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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

  • Malaysia

  • UTM

  • Focus research

  • Internationalization initiatives

    • R&D cooperation

    • Publications

    • Staff exchange

    • Student exchange

    • International staff

  • Why UTM?


Looks like US flag!


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).


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


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


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

  • 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

  • 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


Key performance indicators (KPI)


Key performance indicators (KPI)


Key performance indicators (KPI)


Key performance indicators (KPI)


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

  • 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???


Lab-scale HBR

for 3 m3/d (without

anaerobic and

anoxic tanks).

Funded by Swedish

International

Development

Agency (SIDA)


Publication

  • Journals

  • Books

  • Chapters in books

  • Articles in magazines


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 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


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 staff


Thank you

Terima kasih

Tak!


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