KANGAR: Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) today unveiled the research aspect of its citizens through the announcement of the UniMAP 2020 Post-Covid-19 Research Stimulus Package involving over RM1 million in total funding.

In the announcement, which was broadcast live via the university's official Facebook page, UniMAP Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ir. No. Dr. R Badlishah Ahmad said a total of 11 research initiatives were designed to enhance UniMAP's performance in the field of research.

“In the situation of the country and the world as a whole affected by the issue of Covid-19, various planning and research activities were disrupted, especially involving physical movements including organizing conferences and participation in research exhibitions.

"Thus, in light of all the constraints and concerns, I, together with the Research Management Center (RMC) of UniMAP, have agreed to create a fund-raising incentive to enable researchers to continue their research and journal publishing activities under new norms," ​​he said.

Commenting further, Prof. R Badlishah said that what UniMAP has to offer is not a luxury but as a result of the findings, the feedback from the workshop organizers and the inputs provided by the researchers themselves will be distributed fairly to all academic posts.

According to him, UniMAP Fundamental Grants is allocated a maximum of RM200,000 which will provide the opportunity for lecturers to apply for grants to carry out 25 research projects, five of which are Science and Technology projects and 20 Social Science projects.

He said another initiative that received an allocation of RM200,000 was through a Material Research Grant, a special grant for the purchase of research materials including special consumables for research groups at 10 schools or faculty.

He added that the other two major fundraising initiatives were the UniMAP Conference Proceedings Fund initiative of RM188,050 and the RM108,000 Internal Pascadoctoral Fund initiative.

According to Prof. R Badlishah, to encourage commercialization activities, UniMAP also provides special Pre-Commercialization Grants to researchers who have patented products or any related intellectual property.

"It is widely known that UniMAP is a university based in engineering, but to accelerate its activities and increase research output in the social sciences and applied sciences (Mathematics), a new Center for Research Excellence (COE) has been created, COE Social Innovation and Sustainability brings the number of COEs available at UniMAP is now 10.

KANGAR, June 24: Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is the first to place itself in the THE Young University Rankings 2020 chart released by Times Higher Education (THE) today. UniMAP ranks among the top 151-200 universities in the world under 50 along with two other universities, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and National University of Malaysia (UKM).

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ir. No. Dr. R Badlishah Ahmad, said the achievement was a boon for an 18-year-old university with about 15,000 students. According to him, the assessment uses the same data as THE World University Rankings announced last year but with different weights to fit the category of young universities. “The indicators remain the same in terms of Education by 30 per cent, Research (30 per cent), Percentage (30 per cent), Internationalization (7.5 per cent) and Industry Generation by 2.5 per cent. "The rating system is not the most important factor that is a benchmark for UniMAP's performance and position compared to other public universities, but it can indirectly help universities to address existing deficiencies in light of the guidelines that are evaluated by THE," he said in a statement here today. .

Apart from UniMAP, UKM and UPM are also listed as Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Petronas University of Technology (UTP) and Tunku Abdul Rahman University (UTAR) which is in the 101-150 group; Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) is 201-250 and Universiti Tenaga Nasional is in the 251-300 group. Three other universities - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Multimedia University (MMU) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) are also listed and ranked among the top 351-400 universities.

Commenting further, Prof. R Badlishah said the achievement was not a ticket for UniMAP to be satisfied with the existing achievements but various new initiatives needed to be developed to further enhance UniMAP's reputation among the strategic industry and international partners. “UniMAP cannot be satisfied with this achievement. This data will be evaluated from time to time, so it is important for UniMAP to continue to improve in all aspects of assessment as each evaluation represents a major focus of a university. "Therefore, it is important for us to ensure that the core remains at the best level and benefits the key stakeholders," he said.

PAUH PUTRA, JUNE 18, 2020 - Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is taking steps to adopt a new government-mandated norm to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by holding an Economic Stimulus Voting Drawing Session (PRE-2020). Vice-Chancellor of UniMAP, Prof. Dr. R. Badlishah Ahmad said the draw was held live via UniMAP's official Facebook for 18 projects worth three million ringgit fairly and transparently.


“The poll was held online in line with the government's recommendation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as it would reduce crowds. "The vote involves 58 contractor companies that have been shortlisted by the UniMAP Development and Treasury Department," he said in a speech at a draw for the Economic Stimulus Package Project at the UniMAP Auditorium, Pauh Putra Campus here today.


The text of his speech was read, Director of the UniMAP Research Center, Prof. Dr. Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah | Also present was Syed Aminuddin Syed Ali, vice President of the Malay Contractors Association of Malaysia Perlis. He added that PRE 2020 included a special allocation of RM3 million for the implementation of a small project to repair the infrastructure at UniMAP. "We hope that this provision will indirectly help boost the economic activities of the State of Perlis especially for the Arau Parliament," he said.


For the record, the Prime Minister's Economic Stimulus Package (PRE2020) was announced on March 27, aimed at implementing small-scale projects across the country that include work on infrastructure and public utilities to stimulate economic activity and benefit Bumiputera contractors.


By: Suhana Abd Mutalib

Arau - Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) provided an allocation of RM1.18 million to assist students in the B40 category through the launch of the UniMAP Special Interest Incentive which was broadcast live via UniMAP's official Facebook page today.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ir. No. Dr. R Badlishah Ahmad said the assistance was part of UniMAP's ongoing commitment to helping students, especially during the Post-COVID-19 period, to enable them to go through the process of teaching and learning better.

“Under this provision, seven small incentives have been detailed to suit the needs of the students as a whole. UniMAP is hopeful that the launch of this incentive will at least give students a sense of motivation for managing their finances and teaching facilities.

"The Student Development and Services Center (P3P) will identify the students involved and further details regarding assistance will be announced over time," he said.

Arau, June 10 - The Movement Control Order, which began on March 18, is now in the phase of recovery from June 10, 2020, referred to as the CPPP until August 31, 2020, with some standard operating procedures (SOPs) loosening. However, new normalities are still being pursued to ensure that COVID19 is no longer contagious and that recovery in many respects has been smooth.

During this time, students and colleges are still not allowed by the government to attend face-to-face learning except for postgraduate research students returning to campus starting July 1, thus, the online learning process continues to replace face-to-face meetings with teachers and their respective lecturers.

This has led to some students having difficulty with many personal items such as laptops, work assignments and vehicles left behind in residential colleges after the CPP was announced by the government. As such, taking into account factors related to UniMAP management also issued a notice to facilitate the affairs of students who wish to return to residential college / housing complex to retrieve their personal belongings including vehicles left before returning home.

Vice President of Student Affairs and Alumni (HEPA) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mohd Foad Sakdan said the research and discussion conducted by the university's management with the Student Housing Center had allowed students in certain categories to return to college. He said there were three categories of students - category 1 was for final year students & students who would attend industrial training, category 2 was for students 1.2 and 3, while category 3 was for students who would take short and extra semester.

“However, students are required to apply online through https://osi.unimap.edu.my which will be open from today (June 10) until June 14, 2020 and they can check the status of application approval from June 11 to 15 June 2020 while their movements also follow the date divided into seven zones, ”he said in a statement, here, today. He added that the Student Housing Center led by Dr Hirwan Jasbir Jaafar is preparing to ensure that students comply with the SOP Students Back to UniMAP Residential Colleges and Housing Complex during the period from June 15 to July 3, 2020.

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