Wednesday, February 24, 2016
VC-CoE Directors Meeting
The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) , Emeritus Professor Dato' Dr Hassan Said recently invited all directors of UiTM's Centres of Excellence to his office for an informal meeting. The meeting was attended by directors of Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute (iPROMISE) - Prof Dr Zaki Salleh; Accounting Research Institute (ARI) - Prof Dr Normah Omar, Institute of Science (IOS) - Prof Dr Ahmad Sazali; Institute of Pathology, Medical and Forensic Laboratory (I-PPerForm) - Prof Dr Hafizah Nawawi; Malaysian Institute of Transport (MITRANS) - Dr Harlina; Atta-Ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery (AU-RiND); Institute of Business Excellence (IBE) - Prof Dr Sofiah and Microwave Technology Centre - Prof Dr Zaiki Awang. Basically the discussions focused on the VC's expectation for CoEs to lead research activities in the university. Two very important aspects that must be a priority in 2016 are for the CoEs to (i) train research leaders for the university and (ii) to obtain international and industry grants for UiTM.