e-PUTRA Newsletter Issue 7 | February 2016 |

UPM is Ranked 1st in Asia, World's Top 17th in UI-Greenmetric World University Ranking

SERDANG, Jan 24 - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has set a new record when it is listed as the world’s top 17th university by UI-Greenmetric World University Ranking based on its rigorous efforts to promote campus sustainability and effective environmental management. The biggest leap in 2015 against its 41st position in the previous year, UPM has also created history when it leaps to the first place in Asia compared to its 4th placing in 2014 in the results which were announced on January 22. READ MORE

UPM lecturer wins Leadership Energy Award 2015

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam has won a Leadership Energy Award for his success in creating a tutorial phonic software for dyslexic children that could benefit the society. READ MORE

UPM wins 41 gold, 19 silver and 21 bronze medals at SUKIPT 2016

UPM contingent took home 41 gold, 19 silver and 21 bronze medals, placing it as the second overall winner at the Higher Learning Institutions Sports Championship (SUKIPT) 2016. READ MORE

UPM’s Zakaria Zarkasi emerges champion in TRADEC‘15

Zakaria Zarkasi student of UPM’s Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology won the Trading Entrepreneurship Challenge 2015. READ MORE

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New Innovations: UPM wins 7 gold in PECIPTA 2015

UPM won seven gold, eight silver and eight bronze medals from 24 entries in an exhibition 'Conference and Exposition Invention for Institutions of Higher Learning' (copyright) 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) recently. READ MORE

User-friendly, time-saving Frenzy Board for fast and easy installation

The difficulty in fixing a display board for exhibition and the probability of exposure to the risk of injury during its installation, has led to the creation of an innovative Frenzy Board which is easy to carry and keep. Not only this innovation saves installation time, it also reduces the use of manual labour, costing and minimises the risk of injury. READ MORE

UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor wins NLP Best Coach Award

UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohammad Shatar Sabran, won the ‘Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Best Coach award presented by Higher Education Minister, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, recently. READ MORE

Nurul Yaqeen Foundation’s Best Thesis Award goes to UPM’s Dr Razali Othman

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Islamic Centre Director, Dr. Razali Othman has won the 2015 Nurul Yaqeen Foundation Best Thesis award which is given out in recognition and support of high-quality theses that contribute significantly towards knowledge development and expansion. READ MORE

UPM in MeSTI BKKM-UPM2016 smart partnership

Faculty of Science and Food Technology has launched a smart partnership programme, MeSTI BKKM-UPM 2016, to assist the industry in creating a Food Safety Assurance Programme, particularly for scheme certification under “Safe Food is The Responsibility of the Industry (MeSTI)” READ MORE

Putra Plantation Forum on sustainable palm oil plantation

The Institute of Plantation Studies of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has organized a Putra Plantation Forum Series 1 to provide more information and knowledge on sustainability of the palm oil plantations in Malaysia. READ MORE

UPM students represent Malaysia at Korat International Art and Culture Festival

Seven UPM students who are dancers of Kelab Senitari ADIMASTULI dan Residen Artis UPM, led by Nursyuhada Suaimi, were recently chosen to represent Malaysia to Thailand for the Korat International Art and Culture Festival 2016 at Nakhon Ratchasima. READ MORE

UPM’s Kem Jelajah Fizik manages to inculcate deep interest among participants

Many students have the impression that learning Physics is very difficult, thus posing a hurdle for them to progress and succeed in the subject. Realizing the importance of Physics, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) took the initiative to organize an Outreach Program - Kem Jelajah Fizik – which was participated by some 60 Form Four students of Sekolah Menengah Imtiaz, Besut, during the recent school holiday. READ MORE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dogathon - 28th February 2016
Putra Canselor Carnival "Color Up Your Life" - 4th-6th March 2016
UPM-Mitsubishi Corporation Tree Planting Ceremony 2016 - 19th March 2016
The 11th Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching - 28th-30th March 2016