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Industrial partners, community members feted to ICAN 2017

By: Noor Eszereen Juferi

Photo by  Norazreen Awang


SERDANG – The role of universities is not only confined to the creation and dissemination of knowledge but also in ensuring that each and every graduate could fulfil the present needs of the industry,  Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Vice-Chancellor,  Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris said.


Towards this, she said UPM always strived for opportunities and new areas to establish university-industry-community collaborations as to complement each other.


“UPM accepts ideas and views of the industry as well as the community to enhance its study syllabi while formulating or updating students’ co-curriculum to be in line with the demands of the industry,” she said in her speech at UPM Industry and Community Appreciation event (ICAN 2017) held in appreciation of the contributions made by industrial partners and communities and award presentation for high-impact industry and community network programme, here. The event was organized by The Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Community Network).


At the function, a book on Industry-Community Engagement A University Framework (Second Edition) was launched. The book highlighted current social problems faced by the country, identified through social studies by UPM researchers and for relevancy in conducting university-level industry and community network activities.



The event also saw an exchange of documents of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Research Institute for Tropical Forest Products (INTROP), UPM, and Natural Health Farm Sdn Bhd to undertake a research in the field of natural products and cancers. NHF Sdn Bhd donated RM5,000 towards the TNC’s Office’s trust fund (JINM).


Gary Herman, a Bachelor of Agriculture Science student from the Faculty of Agriculture, received a scholarship from the Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong Endowment Fund for  2017, presented by President and  COO of Genting Plantations Berhad, Yong Chee Kong.


List of award recipients:

  • Industrial Partner Category: PLUS Berhad, Mitsubishi Corporation and Penang Port Commission.
  • Best Industrial Network Project (Academic Staff): INTROP Senior lecturer, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Nik Muhamad Nik Ab. Majid (tree-planting project under  UPM-Mitsubishi Corporation); and Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Economy and Management, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azmawani Abd Rahman (SME@UPM 2016 project).
  • Best Industrial Network Project (Non-Academic Staff): Muhammad Hafiz Hanafi of Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Centre (PPDN) (2nd Knowledge Sharing in Nuclear Medical Imaging and Basic Life Support project).
  • Best Industrial Network Project Category (Student): Iqwan Alif Jaafar, Bachelor of Science Parks and Recreation student, Faculty of Forestry (Coaching, Leadership and Outdoor Recreation Entrepreneurship Programme project).
  • Best Community Project Category (Academic Staff): Lecturer of Modern Language and Communication Faculty, Dr. Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam (National Language Literacy Teachers Programme SJK (T) project); and Lecturer of Human Ecology Faculty, Dr. Hanina Halimatusaadiah Hamsan (IADA-KETARA II, Besut Entrepreneur Transformation project).
  • Best Community Project Category (Non-Academic Staff): Syaakiratul Hasanah Rossidi of Cancer and Resource Education Centre (CaRE) (Early Detection of Cancer@Putra Bakti project); and Mohd Hambali Mohd Jailani of INTROP (Technological advancement for the production of Kenaf by Farmers project).
  • Best Community Project (Student): Agriculture Faculty student, Ahmad Sofwan Abdul Razan (Mersing Agricultural Transformation Scheme (MATS) project).
  • Best Centre of Responsibility (Pusat Tanggungjawab (PTJ): Faculty of Economy and Management, Faculty of Human Ecology and Institute of BioSciences.
  • Community Partners Category: IADA-KETARA community, Besut, Terengganu; Community of Tamil-type Primary School Kajang and Mathematic Teacher Community, Hulu Langat District (Hulu Langat District Education Office), Selangor.


Date of Input: 12/05/2017 | Updated: 12/05/2017 | hairul_nizam


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