e-PUTRA Newsletter Issue 14 | October 2016 |

UPM creates new engine oil for lasting performance

A group of Universiti Putra Malysia (UPM) researchers succeeded in creating a Green Synthetic Engine Oil - an engine oil formulated with the use of Trimethylolpropane ester (TMP ester) as the base oil or blends. The use of TMP ester as the base oil or blends in biosynthetic engine oil not only improved biodegradability and lubricity of engine oil but also enhanced its level of performance, cleaning power and engine protection. READ MORE

UPM’s Putra Blok innovation builds faster, cheaper houses

A group of researchers from UPM has successfully developed an innovation called Putra Blok which sees the construction of houses or buildings without the use of columns or beam structures.

In fact, it can be built straightaway using UPM’s very own Industrialized Building System (IBS).

Through Putra Blok innovation which features an Interlocking Load Bearing Block Building System, building a house is made easier, faster and more cost-effective. READ MORE

UPM Tops Young Universities in Malaysia

UPM is ranked 17th in the world by QS Top 50 under 50 this year.The leap by 21 places compared to 38th spot last year has once again put UPM at the top among young universities in Malaysia. The ranking released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) listed  world’s 50 top universities below 50 years old. READ MORE

UPM Students’ Car Represents Malaysia at STUDENT FORMULA JAPAN 2016

Six undergraduates of UPM have been picked to represent Malaysia at Student Formula Japan 2016 car racing competition where they have to compete with 93 other teams from all over the world from Sept 3 to 12, 2016 at Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. READ MORE

UPM Holdings gives RM50,000 to Malaysian Students Education Fund

UPM handed over RM50,000 to Malaysian Students Education Fund to assist Malaysian students in Egypt facing financial difficulties. The contribution from UPM Holdings Sdn Bhd was presented by UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris to Higher Education Minister, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh who launched the fund here, today. READ MORE

MITI Deputy Minister Visits IPPH, UPM

The Laboratory of Halal Services, Halal Products Research Institute (IPPH) of UPM received a courtesy call from Deputy Minister of International Trade And Industry (MITI), Datuk Ahmad Maslan who visited the research facility. The visit was in line with ongoing efforts by the government to boost halal-related investment and trade to turn Malaysia into an international halal hub. READ MORE

Civil Engineering Department’s 30th anniversary with alumni

The year 2015 marks 30 years of existence of UPM's Department of Civil Engineering. A dinner with department alumni was held, with the cooperation of UPM’s Faculty of Engineering, to celebrate the occasion. READ MORE

Help realize Garden of Knowledge and Thought based on ‘ihsan’

UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris has called on UPM staff and students to work together to help create an image for UPM as the Garden of Knowledge and Thought, based on the notion of ‘ihsan’ for excellence of the university.

She said it was her dream to turn UPM into a ‘Garden of Knowledge and Thought’ that builds goodwill, not just an institution that produces graduates for the workforce alone but those with superior personal qualities who are able to compete globally.

"The emphasis on the concept of ‘ihsan’ as the pillar of excellence for UPM will become an on-going effort to ensure that UPM staff and students really understand the philosophy of ‘ihsan’ and appreciate their life and daily routines," she said in an event held in conjunction with her 100th Day in Office. Her address is themed ‘Ihsan Tonggak Kecemerlangan’.  (Good Deeds are Pillar of Excellence). READ MORE

Dr. Razali, Dr. Ismayadi winners of Administrators of Public Universities awards

Two administrative staff of UPM – Director of  Pusat Islam, Dr. Razali Othman and Research Officer of Institut Teknologi Maju (ITMA), Dr. Ismayadi Ismail – recently won top awards of the Administrators of Public Universities Day. READ MORE

UPM wins two gold, 2 special awards In Canada

Two UPM research products recently won two gold medals and two special accolades at 2016 International Invention Innovation Competition In Canada which was held at the North York Memorial Community Hall, Toronto. READ MORE

UPM’s Ivan Yuen Wins Silver In World University Squash

A student from the Faculty of Economics and Management,  Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Ivan Yuen Wee Wern secured a silver medal in the finals of World University Squash Championship at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil. READ MORE

UPM gives incentives to UPM Olympians

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has awarded incentives to its three athletes who competed in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, recently. This is the first time that UPM has bestowed such an incentive. READ MORE

Angeli from UPM, wins back-to-back Berend Houwen Travel Award

UPM’s Master In Science (Hematology) student from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Angeli d/o Ambayya @ Ampiah, created history of sorts when she won the prestigious Berend Houwen Travel Award for two consecutive years. READ MORE

UPM students in Down Under for Tour of Knowledge D’Aussie 2016

Kelab Mahasiswa Matematik with the cooperation of UPM Student Affairs Division and the International Division, held its annual mobility programme for 10 days to Sydney, Australia, beginning August 29 to September 7, 2016. READ MORE

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