e-UPM Alumni Newsletter ● Issue 1 ● June-August 2016


The year 2016 has been an interesting year and important to Alumni Centre Universiti Putra Malaysia (ACUPM). Several tasks were given by the top management of the university as its Key Performance Indicators (KPI). ACUPM worked very hard to meet these requirements and the most challenging one was definitely RM1 million scholarships. Other than that ACUPM had other tasks or KPIs, to meet such as, inter alia, endowment, local and international alumni activities.

The hard work, commitment and dedication had enabled ACUPM to achieve RM1 million scholarships from our distinguished UPM alumnus (alumni class of 1976). We have the focus to tackle the challenges that face us, and the track record to deliver. We also have the reassurance of knowing that our alumni, friends and stakeholders are behind us as we steer our alma mater into the future.

As our first edition of e-UPM Alumni Newsletter, it brings you the latest news and information for alumni from across the university and alumni communities. We send it to UPM alumni for whom we have current email addresses - look out for it in your email inbox! Information included each issue varies and may include news and research from the university, other benefits and services, alumni programmes and upcoming events.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Bakri Hj. Ishak MMIM

(Alumni Class of 2004)

Director of Alumni Centre UPM (ACUPM)

Alumni Centre UPM (ACUPM)

Alumni Centre was first established since 1st January 1999 as was previously known as Alumni Unit and was later upgraded its name to Alumni Centre in January 2002. On the 1st of August 2003, the Alumni Office was given the responsibility of executing any activities that were related to career aspect of UPM's students and was later changed its name to the Career Services and Alumni Centre (CCSA). As of the 1st of July 2006, the fifth Vice-Chancellor and the management team of UPM agreed upon allowing the Alumni Office to be responsible for organising programmes to empower UPM through its Alumni and ultimately finalised the name of the Alumni Office to what is currently known as the Alumni Centre UPM. READ MORE

UPM Alumni Association (PAUPM)

Persatuan Alumni Universiti Putra Malaysia (PAUPM) or Universiti Putra Malaysia Alumni Association was officially registered with the Registrar of Societies under the Societies Act 1966 on 29 June 1971 as “Persatuan Bekas Siswa Kolej Pertanian Malaya” or the Association of Former Students of the College of Agriculture, Malaya. The name was changed to “Persatuan Alumni Universiti Pertanian Malaysia” on 23 November 1973 to coincide with the change of status of the alma mater to University of Agriculture Malaysia.  Subsequently, it was renamed “Persatuan Alumni Universiti Putra Malaysia” in 1998 to also indicate a name change of the University. READ MORE


UPM Ranked 49th Best University in Asia

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has succeeded in being ranked the 49th best university in Asia by QS Asia University Ranking 2016, moving up 17 places from its previous position and achieving the biggest leap in terms of ranking improvement among Malaysia’s top 100 universities. READ MORE

UPM ranks 40 best globally in Agribusiness/Food Industry Management

Universiti Putra Malaysia has been placed as the world’s 40th top university in the field of Agribusiness/ Food Industry Management by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2015/2016. READ MORE

QS World University Rankings - UPM Expands Number Of World’s 200 Top Subjects

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) added another feather in its cap when it succeeded to increase the number of subjects among the world’s 200 Best QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 from 13 to 15. READ MORE

Vice-Chancellor: Help realize UPM’s image as Garden of Knowledge and Thought


Universiti Putra Malaysia (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 the excellence of the university. READ MORE

UPM’s focus on agriculture reinforced, other fields will not be neglected

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) will continue to strengthen the field of agriculture in line with its position as an agriculture-based university for the development of the sector in the country. READ MORE

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JUNE 2016


3 June 2016 - DALS Series 14 brought back the Faculty of Economy and Management's Alumni, YBhg. Dato' Zakri Afandi Ismail, Director, Advanced Air Traffic Systems Sdn Bhd (Alumni Class of 1991) to campus. READ MORE


2 June 2016 - ACUPM hosted a ceremony honouring Chapter Student Ambassador. A Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to each student for their volunteering and contribution in assisting ACUPM's programmes and events. READ MORE

MAY 2016


21 May 2016 - UPM Alumni celebrated 85th UPM's Anniversary at Majlis Makan Malam Sirih Pulang ke Gagang @Homecoming XI this year. READ MORE


19 May 2016 - Tautan Mahabbah is one of the programmes to commemorate this annual celebration of UPM Alumni Day-21 May. READ MORE


11 May 2016 - ACUPM took the initiative to organise Tracing Alumni for Collaboration & Engagement (TRACE) programme at Seremban and Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. READ MORE


4 May 2016 - Serdang Heritage forum with theme "Berilmu Berbakti: Legasi Membitarakan Pertanian". READ MORE


 TRACE @Pahang





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