Thursday, March 15, 2012

Management Visit to ARI

The Accounting Research Institute (ARI) thanks the Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Abdul Rahman Omar, Assistant Vice Chancellor (RMI) Prof Dr Abu Bakar Majeed and officers from the university's Research Management Institute (RMI) for visiting ARI today. It was an opportunity for ARI researchers to have an open dialogue and discussions with top management on matters related to research. Prof Rahman explained that visits to all university's centres of excellence (CoE) form part of his "get-to-know the researchers" initiative as CoE falls within the governance of his portfolio as deputy vice chancellor. Professor Dr Normah, ARI director introduced the researchers to Prof Rahman and then proceeded to brief on ARI's progress and plans for the next five years. As a HICoE, ARI hopes to evolve from a national centre of excellence to a regional CoE by end of 2013 and an international player by 2015. ARI shares its strategic plans and its "C-Cure" initiatives with the audience. Various other administrative matters such as ATP, SKT evaluation, Space, financial management, post graduate, MyRA, Young Researcher Scheme, post doc and visiting professor schemes were also discussed at the meeting. All in all, the meeting and discussions met the objective of the visit.

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