ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme
Since its establishment on May 18, 1970, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has achieved the vision of its founding fathers by making Bahasa Melayu the language of learning and scholarship. Along this journey, UKM has successfully nurtured intellectuals and scholars who are a source of national pride.
Starting with just three faculties, UKM has now expanded to include 13 faculties, 13 research institutes of excellence, and two commercial entities—UKM Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and UKM Technology Sdn. Bhd. This growth encompasses both size and stature, transforming UKM into a renowned research institution across various fields. The university operates several research centers, reinforcing its commitment to advancement.
Amidst changes in the academic landscape, UKM is actively responding to them. One significant step is the integration of e-Learning, which equips students with innovative teaching methods and a forward-looking curriculum, catering to the evolving economic landscape. UKM’s research initiatives are aimed at providing solutions to contemporary challenges while fostering collaboration with the community and industry for sustainable development on both national and international levels.
Parallelly, the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP) stands as a regional initiative bringing together young volunteers from diverse ASEAN countries. Collaborating with communities and NGOs, AYVP emphasizes sustainable development through leadership, community engagement, intercultural learning, and environmental awareness. Since its inception in 2011, AYVP has successfully organized impactful programs in countries like Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
In this broader context of growth and engagement, both UKM and AYVP exemplify the spirit of progress, collaboration, and the pursuit of excellence.
UKM plays a vital role in the success of SDGs. Sustainable development is the core research theme at UKM, where some SDGs themes such as poverty, growth and inequality, water resource management, sustainable urbanisation, climate change impacts, and sustainable governance of resources have been studied since the beginning of UKM’s establishment.Sustainability management at UKM was initiated in 2007 when the Development Unit of UKM prepared the Physical Campus Development Master Plan 2007-2020. This strategic plan was aimed to monitor the development plan to be sustainable in terms of infrastructure development, space requirements, environmental conservation, energy and solid waste management, landscape, campus facilities and cultivation of sustainable life. This plan was first drafted in November 2008 by the Institute of Environment and Development (LESTARI) UKM led by Datin Paduka Dr. Halimaton Saadiah, Head of UKM Sustainable Campus Group and a Senior Fellow at LESTARI.
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