UKM As Knowledge Centre Backed By Culture And Research

MONDAY, 21 APRIL 2014 13:12

By Athirah Abdul Aziz (UiTM Intern)
Pix Shahiddan Saidi

BANGI, 21 Apr 2014 – The National University of Malaysia (UKM) though set up with the aim of upholding national wellbeing and culture intends to also be the knowledge centre of science and technology.

UKM Vice-Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali said the university is well positioned to achieve that aspiration with continuous research achievements in the scientific and technological fields.

Opening the 14th Postgraduate Colloquium here recently, he said UKM is continuously dedicated to research and development of cutting-edge science and related technologies to meet the nation’s vision in the development of science and technology.

He was confident that the annual colloquium can contribute towards furthering achievements of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), the colloquium’s organiser.

He said the colloquium is one of the best medium for graduate students to make their scientific presentations while improving their understanding and knowledge in their areas of study through discussions.

The programme gives them the opportunity to discuss and interact with their lecturers and others to fix issues that they may encounter in the course of their research and study while getting ideas and constructive criticisms.

The colloquium is aimed at increasing the students’ value added as well as producing talents in conducting research and publishing their proceedings for acceptance by the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

The AIP is a non-profit organisation which publishes research papers in journals, magazines as well as conference proceedings for the Society of Physics Students. It also publishes Physics Today magazine and contributes to the Niels Bohr Library and Archives.

It also promotes innovation and distribution of published researches and is aimed at serving physical sciences and astronomy to its members, scientists, students and the public.

Present at the opening ceremony was Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid and dean of FST, Prof Dr Sahrim Ahmad.