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Title: Introduction UTM and internationalization


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IntroductionUTM and internationalization
  • Prof Zaini UJANG
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research Innovation)
  • Professor of Environmental Engineering
  • zaini_at_utm.my
  • www.fkkksa.utm.my/staff/zaini

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Presentation outline
  • Malaysia
  • UTM
  • Focus research
  • Internationalization initiatives
  • RD cooperation
  • Publications
  • Staff exchange
  • Student exchange
  • International staff
  • Why UTM?

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Looks like US flag!
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Malaysia in briefSocio-enviro-economic outlook
  • Population 25 million
  • Race Multiracial country (Malay, Chinese,
    Indian)
  • Religion Multi-religions (Muslim, Buddhist,
    Hindu, Christian etc.)
  • Land area Slightly smaller than the size of the
    UK
  • Economy Processed products (petrochemicals,
    electronics, specialty chemicals, wood-products,
    services), tourism, commodity (palm oil, rubber,
    wood), services, petroleum
  • Income per capita USD5000
  • Landscape More than 40 forest, 40 plantation
  • International Environmental Performance Index
    2006 Malaysia ranked 9 after NZ, Sweden,
    Finland, Republic Czech, UK, Austria, Denmark and
    Canada (Japan 14, Switzerland16, Germany 22,
    Taiwan 24, Holland27, USA 28, Indonesia79 and
    China94).

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Before you come to Malaysia, buy a decent life
insurance!
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Scenario in Malaysia
  • 1950s First university in Malaysia University
    Malaya (moved from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur)
    National University of Singapore
  • 1969 First university in after independence USM
  • 1974 First technical university UTM
  • 1998 First private university
  • 2004 new Ministry on Higher Education
  • 2007 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education
  • 2007 Strategic Action Plan for Higher Education
  • 2007 Upgrade 5 College Universities to University
    status
  • 2007 Established 4 Research Universities
  • 2007 Establishment of Malaysia Qualification
    Agency
  • 2008 Establish another 2 Research Universities
  • 2008 Apex Universities (2)

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Higher education in Malaysia
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UTM in brief
  • Started as technical school in 1904
  • Became full-fledged university in 1974
  • The premier university in engineering and
    technology
  • 24,000 students
  • 30 postgraduate (Masters and PhD)
  • 1000 foreign students (mainly Masters and PhD
    students)
  • 1800 academics / lecturers
  • 3000 research fellows (mostly among PhD
    students)
  • RM500 million annual operating budget (80 from
    Government)
  • RM50 million research funds from local and
    foreign grants
  • Involved in EU, SIDA, DANIDA, JICA projects

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UTM faculties
  • Civil engineering
  • Chemical and natural resources engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Geoinformation science and engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biotechnology and bioengineering
  • Built environment
  • Science
  • Management and human resources
  • Social development and Islamic studies

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UTM research centres
  • Environmental and water resources management
    (IPASA)
  • Ibnu Sina fundamental sciences (Ibnu Sina)
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics (CAIRO)
  • Wireless
  • Construction technology and management (CTMC)
  • Coastal and off shore engineering (COEI)
  • Malay architecture (KALAM)
  • Process integration (PROSPECT)
  • Chemical engineering pilot plant (CEPP)
  • Steel technology (STC)
  • International Business School
  • Business and Advanced Technology Centre (BATC)
  • 26 centres

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Underlying global drivers
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Key performance indicators (KPI)
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Key performance indicators (KPI)
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Key performance indicators (KPI)
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Key performance indicators (KPI)
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Internationalization
  • RD cooperation
  • Publications
  • Staff exchanges
  • Student exchanges
  • Special programs
  • Team teaching
  • Case studies development
  • New learning methods
  • Contract academic staff (PhDs)

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RD cooperation
  • Joint program for external funding, e.g. EU
  • Internal funding, from Malaysia or Sweden
  • Joint PhD supervision
  • Similar project, but internally funded, e.g.
  • PHA from activated sludges
  • Membrane bioreactor
  • Modeling of activated sludges
  • Different objectives, but similar partial funding
  • Others???

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Lab-scale HBR for 3 m3/d (without anaerobic and
anoxic tanks). Funded by Swedish International
Development Agency (SIDA)
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Publication
  • Journals
  • Books
  • Chapters in books
  • Articles in magazines

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Staff exchanges
  • Professors
  • Team teaching
  • PhD supervision
  • Joint publication
  • Staff to embark at PhD levels
  • UTM provides more than 200 PhD scholarships
    annual for academic staff
  • Major destinations UK and USA

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Staff exchanges
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Student exchanges
  • PhD
  • Sandwich / attachment 1 or 2 semesters
  • Similar projects at both ends
  • PhD supervision
  • Joint publication
  • Masters or bachelors
  • 1 or 2 semesters transfer credits
  • Master project at UTM or Lund (15 or 30 ECT)

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DTU students in UTM since 2000
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Contract academic staff
  • For PhDs
  • 2 to 8 years academic positions in UTM
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publication
  • Joint collaboration with international
    universities
  • Competitive package
  • Salary
  • Allowances
  • Free education for children
  • Tax-free (applicable for some)
  • University car

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Contract academic staff
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Thank you Terima kasih Tak!
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