SERDANG, 4 Nov – Eight lecturers from the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FSKTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) have been certified as Green Computing Instructors.
The recipients are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lili Nurliyana Abdullah, Dr. Azrul Hazri Jantan, Dr. Lily Suriani Affendy, Dr. Iskandar Ishak, Dr. Azizol Abdullah, Dr. Zyurina Mohd Hanapi, Dr. Jamilah Din, and Dr. Rozi Nor Haizan Nor.
Dean of FSKTM, Prof. Dr. Ramlan Mahmod said the recognition would qualify these UPM academics to teach at any information technology (IT) organization, whether private or non-government organization (NGO).
“Such recognition will motivate UPM’s academics to cultivate a culture of sharing among the private sectors and the University, improve both teachers and teaching, as well as research and sharing of knowledge,” he said at the Certified Green Computing Instructor presentation ceremony.
In addition, Prof. Dr. Ramlan said UPM, along with Green Computing Initiative (GCI), will collaboratively spearhead the Green Technology initiative in conjunction with the appointment of FSKTM as the Regional Green IT Academy (RGITA), specifically for the Southeast Asian region.
“This will give individuals the opportunity to attend Green Technology-related courses run by UPM trainers,” he said.
FSKTM also offers an elective subject to UPM students and improve education on the application of Green Information and communication Technology (ICT).
The Green Technology ICT aims to reduce the use of hazardous materials, save electricity, and prolong ICT usage. It will also enhance the capability for innovation and spur the development of green technology activities in the international arena.
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