e-PUTRA Newsletter Issue 21 | June 2017 |

UPM Strengthens Its Position - 229th In QS World Ranking, Second In The Country, Top 1% In The World

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) surges on its ranking to 229th position in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2017/2018, while maintaining its status as the second best university in the country. UPM leaps 41 places moving up from 270th last year, and continuously improving its position for four consecutive years. Read More

‘REMDII Sensitive’ Helps In Healing Eczema

A group of UPM researchers have successfully developed a product to treat skin disorder or eczema without involving the use of steroids and managed to reduce itchiness, flaking and intensively repair despaired skin conditions within just two weeks. The product, a deep moisturizing cream - REMDII Sensitive, is formulated with a full spectrum of vitamin E from palm oil extracts. Read More

UPM Launches Ultra-Compact Electric Vehicle

The project was realized through the sponsorship of three electric vehicles - Toyota, Chotto Odekake Machimade Suisui (COMS), that means ‘smooth, short rides into town’ by Toyota Auto Body Japan. COMS is a single-seater ultra-compact electric vehicle. Read More

Malay Language Enlightenment Programme Provides Specific Exposure On BM

A group of UPM researchers succeeded in developing a Malay Language Enlightenment Programme aimed at providing exposure specifically related to the teaching and mastery of Malay grammar to BM-subject teachers. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam who led the group, said the programme was aimed to enhance the knowledge of basic grammar of the Malay language among teachers. Read More

Overcoming “Browning” of Jackfruits

In an attempt to overcome the problem of browning, a company that plants jackfruits in its plantation, KMT Group, has engaged researchers of UPM to review and take some samples of fruits, leaves, barks and soils for analysis. Read More

UPM Attends ASAIHL 2017 Conference At Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar

UPM took part in the four-day conference of The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) 2017 which was held from May 16 to 19 at Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar in Indonesia. Read More

UPM - KWAP Initiates Primary Ageing Research To Promote Retirement Preparedness And Productive Retirement In Malaysia

Chief Executive Officer of KWAP, Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad said the MoU is essential in fostering research and knowledge exchange to facilitate formulation of ideas that are supported and backed by proper research. Read More

STEdex 2017 Serves as a Platform for FRSB Lecturers to Promote Researches

UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris said the field of design and architecture should highlight uniqueness in order to push forward the faculty in such field and to build networks of collaborations with industry partners and other higher institutions within and outside the country. Read More

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Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris Receives 100th Year Medal from Selangor Scouts Association of Malaysia

The medal was presented to her when she opened a secretariat room for UPM Kumpulan latihan Kelanasiswa at the Fifth College which was attended by 150 participants. Read More

UPM’s Registrar Office Wins Creanova Lean 2017 Special Award

UPM received a cash prize of RM1000, a trophy and a certificate presented by MPC Director-General, Dato 'Mohd. Razali Hussin. Read More

UPM Wins Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa’s Chair Award

For the first time, UPM won the Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa’s Chair Award, walking away with a certificate and a grant of   RM300,000 for a three-year period. Read More

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K5 Student Volunteers Aid Orphans’ Hari Raya Preparations

The program, in conjunction with the Celebration for Four Decades of Kolej Kelima, aimed to celebrate the orphans and poor by supplying new clothing from Tesco Extra Hypermarket, Puchong as part of their Aidilfitri preparations. Read More

UPM SRC Distribute Bubur Lambuk

A total of 500 packages of ‘bubur lambuk’ were distributed to students of UPM for iftar.President of Student Representative Council UPM (UPM SRC), Ameerul Mohamad Ishak, said the distribution was the first to be held in Ramadan this year. Read More

Breaking of Fast, Terawih Prayer with the Royal Chancellor

His Royal Chancellor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, consented to giving away Hari Raya donations to 43 orphans, the poor and converts who are students of UPM here. The Royal Chancellor, who is also Selangor Sultan, gave away the donations during a breaking of fast and Terawih Prayer with some 1,000 UPM residents and the community at UPM Mosque. Read More

UPM Students in New Zealand for STAR Mobility Programme

Twelve Bachelor of Chemistry students of the Faculty of Science, UPM recently underwent a Science and Technology Application Research (STAR) mobility programme at the University of Auckland (UoA), New Zealand. Read More

AWAC 2017 Gets Overwhelming Response

The programme was run by Year One students of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UPM, who took up the Bakti Siswa (Community Service) co-curriculum to raise awareness among members of the public the importance of animal welfare and Animal Welfare Act 2015. Read More

UPM Students Generate The Highest Revenue In Be$MART Programme

Nine Final Year students of the Faculty of Economics and Management, UPM won RM300,000 in Private Retirement Scheme Account in a programme, Be$MART, organized by CIMB Foundation. Raja Muda of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah gave away the prizes. Read More

Jonathan, Saritha Crowned UPM Sportsman, Sportswoman 2016

National shooter, Jonathan Wong Guangjie and archer, Saritha Cham Nong were crowned UPM sportsman and sportswoman 2016. They both received RM2, 000, a watch, jacket, certificate and trophy. Read More

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