UCSI University and The Malaysia Entrepreneurs Development Association (PUMM) are teaming up to establish an education fund for deserving students across Malaysia. A pool of RM300,000 has been set up to cater to impact an initial batch of 30 to 50 scholars who will further their studies at Foundation level at UCSI University's campuses at Kuala Lumpur and Springhill, as well as UCSI College. Under the partnership, PUMM will promote the education fund through its nationwide network and direct selected students to UCSI.
UCSI University's Pro-Chancellor and Yayasan Chow Kit Trustee, Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz recently launched UCSI’s School of Architecture and Built Environment's Ar.KiDs project. This collaborative effort engaged students from the Diploma in Architectural Studies and Interior Architecture programmes alongside partners Yayasan Chow Kit and OTCQ Architects. Their mission was to craft a secure and vibrant playground for underprivileged children.
Notable figures present at the event included Ar Oscar Tan Lee Teck, the principal of OTCQ Architects as well as Associate Professor EUR ING Ir Ts Dr Ang Chun Kit, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Technology, and Built Environment. The outcome of this initiative will see the completed playground gifted to a chosen orphanage, creating a playful, happy and secure place for the kids who really need it.
UCSI Eagles and Rising Star celebrated a momentous Memorandum of Understanding on November 15th, solidifying a strategic collaboration aimed at increasing their prospects of gaining victory in the Major Basketball League. This teamwork marks a fresh start for UCSI Rising Star, blending players from both UCSI Eagles and Rising Star into a basketball powerhouse. The signing ceremony was honoured by the esteemed presence of the founder and executive chairman of UCSI Group Dato' Peter Ng, founder and executive chairman of Rising Star Kelvin Than and head coach at Rising Star Ee Kee Lip.
UCSI celebrates nine esteemed professors for their inclusion in Stanford's World's Top 2% Scientists list, a notable 50% increase from last year's six. Congratulations to Distinguished Profs Dr Phang Siew Moi and Dr Ooi Keng Boon, Senior Prof Dr Garry Tan Wei Han, Profs Dr Richard Peter Bailey and Dato’ Dr Ng Seik Weng, and Assoc Profs Dr Mehrbakhsh Nilashi, Dr Eric Chan Wei Chiang, Dr Eugene Aw Cheng Xi and Dr Shayla Islam for this remarkable achievement. We would also like to offer a heartfelt congratulations to all recipients of the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS). The event was honoured by the presence of UCSI Vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir and UCSI Group executive chairman Dato’ Peter Ng.
In conjunction with the Celebration, the Harmoni-Mesra Kolam Design Competition was organised, and participated by a few faculties and departments. Staff of various races were involved in the designing and decorating of the Kolam, and complemented with well-wishes and remarks for the occasion. The top 3 winners went to Student Enrolment Centre, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Visa Processing Unit, in that order.
UCSI University's Deepavali Bazaar, held on November 6th and 7th at KL Campus Block G was a vibrant celebration organised by Group Human Resources (GHR). Staff and external vendors offered an array of delights - from food, drinks, desserts, clothing, and accessories to services like nail art and henna design. The event provided a platform for UCSI staff to immerse themselves in Indian culture, fostering unity and cultural appreciation.
The 13th Global RCE Conference, hosted by RCE Greater Gombak and RCE Greater Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, explored the 'Whole Community Approach for ESD.'Focused on sustainable development, the conference delved into transformative learning, global partnerships, capacity building, youth empowerment, and local actions, fostering collective efforts towards SDGs.
UCSI extends a warm welcome to His Excellency Syed Ahsan Raza Shah, the High Commissioner of Pakistan, and his esteemed delegation during their visit to Malaysia. We eagerly anticipate a productive collaboration with the Pakistan Government, particularly in the fields of Education, Research, and Science Diplomacy. May this collaboration lead to an enduring and mutually beneficial ties to both parties.
The Malaysia Optometry Students Sports Event (MOSSE) is a yearly competition held by Malaysian Optometry Schools that serves as a platform for students to demonstrate their athletic capabilities. MOSSE 2023 was held on October 14, 2023, at SEGI University and on October 15, 2023, at UCSI University. 180 participants from three universities, UCSI, SEGI, and UKM, attended the event. Seven sports competitions were organised during the two-day event. On Day 1, tug of war, badminton, table tennis, and futsal were held at SEGI University. On Day 2, dodgeball, basketball, and volleyball competitions were conducted at UCSI University. This event facilitated a bonding session between lecturers and students from three different universities. All the participants had the opportunity to network with people in the industry. Awards were given at the end of the event to those who excelled and contributed to the event committees and MOSSE.