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UM, UiTM, UKM Make List Of World’s Varsities Uni

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KUALA LUMPUR: Three Malaysian universities have been ranked among the world’s top 500 higher education institutions in the third edition of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018, which was released today. Leading the trio is Universiti of Malaya (UM), which ranks in the 201 to 250 band. The other two universities are Universiti Teknologi Mara…

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UM Denies Awarding Honorary Doctorate To Motivational Speaker

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PETALING JAYA: Popular motivator and business guru Azizan Osman was never conferred an honorary doctorate from Universiti Malaya (UM), says the varsity. “The university never awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Entrepreneurship to Mr Azizan Osman. “We hope that this clears any doubt the public might have,” it said in a statement Thursday. Social media was…

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UM Invents Its First Automated Self-Cleaning Mobile Water Filter

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KUALA LUMPUR: University of Malaya (UM) has invented its first automated self-cleaning mobile ultrafiltration water filter system to produce clean water from different sources of water. Its Institute of Graduate Studies deputy dean, Prof Dr Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun is expected to launch the innovation…

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UM, Novartis To Carry Out R&D On Combating Non-communicable Diseases

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KUALA LUMPUR: University Malaya (UM) and healthcare company Novartis Malaysia plan to carry a three-year joint research and development (R&D) programme on combating non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, respiratory and cardiovascular problems and cancer. UM Associate Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Community Networks) Professor Dr Rofina Yasmin Othman told Bernama the university would be signing a memorandum…

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UM Students Launch Food And Beverage Service Products

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KUALA LUMPUR: The business products developed by the University of Malaya (UM) Entrepreneurship Centre (UMEC), namely UMEC Foodbox, Express UMECBox and UMEC FoodTruck should be registered immediately so that they can be marketed locally and internationally. Higher Education Ministry deputy secretary-general (Development), Datuk Nik Ali Mat Yunus said this food and beverage service and distribution…

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Universiti Malaya Makes The Top 30 Spot In Asia

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KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Malaya broke into the top 30 of the 2015 QS Asian University Rankings while three other local universities also made gains. Showing improvement for the fourth straight year, UM is now placed 29th (32 last year) overall among 300 top Asian universities. Universiti Sains Malaysia climbed to 49 from 57 last year.…

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UM Keen On Producing Malaysia’s First Nobel Prize Winner

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The oldest Malaysian higher learning institution is on to something: to produce the first winner of the Nobel prize, presumably in fields of medicine. As ambitious and far-fetched as it sounds, UM vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin said the goal was “very achievable”. “But we must first dream that one day, UM will produce…

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UM Wants To Produce Malaysia’s First Nobel Laureate

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KUALA LUMPUR – The University of Malaya, the country’s oldest, wants to produce Malaysia’s first Nobel Prize winner and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mohd. Amin Jalaludin is confident that this is ” very achieveable”. “But we must first dream that one day, UM will produce the first Nobel Laureate for the nation given the fact that…

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UM Students Resume Protest Against Disciplinary Action

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KUALA LUMPUR: Some 50-odd Universiti Malaya (UM) students have set up camp outside the university’s student affairs department, in protest of disciplinary action taken action against students who organised a talk by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The students, who are part of the Occupy UM movement, had been camping outside the UM entrance since Wednesday…

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Pro-Mahasiswa Camp Claims Victory In UM Campus Elections

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Universiti Malaya (UM)’s Pro-Mahasiswa camp has won a huge majority in the recently-concluded campus elections. Pro-Mahasiswa, which is perceived to be anti-establishment, won 21 out of the 40 seats contested, edging out its rival pro-establishment group, Penggerak Mahasiswa, which bagged 16 seats. The remaining three seats were won by independent candidates. UM vice-chancellor Datuk Dr…

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Youths Push Through UM Gates To Attend Anwar’s Oratory Programme

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KUALA LUMPUR – Approximately 300 youths, including university students pushed through the main gate of Universiti Malaya (UM) on Monday night in a bid to attend the opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s oratory programme. Bernama check found that a commotion began when the youth, who had waited in front of the gate since 8…

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University Not Place For Illegal Gatherings

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NILAI – University students should be given an opportunity to focus on academic activities and learning, as well as programmes which help them develop their personalities while in campus, says Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Usim) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (student and alumni affairs), Prof Datuk Dr Mohamed Asin Dollah. He said outside parties should not organise gatherings…

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Classes At Universiti Malaya Shut Down 4pm

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KUALA LUMPUR – Universiti Malaya vice-chancellor (student affairs) Prof Datuk Dr Rohana Yusoff said classes will be shut down after 4pm due to electrical improvement and repair work and not because of the rally dubbed “40 Years From University of Malaya to Jail”. She told the New Straits Times that UM was not in emergency…

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