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Friday, 2 March 2012

Introduction of FSKM ICT Week 2010

Come join over 1000 participants from future knowledge workers in
 Malaysia and users in the IT carnival which concentrate on green technology
 which will be held on 24th March 2010 to 27th March 2010 at Faculty of 
Computer Science and Mathematical, University Technology MARA, 
Shah Alam Selangor.

IS AND IT GOING GREEN CARNIVAL is heralded as the platform for 
“gathering of tribes” of IT communities, as well as businesses, 
academicians and its’ communities to
 share and show off their thoughts, experiences, ideas and projects.
 By end of the event,
 it will create awareness to the meaning and importance
 of “IS and IT Going Green” and also

 cultivating individuals and organization towards the same direction. 

As the meat of the event is its presentations and discussions, 

we have allocated 6 speaking slots opportunities.
 Drawing on a huge community we will discuss some of the most current and 
poignant topics in the industry today.

IS AND IT GOING GREEN CARNIVAL is organized by an Executive Committee
 comprised of volunteers from FSKM student UiTM.
 As such, it requires support through strategic partnerships that will 
assist it in fulfilling its role.

IS AND IT GOING GREEN CARNIVAL offers a dynamic opportunity to
 strengthen your organization’s exposure to your key target markets.

UTP: Workshop on Securing Research Funding and Grants

Research Enterprise Office (REO) had organized and conducted a one-day workshop on 25th November 2009 for staff and students on the opportunity to secure funding and grants from Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, a company wholly funded by Ministry of Finance. One of the grants introduced by Cradle Fund is the University Cradle Investment Programme Catalyst (U-CIP Catalyst). This grant is specifically targeted to researchers and/ or inventors and students of research institutes, private and public universities, colleges and institutes of higher education in Malaysia. The objective of U-CIP Catalyst is to assist researchers/or inventors to commercialize their invention into marketable products, technologies or services by providing pre-seed funding of between RM50,000 to RM150,000 over a period of 4-12 months. The fund covers the development of prototypes, proof of concepts, business plans, IP search and registration, surveys and other expenses related to the product development.

Speakers from Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, Mr Kenny Mah and Ms Syazwani Ismail urged the staff and students to apply for this grants online via as the grant will assist them into transforming their invention into commercially viable products. They added that the grants focus on both ICT and non-ICT ideas and other interesting ideas with strong innovative technology-related component in any industry that has a strong commercial value and will be beneficial to Malaysians, the economy and the world, will also be considered. Besides offering grants, the company also provides advisory support to inventors, industry mentoring programme, and other services related to personal development and competencies.

Tn Hj Azminuddin, Senior Manager REO in his opening remarks reiterated the importance of U-CIP Catalyst to assist the university in achieving its targets of becoming a Research University by 2013 by producing more inventions and products into the market. .The U-CIP Catalyst grant can be an alternative to other funds as it is easily available and the fund itself covers product which is close to being market-ready. He also encouraged graduating students to apply for the grant and develop their invention into marketable product which can also leading them to become an entrepreneur by establishing their own company. This aspiration suits well with the university’s mission of producing a well-rounded graduate, and the future leaders of the industry.

UMP To Develop IT Product with 6 Firms

KUANTAN: UMP Holdings Sdn Bhd, the business arm of Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), signed a memorandum of understanding with six companies to pave the way for collaboration to develop an information technology-based product.

It was UMP Holdings’ first commercial collaboration with the private sector.

Its chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman said the product, an integrated management system called E-Management Enterprise Solution, was commercialised after it was developed by a UMP lecturers.

“It was developed by a team from the Computer Science and Software Engineering Faculty led by project manager Prof Madya Wan Maseri Wan Mohd,” he told reporters after the signing ceremony at the UMP campus in Gambang here on Thursday.

Also present was UMP vice-chancellor Datuk Dr Daing Nasir Ibrahim.

Abdul Aziz said that more business ventures were expected this year and the university had the right workforce and resources to develop marketable products.

He said that a good response had been received from publicity campaigns at state departments and agencies.

On other business plans, Abdul Aziz said that UMP Holdings would meet Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob to explore the possibility of working on matters pertaining to information technology.

In his speech, Abdul Aziz said the product was a management and administration solutions provider to minimise time and labour costs.

The companies that signed the MoU were Fifway System Sdn Bhd, MH Equal Management Sdn Bhd, Century Software Sdn Bhd, Casa Inovasi Sdn Bhd, Encoral Digital Solution Sdn Bhd and Maxima System Consultant Sdn Bhd.

The E-Management Enterprise Solution received a quality award under the information technology category from the Malaysian Modernisation and Management Planning Unit in 2004.

UPM, UM to deploy 4G Mobile Internet under YTL´s Education Partner Programme


Professor Tan Sri Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R. Abdullah, UPM Vice Chancellor (left) with Yasmin Mahmood, YTL Comms Executive Director

              Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Malaya (UM) have joined YTL Communications Sdn Bhd´s Education Partner Program (EPP), which will see 4G Mobile Internet being deployed campus-wide for their students.

              Under the EPP partnership, each student will also receive free converged data and voice services of 300 megabytes per user, on a monthly basis over a period of 3 years at anytime and from anywhere throughout the campus grounds. 
On top of that, the students will be able to top up their accounts at special student rates. 
UM sees 4G Mobile Internet as a perfect tool to enhance students´ lives on campus.
"The combination of 4G Broadband & Voice service under one account is a great value proposition to our students. When every ringgit needs to be stretched, it helps that our students can use their 300 megabytes of free broadband to make free phone calls, too," said Dr. David Asirvatham, Director, Center for Information Technology, UM.
On the other hand, the 4G Mobile Internet can help UPM with its model of Ubiquitous Learning, which relies on the Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN), a high-capacity broadband network that connects universities, colleges, research organisations and scientific laboratories, explained Associate Professor Dr. Suhaimi Napis, CTO and Director, InfoComm Development Centre (iDEC), UPM.
           The university also has a number of cloud services that can support blended learning – a mixture of remote and on-premise education. For example, the video collaboration services, 1VideoBridge, make live virtual classes possible, while uCast, modelled after a popular video-sharing portal, facilitates video-on-demand
"All this innovation that supports the ubiquitous learning model can´t be fully harnessed by the students without high speed Internet access that is available everywhere and from any device," said Suhaimi. 
             UPM and UM are the third and fourth local university respectively to join the EPP program in the last two months after UTM and UTAR. 
All twenty of Malaysia´s public universities and selected private universities are expected to join the programme by the end of year.

UPNM First Local Varsity To Offer It Security Programme

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 (Bernama) -- Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) chalked a new milestone by becoming the first local public university to offer Information Technology Security (IT Security) certification for its computer science undergraduates.

The programme is offered in collaboration with International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), a leading IT Security certification provider.

UPNM Vice-Chancellor Datuk Zulkifli Zainal Abidin said the programme was in line with the government's call to produce local professionals able to handle crimes in information technology (IT).

"Security experts in IT are very important to the nation now, mainly to stop cyber crimes through computer chains that can be a threat to the security of the nation," he told reporters after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with EC-Council at the university here, on Thursday.

EC-Council was represented by its president, Sanjay Bavisi.

IMU Expands Credit Transfer Options for Biomedical Science Students

16 February 2011

International Medical University (IMU) recently provided another credit transfer
option for students who have applied for its biomedical science programme, giving
these students an exciting new option to continue their education in an overseas university.
Through this arrangement, credit transfer students from IMU will be required to complete
the first part of their studies in IMU before transferring to University of Strathclyde.
These students will receive academic credit for the subjects they have successfully
completed in IMU and use this towards the completion of their degree. The degree
will then be awarded by University of Strathclyde.

"We are pleased to be able to provide an additional credit transfer option for students
in the biomedical science programme. Providing students with this additional credit
transfer option is an affordable way for IMU students to gain access to a UK education
and towards obtaining an overseas degree," said A/Prof Chen Yu Sui, programme
coordinator of the biomedical science programme at IMU.

The University of Strathclyde was founded in 1796 and is Scotland"s third largest,
with some 14,000 students from more than 90 countries. The University is recognised
as a centre of teaching excellence in Scotland and stands among the best in the world.

A/Prof Chen Yu Sui added, "Without doubt, this arrangement would offer vast benefits
to them as it uniquely allows students to experience the learning environments
of two leading universities in Malaysia and the UK. Another benefit for the
students is the discovery and understanding of cultures from around the world
as this is a critical component for a
healthcare professional. This is certainly one of the reasons for us to continuously
look for additional transfer options for students and part of its ongoing mission to train
and promote excellence in the healthcare industry."

University of Strathclyde has been a member of IMU"s network of partner universities
for more than 10 years. Prior to this, the university has collaborative and
credit transfer arrangements with IMU for its pharmacy and psychology
programmes. With this
collaboration, University of Strathclyde will be expanding the number
of IMU
programmes that the university is having collaborative agreements.

In addition to the credit transfer option with the University of Strathclyde, students
applying for the biomedical science programme also have the opportunity to transfer
the credits that they have earned in IMU to the University of Otago in New Zealand or
University of Newcastle in Australia after successful completion of the first part of their
course in IMU. Students also have the option to complete the entire biomedical science
degree in IMU and obtain a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical Science from IMU.

Multimedia University

Multimedia University

Multimedia University (MMU), a tertiary education institution set up through
 Universiti Telekom Sdn Bhd (UTSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of TM, 
fulfils the noblest of corporate social responsibilities -
 taking up the challenge of educating the next generation the nation's leaders and
 knowledge workers. As the first private university in Malaysia,
 MMU developed the pioneer model for the successful establishment
 of private universities in the nation, paving the way for the growth of the
 private tertiary education sector.
 As the university at the heart of the MSC, MMU also serves
 as a catalyst for the development of the high tech
 ICT industry of the nation, parallel to the Silicon Valley-Stanford model in the
 United States.Growing to over 20,000 students in 12 short years, MMU has 
achieved much in a relatively short period of time.
 The university runs in two campuses, its original campus in the 
historical city of Melaka, and the campus in Cyberjaya that was opened by the
 former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed.It has produced 
22,820 graduates in its time, and a recent survey demonstrates that 93% of these
 secure employment within 6 months of the completion of studies. 
It has also grown an outstanding pool of international students numbering at
 4,200 from 75 countries. Establishing itself as a major player in research and 
development, and maintaining excellent ties with the industry through 
collaborations and research partnerships, MMU now hosts 13 Research 
Centres to date, focusing in the niche areas of nanotechnology,
microsystems, biometrics, virtual reality, microwave and telecommunications,
 engineering, photonics, advanced robotics and business.
Through an organisation-wide policy of prudent spending and careful
 budgeting, the university successfully achieved financial independence within
 the first 3 years of its founding, and continue to be sustainable and 
financially healthy to this day.This is in spite of a recent infrastructural 
expansion in both its campuses during the period of 2006 till present, 
with the completion of the Phase 3 of development in the
 Melaka Campus and Phase 2 of development in the Cyberjaya Campus.
As part of TM's initiative to further develop the ICT industry in the nation
 as a whole, MMU serves to fulfil the nation's human resource needs 
as it grows into a knowledge economy.The establishment of MMU as a research 
university also serves to benefit the nation's ICT industry to be a creator and
 not just a consumer of technology.Through the establishment of a local private
 university, the nation can train its required human resources within its borders, 
a sound strategy from the economic management perspective.MMU's continued 
growth and sustainability is a clear indication of TM's strong 
commitment towards the development of the field of education
 and research in the nation.Currently, MMU has a total of seven faculties with 
two supporting academic divisions.