Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia 2008/2009

Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia 2008/2009
Penulis (Guru Cemerlang BM dan Munsyi Dewan) menerima Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia 2008/2009 daripada YAB Tan Sri Dato' Hj. Muhyiddin Hj. Mohd Yassin, Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia di Dewan Bankuet, Menara DBP, Kuala Lumpur pada 30 November 2010.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


UM in the top 200 now
It climbs 11 places from 167 to 156 in QS World University Rankings

PETALING JAYA: Universiti Malaya (UM) is the only Malaysian institution that has made it to the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings 2012/3

for the second consecutive year. It moved up 11 places to 156 this year compared to 167 in 2011 and 207 in 2010.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), the International Islamic University Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Mara have all improved in the rankings while Universiti Putra Malaysia dropped slightly.

Congratulating UM, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said he believed that this was a direct outcome of a Cabinet's decision for the university to be chosen as the key player in international rankings.

"A special monetary incentive was accorded to UM with the specific objective that it should be among the 100 best universities in the world by 2015. The fruit of that initiative is showing now," he said in an interview.

Mohamed Khaled said that although a more detailed scrutiny of the criteria used was needed, the ranking results generally showed that the focus and resources invested by the research universities were paying off

Intelligence Unit head Ben Sowter for QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd, which conducts and compiles the annual World University Rankings,'said 2,586 institutions were considered this year.

"The six indicators — academic peer review, employer reputation review, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, student aculty ratio, and citations per faculty and overall weightings — are the same," he added

Sowter said UM was the bestperforming Malaysian university in both the academic and employer reputation surveys, making it the global top 200 in both.

"It also improved its faculty/student ratio relative to its international peers, contributing to its improved position," he said

The biggest climb, said Sowter, among Malaysian institutions was by UTM, which reentered the top 400 after slipping down last year.

UM vicechancellor Prof Tan Sri Dr Ghauthjasmon said it continued to push for higher quality research and publications in the past year through its High Impact Research projects with the special funding.

"It is clear that UM's greatest gain has been in its total citations, which was our main weakness before this," he added.

UTM vicechancellor Prof Datuk Dr Zaini Ujang said it had undergone a massive transformation since 2009 by focusing on graduatestudies.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped the QS World University Rankings this year followed by Cambridge University and Harvard University.

By KAREN CHAPMAN, educate@thestar.com.my

(Source : The Star)

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