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Introduction UTM and internationalization. Prof Zaini UJANG Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Professor of Environmental Engineering zaini@utm.my www.fkkksa.utm.my/staff/zaini. Presentation outline. Malaysia UTM Focus research Internationalization initiatives

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introduction utm and internationalization

IntroductionUTM and internationalization

Prof Zaini UJANG

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

Professor of Environmental Engineering

zaini@utm.my

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?
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).
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)
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
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???
slide22

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
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)
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
slide30

Thank you

Terima kasih

Tak!