e-PUTRA® Newsletter Issue #37 | October 2018 |

UPM the 34th Best University in Asia, 2nd Best in the Country

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) strengthened its 34th ranking of Asia's top universities in QS Asia University Ranking 2019 by making a 2-step jump in the ranking. UPM also maintained its position in the ranking as the country's second-best university after Universiti Malaya for five consecutive years. Read More

Tuanku Chancellor Urges UPM to Spearhead the Development of the Country's Agricultural Sector

 "I hope UPM takes the lead in utilising artificial intelligence and innovation especially in the agricultural sector by producing viable human resources and strategies that can be effectively implemented in Malaysia to drive the development of the country's agricultural sector," he said at the 42nd UPM Convocation Ceremony (2018) at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Culture and Arts Centre here. Read More

Academic Excellence should be Interwoven with Holistic Excellence: Tan Sri Lim

The success and greatness of a graduate is not solely based on academic excellence. Instead, academic excellence should be interwoven with holistic excellence,” said Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek who is the Pro-Chancellor of UPM. Read More

English Language Proficiency is a Must for Graduates: Tan Sri Mohd. Bakke

Graduates were reminded that they must demonstrate adequate level of English language proficiency as it is a basic requirement to advance and succeed in their careers. The Pro-Chancellor of UPM, Tan Sri Mohd. Bakke Salleh said that many graduates today have to wait for a long time before getting a suitable job because they lack the ability to communicate in the English language. Read More

Realising Smart Campus Aspirations: Academician Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Syed Jalaludin

UPM wishes to become a smart campus by leveraging on the increasingly radical digital technology especially in the context of teaching and learning. The Pro Chancellor of UPM, Academician Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim, said several efforts which emphasise relevant research for the success of the aspiration have been identified. Read More

KanWork3 Charity Walkathon Raises Public Awareness of Cancer

According to the President of KanWork, Dr. Mazanah Muhamad, the programme had successfully increased the public awareness of cancer especially among the participants and  inspired a healthy lifestyle via the walking activity and also raised funds for the organisation. Read More

The Faculty of Forestry Organises an Awareness Programme on Limestone Forest Conservation

The Faculty of Forestry, UPM organised an integrated practical programme for Year Three undergraduate students undergoing the Bachelor of Parks and Recreation Science programme offered by the Department of Recreation and Ecotourism. Read More

Traditional Malay Food Festival Elevates Traditional Cuisine

The Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication (FBMK), UPM organised the 2018 Traditional Malay Food Festival to elevate the status of the various types of the traditional Malay cuisine.

UPM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris, said that the local traditional cuisine has the ability to attract tourists and at the same time, allows them to appreciate the beauty of the Malaysian landscapes which can boost the country’s tourism industry.

Prof. Datin Paduka Dato' Dr. Aini Ideris Receives the ‘Anugerah Mengenang Jasa’ Veterinary Association Malaysia 2018

The award is meant to give due recognition to Prof. Aini for her contributions to the association and in bringing the veterinary profession and services to greater heights. The recipient of the award must be an active member of VAM and has contributed meritoriously to the development of the association and veterinary fraternity at large. Read More

2018 Merdeka Award Honours Prof. Hair Bejo for the Health, Science and Technology Category

Prof. Hair was awarded on his outstanding contribution and instrumental role in advancing efforts towards sustainable food production through the development and commercialisation of chicken disease vaccines in the prevention of Gumboro disease that benefits poultry industry in Malaysia and internationally. Read More

Five UPM Scientists named Top Research Scientists Malaysia; Four Others as Fellows of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia

UPM had the second largest number of award recipients out of the total 24 scientists and researchers who received the TRSM 2018 awards.  Meanwhile, four UPM lecturers selected as ASM Fellows are Prof. Dr. Mohd. Adzir Mahdi from the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd. Yazid Abd. Manap (Halal Products Research Institute), Prof. Dr. Paridah Md. Tahir from the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP) and Prof. Dr. Mansor Ahmad (Faculty of Science). Read More

UPM Dominates National Nanotechnology Research Innovation Competition

UPM students dominated the National Nanotechnology Research Innovation Project Competition (PIN`18) as they emerged as the champion, third place and consolation prize winners in the Doctor of Philosophy category. Read More

International Day of University Sport Fosters Sports Culture among Students

UPM organised the International Day of University Sport (IDUS) programme to inculcate sports cultures among students in an aim to produce productive students. Read More

UPM Wins UNISZA Sports Excellence Programme Archery Tournament

The archery team of the Focus Sports Centre (PST) UPM emerged as the overall champion of the UNISZA Sport Excellence Programme (PKS) Archery Tournament in Gong Badak, Terengganu after beating its closest opponents, Excella Archery Club and the UNISZA PKS Archery Team. Read More

Upcoming Events

7 - 8 November 2018 - 4th International Conference on Agricultural & Food Engineering (CAFEi2018)

13 - 15 November 2018 - The International Conference on Resilient Smart Technology, Environment and Design 2018 (ReSTED 2018)

13 - 15 November 2018 - Joint Symposium of the 8th International Agriculture Congress 2018 & 6th International Symposium for Food and Agriculture 2018 (8th IAC - 6th ISFA 2018)

25 - 27 November 2018 - International Conference on Distributed Computing & High Performance Computing (DCHPC 2018)

 03 - 04 December 2018 - 27th Scientific Conference of Microscopy Society Malaysia 2018 (SCMSM2018)

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