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Vol 7, July 2018

 

INDUSTRY IN THE CLASSROOM: SHARING REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE
 
Our sincere appreciation to the 210 industry practitioners from 181 industries for their contribution to the successful commencement of UMT’s Industry in The Classroom programme - UMT's new initiative in enriching students learning experience as well as their experiential learning. The invited industrial practitioners were from various Multinational Corporations, GLCs, SMEs, Government Bodies and also local entrepreneurs.  
 
All of them were invited to teach and impart their knowledge and valuable real-world experience related to topics of 283 courses/subjects offered, and this encompassed 63% of the courses offered in the past semester.
 
The thought and input from the industry were crucial for the students to have better understanding between the theory in the textbook and practice in the industry. This programme also exposed the students to the industries for their future career. By the September 2018/19 semester, all of UMT’s 27 academic programmes are expected to incorporate Industry in the Classroom by having at least three hours lecture from an industry practitioner on related course topics.
 
UMT would like to extend its sincere appreciation to all the 210 industrial practitioners for their invaluable contribution to UMT’s Industry in The Classroom – Semester II 2017/2018.


 
INDUSTRIAL TALK BY ADJUNCT PROFESSOR: DATO’ ABIBULLAH HAJI SAMSUDIN

In line with UMT’s Industry in the Classroom programme, Dato’ Abibullah bin Haji Samsuddin, Director General of Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (YaPEIM) was invited to give a talk entitled “Sustainable Management according to Shari’ah through YaPEIM’s perspective” on 28th March 2018. 
 
At the beginning of the talk Dato’ Abibullah bin Haji Samsuddin, who is also the Adjunct Professor for Bachelor of Management (Policy and Social Environment) programme, focused on describing the core business of YaPEIM and how YaPEIM manages their multi-focussed businesses. He also explained the management according to Shari’ah values and objectives. A question and answer session allowed the second year and final year students of the Bachelor of Management (Policy and Social Environment) programme to interact with the speaker.
 
The programme was valuable for the students to increase their knowledge, and also for them as they begin planning for their career after graduation. The Industry in the Classroom is undeniably a way for students to go beyond academics, to develop insights, and learn real industrial operations and working environment.

 

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PATHOLOGY OF AQUATIC ANIMALS 2018, UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA TERENGGANU
 
On 25th to 28th March 2018, Institute of Tropical Aquaculture (AKUATROP) held a workshop on Pathology of Aquatic Animals at its Histology Laboratory. This workshop focused on diseases of fish, crustacean and other aquatic organisms. Fish histopathology is important for disease diagnostics and understanding the host-pathogen interaction.  Participants were provided histopathology slides, so that they could view and discuss about it in small groups while being supervised by our pathologist, Associate Professor Dr Marina Hassan. Besides this, the participants also had the chance to learn about preparing histology slides and staining. They also learnt about the special stain technique to observe certain diseases. This workshop, which is suitable for beginners to advanced participants, attracted both local and international participants and provided a great networking opportunity between researchers.

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu has hosted Karnival Ekspresi Unggul 2018 to improve students’ soft skills and prepare them for the working world. Organised for the third time, the three-day carnival attracted some 1,000 visitors, who participated in activities and competitions.
 
According to programme director, Che Nadia Che Samsudin, the carnival 
organised and coordinated by UMT students, hoped to give exposure and experience to students through the process of planning and designing the event.
 
Student 
are given exposure in theories as well as practical side of managing and organising project. It is hoped that the knowledge and experience will be an added value when they are at the workplace.
 
"This carnival also provides opportunities to highlight student talents through competitions."
Organising such programmes were important to shape students and add value to graduates to compete when they enter the working world.
 
Activities at the carnival involve the university uniform bodies, culture, sports and recreation societies, the Language and Communication Department as well as its English Learning Center.
 Source: New Straits Times May 23 2018
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University of Malaysia Terengganu, 21030,
Terengganu, Malaysia
 






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