Six things you may not know about UKM

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1. UKM is the only public university to receive an increased allocation in the 2016 Budget. Its estimated allocation will be increased by 5 per cent from RM488m to RM512m in 2015. All other public universities, including UTM, which is the highest ranking Malaysian university, have had their budgets trimmed, leading to concern among many that next year could see university tuition fee hikes. The above image is an excerpt from the 2016 budget allocations. What makes UKM so special?

2. UKM was given the mandate to develop, implement and monitor the implementation of the PERMATApintar programme, which was launched in 2009. Apparently, UKM is the only centre tasked with the responsibility of identifying gifted and talented children from all over Malaysia.

3. The Permata Division under the Prime Minister’s Department has just signed MOUs with four universities to act as implementing agencies for the Permata programme to “enhance collaboration in the academic, research and service fields”. One of the four selected is UKM.

4. A RM606m UKM Permata Children’s Specialist Hospital, to be built at Hospital UKM l in Cheras, is expected to be ready by 2017. It aims to be in the same league as “the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne”.

5. The chairman of the board of directors of UKM is Ibrahim Saad, whom Penangites should be familiar with. He wants to see at least one member of the UKM community win a Nobel Prize.

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6. Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin stepped down as UKM vice-chancelleor in 2014. She is now senior consultant to the Prime Minister’s Department.

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MALAYSIAN public universities have dropped in the Times Higher Education University Rankings over the last few years. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) made 87th position in 2013, but as of 2015, no Malaysian university made the top 100 Asian rankings. Malaysian public universities have also shown mixed results in other rankings like the QS rankings, where three Malaysian universities had slight rises in their rankings, while Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), International Islamic Universiti Malaysia (IIUM), and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), all slipped in rankings from previous years. No Malaysian university made the top 100. According to the… Read more »

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UKM is the lauchpad for the next Malaysia’s angkasawan aka space tourist to boost its standing in world’s ranking?

Danny
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UKM to revive the angkasawan program to improve its ranking?

Program angkasawan bakal digerak semula sempena Karnival Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Di Angkasa
http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/nasional/program-angkasawan-bakal-digerak-semula-1.152582

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Waste of public fund.

Hooray
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Hooray

When can UKM-Permata nurtures and produces young talented entrepreneurs who can gain global fame at young age? Somehow spicy money being spent yet we can be sure young talents need not be groomed as its natural instincts or survival genes that produce world champions in business world, just read the biography of Lim Goh Tong or the coming ones e.g. from that Chendol man of KengKwee Lane Penang?

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MALAYSIAN public universities have dropped in the Times Higher Education University Rankings over the last few years. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) made 87th position in 2013, but as of 2015, no Malaysian university made the top 100 Asian rankings. Malaysian public universities have also shown mixed results in other rankings like the QS rankings, where three Malaysian universities had slight rises in their rankings, while Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), International Islamic Universiti Malaysia (IIUM), and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), all slipped in rankings from previous years. No Malaysian university made the top 100. According to the… Read more »