Faculty of Science and Technology

HEJIM Activity

HEJIM provides a focal point for initiatives that develop strategic university-industry-community partnerships that can enhance and support FST’s research, education, and services. Below are some of the activities we are/were involved in.

September 2023


Public Lecture by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Krastel, Christian-Albrechts-University zu Kiel, Germany, entitled ‘Bridging Research Gaps in Marine Geophysics Across Southeast Asia,’ and a roundtable discussion.

The discussion covers networking between universities in Malaysia and industries involved in marine environment research.


Further discussion regarding the collaboration with the Center for Modeling and Analysis (DELTA) in analyzing community data from the Food Bank Malaysia Foundation for the purpose of sustainable development in SDG1 (No Poverty) and SDG2 (Zero Hunger) through the signing of an MoU.

August 2023


FST, together with the Food Bank Malaysia Foundation (YFBM), successfully organized the Merdeka 66 Community Expedition Program in Royal Belum, Gerik, Perak.

The program aims to provide relief and distribute dry food assistance to the indigenous people of the Jahai tribe living in the villages of Tiang River, Klewang River, Kejar River, and Tan Hain River.


A meeting with Mr. Mohd Hussin Abd Salam, Manager of the Business and Marketing Division at NIOSH, was held to further discuss the safety passport in order to enhance the employability of graduates (GE)

Visit from SMK Lepar, Pahang

Visit by students from SMK Lepar, Pahang to the Geology Program.

Visit from SMK Bandar Tasik Selatan

Visit by students from SMK Bandar Tasik Selatan to the Nuclear Science Program. This visit was attended by students in Form 5


Discussion with Uzma Group regarding potential research funding and CSR programs. Representatives from Uzma Group, Mr. Andrew Holmes and Mr. Ahmad Badran Saman, attended the meeting.


Discussion with Takaful Ikhlas regarding the Tube Well Project at Hj Omar Tahir National School in Sungai Petani, Kedah. A sponsorship of RM200k for follow-up funding after the completion of Project 1 at Kota Bharu Polytechnic.


UKM’s involvement, especially in the field of geoparks, to ensure that Lenggong receives Global Geopark recognition through the expertise of the faculty members.

July 2023


Presentation of the Research and Collaboration Project between MZL Consortium Limited, Malayan Water Sdn Bhd, and FST for the proposed Study and Exploration Project of Rock Water Aquifer for a 50-year concession period in the Fracture, Maintenance, Storage, and Distribution Zone as a Future Water Source in partnership with UKM.


Nine (9) institutions from Indonesia signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) during the 6th ASDS held at The Everly Putrajaya Hotel.


Promotion of Geology programme at Tunku Kurshiah College, Negeri Sembilan

Discussion with Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd

Meeting with the Managing Director of Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd, Karlene Ann Maywald, to discuss collaboration opportunities in research and a special conference in the field of water resources for the year 2024-2025 with the assistance of Australian expertise.

Water Exhibition (SDG6)

Exhibition on Water Resources Diversity in conjunction with The 29th International Sustainable Development Research Society Conferences organized by the Faculty of Law and the UKM Strategy Center to introduce UKM’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiatives to conference participants.

The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department

The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, Selangor State, has invited Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Hariri Arifin and Dr. Nor Shahidah Mohd Nazer to give a lecture to the STORM Team and Multiskill Team (MUST) in conjunction with the Central Zone Special Team Movement Test. Discussion on professional certificates is also planned.

Visit by Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Led by Prof. Zhang Wencong, Deputy Vice Chancellor, and a representative from the Malaysia Edu-Culture Association. The purpose of the visit is to establish cooperation, student exchange, and research in the fields of Marine Science and Geology

Preparation Seminar for Prospective Graduates

A total of 467 students attended in person and online on the first day, while 310 students attended on the second day.

June 2023


Briefing with the Director of JPBD (PLANMalaysia Selangor) on the research proposal for the impact of flood geohazards on geosites and the benefits of hot spring geosites (geothermal)

Geology Open Day

Venue: SK Dusun Tua, Hulu Langat, Selangor

Participants: 65 teachers and staff

Also invited as a speaker: Dr. Mohd Rozi Umor

CSR Discussion with Petronas Research Sdn Bhd (PRSB)

Discussion regarding the proposal to upgrade the badminton court facilities in the FST Additional Laboratory Building. An official letter was sent to the President of Inspire PRSB on June 19, 2023.

Visit by BRIN – Indonesian Research & Innovation Agency

Introduction to BRIN Indonesia – one-of the prominent research agencies in Indonesia. Under BRIN, there are various research institutions and laboratories. Discussion about collaboration with UKM/FST for research, student and staff exchange, co-supervision

Environmental Geology Program at SK Dusun Tua – GEOPARK SCHOOL GHL

Venue: SK Dusun Tua, Hulu Langat, Selangor

Participants: 65 teachers and staff

Invited speaker: Dr. Mohd Rozi Umor

Talk and Site Visit with YBhg. Dato’ Amran

MSc Coursework students and Dr. Nor Shahidah Mohd Nazer, along with YBhg. Dato’ Amran, for an exposure to the realities in engineering geology.

Industry Visit to the Geology Building

Visit to the Geology Building by alumni companies, including Miro Bumi Engineering. The purpose of this visit is to: 1) Upgrade laboratory equipment and facilities, 2) Assist in the JSBAS generation, 3) Industrial training placement.

Book Seminar & Setiu Scientific Expedition Seminar

Program organized by UKM-UniKL-IIUM-Malaysian Geological Association-TNB Research-MASIA. Objective – exploration with a focus on environmental studies, biological diversity and ecosystems, community development for geotourism, and socio-economic development in the Setiu area.

May 2023


The Geology program was invited by the National Science Center to participate in the exhibition titled ‘Geology in National Development’ as part of School’s Out Kids In (SOKI). Associate Professor Dr. Habibah Jamil and Dr. Azrin Azmi also took part as facilitators.


31 students attended the GRADUAN Career Fair program at KLCC. The accompanying lecturer was Dr. Mohd Fareed Mohd Sairi.


A delegation of 7 members from UIN Alauddin Makassar, led by Mr. Irwan, visited FST for discussions related to collaboration (research, student/staff exchange) between the Department of Mathematics (UKM) and the Department of Mathematics at UIN Alauddin.

The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Agreement between UKM and DNV Malaysia Sdn. Bhd

This signing ceremony was represented by TNC HEPI and Mr. Zhao Xiaodong, Area Manager SEA, DNV Singapore Pte. Ltd.


Further discussion regarding collaboration with Sunway in the Ipoh, Perak area. The discussion involves various fields of expertise from FST (geology, environment, biology) with a focus on geothermal aspects, hill and limestone cave stability, and tourist attractions with unique biological features.

WorldQuant BRAIN Collboartion

Discussion with WorldQuant regarding the use of the BRAIN platform for job opportunities, teaching, and learning at UKM, especially in the fields of Maths/Statistics, Computer Science, and Business/Finance

SESI PEMBENTANGANPresentation Session

Presentation session by TDHEJIM to the representatives of the Ministry of NRECC regarding the proposal to establish Guidelines for the Development of Geothermal Energy Resources in Malaysia

Collaboration with PLUS

Discussion with PLUS for the presentation of a road safety study from a geoscience perspective, particularly addressing sinkhole occurrences in limestone-based road areas (Ipoh, Perak).

Collaboration with IOI Properties

Discussion with IOI Properties for potential research and data analysis collaboration

April 2023

Industrial Training Enhancement Workshop

The workshop is conducted to streamline the process of selection, application, and acceptance of Industrial Training in the Faculty of Science and Technology, as well as to ensure that both the HEJIM secretariat and new and existing Industrial Training coordinators have a common understanding so that the information and data referred to are consistent between both parties

SLB East Asia

Meeting on research collaboration opportunities with SLB East Asia representative, Mr. Hanif Sheikh Ali, involving various research expertise from FST.


Meeting on research collaboration opportunities with Sunway City Ipoh, involving various research expertise from FST

March 2023

Collaboration Document with Yiwu Huanqi Trading Co. Ltd., China

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between UKM and Yiwu Huanqi Trading Co. Ltd., China, for collaboration related to Agriculture-based Value Chain


Meeting on scholarship opportunities and space upgrades.

Collaboration Document for the T2Dev Launch Event

The establishment of T2Dev is to bridge the gap between universities, industry, and human capital to cultivate technology talent in Malaysia to meet the needs of the industry upon entering the workforce. This event also included a document exchange session for the collaboration between UKM and Strateq Group, facilitated by YBhg. Datuk Tan Seng Kit. The document coordinator was Dr. Mohd Aftar Abu Bakar

Visit from SMK Kampong Pasir Puteh, Perak

A total of 38 Form 5 students along with 7 accompanying teachers from SMK Pasir Puteh, Perak, visited FST. This visit was also accompanied by the Academic Management Center (AKADEMIK-UKM), and the participants were taken to the Natural History Gallery and the Food Pilot Plant at FST

KMNS Open Day

Promotion of Undergraduate Studies during the Open Day at Negeri Sembilan Matriculation College on March 17, 2023


Discussion on the air quality project workflow within Prasarana’s transportation system and initial discussions regarding the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA).

Casual Talk with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic and International Affairs.

A total of 50 people attended and shared experiences and exchanged ideas on various aspects, especially under the TNC HEAA portfolio

Visit to the Kamojang Geothermal Power Plant, Indonesia

Discussion on collaboration to advance geothermal resources in Malaysia for electricity generation with Fortress Minerals Limited (Singapore)


Discussion regarding collaboration (research, student/staff exchange) between the Department of Mathematics (UKM) and the Department of Mathematics (UNAir)


Discussion regarding collaboration in sustainable agriculture using Clean Agricultural Technology (CAT) and Rare Earth Elements (REE) resources

February 2023

Technical Seminar between Nuclear Malaysia and the Institute of Environment and Development (LESTARI), UKM

Involvement of FST in the discussions between Nuclear Malaysia and LESTARI.

CSR Program for the Construction of Tube Wells at Kota Bharu Polytechnic, Kelantan

CSR funding sponsored by Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad for the construction of tube wells and water treatment systems.


Officially inaugurated by the Exco for Rural Development and Culture of the State of Selangor, the Honorable Tuan Borhan Aman Shah, and attended by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Community Network Affairs) of UKM, the Chancellor’s Foundation, and I-KOM.

Meeting with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

SEG’s proposal to improve the environment for geophysicists in various aspects. Increasing public awareness through teaching and training programs, as well as conducting numerous workshops. SEG’s hope and proposal to collaborate with UKM in organizing geothermal-related conferences.


Four main agendas were presented: 1) Waqaf Asnaf Room, 2) Proposal for space upgrade at PMFST, 3) A courtesy visit from Industry Alumni – Mr. Hamidi Abdul Razak (FST Alumni, Actuarial Science 2008), Vice President of Risk Management Dept, and 4) Internship opportunities and job placements at Bank Muamalat


  • Visit to Ulu Slim hot springs and FELDA Sg. Klah
  • International Lecture

Attended by a total of 40 people.


Nineteen second-year Geophysics course students were brought to observe geophysical equipment and networks for internship opportunities.

Workshop to Improve UKMi’s Enrollment and Graduate Employability

Workshop Resolution – Online upskilling program for graduates who are not yet employed as an initiative to enhance the skills of graduates within two (2) weeks before the UKM data collection deadline on February 21, 2023.