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Vol 11, September 2018

Portunid Crab: Paving the Way for Sustainable Aquaculture
One of the Malaysian leading aquaculture scientists Professor Dr. Mhd Ikhwanuddin Abdullah delivered his Inaugural Lecture on 16th August 2018.

Titled Portunid Crab: Paving the Way for Sustainable Aquaculture, the talk concludes his 10 years’ of research in Portunid Crab reproductive biology, broodstock development, in-depth breeding technique and larval rearing which are fundamental knowledge for establishing production program.


UMT scored another milestone when four of our Asasi STEM students were selected to represent Malaysia at 15th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG 2018) Youth Camp in Bangkok Thailand recently. The program was organised by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and held at Thailand Science Park in Bangkok.

Over 200 students from ASEAN countries took part in the Youth Camp themed “Inspiration, Motivation, and Creativity: Leading the Way to Giftedness.” It was designed with the objective to increase public awareness, increase investment in gifted and talented students, and generate enthusiasm among stakeholders for the future knowledge in the field.
The four delegates representing UMT are - Muhammad Alif, Muhammad Nurthaqif, Nik Nur Syamimi, Wan Syahidah Hana - accompanied by Dr. Laili Che Ros.

During the five days APCG 2018 Youth Camp, a range of activities were arranged for the students to show and share their gifts and talents in both science and arts, and to promote international friendship and cooperation among the best young students representing the next generation in the Asia Pacific Region. The camp activities were conducted by high profile professionals who encouraged the students to express their curiosity and creativity.

Aside from that, the students were given the opportunity to learn Thai culture such as Thai Dance, Muay Thai and making traditional deserts. Thus, the students also visited the Muang Boron Ancient City Historical Park to learn more about the Thai culture.

Thanks to the management of UMT, UMT Students Affairs and Alumni Department and UMT Strategic Transformation and Risk Centre, for providing the opportunity by sponsoring the students to attend the programme. 


The School of Informatics and Applied Mathematics (PPIMG), UMT in cooperation with a partner university, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia are exchanging students in order to strengthen its international relationships. A total of 10 students from each university are involved and they embarked on a short course which started on 5th of August 2018.
Summer School PPIMG: Digitalized Culture and Heritage
UMT began to introduce its summer schools this year on “Digitalized Culture and Heritage,” which carries 2 credits. The IPB’s participants’ arrival on the 4th August was greeted by a welcoming dinner at D’Rumoh Pata, with the presence of PPIMG’s Deputy Dean (Academics and Student Affairs) and the Director of UMT International Centre.

The participants are required to attend two-week intensive lectures, laboratory works, and field trips, which provide them with a window of opportunity to learn and experience the culture and heritage in Malaysia especially in Terengganu. At the end of the course, they should be able to relate some mathematical concepts to the exposure they got and finally documented the established relations in the form of video or augmented reality.

Project-Based Learning on Environmental Study, IPB
 Meanwhile, students from UMT are attending6-day short-course program, namely, The Project Based Learning (PBL) on Environmental Study: Preservation and Economic Potential. It is organized by the Consortium Office of International Affairs consisting of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), University of Jenderal Soedirman (Unsoed), and University of Mercubuana (UMB). This project is specifically designed for the undergraduate student, who is an active full - time student to study on Segara Anakan Mangrove area, Central Java.

The students will observe the problems that arise at the largest mangrove forest on Java Island.  The decline in forest area creates serious impacts that can be studied from various fields of science, such as economics, biology, environment, fisheries and social. Through this PBL program, it is expected that the UMT students can become involved and will be more concerned about environmental damage that can cause various losses. It is hoped that this group will explore and gain more knowledge on the project beside observing Indonesia’s cultural and lifestyle.


UMT has refurbished and upgraded a few classrooms with new attractive and colorful designs. Unlike traditional classroom which focuses on teachercentred delivery, this vibrantly designed room is formed to encourage student centred learning and empower the student learning experience.

This new room fitted with the stylish custom made classroom furniture can be used for a flexible classroom arrangement to suit the various styles of teaching and learning activities. Be it a normal classroom style, a theatre setting, small group discussion or formation to roundtable meeting hall, this room can handle it.

Each room with a minimum capacity of 48 students was renovated to suit the requirement and support the on-going outcome-based education system and the implementation of blended learning across academic programs.

The management is determined to refurbish all the classrooms as part of UMT’s new initiative in redesigning the delivery of academic programmes to be more flexible, practice-oriented and competency-based learning for student academic excellent.

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University of Malaysia Terengganu, 21030,
Terengganu, Malaysia

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