e-PUTRA Newsletter Issue 3 | November 2015 |

Come out of your comfort zone for your own good – Sultan Sharafuddin

Graduates should be bold enough to take the risk and come out of their comfort zone to challenge their own self to be a better person. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Tuanku Chancellor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said that graduates should prove their intellectual ability by being able to guide the society to prepare them for future challenges.

UPM's agriculture legacy stays among the world's topmost varsities

From a small, unknown set-up as an Agriculture School on May 21, 1931, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has made a quantum leap through numerous landmark achievements and contributions that it has made in the transformation and development of agriculture in the country.

Graduates must be excellent, holistic in all aspects

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Pro Chancellor, Tan Sri Dr Nayan Ariffin reminded graduates to be excellent and holistic, not only academically but also in all aspects. He said graduates with vast knowledge, good moral and manners and mindset were vital in producing an all-round and balanced Malaysian citizen.

Tan Sri Mohd Bakke: Lifelong learning vital to achieve excellence in life

“Securing a job does not mean that the learning process has stopped. Don’t ever think that the degree you obtained today is sufficient as it is definitely not the ticket to success and one that could see you through in your life amidst this challenging world.

Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek: Appreciate sacrifices by your parents

Graduates must always remember and appreciate the sacrifices made by their parents to allow them to succeed in their studies and be known as graduates, said Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Pro Chancellor, Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek.

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Eight resolutions passed at international linguistics seminar held at FBMK

SERDANG, Nov 4 - An international seminar on Linguistics and Acculturation of Bahasa Melayu IX at the Faculty of Modern Language and Communication (FBMK) of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) recently passed eight resolutions, including a statement for standard and corpus planning on Bahasa Melayu be intensified.

Best working paper goes to Prof Dr Ahmad Ainuddin-Dayang Nur Sakinah

PYEONGCHANG, (KOREA) – A working paper by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)’s Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP) Deputy Director, Professor Dr Ahmad Ainuddin Nuruddin and Master’s student, Dayang Nur Sakinah Musa was picked as the best working paper at the Fuel Management, Fire Regime Session in the Sixth International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC 2015).

UPM’s LabEx in Montpellier sets to strengthen ties European-Malaysian research

MONTPELLIER (France): The setting up of an European LabEx (External Laboratory) UPM, a Virtual Laboratory of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) at Agropolis International, in Montpellier, will create opportunities for cooperation and foster closer ties between researchers in Malaysia and Europe.

Dr. Normi wins L’Oreal–UNESCO’s Women In Science National Fellowship Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 – A senior lecturer from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Faculty of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences, Dr Normi Mohd Yahaya won the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship Award 2015 in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of L’Oreal Malaysia.

UPM’s ‘Shot Your Target’ for better understanding of Mathematics

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 – Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Kelab Mahasiswa Matematik recently held a programme, named `Shot Your Target` for Form Five students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Segambut Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, to boost their interest in Mathematics.

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UPM student’s ingenuity in “Salam Halal KL” for halal restaurants

Muhammad Syukri Metussin, a student of Halal Research Institute (IPPH), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), has succeeded in creating a smart phone application, called ‘Salam Halal KL’ using ‘Live AR View’ which is a GPS Augmented Reality (AR) technology in a camera device to look for halal restaurants within the vicinity of a consumer’s living area.

UPM FSKTM holds promotion for eight innovative products

SERDANG - For the first time ever, the Faculty of Science Computer and Information Technology (FSKTM) of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) holds a 2015 UPM FSKTM Product Launch Ceremony to promote eight innovative products, aimed at cultivating creativity among its faculty staff.

Innovative seeding machine to speed up kenaf planting

SERDANG, Sept 3 -Kenaf seeds as well as other seedlings such as corn can now be planted in an economical, easier and organized way and faster with the use of pneumatic seeding machine.

Formula to get rid of black spots, fungus in papaya, found

SERDANG, August 19 - Papaya, banana and mango planters often face the problem of post-harvest diseases – ringspot or Anthracnose – where black spots on the fruits will grow bigger, causing the fruits to turn bad.