UUM ONLINE: "The research and publication output emanating from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) is still very low and should be increased. Even though various incentives have been made available, the output in research and publication is still very low and far from being a fair reflection of the 1,119 lecturers currently serving at UUM," said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
UUM ONLINE: A total of 147 participants from various schools, matriculation colleges and public institutions of higher learning nationwide took part in the Teaching Innovation Competition (PIP) 2017 organised by the University Teaching and Learning Centre (UTLC), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), at the Sultanah Bahiyah Library, recently.
UUM ONLINE: Bosnia-Herzegovina – In efforts to bolster its internationalisation and rankings agenda, UUM has entered into a collaborative venture with the University of Sarajevo (UNSA) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the said university.
UUM ONLINE: After a nine-day stint at UUM, undergoing a collective exercise on running humanitarian relief missions, the participants of the Joint Combined Exercise Thailand and Malaysia 2017 (JCEX THAMAL) concluded their training with a demonstration of the said exercise at the University Lake on 25 July.
UUM ONLINE: A total of 660 cadet officers of the Undergraduate Civil Defence (SISPA) Corps were commissioned as Junior Lieutenants (CD) at the 8th National SISPA Corps Commissioning Ceremony held at the Mu'adzam Shah Hall, recently.
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: Kuala Lumpur, 4 August - The Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Colonel (H) Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, delivered a keynote address entitled “The Collaboration between Public Universities and the RMAF in the Context of Reinforcing Civil Defence” (Kerjasama Universiti Awam dan TUDM Dalam Konteks Memperkasa Pertahanan Awam) at Wisma Perwira ATM, this morning.
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: Putrajaya - With an overall score of 76.06 percent, the Malaysian Syariah Index (MSI) for 2017 shows an increase of 0.6 percent when compared with that of the year 2015.
The announcement of the score was made by the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, at a special gathering where he met with the Premier Council of Muslim Clerics and Islamic Non-Governmental Organisations, which also doubled as a platform for the Presentation of the 2017 Malaysian Syariah Index. The event was held recently at the Putra Hall, PICC.
The Prime Minister said that the Syariah Index report encompassed eight major areas which were related to the implementation of government policies and programmes, specifically education, legislation, economy, health, politics, infrastructure and environment, society, and culture.
"The previous assessment, the very first to be conducted, recorded a score at only the satisfactory level of 75.42 percent.
"Aside from this, four areas show significant improvement, namely, health, environment, infrastructure, economy and society, while the other four areas, i.e. education, politics, legislation and culture are still at a level that is encouraging," he said.
A total of 222 researchers from six public universities were involved in the MSI study, that is, UUM, the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).
Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, the Vice-Chancellor cum head of the UUM research team, was also present at the event.
The Malaysian Syariah Index was launched by the Honourable Prime Minister on 10 February 2015 in conjunction with the 2015 Premier Assembly of Muslim Clerics, with the aim of making Malaysia the pioneer in implementing the world’s first model of Islamic governance based on the principles of Maqasid Syariah, which encompass the preservation of religion, life, intellect, heritage, and property.
The Prime Minister also witnessed the signing of a MoU between the Ministry of Finance and the MSI.
Also present at the event were the Deputy Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, and, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Major General (R) Dato' Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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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: August 3 - In its efforts to maximise the acquisition of the most current knowledge and skills, especially in the use of the most advanced system in the field of accountancy, the Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia (TISSA-UUM), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with E-Stream Software Sdn. Bhd., a software company with expertise in the field of accountancy.
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: 2 Aug. 2017 - UUM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Islamic Institute, or Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN), Palangka Raya, Indonesia, in an effort to further develop international collaboration.
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: Melaka – The Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, delivered a keynote address entitled "Ethnic Politics and the Challenges of Security Issues in Malaysia", at the Melaka International Conference on Social Sciences 2017 (MELICOSS 2017), which was held from 29 to 30 July.
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: A total of 16 cultural performers, comprising students, will represent Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in the Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand-Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Varsity Carnival, which will be held in Medan, Indonesia, from 5 till 10 August 2017.
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: 31 July - The Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, went on a walkabout around UUM, last Thursday, to inspect several locations where development projects were in progress.
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.