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Assistant Professor Danial Yong

Expert Area: Food and Beverage Facilities and Management

Assistant Professor | Department of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor Arts Hospitality & Tourism Management (Hons)
Diploma Hotel Restaurants Management
Certificate Restaurant Management
Certificate Hospitality Supervisory Skills

Areas of Interest
Hotel Operation
Hospitality Education,
Hotel Employee Empowerment

Now an Assistant Professor with UCSI Sarawak Campus, Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Danial Yong graduated from Taylor's University Kuala Lumpur with a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality & Tourism Management (Hons) and he is currently pursuing his MSc in Human Resource Development from Unimas University Sarawak. He also holds a Diploma in Hotel Restaurants Management awarded from the American National Restaurant Association (NRA), a Certificate in Restaurant Management awarded by Singapore Hotel Association & Tourism Education Center (SHATEC) and a Certificate in Hospitality Supervisory Skills from the Malaysian Association of Hotels.

His professional achievements include Wine Spirit Education Trust UK (Level 2 and Level 3 passes with merit) and a Certification in Professional Bar Mixology Completed Practical Assessment BAR Academy France. In addition, he is a Certified PSMB Trainer (CiT Cert) and a Certified Instructor or Internal Assessor for the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia (Levels 3) Food & Beverage personnel National Occupational Skill Standard (NOSS), Malaysia.

His career as a lecturer began in 1997 when he first joined Taylors' College of Hotel Management, Kuala Lumpur as a lecturer for one year. The following year, he joined the lecturing staff of Flamingo Institute Further Education, Selangor in the F&B Division for three years. He returned to lecturing in 2004 after joining the commercial F&B and hospitality industry for more than three years, an experience which exposed him to the F&B and hospitality industry, enhancing his career as a lecturer. He later joined Kolej Antarabangsa Genting as a lecturer for two years followed by Taylor's University for a second time, in the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Art also as a lecturer.

His prime goals in teaching are not just to promote learning of the subject matter, but to help students improve in logical thinking skills, problem-solving methods and techniques, and writing. In addition, he has helped students see the course material in a holistic context, requiring them to synthesize various concepts of the course by applying them together.