UUM ONLINE: Its uncompromising concern for comfort and cleanliness bore fruit for Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) when, for the very first time, it was declared winner of the Gold Award in the 2017 Competition for the Cleanest Restroom in the Kubang Pasu District, under the Public Institution of Higher Learning category.
UUM ONLINE: UUM has become the first institution of higher learning to establish a Malaysian Association of Youth Clubs (MAYC) at the university level.
UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur - The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, gained an audience with His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Sultan Dr. Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur, at the Changkat Palace, Bukit Persekutuan, recently.
UUM ONLINE: July 10 - The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, received a courtesy visit by a delegation from the Kedah Zakat Board headed by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Zakaria Othman, at the Visitors’ Lounge, yesterday morning.
UUM ONLINE: 21 July - Malaysia is playing host, for the very first time, to the humanitarian aid mission exercise known as the Joint Combined Exercise Thailand and Malaysia 2017 (JCEX THAMAL), which has been in progress at UUM since 17 July 2017.
UUM ONLINE: The Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) played host to the 17th ASEAN University Network for Business and Economics (AUN-BE) Annual General Meeting, which took place from 5 to 6 July 2017.
UUM ONLINE: To assist academic staff members to collaborate on research and produce publications in the form of books, the School of Multimedia Technology and Communication (SMMTC), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), organised the 2017 Seminar on Multimedia Technology and Communication (SMTCom17), which ran from 19 to 20 July 2017 at EDC Hotels & Resorts and the SMMTC.
UUM ONLINE: Selangor, July 6 – The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) has formally sealed the intent of both universities to offer double degree programmes for the upcoming session of new admissions.
UUM ONLINE: UUM and the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in efforts to develop student entrepreneurship programmes.
UUM ONLINE: 5 July, Selangor – With the objective of highlighting the issues and challenges involved in the governance of the public sector, the Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA-UUM) organised the Public Sector Finance and Auditing Seminar 2017 (SKPSA 2017) at Acapella Suite Hotel, Shah Alam.
UUM ONLINE: 18 July - The joy and merriment of the Aidilfitri Fellowship Gathering, which has become an annual university event, reflected the glory of UUM’s milestone achievements attained throughout its 33-year existence.
UUM ONLINE: 5 July - Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) made history, once again, when it was listed at position 200+ in the first edition of the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2017, which were announced today.
UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur, 15 July - Academia Cafe & Bistro, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Kuala Lumpur campus, launched a new and improved menu featuring several new culinary delights at the cafe today.
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: Kuala Lumpur, July 14 – In efforts to address the increasingly complex and demanding challenges faced by the community, the School of Applied Psychology, Social Work and Policy (SAPSP), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), in collaboration with the Social Institute of Malaysia (ISM), organised the 2017 National Conference on Social Work (PESAN 2017), which ran from 12 to 13 July at the ISM Auditorium.
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: July 13, 2017 - Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) continued further along on its journey of making its own unique history when it was listed, for the very first time, at the 101-150 placing in the sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR) Top 50 Under 50, which was published today.
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: 13 July, 2017 - The recent promotion of 12 academic staff members to the position of Professor Special Grade C (VK7) has attained the status of a record for the highest number of staff members promoted to the post of Professor in a single promotional exercise in the eight years under the stewardship of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, i.e. since his appointment to the position in 2010.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, as a result of the promotion, the total number of Professors at UUM currently stood at 72, and the overall number of academic staff members who had been promoted since 2010, was 445.
He said that the promotion also showed that the university was concerned for the welfare of its staff members, particularly the academic staff members, for all the effort and sacrifice they had contributed towards the university’s attainment of excellence.
"The position of Professor is the highest achievement that every academic dreams of when their career of choice is that of an educator. It is the pinnacle of achievement in the career of an academic.
"This promotion will act as encouragement and motivation, as well as promise of recognition, to the academic staff, comprising members of the UUM Academic Staff Association (PERSATU), to strive for excellence," he said, at a ceremony held to present Letters of Promotion to Academic Staff Members, as well as celebrate the Hari Raya Aidilfitri cheer under the auspices of PERSATU, at the foyer of the School of Computing (SoC), yesterday.
He also expressed his expectation that the large number of Professors at the university would effect a huge impact upon the university by way of imbuing the university with the reflective sheen of their respective levels of excellence, thus raising the university's reputation to greater heights.
The Vice-Chancellor said that, today, as a management university, UUM was no longer viewed askance, or looked down upon, as a direct consequence of the university’s attainment of a myriad impressive accolades, including several prestigious accreditations, which have placed UUM on par with the University of Malaya (UM), specifically in the field of business management.
The Vice-Chancellor also emphasised the need for the academic staff to develop the Centres of Excellence (CoE) at UUM through gainful collaborative undertakings with foreign universities and invigorating their research and publication activities.
At the ceremony, a total of 12 Associate Professors, including the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Karim, received official letters formally promoting them to the position of Professor with effect from 3 July.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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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.