bin Hussin

Yuran penyertaan : Sila rujuk brouser yang disertakan.

SINOPSIS KURSUS:

Satu daripada sumber manuskrip yang utama dalam penerbitan ilmiah ialah tesis, iaitu latihan ilmiah yang disediakan penulis untuk memperoleh sesuatu ijazah. Namun persembahan tesis berbeza dengan buku. Pembaca tesis ialah dua atau tiga orang pemeriksa yang pakar dalam bidang, sementara pembaca buku ialah seramai mungkin pembaca yang bukan pakar. Justeru, usaha perlu dilakukan oleh penulis untuk mengubah suai persembahan tesis supaya sesuai memenuhi keperluan buku.

Bengkel Penulisan Buku Penyelidikan ini diadakan untuk melatih para peserta secara teori dan amali tentang aspek pemindahan tesis ke buku. Peserta akan dibimbing untuk mengubah audiens, cara persembahan, gaya penulisan dan membuang elemen yang tidak perlu, sementara menambahkan elemen yang perlu supaya tesis dapat diterbitkan sebagai buku penyelidikan.

Pada akhir bengkel, para peserta diharap dapat memperoleh pengetahuan dan kepakaran yang diperlukan untuk memindahkan tesis masing-masing ke buku.

Kursus ini sesuai diikuti oleh para pensyarah, tutor, penyelidik dan orang ramai yang berminat untuk mengongsikan ilmu yang diperoleh daripada tesisnya kepada sejumlah pembaca yang lebih luas; di samping untuk membolehkan peserta memiliki buku ilmiah tulisan sendiri.

Janganlah biarkan tesis anda di perpustakaan sahaja. Terbitkanlah untuk memberi manfaat kepada orang lain.

PENGISIAN PROGRAM

Hari pertama:

– Keperluan dan peranan penulisan ilmiah

– Cabaran dalam penerbitan buku

– Kaedah mengubah tesis kepada buku

Hari Kedua

– Isu dan permasalahan dalam penerbitan buku

– Penyuntingan bahan

– Latihan hands-on

Kumpulan Sasaran:
Pensyarah
Pelajar
Penyelidik
Individu yang terlibat dengan penyelidikan

orang ramai

Penyertaan terhad kepada 30 orang peserta pertama sahaja. Sila daftar sebelum 20 Julai 2017 beserta dengan bayaran (tertakluk kepada kekosongan tempat)

Maklumat lanjut, sila Klik Brosur Bengkel Penulisan Buku Penyelidkan (Lanjutan) Siri 1 2017

Koordinator Program:

Mazlan bin Said (013-7797846 – email: mazlan-s@utm.my)

Call for Papers: 1st Green Environmental Energy and Building Science (GEEBS) International Conference

Poster

CALL FOR PAPERS: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION 8TH JULY 2017)

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to invite academics, practitioners, scholars, researchers, policy makers of any government to participate in the 1st Green Environmental Energy and Building Science (GEEBS) International Conference to hold at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Date : 16 – 17 October 2017
Venue : B12 Convention Hall Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Malaysia.

Theme: ARCHITECTURE & FUTURE GREEN LIFESTYLE

This conference covers wide range of topics with sub themes to be addressed include the following:

Ø  Sustainable Design and Building Technology

Ø  Future Green Lifestyle

Ø  Green Buildings Triple Bottom Line

Ø  The 21st Century Learning and Sustainable Architecture Pedagogy

Ø  Climate Change and Urban Governance

Ø  Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Sustainability

 

For submission, papers should be submitted through the online and will be blind reviewed by two reviewers.

We also welcome and highly encourage postgraduate students to present their research proposal, literature review, or findings in this conference.

All accepted papers will be published in proceeding with (ISBN).

Selected papers will be published in:

 

(1)   Scopus Journals

  • Journal of Building Engineering – ISSN: 2352-7102 (Special Issue on Climate responsive solutions to heating and cooling of buildings)
  • Advanced Science letters – ISSN: 1936-6612 (Print): EISSN: 1936-7317 (Online)

(2)  Other Index Journals

  •  International Journal Of Built Environment And Sustainability (IJBES) e-ISSN: 2289-8948
  •  Journal Alam Cipta

 

Authors are invited to submit papers for oral, poster or webinar presentation

Submission of the abstract/paper can be made via: geebsic2017@gmail.com

For Inquiries and other information visit our website: http://geebsic2017.com

 

OR Contact

 

The conference Chair – Dr. Malsiah Bt. Hamid, H/P +60167785548 or email at malsiah@utm.my   

The conference Secretary – Dr. Dodo Yakubu Aminu, H/P +60166486703 or email at yadodo@utm.my

New! UTM eNewsletter June 2017

Link

UTM eNewsletter

Highlight:

UTM AMTEC membrane technology penetrates international market

Its director, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail said he managed to supply products and technology transfer to the the Water Research Center, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) through open bidding recently.

According to him, the product called “Customized Spinning Hollow Fiber Membrane System” was designed and developed entirely by AMTEC research groups that will be used in the study of separation and water treatment technology.

“This product is a system specially designed to be used for the production of hollow fiber membranes in a variety of types and sizes depending on the application.

“Two researchers from AMTEC, Mohd Suhaimi Abdullah and Ng Be Cheer were in Kuwait from 11 to 15 June this year to provide training and courses to researchers at the ISR,” he said.

He noted that through the training of researchers in the ISR can produce their own hollow fiber membranes and improve the skills, expertise and new ideas in technology-based membranous partition.

He said that in the past, UTM AMTEC membrane products have been marketed abroad at the University of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology of Pakistan, other than the market in Malaysia.

“AMTEC is expected to further widen the income generation through the development and supply of systems based on membrane technology through research collaborations in the future.

“As a result of further discussions, KISR are very interested in using the membrane technology introduced by AMTEC to develop a water treatment system with the concept of zero waste liquid,” said the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) UTM.

Ahmad Fauzi further stated that KISR want to develop research-based membrane technology for sea water treatment and wastewater treatment in the future for the sustainable use of water in Kuwait.

He said the success of the international market proved that Malaysian Public Universities have no shortage of research that is able to produce quality products.

New appointment : Director of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) Unit

Repost: http://news.utm.my/2017/07/prof-dr-maketab-mohamed-appointed-as-director-of-utm-oshe/

Professor Dr. Maketab bin Mohamed, has been formally appointed as the new Director ofOccupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) Unit.

The appointment of Professor Dr. Maketab bin Mohamed is effective from 1st July 2017. Congratulations Prof.!

RICS BIM Conference 2017

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Source: http://www.rics.org/my/training–events/conferences-seminars/rics-bim-2017/kuala-lumpur-malaysia/

Link to Programme

Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 Jul 2017

BIM is an increasingly important component of the design, construction and management of assets in the global built environment, but adoption of BIM in Asia still lags behind Europe and America.

RICS’ BIM conference 2017 will look at the challenges facing early adopters in Asia’s emerging economies and provide best practice guidance on embedding BIM enabled work processes in your day-to-day business.

Topics covered will include the role of RICS in standardising BIM practices across the globe, best approaches to collating data from multiple sources in collaborative working environments and approaches to establishing an in-house BIM team in your organisation.

International Conference on Engineering Business Management [ICEBM] 2017

Venue: Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Organizers:
UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, UTM Kuala Lumpur
Graduate School of Business Administration, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

A detailed tentative, registration form, pamphlet, registration fee and more information can be found on the conference website at http://razakschool.utm.my/icebm2017/

Authors are invited to submit full papers describing their original research work. Areas covered by the conference includes but not limited to:

  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Project Management / Technology Management
  • Engineering Economy and Finance
  • Engineering Education and Management
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing and Design
  • Operations Research / Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Integrated Management System
  • Innovation Management
  • Lean Management
  • Production Planning and Management
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Service Systems
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Strategic Management
  • Business Communication / Networking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management / Financial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Robust Design and Quality Engineering
  • Case Studies

All of submitted ICEBM full papers will be peer reviewed by the scientific committee and accepted papers for oral presentation at conference will be available in the conference packs upon registration. All accepted papers will be published in The New Academia Press.

All full papers are submitted through: icebm6th2017@gmail.com 

Full papers should be no more than 5 pages which clearly explain the intended paper and research significance. Full paper should be including Title, Affiliation, Address, email and five key words. Authors must strictly follow the templates provided. We suggest that authors copy and paste the content into the given template.

Download Conference Template
If you have any queries regarding this conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at icebm6th2017@gmail.com. More information can be found on the conference website: http://razakschool.utm.my/icebm2017/

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Call for Paper RCET 2017

Regional Post-Graduate Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Technology (RCET2017)
16-17 October 2017
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Conference Objectives:
·         To bring together minds that are interested in building sustainable and green technology
·         To promote the growth of scientific and technical development for sustainable technology in Malaysia
Scopes of conference will include, but are not limited to the following topics:
·         Polymeric Material & Processing
·         Biomaterial, Bioprocessing & Biotechnology
·         Nanotechnology
·         Adsorption & Absorption
·         Process Control
·         Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
·         Simulation & Optimization
·         Catalysis
 
Important dates:
·         Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th July 2017
·         Notification of Acceptance: 22nd July 2017
·         Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31st August 2017
·         Registration Deadline: 15th October 2017
·         Conference Date: 16-17 October 2017
·         Deadline of Full Paper Submission: 16th October 2017
 
Conference fees
Early bird registration (22nd July until 31st August 2017)
·         Student: RM 800.00 / 200 USD
·         Non-student: RM 1000.00 / 250 USD
 
Normal registration (1st September until 15th October 2017)
·         Student: RM 900.00 / 230 USD
·         Non-student: RM 1200.00 / 300 USD
Link to internal page

Repost: 6 UTM products among the beneficiaries of the High Impact Program 2 Fund

June 21, 2017 by

Link: http://news.utm.my/2017/06/6-utm-products-among-the-beneficiaries-of-the-high-impact-program-2-fund/

Funding Talk program audiences are among the target beneficiaries of the High Impact Program 2 Fund (HIP2), Platcom Ventures Sdn Bhd.

Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (ICC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has once again conducted a Funding Talk session in-collaborated with the PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn. Bhd. to give awareness on HIP2 funding offered by Platcom Ventures Sdn Bhd at the same time conducted a one-to-one screening session to UTM’s ready-to-commercialize products.

Represented by Dr. Ng Sing Kwei, HIP2 will comprehensively aid in the IP licensing and royalty payments, prototype development, productization, as well as product testing and certifications, within the duration of 1.5 years.

The main objective of this program is to discover commercialization funding opportunities and nurture UTM entrepreneurs with innovative strategy towards promoting economic growth and development.

Amongst the six beneficiaries are the “Commercialisation of Encapsulation & Nano Carrier Technology for Wellness Products” by Phyto Biznet Sdn. Bhd., the “Halal Smart Auditor” by the Holistic Lab Sdn Bhd, the “E-SMART – Online Sustainable Energy Management & Accreditation System” by the Optimal Systems Engineering Sdn Bhd, the “Molluscure – Mollusk Toxic Metals Removal System” by the Focus Industrial Systems Sdn Bhd, the “Portable Biomass Thermal Energy Generator (BioTEG) for Drying” by the Portland Energy Sdn. Bhd., and the “D’HAIR: Promoting Hair Growth Activity and Hair Tanning” by the Bio Pro Resources Sdn Bhd.

The Funding Talk program has been an effective initiative for at least more than 700 of UTM’s Researchers and collaborators ever since it was introduced from 2011, as it serves an effective platform to provide financial opportunities for University’s commercialization activities.

To date, UTM has collaborated not only with the Platcom Ventures Sdn Bhd, but a few more leading funders in Malaysia such as Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), Cradle Fund Sdn. Bhd., Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU), Biotech and many more, via securing at least not less than RM10Million amount of industrial and commercialization fund.

POSTER: Top tips on how to get published in an academic journal

Source:

http://portal.psz.utm.my/support/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mdrazib_Karno/publications

Dr Kamalhasan appointed as Honorary Secretary of RISM Johor Chapter

JOHOR BAHRU, 19 JUN 2017 – Senior lecturer from Department of Real Estate, Dr Kamalahasan has been appointed as Honorary Secretary of the Royal Institution Surveyors Malaysia Johor chapter for one year.

He received his appointment in recent RISM Annual General Meeting in Johor Bahru.

RISM is a professional body representing four distinct but closely related divisions i.e. Geomatic and Land Surveying Division, Quantity Surveying Division, Property Management, Valuation and Estate Agency Surveying Division and Building Surveying Division. Dr. Kamalahasan is from Property Management, Valuation and Estate Agency Surveying Division.

Dr, Kamalahasan has a PhD in Real Estate and Planning from University of Reading, United Kingdom.

He has also been a member of the Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultant in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS, Johor).

Source: http://news.utm.my/2017/06/dr-kamalhasan-appointed-as-honorary-secretary-of-rism-johor-chapter/

E-CARD UCAPAN AIDIL FITRI

Assalamualaikum wbt.dan Salam Sejahtera,

Semoga semua warga UTM berada dalam kesihatan yang baik.
 
Dengan segala hormatnya bersama-sama ini disertakan pautan untuk kad raya elektronik yang disediakan dalam beberapa rekabentuk serta dua versi bahasa – B.Malaysia dan B.Inggeris. Pautannya adalah  :
Terima kasih.
Source:
Pejabat Hal Ehwal Korporat  / Office of Corporate Affairs
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

New Menu added – Commercialization

Commercialisation

BUILDING SYNERGY TOWARDS HIGH PERFORMANCE DELIVERY

Latest!! Schedule of opening and closing of UTM’s main gates during Hari Raya Aidilfitri/Eid holiday

Please be informed that in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration (1438 Hijrah / 2017) expected on June 25th , 2017, a number of UTM’s entrances will be closed. The following shows the schedule of opening and closing of UTM’s main gates:

UTM gate closure during Eid holiday 2017

Congrats Syahirah, Balkis, Wen Han & Farith! Well done

Lim Wen Han: Criterion of competitiveness among Quantity Surveying firms

Nuriana Balkis Bahari: Challenges confronting female Quantity Surveying students during internship

Syahirah Abdullah: The contractors’ response towards technological change in construction

Pictured above: Farith presenting a copy of his research report entitled “Cabaran Kontraktor dalam Memenuhi Piawaian Kebajikan Buruh di Tapak Bina” on 13th June 2017. Well done Farith.

MALAYSIA – Home to ASEAN’s Best Universities

Nice!! 3rd WEEK OF THE MONTH AS ENGLISH WEEK IN UTM

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3rd WEEK OF THE MONTH AS ENGLISH WEEK IN UTM

We would like to announce that UTM is implementing the following programmes to enhance the use of English among the staff.

All staff of UTM are required to use English regularly in UTM to develop their confidence to communicate with foreigners. This is to provide daily training for UTM staffs besides the formal training programmes offered by Development Section (Registrar Office).

The implementation will be effective every 3rd week of every month starting from 18th – 22th June 2017. Heads of Departments are to ensure that the program is successfully carried out at the department level involving all staff.

Your cooperation in ensuring the success of the program is highly appreciated.

IMEDITEC 2017

This is a special invitation for you to participate in the International Medical Device & Technology Conference (iMEDITEC) 2017, to be held in FBME, UTM on 6-7 September 2017.

We would really like you to share your research interest in the medical engineering field at this conference. Your manuscript will be published in SCOPUS indexed proceedings.

 We have assembled prominent speakers as our keynotes, and there will be high-level discussions related to the R&D&C of medical devices between government agencies and related industries. 

 Do also visit our website at http://www.utm.my/imeditec2017

 We do hope that you will join iMEDITEC 2017 by submitting a manuscript to the conference. 

Please download the brochure for further information.

iMEDITEC 2017

New appointment: Trans National Education (TNE) Workshop

PELANTIKAN SEBAGAI SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT DAN AHLI PANEL BENGKEL KERJASAMA AKADEMIK ANTARABANGSA BAGI PENYEDIAAN DOKUMEN AKREDITASI ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS (RICS) DAN ROYAL INSTITUTION OF SURVEYORS MALAYSIA (RISM) BAGI PROGRAM DIPLOMA IN QUANTITY SURVEYING/DIPLOMA TEKNIK EKONOMI KONSTRUKSI, YANG DITAWARKAN OLEH UNIVERSITAS BUNG HATTA, PADANG, SUMATERA BARAT.

Letter of appointment:

Repost: RMATHs UTM team won 2017 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

Link: http://news.utm.my/2017/06/rmaths-utm-team-won-2017-asia-pacific-stevie-awards/

JOHOR BAHRU, 11 June 2017 –  Congratulations, RMATHs UTM team from  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) have won 2017 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards in Tokyo, Japan.

The Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards are international business awards competitions that are open to all organizations in the 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.

The 2017 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards have recognized organizations in 15 nation including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the U.S.A. and Vietnam.

More than 700 nominations about innovative achievements in the 22-nation APAC region were considered by the judges this year. Only top three nominations were selected to be the winner for each category.

The nomination from RMATHs UTM team won bronze Stevie® Award in the Innovation in Education or Training Apps category in 2017 Asia-Pacific Stevie Award.

A team of researchers comprising Prof. Dr. Zaidatun Tasir, Rozita Abdul Jalil and Dr. Shaharuddin Md Salleh from Faculty of Education won the award through their innovation achievement titled “RMATHs – Mobile Based Numeracy Learning Applications for Learning Disabilities Students”.

Rozita Abdul Jalil, Research Officer from Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) UTM also the postgraduate student from Faculty of Education UTM was representing the team to receive the award.

Standing together with the winners from international and well known company like Telkom Indonesia, PETROKIMIA Gresik(Indonesia), Cisco System (Australia and India), Freelancer.com (Australia),  Amobee (USA), Hong Kong Tourism Board(CHina), TBM Co, LTd (Japan), Oracle  and many more .

Congrats Farith!

Pictured above: Farith presenting a copy of his research report entitled “Cabaran Kontraktor dalam Memenuhi Piawaian Kebajikan Buruh di Tapak Bina” on 13th June 2017. Well done Farith.

Well done & fly high!

MONTHLY ENGAGEMENT WITH THE VICE CHANCELLOR OF UTM AND EIDULFITRI CELEBRATION (Jul 2017)

Sukacita dimaklumkan Majlis Perhimpunan Bulanan Bersama Naib Canselor (Julai) dan Sambutan Aidilfitri (peringkat UTM Johor Bahru)  akan diadakan pada Khamis, 13 Julai 2017.

Tarikh : 13 Julai 2017 (Khamis)
Masa : 8.00 pagi
Tempat :
Dewan Sultan Iskandar, UTM Johor Bahru (jamuan di Dataran Agora) .

First! JUALAN KAD TOUCH ‘N GO UTM

Pejabat UTMAlumni dengan kerjasama Persatuan Alumni UTM Kuala Lumpur telah melancarkan kad Touch ‘n Go UTM bagi membantu Tabung Endowment UTM.
Seperti yang kita sedia maklum, tujuan penubuhan Tabung Endowment ini adalah untuk membantu para pelajar yang kurang berkemampuan.
Bagi staf yang berminat, anda boleh mendapatkannya di pejabat UTMAlumni (bersebelahan Kafe Mak Jah) dan potongan gaji juga boleh dibuat untuk pembelian kad ini.
Harga minimum untuk 1 kad bermula dari RM35 (Kad – RM25 + Sumbangan – RM10)
Sebarang pertanyaan lanjut, sila hubungi 07-553 6008/6085 atau emel kepada alumni@utm.my .
Marilah kita sama-sama membeli sambil menderma

Knowledge Sharing with UTM Big Data Centre: “Bazaar Big Data 2.0”

*Update: Photos from the session

Contact:

UTM Big Data Centre (UTM BDC)
Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (ISI-SIR),
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

Telephone No.: +607-5535063/35060
Website: bigdata.utm.my
Facebook: facebook@bigdatautm

ICHCKM 2017

Link: http://builtsurvey.utm.my/shamsulhadi/conferences/

Repost from: http://razakschool.utm.my/ichckm/

  • ICHCKM 2017 is organized by the UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in collaboration with the School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Communications, Naresuan University, Thailand. This third International conference is held in conjunction with UTM Razak School 1st International Conferences in Advanced Technology 2017 (UTMRS-ICAT 2017).
  • In line with UTM vision of “Being Center for Academic Excellence and World Class Technology Through Creativity”, this conference provides an international platform for sharing the latest ideas and technology between universities, business organizations, research institutes, and governments. With the theme Human Capital and Knowledge Management: Enablers for Digital Society’, this conference hopes to improve understanding and research in the field of human capital, knowledge management as well as other related fields in meeting the needs of digital society.
  • This conference gathers experts, researchers, academicians, and young student researchers and hence provides opportunities for networking, professional relationships, and also experience sharing.

UTM Hosts the 7th World Engineering Education Forum 2017 (WEEF 2017)

Repost from:

http://news.utm.my/2017/06/utm-hosts-the-7th-world-engineering-education-forum-2017-weef-2017/

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The World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) 2017 will be hosted by the Society of Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the International Federation on Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), in collaboration with the Malaysian Council of Engineering Deans.

WEEF 2017 is a platform for bringing engineering educators and leaders, industry, governmental organizations and NGOs together to form fruitful and long-term collaboration, as well as to be involved with the larger international engineering education community. With the theme, “The Era of Synergistic Collaboration”, WEEF 2017 aims to inspire international level cooperation among participants and form a lasting community in engineering education with systematic programs and activities.

WEEF 2017 will consists of:

  • Global Students Forum (GSF) which will be held 3 days before WEEF where engineering students from all over the world will gather
  • Global Entrepreneurship Challenge (GEC) organised by the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED) which will be held in parallel with WEEF 2017
  • 7th Regional Conference in in Engineering Education & Research in Higher Education Conference (RCEE & RHEd 2017) which will be held in parallel with WEEF 2017
  • 1st Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Education Conference which will be held in parallel with WEEF 2017
  • 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Exposition 2017 (I-PHEX 2017) which will be held in parallel with WEEF 2017 on the third day
  • Presidential Forum for Asian Technical Universities (ATU) Network and universities from IFEES member countries,
  • Higher Education Expo,
  • Workshops, plenary sessions, paper presentations, and academic and industries exhibitions.

Among the workshops that will be offered include managing change, designing effective faculty development programs, conducting educational research in STEM areas, talent pipeline development in STEM, service learning, academic quality assurance and accreditation (includes outcomes-based education), graduate mobility, complex problem solving, design thinking and many more.

The event will be initiated by the Global Students Forum (GSF) that will be held on 11th to 13th November 2017 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia International Campus, Kuala Lumpur, followed by the WEEF 2017 from 13th to 16th November 2017 at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur.

For more information on WEEF 2017, please visit www.weef2017.org.

Congratulations! UTM ranked in the top 1% in the QS World University Rankings

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia improved its performance and leapt 35 places to 253rd in the QS World University Rankings 2017/2018.

Check this out!

http://www.iu.qs.com/product/20172018-qs-world-university-rankings-by-subject-result-tables-excel/

SBEC 1133 Carry Mark (Sem. 2 16/17)

Information:

Kindly be informed that I have resorted to ranges instead of displaying the exact CAM for every student in our class. This is to avoid panic or more peculiarly, overly feeling good as some of you might be too engrossed with CAM. This happened to me in the past.

I wish to highlight that your ‘range’ should be treated ONLY as an indication to gauge your current position in the course. Your exact CAM (which I keep the record) would still be used in the final computation.

**Note:

Images may subject to copyright.

PSM 2017 Nuriana Balkis

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ASEAN Post Graduate Seminar in the Built Environment, University Malaya

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Invigilating duty (SPACE KK) – 2/6/2017

 

BEURC 2017 UM

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WORKSHOP ON DELIVERING & ASSESSING CAPSTONE DESIGN – 23-24 MEI 2017

Data collection and extraction

 

Prototype development and Presentation

The design solution

Our team

Welcome

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Hello,

Thank you very much for visiting this page.

For current updates on research and publication, kindly visit the following pages:

https://teknologimalaysia.academia.edu/shamsulhadi; or

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shamsulhadi_Bandi

Any request for CV & appointments, kindly e-mail me at: shamsulhadi@utm.my.

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