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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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 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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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 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: 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.
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: 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.
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.