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Introduction utm and internationalization

IntroductionUTM and internationalization

Prof Zaini UJANG

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

Professor of Environmental Engineering

[email protected]

www.fkkksa.utm.my/staff/zaini


Presentation outline

Presentation outline

  • Malaysia

  • UTM

  • Focus research

  • Internationalization initiatives

    • R&D cooperation

    • Publications

    • Staff exchange

    • Student exchange

    • International staff

  • Why UTM?


Introduction utm and internationalization

Looks like US flag!


Malaysia in brief socio enviro economic outlook

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, Switzerland:16, Germany: 22, Taiwan: 24, Holland:27, USA: 28, Indonesia:79 and China:94).


Introduction utm and internationalization

Before you come to Malaysia, buy a decent life insurance!


Scenario in malaysia

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)


Higher education in malaysia

Higher education in Malaysia


Utm in brief

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


Utm faculties

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


Utm research centres

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


Underlying global drivers

Underlying global drivers


Key performance indicators kpi

Key performance indicators (KPI)


Key performance indicators kpi1

Key performance indicators (KPI)


Key performance indicators kpi2

Key performance indicators (KPI)


Key performance indicators kpi3

Key performance indicators (KPI)


Internationalization

Internationalization

  • R&D cooperation

  • Publications

  • Staff exchanges

  • Student exchanges

  • Special programs

    • Team teaching

    • Case studies development

    • New learning methods

  • Contract academic staff (PhDs)


R d cooperation

R&D 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???


Introduction utm and internationalization

Lab-scale HBR

for 3 m3/d (without

anaerobic and

anoxic tanks).

Funded by Swedish

International

Development

Agency (SIDA)


Publication

Publication

  • Journals

  • Books

  • Chapters in books

  • Articles in magazines


Staff exchanges

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


Staff exchanges1

Staff exchanges


Student exchanges

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)


Dtu students in utm since 2000

DTU students in UTM since 2000


Contract academic staff

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


Contract academic staff1

Contract academic staff


Introduction utm and internationalization

Thank you

Terima kasih

Tak!


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