UUM ONLINE: 21 June - At a special ceremony held this morning, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) showered its appreciation upon a total of 105 members of staff who will be on duty during the Aidilfitri celebrations. These staff members are from the Security Department, UUMIT, Islamic Centre, Department of Development and Maintenance (JPP), and EDC Hotels & Resorts.
UUM ONLINE: Putrajaya - The Political, Security and International Studies Cluster, National Council of Professors (NCP), in collaboration with the Research Division of the Prime Minister’s Department, organised a Roundtable Discussion (RTD), Series 1/2017, entitled "The Trump Administration: Issues and Challenges To Malaysia," at the NCP Executive Meeting Room, recently.
UUM ONLINE: 20 June 2017 - The appointment of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail, as Deputy Director-General of Higher Education Malaysia (TKPPTM) proves that Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) has in its service a large pool of exceptional talent and expertise that can be of inestimable value to the nation.
UUM ONLINE: The Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof Dato' Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, chaired a meeting between the Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC) and State Education Directors at EDC Hotels and Resorts, recently.
UUM ONLINE: 15 June: Ramadan does not only train Muslims to endure the pangs of hunger and thirst. In fact, it also trains them to be Muslims who would willingly help their brothers and sisters in Islam who are in need of assistance.
UUM ONLINE: The most recent product of UUM, the Manager's Coffee, offers not only authentic coffee and popular Malaysian dishes at reasonable prices, but also a cosy and refreshing atmosphere for the patrons.
PETALING JAYA: Despite its status as a non-research and non-comprehensive university, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) has successfully climbed up 10 places in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018.
UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur – To ensure that its Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme becomes more competitive and remains relevant to the needs of the market, the Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYASGB), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a professional accreditation institution for management based in the United Kingdom (UK).
UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) is now the only non-comprehensive and non-research local university that has made it to the top 2.7% of universities listed in the QS World University Rankings 2018, from among 26,000 universities around the world.
UUM ONLINE: Putrajaya - The success of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in obtaining the self-accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) will continue to be a catalyst to the University for contributing to the improvement of the quality of national education and realising its mission of becoming the Eminent Management University.
UUM ONLINE: Thailand – The continuous contributions made by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato' Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, towards the transformation of UUM into a vibrant and internationally emergent seat of higher learning have, yet again, compelled the discerning in the global community to show their appreciation by conferring upon him the prestigious international award, ‘The Dr. Constantine "Taki" Papadakis Leadership Award for Excellence in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commitment to Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education'.
UUM ONLINE: Datuk Redzuawan Ismail, or better known as Chef Wan, delivered his inaugural lecture as Adjunct Professor of the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Environmental Management (STHEM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), last Sunday.
UUM ONLINE: London - The Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof Dato' Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, made history by becoming the first Malaysian, as well as the first Asian, to be appointed a CMI Companion by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), an accredited professional institution for management, based in London, United Kingdom.
UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur - In a bid to boost revenue through the hotel business, Uniutama Property Sdn Bhd (UPSB), a subsidiary of UUM’s business arm, acquired the Puteri Park Hotel with the signing of the Share Purchase Agreement at UUMKL, recently.
UUM ONLINE: United Kingdom - UUM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Cambridge in yet another forward push in its tireless stride to consolidate and advance its internationalisation agenda. The MoU was sealed during the Vice-Chancellor’s working visit to the University of Cambridge, in May, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC).
UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) took another step forward in its efforts to generate its own revenue and reduce reliance on government funding by launching the Manager's Coffee Restaurant.
UUM ONLINE: 28 May - Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) aims to achieve a higher zakat fitrah collection (Islamic tithe) this year compared to the MYR54, 000 collected last year.
UUM ONLINE: The Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, who is also the Chairman of the Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC), hosted a dinner reception to honour guests from the MEC, at the Darulaman Golf and Country Club, Jitra, yesterday evening.
UUM ONLINE: 29 May - To ensure that the Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) successfully attains the Triple ISO Certification by the year 2020, a briefing on the current status of OYAGSB’s preparations with regard to attaining MS ISO9001:2015, MS ISO14001:2015, and SR10:2015 certifications was held at the Senate Meeting Room yesterday.
UUM ONLINE: Langkawi - Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), through its School of Tourism, Hospitality and Environmental Management (STHEM), sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Langkawi Tourism Association (LTA) and Adya Hotel Langkawi to initiate a collaborative undertaking that will encompass training, consultation, research and industrial training placement.
UUM ONLINE: The government’s efforts to make Malaysia a fully developed nation with the introduction of the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) agenda has garnered the staunch support of UUM. This support was manifest in the organisation of a National Transformation 2050 (TN50) Strategic Initiatives Programme, which included the involvement of the UUM Board of Directors, for two days at EDC Hotels & Resorts.
UUM ONLINE: The Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Utara Malaysia, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak received a courtesy call made by a delegation, led by Prof. Ir. Sofia W. Alisjahbana, the Rector of Universitas Bakrie, Jakarta at the Visitors’ Lounge this morning.
UUM ONLINE: 25 May - The collaborative effort initiated by Universiti Utara Malaysia, (UUM) through its School of Law (SoL), with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Office of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia (PKPMP) is seen as a commendable start towards improving the quality of legal education in Malaysia.
UUM ONLINE: Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe Defence Forces will continue to seek collaboration with progressive nations which do not trample on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of others, Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantino Guvheya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga has said.
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UUM ONLINE: UUM continues its steady ascent in the QS University Rankings by Subject Area in Social Sciences and Management. UUM is currently listed at the 315 position in the world for the 2017 edition.
UUM ONLINE: 24 May 2017 - With a view to realising the objectives of the national agenda and the present needs of the community, specifically at institutions of higher education, civil servants need to know how to 'think' and 'act' beyond the pale of normalcy so as to find appropriate approaches to resolve persistent problems and wearisome weaknesses.
UUM ONLINE: The University Board of Directors (LPU), led by Tan Sri Siti Sa'adiah Sheikh Bakir, attended a brainstorming session with the Board of Directors of the UMHSB Group and its subsidiaries at the EDC Hotels & Resorts, yesterday.
UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur: 'MyOPPIDeX: Malaysia Oil Palm Plantation Investment Decision Support System', a product by a UUM research team, won the gold medal at the 28th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX'17), which was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), recently.
UUM ONLINE: Professor Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak’s tenure as the Vice-Chancellor of UUM has been extended for another two years, until 2019.
UUM ONLINE: 18 May 2017 - UUM was given the honour of hosting the 54th Committee Meeting (No. 2/2017) of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Rectors (Academic and International Affairs) of public universities at the Senate Meeting Room today.
UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), through the Disaster Management Institute (DMI), School of Technology Management and Logistics (STML), hosted the “5th Asian Cooperative Programme (ACP) Convention on Comparative Research in Safety & Disaster Management” with the collaboration of the Asian Cooperative Programme (ACP) and Kansai University of International Studies (KUIS), Japan. The Convention ran from 20 till 28 February 2017.
UUM ONLINE: Putrajaya, 18 May 2017 – A video portraying a single father instilling, in his young son, the habit of saving money for the benefit of his future, was hailed as the second place winner in the Multimedia Video Competition (Mulvec) 2017. The video was the creative expression of a small group of students from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).
UUM ONLINE: Bangi – The 33rd episode of the talk show, Bicara Persada, which delved into the topic - China’s Investment in Malaysia: Between Economic Growth and the Integrity of Sovereignty - featured the Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Professor Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, as a member of the panel entrusted with the task of examining the direction set by China’s investment aspirations in this country.
UUM ONLINE: 11 May - With its apt theme, ‘Harnessing Technology for Humanity’, the 2017 Innovative Research, Invention and Application (I-RIA) exhibition gave recognition to the innovative inventions of 195 participants at its two-day event, which ended at the Mu'adzam Shah Hall yesterday.
UUM ONLINE: To strengthen ties between the University and industry, UUM signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng Muhibah Foundation at the Visitors’ Lounge recently.
UUM ONLINE: 9 May - The two aviation incidents of tragic magnitude that befell Malaysia Airlines (MAS) within a span of four months in 2014, took a heavy toll, indeed, on the airline.
UUM ONLINE: Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato 'Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, urged academics to intensify their efforts in the areas of research and publication in order to bring about the realisation of the UUM Strategic Plan (2016-2020). He said this while chairing the 2016 Achievement Presentation Meeting at the Senate Room yesterday.
UUM ONLINE: 8 May 2017 - The 2017 Innovative Research, Invention and Application (I-RIA) exhibition witnessed record participation in the history of its organisation when it successfully drew 195 participants from Universities and Polytechnics, as well as primary and secondary schools, from throughout Malaysia.
UUM ONLINE: Alor Setar – The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato' Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, paid a courtesy call upon the Kedah Medical Centre (KMC) this morning.
UUM ONLINE: 8 May 2017 - Even though the Malaysian halal industry has gained worldwide recognition with its halal certification acknowledged as being among the best in the international arena, the industry is not without its challenges when it comes to developing it.
UUM ONLINE: A team of UUM researchers, led by Dr. Nurulwahida Azid@Aziz, triumphed spectacularly when the team won gold medals for its two entries, which were jointly produced by Dr. Nurulwahida, Mr. Ridzuan Hashim, and Dr. Mardzelah Makhsin, at the 2017 Bangkok International Intellectual Property, Invention, Innovation and Technology Exposition (IPITEx 2017) in Thailand, recently.
UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur, May 6, 2017 – In a bid to acquire additional funds and channel financial assistance to the less fortunate, D'Tandoor International Group of Companies (DTIGC) joined hands with the School of Business Management (SBM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), to host a charity dinner, Night of a Thousand Dreams, or Malam Seribu Harapan (MASEH) 2017, at the Bank Rakyat Convention Centre (BRCC) last night.
UM ONLINE: Alor Setar – UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, held a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kedah State Development Corporation (PKNK), Tuan Haji Abd Rahman Abdullah, at Wisma PKNK recently.
UUM ONLINE: The 75 recently inducted members of the UUM Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) were encouraged to be actively engaged in undertakings that would be beneficial to the community and the country.
UUM ONLINE: Key office bearers of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) were urged to remain vigilant in upholding integrity and accountability so as to avoid creating negative perceptions about the university and tarnishing its image.
UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) celebrated triple success, for the second consecutive year, when three books published by UUM Press were selected as winners of national book awards, under three different categories, at the 2017 National Book Awards Ceremony held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on 2 May 2017.
UUM ONLINE: Rabat, Morocco 15 February - The working visits to Morocco and Algeria by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, came to a gratifying conclusion with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA), Brunei Darussalam.
Workers Day, which is celebrated on 1 May of every year, is a fitting recognition given to all groups of workers who have contributed to the development of the country, as well as an expression of appreciation to all employers who have contributed towards the creation of a progressive, dynamic, and prosperous society.
UUM ONLINE: A total of 1,700 participants jazzed-up the Thailand-Malaysia Relationship Sports Tourism Programme: Sadao Bike Ride to Kedah 2017, held in conjunction with the commemoration of the 60 years of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and Thailand and the celebration of the 33rd anniversary of Universiti Utara Malaysia’s (UUM) Foundation Day.
UUM ONLINE: Alor Setar – Deeply concerned by the grave plight of the persecuted Rohingya community in Myanmar, UUM, in collaboration with the Kedah State Government and the Utusan Group, organised the UUM-Utusan International Rohingya Mission and initiated a fundraising drive at Tesco, Mergong branch, recently.
UUM ONLINE: In conjunction with the 2017 Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Foundation Day celebration yesterday, a Yassin and Tahlil recital ceremony was held at the Sultan Badlishah Mosque, in the morning.
UUM ONLINE: Syria and Iraq are Burning: The Untold Story recounted a very terrifying and heartbreaking tale of conflict in the modern world of today, which has caused the loss of thousands of lives and forcefully displaced hundreds of thousands more into the tenuous existence of refugees, fraught with destitution and misery.
UUM ONLINE: Alor Setar - To assess the potential of Knowledge Science as an academic discipline which could be taught at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), in particular, and in Malaysia, in general, the School of Technology Management and Logistics (STML) organised a UUM Roundtable Discussion (RTD) entitled Knowledge Science as Integrated Discipline: Exploring For Malaysia at the TH Hotel, recently.
UUM ONLINE: Penang - The Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, has been reappointed as Member of the Asia-Pacific University-Community Engagement Network (APUCEN) Council for a period of three years, that is, from 2017 to 2020.
UUM ONLINE: Morocco, 14 February – The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UUM and Mohammed V University sealed, among others, the accord between both universities to offer joint scholarships to students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies at either university.
UUM ONLINE: In order to produce holistically developed graduates, universities need to train students not only to excel academically, but also to actively immerse themselves in the co-curricular programmes offered there.
UUM ONLINE: In efforts to further advance its internationalisation agenda, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) has ventured further afield in North Africa.
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UUM ONLINE: Morocco, 11 February – Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), represented by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Hassan II De Casablanca, yesterday.
UUM ONLINE: The Institute of Asian Studies at the School of International Studies (SoIS Institute of Asian Studies, SIAS) is patently capable of graduating into a full-fledged research centre delving in international issues, particularly those involving countries in the Asian region.
UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC) should think outside the box for ways to diversify their avenues of revenue generation.
UUM ONLINE: Dato' Muzammil Mohamad, the Qatar Airways Country Manager for Malaysia & Brunei, who is also an alumnus of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), shared his success story and leadership experiences during the “Breakfast with the CEO” session at the Academia Lounge, UUM.
UUM ONLINE: UUM's position in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities has soared from the 1668th position to the 1486th position in the January edition of this year based on an official report issued by Webometrics in early February.
UUM ONLINE: A total of 10 postgraduate students of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) competed in the final of the UUM 3-Minute-Thesis 2017 (UUM 3MT 2017) competition, which was held at the Manager's Coffee Restaurant recently.
UUM ONLINE: A total of 515 students registered for the Second Semester of the 2016/2017 Academic Session (A162) at the TM Student Residential Hall recently. The event involved the enrolment of 472 local students and 43 international students.
UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara (UINSU), Indonesia, on the occasion of a three-day visit to UUM by UINSU delegates, which commenced on 11 April 2017.
UUM ONLINE: Nearing the 14th anniversary of its establishment, the Institute of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Thoughts (IPDM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), has been encouraged to continue its undaunted focus on leadership and policy.
UUM ONLINE: Recognising the need to provide educational opportunities for students who fail to gain admission into public universities, Uniutama Education and Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. (UECSB) signed two Memoranda of Agreement (MoA) with Regent College and ASTIN College, recently.
UUM ONLINE: The School of Tourism, Hospitality & Environmental Management (STHEM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), needs to be the key player in generating income for the university through tourism activities whilst, at the same time, helping strengthen the tourism sector in the state of Kedah.
UUM ONLINE: UUM Centres of Excellence (CoE) should set a clear focus in their niche areas in order to be relevant to industry, society, and the nation in accordance with the needs of the moment.
UUM ONLINE: Since the establishment of UUM over 30 years ago, its Centres of Excellence (CoE) have not exhibited any consistent progress.
UUM ONLINE: In efforts to introduce the GRANTT brand to the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) collegiate family, UMW Grantt International Sdn. Bhd. (UMW Grantt) and UUM, through its School of International Studies (SoIS), reached an accord and signed two Memoranda of Agreement (MoA) at EDC Hotels & Resorts, recently.
UUM ONLINE: The University Teaching and Learning Centre (UTLC) officially handed over the responsibility of managing MY3S (Malaysian Soft Skills Scale) and the Tracer Study to the Department of Student Affairs & Alumni (HEPA) at a hand-over ceremony held at the Chancellery Meeting Room, UUM, recently.
UUM ONLINE: The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, urged the recently promoted members of the academic staff to be prepared to assume the greater responsibilities entrusted to them by the university.
UUM ONLINE: The Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) must unleash its inner champion in order to enable UUM to implement its agenda towards becoming the Eminent Management University.
UUM ONLINE: To invigorate the tourism industry, specifically in the state of Kedah, the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Environmental Management (STHEM), UUM, hosted an Inaugural Lecture series on the theme “Heritage Tourism and Archaeology in Kedah (Potential and Challenges),” at the foyer of the Sultanah Bahiyah Library, recently.
UUM ONLINE: The School of Computing (SOC), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), has ventured to expand its expertise into the international arena by engaging in collaborative research projects with Universitas Komputer Indonesia (UNIKOM) and Universitas Telkom (TELKOM), Indonesia.
UUM ONLINE: A total of 48 participants from six countries, including Malaysia, participated in the 2017 International Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ICSoTL2017) organised by the School of Education and Modern Languages (SEML), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), at EDC Hotels & Resorts recently.
UUM ONLINE: A senior lecturer from the School of Technology Management and Logistics (STML), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Dr. Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi, successfully obtained The Newton-Ungku Omar Fund mobility grant, worth MYR 52,418.33, from the British Academy.
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