PENANG, 27 February 2016 - Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) continues to move forward in strengthening higher education in Malaysia at the international arena through academic strategic cooperation with the University of Sindh (SU), Pakistan.

The collaboration includes exchange of academia as well as cooperation in the field of research and journal publications, especially in social sciences and humanities field, which is the main thrust of SU, said its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat.

According to him, research is among the key elements that will enhance the image of a university, especially in dealing with global challenges today.

"UniMAP has strengths in engineering, while SU has expertise in the field of humanities and social sciences, thus, when both these fields are merged, it would be able to solve many global and economic problems.

"Based on the work perspectives, engineers are related to commercial applications and provides technological requirements to be accepted by society while the humanities and social sciences field are the core areas and soft skills that needs to be embedded in an engineer.

"In addition, the invention of engineers are also for the benefit and use of mankind as a whole," he said in his speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Fourth International Conference on the Role of Humanities and Social Sciences in Engineering 2017 (ICoHSE4) held at Park Royal Hotel, yesterday.

The conference, attended by over 150 participants from within and outside the country, was jointly organized by the School of Human Development and Technocommunication (iKOM) UniMAP, SU and ENSICAEN School of Engineering Caen, France.

UniMAP Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ir. Dr. Kamarudin Rezuwan officiated the conference. Also present were the Chairman of the Board of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Datuk Seri Mohd. Salleh Yaapar.

Dr. Burfat said that he was happy to be invited as a co-organizer of an international conference in Malaysia and value this as an opportunity to encourage students and academia exchange programs between the two universities.

SU previously has appointed two UniMAP professors as their Visiting Professor to assist the development of academic, research and quality of lecturers at the university for a period of two weeks in early February.

Meanwhile, UniMAP Vice-Chancellor, Datuk Prof Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said the appointment indirectly proves that the expertise of UniMAP academia is increasingly recognized internationally as they can become consultants for foreign universities.

He said that both Professor appointed, namely the Deputy Chairperson of UniMAP Council of Professors, Datin Prof. Dr. Zuraidah Mohd Zain, and the Dean of iKom, Associate Professor Dr. Huzili are responsible for providing advisory services to the academic programs at the university and to share expertise in the field of academic management, higher education system, research and thesis writing.

"UniMAP will continue to encourage staff and students to develop their academic portfolio through international mobility program despite facing financial constraints.

"New approaches and methods will be developed to ensure the continuity of the mobility program which is the best platform for developing linkages with other universities abroad," he added.

Arau, Feb 26 (Bernama) - The Raja Muda (Crowning Prince) of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail today is pleased to grace his presence in the University Social Responsibility program (USR) - Police Undergraduate Voluntary Corps (SUKSIS) at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).

The inaugural program was held in conjunction with the 2017 Public University SUKSIS Best Practices Empowerment Seminar with 600 participants representing 20 UA, started and completed at Dewan Ilmu UniMAP.

Through USR, participants have the opportunity to share the volunteer projects organized by UA with corporate parties, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and government agencies in establishing a smart partnership to organize social responsibility programs.

Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also the Chancellor of UniMAP, joins the aerobics session with the participants and then together with 80 SUKSIS members participated in the cycling program ' The 14th Kayuhan MAIPs Peduli Menjejaki dan Menyantuni Asnaf' for the year 2017 streching as far as 25 kilometers.

Other than visiting three houses of selected asnaf, His Royal Highness as the President of the Perlis Council of Islamic Religion and Malay Custom (MAIPs), presented MAIPs’ zakat to 30 selected recipients in the praying hall of Kampung Rambai, Padang Siding, Arau.

Other programs held are mural painting on a bridge, motivational talk for 150 students of Sekolah Menengah Tunku Budariah as well as painting and cleaning the house of an asnaf.


KANGAR, February 23rd  - Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) will host the  Best Practices Empowerment Seminar (SMART) Kor Sukarelawan Polis Siswa Siswi (SUKSIS) which will take place on 26 to 28 February, bringing together more than 500 participants from 19 public universities (UA ) all over the country.

The Training Officer for UniMAP Kor SUKSIS, Asistant Superintendent Kor SUKSIS, Raja Shah Erman Raja Arifin  said that in conjunction with the conference, a UA community service project involving five activities will be held simultaneously on 26th of February.

"The program, being named" Community Service Project - SUKSIS Berbakti "is one of the events that have been listed in this first edition of SMART hosted by UniMAP.

"We have listed five main activities, carried out simultaneously in this project which is to beautify the flyovers in the Changlun - Kuala Perlis Highway, upgrade and repair the house of poor families, school motivational programs, assistance to hospitals and free health screenings in selected villages," he said.

He added that the Crowning Prince of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamallulail, the Chancellor of UniMAP, will officiate the five activities.

He said that UniMAP is proud to be hosting the first edition of this event as it will gather more than 500 members of the Kor SUKSIS including 200 officers from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).

 "Projects such as this may be the first held with the aim of giving a chance to Malaysian SUKSIS volunteer not only to harness their ideas and skills, but also to translate their effort to the community and at the same time help the community in accordance with the responsibility of the police force," he added.

This project is a joint effort with the Perlis Department of Public Works and IM4U Malaysia.

In conjunction with the SMART program, an opening ceremony commemerating A Decade of UniMAP Kor Suksis Carnival will be officiated by Datuk Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal.

Pauh Putra, 22 Februari 2017 – The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) with the cooperation of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) will be organising the Youngpreneurs Go! (YPGo) SSM 2017 Programme at Dewan Kecemerlangan UniMAP, Pauh Putra Campus on 24 and 25 February.

UniMAP Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and International Prof Ir Dr Rezuwan Kamarudin said that the YPGo SSM 2017 programme will be held at UniMAP after the visit of SSM Chairperson Dato’ Sri Jamil Salleh who is also Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK).

“The organisation of this programme is a result of Dato’ Sri Jamil inaugural social discourse programme at UniMAP. He was appointed a UniMAP CEO@Faculty last May.

“The YPGo SSM 2017 programme is intended to expose and encourage students to dabble into entrepreneurship even if they study in other courses,” he said in a statement here today.

The two-day programme will be officiated by the Raja Muda Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail who is also the UniMAP Chancellor.

KPDNKK Deputy Minister Dato’ Henry Sum Agong and UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato’ Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal will also be visiting the officiation ceremony which will be held on 27 February.

Dr Rezuwan said that the YPGo SSM 2017 will provide an opportunity for Institutes of Higher Education (IPT) students in Perlis to do business during the programme.

“41 sales booths has been set up for students to do business and five food trucks will be participating to also expose students to various business activities.

“Besides that, there will be a talk with local celebrity Entrepreneurial Icons such as Elfira Loy and Fizo Oma, entrepreneur seminars, talks by agencies related to entrepreneurship and fun activities such as a Treasure Hunt,” he said.

Besides providing exposure about entrepreneurship, the YPGo SSM 2017 programme also intends to promote free business registration for IPT students.

Earlier, the government had allocated a special RM10 million grant to be dispensed via SSM in a period of 10 years for such purposes.

Kuala Lumpur, 18 February - Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) scored 100 percent of success in Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2017 which took place on 16 to 18 February at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).

Dean of Research Management and Innovation Centre (PPPI) UniMAP, Prof. Dr. Syed Alwee Al Junid Syed Junid said, through the competition, UniMAP strikes 3 gold, 7 silver and 9 bronze medals.

Besides that, UniMAP also received one Merit Award, through Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainab Hamzah.

“We are very proud to know that all three products that won gold, also received Best Researcher Award and Special International Award. The Best Researcher Award was awarded to the research of Robust Green Composite Solder Paste by Dr. Norainiza Saud and also through a product called Energy Management System Controller by Ir. Dr. Rosnazri Ali,” added Prof. Dr. Syed Alwee during the award giving ceremony last night.

Meanwhile, another research product which is UniMAP Room Portable Gas Temperature Sensor Utilizing r-Go by Dr. Mahyiddin Muhammad Ramli received a Special Award from Croatia.

The award giving ceremony was completed by Malaysian Association of Research Scientists (MARS), Dr. Mashol Wan Zin.

According to Prof. Dr. Syed Alwee, UniMAP’s involvement in MTE 2017 focuses more on products by new researchers.

“I believed that with this exposure, it will help to nurture interest in research and innovation and thus, will help us to be able to produce more new technology in line with the government's wish to make Malaysia a developed nation by 2020," he added.

In the same ceremony at MTE 2017, Prof. Dr. Syed Alwee Al Junid Syed Junid was awarded with Outstanding Inventor Award.

It was awarded to him for his achievements, contributions and in constantly helping researchers to participate in research and innovation competition such as MTE.

MTE 2017 is an annual event hosted by MARS. It contested more than 300 products from colleges, polytechnics, universities and schools in Malaysia and abroad.