UUM Receives AWQAF Membership Certificate

UUM Receives AWQAF Membership Certificate
UUM ONLINE: UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak represented UUM to accept the AWQAF membership certificate in a ceremony held in conjunction with the launch of EduWAQF at Bangi Convention Center, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, recently.
 
The launching ceremony of EduWAQF, an educational wakaf initiated by AWQAF Holdings Berhad, was officiated by the Deputy Prime Minister, YAB Dato Seri Datin Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
 
Also present were the Chairperson of Awqaf Holdings Berhad who is also the Chairperson of UUM Board of Directors, YBhg Tan Sri Datin Paduka Siti Sa'adiah Sheikh Bakir; Acting President of Awqaf Holdings Berhad, Tuan Haji Mohammad Sahar Mat Din; Turkish Ambassador to Malaysia, Dr. Merve Safa Kavakci; the Vice-Chancellors of Public Universities in Malaysia and other guests.
 
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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OYAGSB Donated Preloved Items To Anjung Singgah, Kuala Lumpur

OYAGSB Donated Preloved Items To Anjung Singgah, Kuala Lumpur
UUM ONLINE: The OYAGSB MBA students collected used clothes and footwear items to be donated to the  Anjung Singgah of the National Welfare Foundation (YKN), Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the Ramadhan MBA @ OYAGSB KL Programme recently.

Four UUM Press Journals Listed In The Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index 

Four UUM Press Journals Listed In The Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index 
UUM ONLINE: A total of four journals published by Universiti Utara Malaysia Press (UUM Press) have been listed in the new database of the Thomson Reuters, the Web of Science (WoS) - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

UUM Awarded The Green Era Award For Sustainability

UUM Awarded The Green Era Award For Sustainability
UUM ONLINE: 10 June - The efforts of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in the practice of sustainable development carried out at every administrative level in the University  was not in vain when it  received The Green Era Award for Sustainability awarded by Other Ways Association, Management & Consulting, an organisation based in France.

The National Parents' Day Celebration 2018 Showcases The Therapeutic Expressive Arts Inspiration For Mom And Dad

The National Parents' Day Celebration 2018 Showcases The Therapeutic Expressive Arts Inspiration For Mom And Dad
UUM ONLINE: Perlis, 26 June - The National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) have jointly collaborated to showcase the Expressive Arts Inspiration for Mom & Dad record for The Malaysia Book of Records using the Art Therapy approach in conjunction with the National Level Parents' Day Celebration 2018. The event was held at Dewan Wawasan 2020, Kangar.

Performance Of Officers Must Commensurate With Their Productivity 

UUM ONLINE: 10 June - The University's administrative staff who received their letters of promotion today were advised to demonstrate excellent performance by improving work productivity.

Cooperation Beetween UUM And Khon Kaen University, Thailand Set To Strengthen The Field Of Research

Cooperation Beetween UUM And Khon Kaen University, Thailand Set To Strengthen The Field Of Research
UUM ONLINE: 27 June - To further energise the field of research especially at the international level, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand have established cooperation with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for Research.

UUM Ascends 100 Rungs Up The QS World University Rankings 2019

UUM Ascends 100 Rungs Up The QS World University Rankings 2019
UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) made a big leap when it moved up 100 rungs to the 601-650 band in the latest list of QS World University Rankings 2019, compared to the 701-750 band in the previous year.

University Of Canterbury And UUM-TISSA Set To Collaborate 

University Of Canterbury And UUM-TISSA Set To Collaborate 
UUM ONLINE: 26 June - UUM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Karim received a courtesy visit from the delegates of University of Canterbury, New Zealand at his office this morning.

SEFB Organises Workshop On Transforming Research Into Top Case Study Publication 

SEFB Organises Workshop On Transforming Research Into Top Case Study Publication 
UUM ONLINE: 7 June - School of Economics, Finance and Banking (SEFB) organized the Economic & Finance Workshop series 5/2018 entitled 'Transforming Your Research Into A Top Case Study Publication' at the Seminar Room, SEFB yesterday.

UUM Centre For Foundation Studies In Management Welcomes New Students

UUM Centre For Foundation Studies In Management Welcomes New Students
UUM ONLINE: 25 June - A total of 206 students are set to begin their studies at the pre-university level when they registered at the TNB Inasis for the 2018/2019 academic admission yesterday.

OYAGSB Receives The CEEMAN IQA Accreditation

OYAGSB Receives The CEEMAN IQA Accreditation
UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) received yet another international recognition when its Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) received accreditation from the CEEMAN International Quality Accreditation (IQA).
 
The accreditation lasts for six years and OYAGSB will be re-evaluated once again in 2024.
 
The process of obtaining this accreditation began in December 2016 after OYAGSB was deemed qualified to be assessed by the international body. 
 
Subsequently the document for assessment was formally sent in May 2017 and finally evaluated in February 2018.
 
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said the recognition by CEEMAN IQA helped to strengthen the institution competitive advantage and the position of OYAGSB at both the national and international levels.
 
"Institutions accredited by CEEMAN IQA benefit from increased collaboration with reputable and credible international businesses and academic partners," he said.
 
CEEMAN (The Central and East European Management Development Association) is an international management development association established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating the growth of management development quality in Central and Eastern Europe.
 
It is now a global network of management development institution interested in the quality of education and innovation in this field as well as in subjects broadly related to change.
 
CEEMAN has more than 220 members from more than 55 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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UUM Makes It Into The 101-150 Band In The World's Best Universities Under 50 Years Old 

UUM Makes It Into The 101-150 Band In The World's Best Universities Under 50 Years Old 
UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) achieved another remarkable success when it was featured in the 101-150 band of the world's best universities under the age of 50 in the Quacquarelli  Symonds (QS) World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50, 2019 survey published on 21 June 2018.

The Sultan Of Kedah Officiates UUM Orphanage

The Sultan Of Sultan Kedah Officiates UUM Orphanage
UUM ONLINE: 4 June - His Royal Highness, Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah Darul Aman has graciously consented to officiate the UUM Orphanage during the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Iftar Ceremony yesterday.

UUM Vice-Chancellor Performs Aidilfitri Prayers At Sultan Badlishah Mosque

UUM Vice-Chancellor Performs Aidilfitri Prayers At Sultan Badlishah Mosque
UUM ONLINE: 15 June - UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak arrived at the Sultan Badlishah Mosque, UUM at 8.30 am together with his family and senior officers of UUM to perform the Aidilfitri prayers with students who did not return to their respective hometowns to celebrate the first day of Syawal.
 
Prof. Dato' Seri Vice-Chancellor joined in the recitation of the takbir before performing the prayers. After the completion of the prayers, members of the congregation listened to an Aidilfitri "khutbah" (sermon).
 
Later on, members of the congregation, including the international students took the opportunity to exchange Aidilfitri greetings and shake hands with the Vice-Chancellor.
 
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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27 Academic And Administrative Staff Receive Letters Of Promotion

Academic And Administrative Staff Receive Letters Of Promotion
UUM ONLINE: 3 June - A total of 27 academic and administrative staff of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) received their letters of promotion to the various positions namely Associate Professor (DS54), Senior Lecturer (DS52) and Administrative Officer (N54) respectively at the Seri Delima Room this morning.

Hacking Of Computer System Amongst The Challenges Of Facing The IR4.0

Hacking Of Computer System Amongst The Challenges Of Facing The IR4.0
UUM ONLINE: Recently Malaysians were shocked by the suspension of the SAPS website (online school exam analysis system) as the site was hacked by irresponsible parties.
 
An attack known as "SQL Injection" was believed to have comprised the data of 4.9 million primary and secondary school students in Malaysia to hackers. This, of course, has become something of a concern especially with regard to the personal details of parents of the students which also run the risk of being exposed.
 
The fact remains that this is not the first occurrence of hacking attacks on computer systems. In fact, hacking is an attack that threatens various organisations and individuals around the world.
 
In the United States, massive hacking attacks had been launched in 2015 and 2017 by militant movements that advocate pro-Islamic messages, resulting in the disclosure of personal data of over 20 million people.
 
The same situation occurred in the United Kingdom in May 2017 when a virus called "WannaCry” attacked the National Health Service (NHS).
 
The attack was considered the largest cyber-attack in the history of the United Kingdom, as hundreds of healthcare providers had been impacted by the disclosure of their patient and family members' personal information.
 
In Malaysia alone, the website of the Malaysian Judiciary Body was hacked in 2010 due to the use of the sacred word "Allah" and the official website of the Royal Malaysian Police was also hacked in 2013.
 
The provision of Malaysian law which is applicable to hacking offenses is section 3 of the Computer Crime Act 1997. If found guilty, the offender can be imprisoned not exceeding 5 years, or fined not more than MYR50,000 or both.
 
In this context, Judge R.K. Nathan who presided over the Creative Purpose Sdn. Bhd. & Anor v. Integrated Trans Corporation Sdn Bhd , in which a decision was reached in 1997, defined "hacking" as "gaining access into a computer system (not of their own) in silence and in secrecy".
 
In other words, hacking itself means unauthorized access to another individual computer system. This provision has been applied to some hacking cases in Malaysia, as in 2015, an employee of cable television broadcasting company was once charged with accessing his employer's computer system for personal purpose.
 
Similarly, in the same year, a bank employee was charged with gaining access into a bank's computer system to obtain personal information of the bank's customers for the purpose of withdrawing a sum of money from the customer's account.
 
In facing the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 or better known as IR4.0 which promises a variety of advantages and opportunities, the government and the community must be aware of the challenges that come with this opportunity. Data is now within easy reach with just a few clicks of the computer. Even today, Internet data is easier to access through smartphones and tablets owned by people from all walks of life.
 
However, the convenience of retrieving data also means compromising oneself to the risk of hacking itself. Irresponsible party only has to wait in order to take advantage when we fail to take precautionary measures to protect our computer systems, or our existing control systems become weakened due to the rapid development of the Internet today.
 
Therefore, the government and society need to review cyber risk management strategies at their respective levels. We need to renew our risk control systems such as antivirus, cyber security software and firewall applications that are used, in line with the development of the cyber world.
 
The last thing we want is to pursue IR4.0 opportunities, but we forget to take into account the risks and challenges brought about by the revolution itself.
 
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir 
 
 
 
 

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UUM Presented With The International Award 2018

UUM Presented With The International Award 2018

UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur - Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) was presented with the CMI International Award for the category of Institution of Higher Education.

 
The award was presented by the Senior Manager of Higher Education Partner, Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Mr. Brian Wilkinson to UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak at the Skylounge EDC Hotel recently.
 
The award was presented in recognition of OYAGSB as being one of the business schools that had shown tremendous progress in improving graduates' marketability through the quality of the programmes offered.
 
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Semarak Kasih Ramadhan @ OYAGSB

Semarak Kasih Ramadhan @ OYAGSB
UUM ONLINE: The Semarak Kasih Ramadhan 1439H programme at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) has received encouraging response from all OYAGSB members. 

Dinesh Soaks In Knowledge At United Nations In New York, USA

Dinesh Soaks In Knowledge At United Nations In New York, USA
UUM ONLINE: It was a dream came true for Dinesh VM Ramachandran, 23, when he set foot in New York City, United States of America to attend the Future We Want Model United Nations (FWWMUN) International Conference recently.

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