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5 Electronic System Engineering Students Selected for KCCP-Tokai Program in Japan

5 Electronic System Engineering Students Selected for KCCP-Tokai Program in Japan

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 22 – Five of MJIIT students from Electronic System Engineering Department, ESE have been selected for the 2019 Innovative Asia Short Term Program, Tokai University (KCCP-Tokai program) on 17th February to 2nd March 2019 at Tokai University, Japan.  The five successful students are ms. Putri Nor Azila Tajudin, Mr. Yap Hong Yeu, Mr. Saravid Suchaad, ms. Sharifah Munawwarah and Ms. Naja Aqilah Hisham.

The two weeks program is organized by JICA Yokohama Center (YIC) Japan in partnership with Tokai University. The following expenses will be provided for the participants by JICA which include allowances for travelling, accommodation, meals, living expenses, outfit, and free medical care during the program.

Soft Launching Joint Venture Lab between Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) at UTM

Soft Launching Joint Venture Lab between Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) at UTM

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is pleased to announce that it is holding the soft-launching joint venture lab between Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Malaysia-Japan International Institute Technology (MJIIT), its first Biotechnology Laboratory and Incubator in collaboration with MJIIT, UTM.

The event is scheduled as follows:
Date   :        19 January 2019
Time  :         9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue :        UTM Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra (Jalan Semarak), 54100, Kuala Lumpur.

The first collaboration of Biotechnology Laboratory and Incubator, platform to foster partnership and cooperation in supporting the needs of Malaysian researchers and biotechnology startups. Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and MJIIT, UTM Kuala Lumpur will organize for a joint laboratory called Nest-Bio Venture Lab with support from MEMO-Bio (Metabolic Engineering & Molecular Biology) innovative Kohza (iKohza) for 4 years starting from 2019. MEMO-Bio iKohza is a research group that specializes in genetic engineering and waste utilization at MJIIT, UTM. Nest-Bio Venture Lab will have an incubator for biotechnology startups and incubates will have the privilege to use the lab space, access to one of a kind, high-end machines such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) machine, and obtain expert consultations from MJIIT, UTM.

The collaboration is also to support the grooming of effective science communication skills among postgraduate candidates through human resource training. Apart from that, Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and MJIIT, UTM will develop and conduct educational programs such as science workshop for young researchers from secondary and primary schools in the near future.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Norhayati Abdullah appointed as MyCEB’s Kesatria Malaysia – Conference Ambassador

Assoc. Prof. Dr Norhayati Abdullah appointed as MyCEB’s Kesatria Malaysia – Conference Ambassador

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Dec – Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhayati from Malaysia Japan Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM for being appointed as Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB)’s Kesatria Malaysia.

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin bin Ketapi confers the appointment, today.

Dr Norhayati in her role as Kesatria Malaysia, has to promote the benefits of hosting and/or inaugurating international conventions to the industry peers and colleagues.

Kesatria Malaysia, also known as Conference Ambassador in other countries, is selected among thought leaders in their field of expertise and recognised for their professional achievements in bidding for and hosting international conferences.

Malaysia has been the location for a long list of prestigious international conferences that provide excellent case studies on how to be a successful host, thus it is the local host of these international conferences that MyCEB seeks to engage and facilitate in transmitting their experiences.

Previously, the Director of the Centre of Engineering Education UTM, Prof. Dr. Khairiyah binti Mohd Yusof and Senior Director of the Institute of Future Energy UTM, Prof. Dr. Arshad bin Ahmad were also selected as Kesatria Malaysia.

With the appointment, it is hoped that Dr Norhayati can bring UTM and Malaysia names to become more prestigious in the eyes of the world.

 

 

Three UTM students participate in the 8th International Conference on Gross National Happiness

Three UTM students participate in the 8th International Conference on Gross National Happiness

SHAH ALAM, 16 November 2018 – Three students were being selected to represent Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as the participants of the 8th International Conference on Gross National Happiness (GNS).
UTM team led by Dr. Akbariah Mohd Mahdzir were represented by Anis Fahizha Fahim from Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) with Mac Foster Sulai Anak Langkau and Lee Ern Tung(Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics).

Dr. Akbariah said that the idea of forming a network of Young Happiness Ambassadors was to share the young peoples’ perspectives, experiences, actions and solutions in the GNH discourse.
“Besides contributing to the GNH discourse, the young happiness ambassadors would advocate or promote GNH in schools, universities, colleges and youth organisations in order to mobilise a youth movement that champions the four pillars of GNH.

“The formation of the YHA’s network and the establishment of YHA Charter are some of the outstanding outcomes of the GNH conference,” said Dr. Akbariah.
The three UTM participants have joined the nineteen Young Happiness Ambassadors from Malaysia together with another 150 delegates from 12 countries at the international conference held from 14th to 16th November hosted by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Shah Alam.
This conference was held based on the collaboration between the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia and the Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH (CBS & GNH).
The Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Research (formerly The Centre for Bhutan Studies) is a research institute located in Thimphu, Bhutan established in 1999 with the purpose of promoting research and scholarship in Bhutan.

This conference aim was to provide a creative platform for inspirational exchanges, interaction and scientific debate on research related to Gross National Happiness in areas not limited to Public policy development, Economic system, Education, Spirituality, Life Styles & Health, Cultural Communication, Tradition & Heritage, Ecosystem Resilience Measurement and Index.
The three days conference was officially opened by Pro-Chancellor of UiTM, YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Panglima Dr Abdul Rahman Arshad. Also attending the ceremony was President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies & Gross National Happiness, Mr. Dasho Karma Ura.

UTM Sends Its Young Happiness Ambassadors to Promote Gross National Happiness in the University

UTM Sends Its Young Happiness Ambassadors to Promote Gross National Happiness in the University

Nineteen Young Happiness Ambassadors from Malaysia joined some 150 delegates from 12 countries at the 8th International Conference on Gross National Happiness (GNH) from 14-16 November hosted by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Shah Alam. UTM team, led by Dr Akbariah Mohd Mahdzir, was represented by Anis Fahizha binti Fahim (MJIIT), Lee Ern Tung (Razak Faculty) and Mac Foster Sulai Anak Langkau (MJIIT). The idea of forming a network of Young Happiness Ambassadors is to share the young people perspectives, experiences, actions and solutions in the GNH discourse. Besides contributing to the GNH discourse, the Young Happiness Ambassadors would advocate or promote GNH in schools, universities, colleges and youth organisations in order to mobilise a youth movement that champions the four pillars of GNH. The formation of the YHA network and the establishment of YHA Charter are some of the outstanding outcomes of the GNH conference.

UTM Researchers Honoured at Malaysia Research Star Award 2018

UTM Researchers Honoured at Malaysia Research Star Award 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Oct. – Kudos to our researchers !

Seven Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) researchers from various expertise and field of research received awards in multiple categories in the Malaysia Research Star Award, here, today.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail received the International Research Collaboration award alongside with Prof Ir Dr Nor Aishah Saidina Amin from School of Chemical and Energy Engineering (SKT) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharidan bin Shafie from Faculty of Science.

Prof Dr Zainal Salam from School of Electrical Engineering (SKE) was selected as the Frontier Researcher, and Dr Tan Chee Wei, also from SKE was awarded in the High Impact Paper category.

Meanwhile Prof Ir Dr Sharifah Rafidah binti Wan Alwi from SKT and Assoc Prof Dr Nor Azwadi bin Che Sidik from Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) were the winners for Young Researchers.

The Malaysia Research Star Awards were held at the Sama Sama Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 25th October 2018,  and was graced by the Ministry of Education (MoE)  Secretary General, Dato’ Dr. Mohd Gazali Abas.

The awards also recognised Malaysia’s most promising and influential researchers, and the winners were chosen based on a combination of research metrics from Elsevier’s Scopus and qualitative factors.

The award recipients span a variety of research disciplines such as engineering, agricultural sciences, materials science, chemistry, social sciences and environment/ecology.

For the 2018 Malaysia Research Star Awards, Elsevier has worked closely with MOE to recognize a total of 18 researchers in 4 award categories.

Congratulations to all award recipients.