e-PUTRA Newsletter Issue 11 | June 2016 |

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has succeeded in being ranked the 49th best university in Asia by QS Asia University Ranking 2016, moving up 17 places from its previous position and achieving the biggest leap in terms of ranking improvement among Malaysia’s top 100 universities. In addition, UPM has also succeeded in placing itself as Malaysia’s second best university, the fifth in South East Asia, thus recording an impressive improvement in rankings for three consecutive years since 2014. Read More

UPM/Malaysian Scientist Wins 'Best Science Communicator' Title

UPM lecturer Dr. Abhimanyu Veerakumarasivam has beaten contestants from over 25 countries to win the prestigious FameLab science communication competition in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. His talk on how genetics change the way cancer is diagnosed and treated in the age of precision medicine won the 'Best Science Communicator award at Famelab International 2016. Read More

UPM developed a new system of HPT for motorists in the country

The Road Safety Research Centre of UPM, has successfully developed a new system of training in anticipation of road hazards, or Hazard Perception Training (HPT), for motorists in the country. Director of the Centre, Associate Professor Dr. Law Teik Hua, who created the system, said having good road hazard perception skills was crucial in reacting to actual or potential hazards so that motorists could take the appropriate preventive actions to avoid accidental contact. Read More

Ergonomic lumbar support to get rid of discomfort in motorcyclists

Back pain and other form of discomfort that he had to endure when riding his moped motorcycle or popularly known as “kapcai”, to UPM from Tanjung Malim, in 2010, sparked an inspiration for a lecturer to create an “Ergonomic Lumbar Support” meant for motorcyclists. Dr. K. Karmegam, who is also a researcher at UPM’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, said he felt sharp pain on the lower back of his body due to the long distant ride. Read More

UPM receives PEKA environmental award from Selangor Sultan

UPM received an environmental PEKA Award under its Eco Tertiary Award category which was presented by His Royal Highness Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. The award by Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam  Malaysia (PEKA Malaysia) was conferred by Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, who is also UPM Chancellor, to UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris, here. It was accorded to UPM for its continuous and relentless support and initiatives in helping to safeguard and preserve tropical forests in the country via its research and teaching that emphasised on ways to preserve natural treasures in Malaysia. Read More

UPM Vice-Chancellor chairs 143rd ASAIHL Board Of Trustees Meeting in Taiwan

UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris chairing a meeting of ASAIHL Board of Trustees at National Taiwan University in Taipei. In her maiden speech, Prof. Datin Paduka Aini, in expressing her appreciation and gratitude to former UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Mohd Fauzi Ramlan for his contributions as ASAIHL President, said she will continue with the responsibility entrusted to UPM in leading ASAIHL for a duration of up to December 2016. Read More

UPM, Pertubuhan Projek Kasih initiate Baju Raya Project @ Putra Bakti 2016

UPM in collaboration with Pertubuhan Projek Kasih (PPK) initiated a Buku Raya Project @ Putra Bakti 2016 to promote the spirit of volunteerism among social media users. Head of the project, Musliyana Mansor, said this unique programme enabled members of the public to donate their baju raya to single mothers, the elderly, orphans and the needy in all over Malaysia while volunteers could spend their energy and wishful time in making the programme a success. Read More

Dr. Noor Ain receives international IEEE WIE-ILC travel award

A Senior Lecturer of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UPM, was recently selected to attend the 3rd IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE-ILC) in San Jose, California, USA. Read More

Dr. Wong honoured with Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award 2016-2017

Dr. Wong is known for her expertise is in the field of Plant Pathology and Biotechnology. Her focus is on researching the diagnosis of several plant diseases, biological control and plant molecular pathology, especially in the interaction of host-pathogen in palm oil trees, fruits and vegetables. Read More

UPM wins IMM Fellowship Awards 2016

IMM Fellowship Awards 2016 is a prestigious award given to individuals and industries as well as corporate members and professionals in recognition of their contributions to the marketing sector of the industry and country. Read More

UPM researchers grab Bioeconomy Innovation of the Year awards

The awards were presented by Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau at an event held in conjunction with BioMalaysia & Asia Pacific Bioeconomy 2016 Exhibition which took place from May 31 to June 2 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Read More

UPM PPDN organizes international conference on aerospace medic

In line with its vision of becoming a university of international repute as outlined under the Strategic Plan 2014-2020, Centre For Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging, UPM organized an “International Conference on Translational Molecular Imaging and Aerospace Medicine and Physiology Showcase (ICTMIPs16)”, the first of its kind to have been held in Malaysia. Read More