Twenty-seven students and lecturers from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland visited UCSI University to share knowledge on sustainability and how it is being practised and advocated at UCSI.
Led by exploreASEAN for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), the theme of the talk is “Shaping the future with renewable energy and automation”. During the event, Mr Leong Sat Sing, Vice President of UCSI’s SDG Secretariat Office, introduced them to UCSI and Professor Dato’ Dr Ahmad Bin Ibrahim, FASc, an exco member of Tan Sri Omar Centre for STI Policy Studies - UCSI University, shared on the need for SDGs to avert climate change. In addition, UCSI’s Chief Information Officer, James Thang, shared technologies' usage and function for campus operations and administrations. Assistant Professor Alex Teng, from the Centre of Excellence for Research, Value Innovation and Entrepreneurship, spoke about the Low Carbon Innovation Hub and how to reduce carbon footprints.
UCSI SHINE@Berjaya Times Square 2023 is a community-engaged, research-intensive, and industry-collaborative project that embraces its responsibility to positively contribute to the health and well-being of our local communities. This programme led by Dr Vaidehi Ulaganathan and Assistant Professor Dr Baskaran Gunasekaran, included over 100 students from the Faculty of Applied Sciences. There was multiple thematic sharing from various stakeholders and public outreach programmes that perfectly aligns with SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, emphasising on current trends such as personalised nutrition, precision medicine, health coaching, sports nutrition, vegan diet, and lifestyle behavioural change.
In this #MeetOurFASAlumni episode, Dr Kumar Veerapen, Senior Expert, Data Science (Human Genetics) Chemical Biology and Therapeutics from Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; shared tips on pursuing a career in science, his PhD journey and experience working as a scientist abroad. He also shared his experience as a research fellow at the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit (ATGU) at Massachusetts General Hospital and as community engagement manager at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Dr Kumar is an alumnus of the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology programme under the Faculty of Applied Sciences, UCSI University.
UCSI University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Datuk Ir Ts Dr Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir exchanges MoA with WWF-Malaysia CEO Sophia Lim Chooi Kuan and Hellas TF Sdn Bhd CEO Dato’ Ryan Yeong Keng Heong during the official launch of the Centre of Research for Advanced Aquaculture (CORAA) on 14 June 2022, to foster collaboration opportunities between educational institutions, research groups and entrepreneurs in the aquaculture industry.