International Collaboration Helps To Improve University Rankings

International Collaboration Helps To Improve University Rankings

UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) through its School of Business Management (SBM) continued to establish international collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa (UNTIRTA), Indonesia.

CCCJ 2017 Gives Exposure To Issues On Corrections And Criminal Justice

CCCJ 2017 Gives Exposure To Issues On Corrections And Criminal Justice

UUM ONLINE: In efforts to confront the current challenges of a world that is becoming increasingly complex, the School of Applied Psychology, Policy and Social Work (SAPSP), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) and the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), organised the Conference on Corrections and Criminal Justice 2017 (CCCJ 2017), which was held at the Auditorium, School of International Studies (SoIS), on 17 August.

A Project That Derives Charcoal From Coconut Shells Wins A Grant Worth MYR20, 000 At ACADREX 2017

A Project That Derives Charcoal From Coconut Shells Wins A Grant Worth MYR20, 000 At ACADREX 2017

UUM ONLINE: A project, initiated by the UUM ENACTUS team, that derives charcoal from coconut shells, won the hearts and minds of the jury and secured the top award at the Academic and Research Exhibition (ACADREX) 2017, which ran for three days beginning 13 October, at Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak. 

UUM & Amtel Mega Seal Pact To Develop The Langkawi Premium Outlet

UUM & Amtel Mega Seal Pact To Develop The Langkawi Premium Outlet

UUM ONLINE: Langkawi, Aug 19 - Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), through its subsidiary, Uniutama Management Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (UMHSB), entered into collaboration with Amtel Mega Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Amtel Holdings Berhad, to undertake the development of Premium Outlet, located in Kuah, Langkawi, in the near future.

Two Members Of The UUM Chapter Of BGS Receive International Scholarships - A Testament To International Recognition

Two Members Of The UUM Chapter Of BGS Receive International Scholarships - A Testament To International Recognition

UUM ONLINE: Two members of the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) made the university proud when they were selected as recipients of two international scholarships to undergo two leadership programmes abroad.

UUMNGA Golfers Set Eyes On Winning Medals At The 29th Summer Universiade Taipei 2017

UUMNGA Golfers Set Eyes On Winning Medals At The 29th Summer Universiade Taipei 2017

 UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia's sporting reputation continued to flourish that much more in the golf arena when five UUM National Golf Academy (UUMNGA) students were officially entrusted with the task of representing the country at the 29th Summer Universiade Taipei 2017, which will take place in Taiwan from 20 through to 29 August.

The Premier Launches 100Gbps Powered MYREN-X

The Premier Launches 100Gbps Powered MYREN-X

UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur - The Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, launched the Malaysian Research and Education Network (Myren-X), a broadband service with a speed of 100 gigabytes per second, at the University of Malaya recently.

UUM Clinches The Best Cultural-Academic Presentation Award

UUM Clinches The Best Cultural-Academic Presentation Award

UUM ONLINE: The IMT-GT 2017 Varsity Carnival drew its final curtain after witnessing Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) clinch the Best Cultural-Academic Presentation award through the presentation of a study done on the Cik Siti Wau Bulan dance, at Universitas Negeri Medan (UNIMED), Medan, Indonesia, on 10 August.

UUM Clinches 13 Medals At PECIPTA 2017

UUM Clinches 13 Medals At PECIPTA 2017

UUM ONLINE: Terengganu - Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) scooped 13 medals at the 2017 International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2017), which ended on 9 October, 2017.

Minister Of Higher Education Praises UUM For Its Achievements At MOHE Post-Cabinet Meeting

inister Of Higher Education Praises UUM For Its Achievements At MOHE Post-Cabinet Meeting

UUM ONLINE: Putrajaya - The Minister of Higher Education, Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh, congratulated UUM on its achievements attained in the period from June till September 2017, at the Post-Cabinet Meeting of the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), last Friday.

JustMiner, Which Gives Students A Better Grasp Of Data Mining, Wins Gold At IIDEL 2017

JustMiner, Which Gives Students A Better Grasp Of Data Mining, Wins Gold At IIDEL 2017

UUM ONLINE: To help students better understand data mining, a group of researchers, led by Dr. Jastini Mohd Jamil and Dr. Izwan Nizal Mohd Shaharanee, from the School of Quantitative Sciences (SQS) developed an innovative web application called 'JustMiner'.

UUM Vice-Chancellor Attends The Royal Commissioning Ceremony Of ROTU Cadet Officers

UUM Vice-Chancellor Attends The Royal Commissioning Ceremony Of ROTU Cadet Officers

UUM ONLINE: Selangor, 13 August - The Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, attended the 36th Royal Commissioning Ceremony of Public University ROTU Cadet Officers at the parade ground of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, yesterday.

The 1Malaysia Electric Bicycle (SER1M) To Help In Generating Income For The University

The 1Malaysia Electric Bicycle (SER1M) To Help In Generating Income For The University

UUM ONLINE: The provision of the 1Malaysia electric bicycles (SER1M) to the various Centres of Authority (PTJ) and Student Residences (Inasis) is expected to greatly help generate more income for the university.

Vice-Chancellor Attends Yasin Recitation Ceremony In Conjunction With Opening Of Manager's Coffee In Langkawi

Vice-Chancellor Attends Yasin Recitation Ceremony In Conjunction With Opening Of Manager's Coffee In Langkawi

UUM ONLINE: Langkawi. 11 August - The Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, attended a Yasin recitation and prayer ceremony held in conjunction with the opening of the Langkawi outlet of Manager's Coffee at the Kuah jetty, yesterday.

Members Of The UUM Chapter Of BGS Are Advised To Emulate The Traits Of The Prophet (Pbuh) To Become Great Leaders

Members Of The UUM Chapter Of BGS Are Advised To Emulate The Traits Of The Prophet (Pbuh) To Become Great Leaders

UUM ONLINE: The Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) undergraduates selected to become members of the elite society, Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) [UUM Chapter], were advised to acquire and emulate the four qualities of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in order to become great leaders.

Industrial Visit Expands Scope Of UUM-UMW Grantt Partnership

Industrial Visit Expands Scope Of UUM-UMW Grantt Partnership

UUM ONLINE: Selangor – As a step to further expand and strengthen the scope of cooperation between Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and UMW Grantt International Sdn. Bhd., a delegation from UUM, comprising, in the main, 30 academic staff members from the School of International Studies (SoIS), recently went on an industrial visit to the said company, which is located in Shah Alam.

Dynamic Cyber Security Systems Help To Counter Criminal Threats In The Digital Economy

Dynamic Cyber Security Systems Help To Counter Criminal Threats In The Digital Economy

UUM ONLINE: Cyberjaya - In the era of the rise of digital economy, the cyber security defence system should be more sophisticated and dynamic in dealing with any onslaught of cyber- crime threats.

Vice-Chancellor Urges Greater Output In Research And Publication

Vice-Chancellor Urges Greater Output In Research And Publication

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.

MYIGF 2017 Disseminates Views On Cyber Security Issues

MYIGF 2017 Disseminates Views On Cyber Security Issues

 UUM ONLINE: Cyberjaya – The School of Computing (SoC), UUM, in collaboration with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), organised the 2nd Malaysian Internet Governance Forum (MYIGF) 2017, with the timely theme, Cyber Security For Trusted Digital Economy, at the MCMC Auditorium, yesterday morning.

UUM Seals Collaborative Pact With The University Of Sarajevo (UNSA), Bosnia-Herzegovina

UUM Seals Collaborative Pact With The University Of Sarajevo (UNSA), Bosnia-Herzegovina

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.

ICON-HMC Generates Ideas For The Creative Industry

ICON-HMC Generates Ideas For The Creative Industry

UUM ONLINE: The two-day International Conference on Human and Multimedia Creativity (ICON-HMC) 2017 served as a platform for the meeting between practitioners in the creative industry and researchers in the various fields of creativity, from all over the world.

660 SISPA Cadet Officers Receive Their Commissions As Junior Lieutenants (CD)

660 SISPA Cadet Officers Receive Their Commissions As Junior Lieutenants (CD)

 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.

A Shot Of Inspiration From Pak Ical

A Shot Of Inspiration From Pak Ical

UUM ONLINE: Innovation, creativity, human quality and education, together, constitute the secret to the success of achieving progress in the 21st century.

Universities Actively Help In The Preservation Of National Security

Universities Actively Help In The Preservation Of National Security

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 Receives An Audit Visit For The 2017 SETARA Rating Assessment

UUM Receives An Audit Visit For The 2017 SETARA Rating Assessment

UUM ONLINE: SETARA 2017 assists universities in building a strong foundation in the delivery of their three core functions of teaching, doing research and providing services, through an appropriate metric assessment.

The Overall Score Of The 2017 Malaysian Syariah Index Shows An Increase

The Overall Score Of The 2017 Malaysian Syariah Index Shows An Increase

 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.

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The Practice Of ‘Double Standards’ In The UN Security Council Disrupts Africa’s Efforts At Attaining Peace And Security

The Practice Of ‘Double Standards’ In The UN Security Council Disrupts Africa’s Efforts At Attaining Peace And Security

UUM ONLINE: The alleged practice of double standards in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is seen to have had an impact on Africa’s efforts at establishing peace and security on the continent.

TISSA-UUM And E-Stream Software Sign Pact To Boost Professionalism In The Field Of Accountancy

TISSA-UUM And E-Stream Software Sign Pact To Boost Professionalism In The Field Of Accountancy

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.

Vice-Chancellor Elected As Honorary Member Of RELASIS Brigade Malaysia

Vice-Chancellor Elected As Honorary Member Of Relasis Brigade Malaysia

UUM ONLINE: Seberang Perai, 30 September - Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato' Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak received his letter of appointment and was commissioned as the Honorary Commissioner of RELA - PJR (Honorary) as well as appointed as Relasis Commander of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in conjunction with the Commissioning Ceremony of the RELASIS Brigade Malaysia 2017 at Seberang Perai Polytechnic, Penang today.

UUM And IAIN Palangka Raya, Indonesia, Sign MoU To Increase Engagement In International Collaboration

UUM And IAIN Palangka Raya, Indonesia, Sign MoU To Increase Engagement In International Collaboration

 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. 

MOHE DAC Meeting Held To Discuss Status And Problems Of MOHE Development Projects

MOHE DAC Meeting Held To Discuss Status And Problems Of MOHE Development Projects

UUM ONLINE: 30 September - A total of 100 officers from various public universities all over the country attended the Ministry of Higher Education Development Action Committee (MoHE DAC) meeting at the EDC Hotels & Resorts yesterday.

Vice-Chancellor Delivers Keynote Address At MELICOSS 2017

Vice-Chancellor Delivers Keynote Address At MELICOSS 2017

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.

General Dr. Chiwenga Gains An Audience With Her Highness The Tunku Temenggong Of Kedah

General Dr. Chiwenga Gains An Audience With Her Highness The Tunku Temenggong Of Kedah

 UUM ONLINE: Alor Setar - The Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Dr. Constantino Guvheya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga, gained an audience with Her Highness Yang Teramat Mulia Dato’ Seri Diraja Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, the Tunku Temenggong of Kedah, at the Anak Bukit Palace recently.

16 Cultural Performers To Take Part In The IMT-GT Varsity Carnival In Indonesia

16 Cultural Performers To Take Part In The IMT-GT Varsity Carnival In Indonesia

 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 Entertains Delegation From The Zimbabwe Defence Forces

UUM Entertains Delegation From The Zimbabwe Defence Forces

UUM ONLINE: 26 September - UUM hosted a dinner at the Sri Angsana Hall, EDC Hotels & Resorts, recently to honour the delegation from Zimbabwe, led by the Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Dr. Constantino Guvheya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga.

Vice-Chancellor Inspects UUM Campus Development And Beautification Projects

Vice-Chancellor Inspects UUM Campus Development And Beautification Projects

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.

Commander Of The Zimbabwe Defence Forces And Delegation From UUM Pay A Courtesy Call On The Chief Of The Malaysian Armed Forces

Commander Of The Zimbabwe Defence Forces And Delegation From UUM Pay A Courtesy Call On The Chief Of The Malaysian Armed Forces

UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur, 26 September – The Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Dr. Constantino Guvheya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga along with the delegation from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) paid a courtesy call on the Chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor at the Ministry of Defense, this morning. The delegation was led by UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.

147 Participants Take Part In The Teaching Innovation Competition 2017

147 Participants Take Part In The Teaching Innovation Competition 2017

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 Hosted Farewell Dinner In Honour Of The CIMB-UUM Chair Professor

UUM Hosted Farewell Dinner In Honour Of The CIMB-UUM Chair Professor

UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur, 26 September – UUM hosted a farewell dinner at the Istana Hotel last night in honour of the CIMB-UUM Chair Professor, Emeritus Prof Dr Salim Rashid who served as the CIMB-UUM Chair Professor for a period of two years since 2015.

Demonstration Of Exercise Concludes The 3rd JCEX THAMAL

Demonstration Of Exercise Concludes The 3rd JCEX THAMAL

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.

CIMB-UUM Professor Chair Lecture Expounds The Financial History Of Malaysia

CIMB-UUM Professor Chair Lecture Expounds The Financial History Of Malaysia

UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur, 25 September - CIMB-UUM Chair Professor, Prof Emeritus Dr Salim Rashid delivered a public lecture entitled, ‘Financial History of Malaysia: New Direction?’, at Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia.

UUM Sweeps The Cleanest Restroom Award 2017

UUM Sweeps The Cleanest Restroom Award 2017

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. 

ILC 2017 Highlights Issues Concerning Law, Justice And Integrity

ILC 2017 Highlights Issues Concerning Law, Justice And Integrity

UUM ONLINE: To further enhance the role of academicians, researchers and law practitioners in planning the future of the legal system to meet the needs of modern society, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) School of Law (SoL) organized the 9th UUM International Legal Conference (ILC) 2017 which began from 23 until 24 September at the EDC Hotels and Resorts.

The Vice-Chancellor Gains An Audience With The Sultan Of Perak

The Vice-Chancellor Gains An Audience With The Sultan Of Perak

 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.

Vice-Chancellor Shares His Vision With New Students

Vice-Chancellor Shares His Vision With New Students

UUM ONLINE: A total of 111 new UUM second intake students admitted to the First Semester of the 2017/2018 Session (98 female and 13 male) registered at INASIS Bank Rakyat and SME Bank recently.

Malaysia Plays Host For The First Time To JCEX THAMAL

Malaysia Plays Host For The First Time To JCEX THAMAL

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 Establishes Cooperative Link With Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

UUM Establishes Cooperative Link With Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

UUM ONLINE: Kazakhstan - The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, paid a courtesy call on the Provost of Nazarbayev University (NU), Professor Dr. Ilesanmi Adesida, in conjunction with his working visit to Astana, recently.

SMTCom17 Provides Platform For Academics At SMMTC & SCIMPA To Produce Publications

SMTCom17 Provides Platform For Academics At SMMTC & SCIMPA To Produce Publications

 

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 Attains Prestigious GIFA Award For The Third Time

UUM Attains Prestigious GIFA Award For The Third Time

UUM ONLINE: 6 September - Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) once again attained an international recognition when it was selected as the winner of one of the most prestigious awards from the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) 2017. 

Students Should Change Their Mind-Set To Appreciate The Value Of Venturing Into Entrepreneurship

Students Should Change Their Mind-Set To Appreciate The Value Of Venturing Into Entrepreneurship

UUM ONLINE: UUM and the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in efforts to develop student entrepreneurship programmes.

New Students Are Urged To Be Prepared For Industry 4.0

New Students Are Urged To Be Prepared For Industry 4.0

UUM ONLINE: The new students of the university were urged to prepare themselves by mastering a variety of skills to meet the challenges that will be brought on by the advent of the fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0.

The Aidilfitri Fellowship Gathering Reflects The Glory Of UUM’s Achievements

The Aidilfitri Fellowship Gathering Reflects The Glory Of UUM’s Achievements

 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.

Meet And Greet Session Gives Parents, Guardians, And New Students A Better Understanding Of UUM

Meet And Greet Session Gives Parents, Guardians, And New Students A Better Understanding Of UUM

 UUM ONLINE: 6 August - Parents and guardians of the First Semester students of the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) 2017/2018 Academic Session were given a briefing about UUM yesterday.

Academia Café & Bistro UUM KL Launches New And Improved Menu

Academia Café & Bistro UUM KL Launches New And Improved Menu

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 Is The University Of Choice For 4,957 New Students Admitted To The First Semester Of The 2017/2018 Session

UUM Is The University Of Choice For 4,957 New Students Admitted To The First Semester Of The 2017/2018 Session

UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) has continued to be the university of choice for students wishing to pursue their undergraduate studies as more than 4,957 new students began their enrolment, earlier yesterday, into the 36 Bachelor Degree programmes offered for the First Semester of the 2017/2018 Session.

PESAN 2017 Explores Current Issues On Family And Community

PESAN 2017 Explores Current Issues On Family And Community

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.

THE VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AIDILADHA 1438H MESSAGE

THE VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AIDILADHA 1438H MESSAGE

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THE VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AIDILADHA 1438H MESSAGE

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

الله أكبر الله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد

Alhamdulillah, let us give thanks to Allah (the Most Glorified and the Most Exalted) for it is because of His countless blessings that we get to celebrate one of the most auspicious days in Islam, which is known as the day of the Festival of Sacrifice (Hari Raya Korban).

UUM Makes History Yet Again As It Debuts On The QSWUR Top 50 Under 50 List

UUM Makes History Yet Again As It Debuts On The QSWUR Top 50 Under 50 List

 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 Receives A 4-Star QS Rating

UUM Receives A 4-Star QS Rating

UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), for the very first time, received an overall rating of Four Stars in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Star Rating audit from the QS Intelligence Unit, London, United Kingdom.

The Promotion Of 12 Academics To Position Of Professor In One Fell Swoop Sets Record

The Promotion Of 12 Academics To Position Of Professor In One Fell Swoop Sets Record

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.

 

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UCUC Expands Students’ Social Networking

UCUC Expands Students’ Social Networking

UUM ONLINE: A total of 52 students from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thailand, and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) took part in the UUM-CMU-USM International Student Conference (1st UCUC), organised by the Student Development and Alumni Office, UUM College of Business (PPA COB). The conference ran from 13 to 19 August 2017.

UUM Becomes The First Institution Of Higher Learning To Establish A MAYC At The University Level

UUM Becomes The First Institution Of Higher Learning To Establish A MAYC At The University Level

UUM ONLINE: UUM has become the first institution of higher learning to establish a Malaysian Association of Youth Clubs (MAYC) at the university level.

Manager's Coffee Opens In Langkawi

Manager's Coffee Opens In Langkawi

UUM ONLINE: Langkawi – Manager's Coffee, which began operations last year on the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) campus, has expanded its operations by opening its first branch at the Kuah Jetty, Langkawi.

The Kedah State Zakat Board Plans To Collaborate With UUM

The Kedah State Zakat Board Plans To Collaborate With UUM

 

 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.

The Vice-Chancellor Presents Admission Offer Letters To B40 Students

The Vice-Chancellor Presents Admission Offer Letters To B40 Students

UUM ONLINE: The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, presented admission offer letters to B40 students (B40: the bottom 40% of households with a monthly income of MYR3, 900 and below) soon after the Monthly Assembly and the Launching of the 60th Independence Month Celebration at Mu'adzam Shah Hall, on the morning of 24 August.

The OYAGSB Plays Host To The 17th AUN-BE Annual General Meeting

The OYAGSB Plays Host To The 17th AUN-BE Annual General Meeting

 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.

The Spirit Of Patriotism Safeguards Not Only The Nation, But Also The University

The Spirit Of Patriotism Safeguards Not Only The Nation, But Also The University

 UUM ONLINE: 24 August - The denizens of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) were urged to cherish the spirit of patriotism for the purposes of safeguarding not only the homeland, but also the university.

UUM And UiTM To Offer The First Ever Double Degree Programmes

UUM And UiTM To Offer The First Ever Double Degree Programmes

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.

Kembara Minda Merdeka Adds To The Splendour Of The 2017 National Day Celebration

Kembara Minda Merdeka Adds To The Splendour Of The 2017 National Day Celebration

UUM ONLINE: 24 August -  Foregrounding a précis of the Malaysian narrative, ‘My Country Of One Heart and One Soul’ (Negaraku Sehati Sejiwa) as the theme of the National Day celebration this year, the UUM Chancellery, in collaboration with Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Sintok (SMKBBS), hosted, yesterday, a Merdeka Run (Larian Merdeka) and the 2017 Merdeka Mind Journey (Kembara Minda Merdeka 2017) programme in conjunction with the University Level Independence Day celebration.

SKPSA 2017 Highlights Issues And Challenges In Public Sector Governance

SKPSA 2017 Highlights Issues And Challenges In Public Sector Governance

 

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.

UECSB, UUM, Signs LoI With Three Chinese Institutions Of Higher Learning

UECSB, UUM, Signs LoI With Three Chinese Institutions Of Higher Learning

UUM ONLINE: 23 August - In efforts to establish wider international collaboration in the field of education, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), through its subsidiary, Uniutama Education and Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. (UECSB), signed Letters of Intent (LoI) with three institutions of higher learning from the People's Republic of China.

The Letters of Intent were inked in a ceremony held at UUMKL, yesterday.

The three institutions of higher learning concerned were the Shenzhen Sino-Malaysia Joint Research Centre of Beihang University, Hong Ren Business College and China Young International Consortium of Universities.

The Letters of Intent were sealed by the Chief Executive Officer of UECSB, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fairol Halim, and the representatives of the three institutions, namely, Dr. Jiang Tao, the Director of the Shenzhen Sino-Malaysia Joint Research Centre of Beihang University; Dr. Run Xuan Zhang, the President of Hong Ren Business College, and Dr. Zhang Lin Feng, the Chairman of China Young International Consortium of Universities.

Present to witness the signing were the Chairperson of the University Board of Directors, Tan Sri Siti Sa'diah Sheikh Bakir, and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.

Also present at the event were the CEO of UMHSB, Mr. Suardi Mohamed Zakaria; the Bursar, Mr. Amron Man; the Deputy Registrar, Mr. Baharudin Yaacob; the Director of the Centre for International Affairs and Cooperation, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Farizal Rajemi, and the Director of UUMKL, Dr Ahmad Rizal Mazlan.

Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UUM Makes The List In The Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2017

UUM Makes The List In The Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2017

 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.

Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail Shares Tips On How To Increase The Number Of High-Impact Research Projects

Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail Shares Tips On How To Increase The Number Of High-Impact Research Projects

UUM ONLINE: 22 August - In conjunction with his working visit to UUM, Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail, who is currently the Deputy Director-General of Higher Education (Public Universities) at the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), shared some tips on how to increase the number of high-impact research projects with all the Directors of the UUM Centres of Excellence (CoE), at Manager's Coffee yesterday.

UUM Honours Members Of Staff Who Will Be On Duty During The Aidilfitri Celebrations

UUM Honours Members Of Staff Who Will Be On Duty During The Aidilfitri Celebrations

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.

MyNelayan@Langkawi Surfaces At The Langkawi Digital Exhibition

MyNelayan@Langkawi Surfaces At The Langkawi Digital Exhibition

UUM ONLINE: The Institute for Advanced and Smart Digital Opportunities (IASDO), School of Computing (SoC), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), which had carried out a translational research project in collaboration with the Honourable Nor Saidi Nanyan, the Assemblyman for Kuah, presented and shared the outcome of the application research project, called MyNelayan@Langkawi, with the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abd Razak, after the launch of Digital Langkawi at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, recently.

The Appointment Of The DVC (R&I) To The Ministry Of Higher Education Proves That UUM Has A Pool Of Exceptional Talent & Expertise

The Appointment Of The DVC (R&I) To The Ministry Of Higher Education Proves That UUM Has A Pool Of Exceptional Talent & Expertise

 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.

1,257 Undergraduate Volunteer Police (SUKSIS) Corps Trainees Receive Their Commission

1,257 Undergraduate Volunteer Police (SUKSIS) Corps Trainees Receive Their Commission

UUM ONLINE: 21 August - A total of 1,257 Undergraduate Volunteer Police (SUKSIS) Corps trainees were commissioned during the 13th Passing-out Parade Ceremony and Presentation of Appointment Certificates to Public University SUKSIS Corps Officers, at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) yesterday.

Ramadan Trains Muslims To Be Responsible

Ramadan Trains Muslims To Be Responsible

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.

The SUKSIS Corps Is Relevant To The Development Of Identity In Undergraduates

The SUKSIS Corps Is Relevant To The Development Of Identity In Undergraduates

 UUM ONLINE: 20 August - The establishment of the Undergraduate Volunteer Police (SUKSIS) Corps in universities is relevant to the purposes of developing the identity of the undergraduates in efforts to produce a younger generation that is disciplined and ready to face the future.

UUM climbs up 10 places in QS World University Rankings

UUM climbs up 10 places in QS World University Rankings

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.

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