UUM ONLINE: Alor Setar, 20 October – The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International Affairs), Prof. Dr. Yusnidah Ibrahim had the honour of being granted an audience with Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Che Puan Muda Zaheeda Mohamad Ariff, Raja Puan Muda Kedah at Wisma Darul Aman, today.
UUM ONLINE: The University researchers who are involved with the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Institute for Research and Zakat Innovation (IPIZ) have been urged to produce high impact studies and are able to benefit the people, especially the Muslims in Kedah.
UUM ONLINE: Putrajaya, 19 October – UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani paid a courtesy call on the Chairman of the University Board of Directors (LPU), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Dato' Prof. Dr. Sudin Haron at Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia (Waqaf Malaysia Foundation).
UUM ONLINE: In a bid to provide students with exposure in the field of diplomatic and international affairs, the School of International Studies (SoIS) through its Asian Institute of International Affairs and Diplomacy (AIIAD) organized a knowledge sharing session called Career Development Talk at the SoIS Auditorium recently.
UUM ONLINE: The Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia (TISSA-UUM) once again did UUM and the nation proud when two programmes offered at the School were awarded the EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS) from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), an international non-profit organisation based in Brussels, Belgium.
UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur, 9 October - UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani gained an audience with Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Tengku Sarafudin Badlishah Ibni Sultan Sallehudin, the Raja Muda of Kedah at Istana Kedah (Kedah Palace), yesterday.
UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) once again created history when two of its major subjects namely Business and Economics and Social Sciences made it for the first time into the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2019 published on 17 October 2018 via https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/by-subject.
UUM ONLINE: Pahang – The challenges of facing the era of Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) are increasingly felt, but to what extent are the public and private sector preparing themselves in dealing with the ripple effect that is felt throughout the global community now.
UUM ONLINE: As means to provide input on the possible venues for practicum and preparation for careers which students of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) can pursue in the field of their choice, the Career Development Centre (CDC), Student Affairs Department organised a two-day UUM Career Fair 2018 at the Foyer of the Sultanah Bahiyah Library recently.
UUM ONLINE: 8 October - 3rd Inspirational Scholar Symposium (ISS 2018) organized by the University Teaching and Learning Centre (UTLC), becomes a field for academics from diverse backgrounds to share their latest findings and best innovative practices in both teaching and learning.
UUM ONLINE: The Chief Executive Officer of Yayasan Wakaf Malaysia, Dato’ Prof. Dr. Sudin Haron has been appointed as the new Chairman of UUM Board of Directors (LPU) commencing 1 October 2018 till 30 September 2021.
UUM ONLINE: 7 October - The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani received a courtesy visit from the Director General of the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dato' Mohamad Sadik Kethergany at the Visitors’ Lounge, this morning.
UUM ONLINE: Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) distributed zakat contributions amounting to MYR55,000 to Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) to help ease the burden of students who are in need of financial assistance.
The Zakat Cheque was presented by the Acting Chief Executive Officer of BIMB, Mr. Mohd Muazzam Mohamed to the Bursar of UUM, Mr. Amron Man who represented the Vice-Chancellor.
According to Mr. Mohd Muazzam, the zakat contributions to UUM students which will boost the development of education is part of BIMB's CSR activities where a sum of MYR8 million is being allocated for the noble cause each year.
"We wish to apply the Value-Based Mediation Principle (VBI) that is part of our “DNA” as proposed by Bank Negara Malaysia.
"The principle of VBI is the business carried out by Islamic based banks such as Bank Islam which does not merely focus on sharia but has added value," he said at the Zakat Cheque Presentation Ceremony held at the Visitors’ Lounge recently.
He further spoke of the humble beginnings of the establishment. According to him, Bank Islam is the only bank that conducts transactions based on sharia principles which also include products and concepts. He also talked about the emergence of a growing number of Islamic based banks.
"Bank Islam focuses on prosperity and ecosystem, meaning that we see the impact on society and the environment. When conducting product based business, it is not just about fulfilling sharia requirements but also to add value," he said.
Bank Islam is committed to being a dedicated financial institution with the intention of building a sustainable future that promotes inclusive economy and social advancement for stakeholders while offering quality services.
"Thank you for continuing to collaborate with us since 2005, the Unidebit programme launched at UUM was the first programme launched by Bank Islam to be passed on to other public institutions of higher learning.
"Since then, we have continued to do some innovations in terms of promoting the concept of cash transactions at universities using debit cards," he said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Amron Man said students eligible to receive zakat aid are Muslims, UUM students and families earning MYR3,000 and below.
"We choose these students to help ease their burden especially those in the B40 group by giving coupons instead of cash to purchase food in effort to educate them," he said.
He was also grateful for the collaboration between UUM and Bank Islam which started 14 years ago. Changes have been seen over the years namely from the manual to electronic when Bank Islam introduced its smart cards.
"We have received zakat contributions from Bank Islam since 2005 and hopefully this cooperation is not limited to zakat, but much more since the budget for the university has been reduced," he added.
Also present at the event were members of the University Management Committee, Senior Officers of BIMB and university officials.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
UUM ONLINE: Alor Setar, 6 October – UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani gained an audience with Yang Teramat Mulia Dato’ Seri Diraja Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, Tunku Temenggong of Kedah, who is also the Pro-Chancellor of UUM at Keriang Hill, this morning.
UUM ONLINE: 11 October - To instill greater environmental awareness and cultivate more proactive ecological attitude amongst UUM denizens, the Chancellery Department took the initiative to organise a programme to plant the Agarwood trees (Gaharu) along the Sintok River, this morning.
UUM ONLINE: 4 October - Sintok International Games and Gamification (SIGG) 2018, organized by the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (ICC), can become a platform to unleashing youths’ creative ideas and innovative talents in line with the demands of 21st century learning and the Fourth Industrial Revolution era (IR4.0).
UUM ONLINE: Two Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) College of Business (COB) students have been selected to receive full sponsorship from Maybank for their practicum stint at one of Maybank’s many branches found throughout ASEAN.
UUM ONLINE: Sarawak - Highlighting the theme - Softening the Hard Science over the Soft Science, the 5th International Soft Science Conference 2018 (ISSC’18) validated the commitment of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) as the Eminent Management University to further strengthen the research and innovation areas with the intent to maintain the equilibrium between the social development process of the people and the surrounding communities.
UUM ONLINE: UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani reiterated his firmness on not compromising on the core thrusts, 'Knowledge Virtue Service’ which has been upheld by UUM since its inception.
UUM ONLINE: 4 October - The collaboration between Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Monash University Malaysia will further strengthen the relationship between both parties as it was enacted with the intent to humanise education.