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Vol 34, August 2019

UMT has realigned its academic structure and governance from school to faculty systems. In the new set up, eight previous schools are merged into five new faculties effective 1st of August 2019. The realignment is part of the implementation of the UMT Strategic Plan 2018-2022 by streamlining the UMT academic program and research niche with the vision to become a globally recognized marine-focused university.

The new faculties are: Faculty of Maritime Studies; Faculty of Science and Marine Environment; Faculty of Ocean Engineering Technology and Informatics; Faculty of Fishery and Food Sciences and Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development as well as Centre for Foundation and Liberal Education also given a new name as Centre for Fundamental and Continuing Education.

Reflecting the changes is the rationalisation of all undergraduate programs and master by coursework according to the new faculties and the appointment of the deans and several key faculty management positions. There are also several changes in leadership at the four established research institutes; INOS, AKUATROP, IMB, and BIO-D TROPIKA.

Prof. Dr. Mohd Affendy Abdul Wahid and Associate Prof. Dr. Marina Hassan were recently appointed as Senior Fellow and Fellow of the Malaysian Association of Veterinary Pathology (MAVP). The fellowship is effective for three years until 2022.
The fellowship appointment is significant for both of them in recognising their work and contributions in the fields of aquatic animal pathology. Both are prominent researchers in aquatic animal pathologist at the Faculty of Fishery and Food Sciences, and Institute of Tropical Aquaculture (AKUATROP), UMT respectively.
The fellowship award and ceremony was held in conjunction with the 11th MAVP Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting 2019 in Kota Baharu Kelantan. At the event, Associate Prof. Dr. Marina Hassan, an expert in fish parasitology and pathology was also invited to share her latest research and findings on “Incidence of Red Disease Syndrome of Penaeus monodon Broodstock”.

Source: Marina Hassan (, AKUATROP
Associate Professor Dr Marhana Mohamed Anuar, who is a lecturer at the School of Maritime Business and Management and an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) won 2 academic awards namely AGBA Best Paper Award and AGBA Distinguish Global Scholar Award at the Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) 16th World Congress held between 2-4 July 2019 at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.

AGBA Best Paper Award was conferred to Dr. Marhana for her paper entitled, “Do Psychological Factors Make Young Consumers More Engaged in Green Behaviour?” The paper was based on the findings from her current Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) research that focuses on stakeholders’ engagement in green behaviour in the context of green campus. Her research interest includes sustainable marketing, ethical consumption, and social marketing.

The AGBA Distinguished Global Scholar Award was awarded based on her outstanding academic supervision. Dr. Marhana produced 3 Ph.D. students this year in which all of the students managed to graduate on time (GOT). Those students will be conferred the Ph.D. degree at UMT’s 2019 convocation in November this year.Dr. Marhana delivered a talk as a Distinguish Speaker and chaired a session at the conference. Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Marhana for her outstanding international achievement!

Source: Marhana Mohamed Anuar (

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