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					                                          Lecture: UTM and internationalization
                                ZAINI UJANG @ Lund Univ., Sweden, 28 Feb. 2008




                Introduction
UTM and internationalization

             Prof Zaini UJANG
  Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
     Professor of Environmental Engineering
                  zaini@utm.my
          www.fkkksa.utm.my/staff/zaini




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Presentation outline
•   Malaysia
•   UTM
•   Focus research
•   Internationalization initiatives
     –   R&D cooperation
     –   Publications
     –   Staff exchange
     –   Student exchange
     –   International staff
• Why UTM?




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      Malaysia in brief
      Socio-enviro-economic outlook

• Population: 25+ million
• Race: Multiracial country (Malay, Chinese, Indian)
• Religion: Multi-religions (Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian etc.)
• Land area: Slightly smaller than the size of the UK
• Economy: Processed products (petrochemicals, electronics,
  specialty chemicals, wood-products, services), tourism, commodity
  (palm oil, rubber, wood), services, petroleum
• Income per capita: USD5000
• Landscape: More than 40% forest, 40% plantation
• International Environmental Performance Index 2006: Malaysia
  ranked 9 after NZ, Sweden, Finland, Republic Czech, UK, Austria,
  Denmark and Canada (Japan: 14, Switzerland:16, Germany: 22,
  Taiwan: 24, Holland:27, USA: 28, Indonesia:79 and China:94).



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       Scenario in Malaysia
•   1950s First university in Malaysia – University Malaya (moved from
    Singapore to Kuala Lumpur) National University of Singapore
•   1969 First university in after independence – USM
•   1974 First technical university – UTM
•   1998 First private university
•   2004 new Ministry on Higher Education
•   2007 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education
•   2007 Strategic Action Plan for Higher Education
•   2007 Upgrade 5 College Universities to University status
•   2007 Established 4 Research Universities
•   2007 Establishment of Malaysia Qualification Agency
•   2008 Establish another 2 Research Universities
•   2008 Apex Universities (2)


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           Higher education in Malaysia
                                     Public                        Private
University                             20                             36
Students                            400,000                       300,000
Postgraduate                          20%                            <5%
Staff with PhD qualifications   40% (RU > 60%)                      <10%
Professors                            10%                            <5%
Foreign staff                        <10%                           <10%
Foreign students                     <10%                           <10%
Funding from student fees             <5%                           100%
Polytechnique, colleges         Students: 150,000          Students: 150,000



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UTM in brief
• Started as technical school in 1904
• Became full-fledged university in 1974
• The premier university in engineering and technology
• 24,000 students
• 30% postgraduate (Masters and PhD)
• 1000 foreign students (mainly Masters and PhD students)
• 1800++ academics / lecturers
• 3000++ research fellows (mostly among PhD students)
• RM500 million annual operating budget (80% from
  Government)
• RM50 million research funds from local and foreign grants
• Involved in EU, SIDA, DANIDA, JICA projects


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UTM faculties
•   Civil engineering
•   Chemical and natural resources engineering
•   Mechanical engineering
•   Electrical engineering
•   Geoinformation science and engineering
•   Biomedical engineering
•   Biotechnology and bioengineering
•   Built environment

• Science
• Management and human resources
• Social development and Islamic studies


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UTM research centres
•   Environmental and water resources management (IPASA)
•   Ibnu Sina fundamental sciences (Ibnu Sina)
•   Artificial intelligence and robotics (CAIRO)
•   Wireless
•   Construction technology and management (CTMC)
•   Coastal and off shore engineering (COEI)
•   Malay architecture (KALAM)
•   Process integration (PROSPECT)
•   Chemical engineering pilot plant (CEPP)
•   Steel technology (STC)
•   International Business School
•   Business and Advanced Technology Centre (BATC)

•   26 centres



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   Underlying global drivers

Drivers               Trends / initiatives
Global benchmarking   THES ranking
Scholarship           Peer review exercise
National interests    Human capital, IP
New economy           K-economy
Studentship           Trans-boundary
Institutions          Effective and efficient




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Key performance indicators (KPI)

ITEMS
Student-related
Staff-related
Academic programs
R, D & C
Publications
Resources – Financial & facilities
Governance



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    Key performance indicators (KPI)

ITEMS           KPI                                               Target
Staff-related   Number of PhDs                                      75%
                Number of international staff                   6/faculty
                                                               (Total 160)
                Number of Staff with professional                   20%
                qualifications
                Number of Professors                                15%




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        Key performance indicators (KPI)
ITEMS      KPI                                                 Target
R, D & C   Amount of grant                                RM30m/fac/yr
           % of staff involvement as PI                         60%
           Patents                                            1/yr/fac
           International awards                               3/fac/yr
           National awards                                    5/fac/yr
           Number of start-up companies /                RM1 m/yr /univ
           revenues from commercialization




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        Key performance indicators (KPI)

ITEMS           KPI                                                 Target
Publications    Number of papers in referred journal               1/staff/yr

                Citation                                          200/fac/yr

 The most importance criteria in rating of universities to benchmark the
              standing in research and staff reputation




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Internationalization
•   R&D cooperation
•   Publications
•   Staff exchanges
•   Student exchanges
•   Special programs
    – Team teaching
    – Case studies development
    – New learning methods
• Contract academic staff (PhDs)


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R&D cooperation
•   Joint program for external funding, e.g. EU
•   Internal funding, from Malaysia or Sweden
•   Joint PhD supervision
•   Similar project, but internally funded, e.g.
    – PHA from activated sludges
    – Membrane bioreactor
    – Modeling of activated sludges
• Different objectives, but similar partial funding
• Others???


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Lab-scale HBR
for 3 m3/d (without
anaerobic and
anoxic tanks).
Funded by Swedish
International
Development
Agency (SIDA)




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Publication
•   Journals
•   Books
•   Chapters in books
•   Articles in magazines




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Staff exchanges
• Professors
   – Team teaching
   – PhD supervision
   – Joint publication
• Staff to embark at PhD levels
   – UTM provides more than 200 PhD scholarships annual
     for academic staff
   – Major destinations: UK and USA




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Staff exchanges




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Student exchanges
• PhD
   –   Sandwich / attachment – 1 or 2 semesters
   –   Similar projects at both ends
   –   PhD supervision
   –   Joint publication
• Masters or bachelors
   – 1 or 2 semesters – transfer credits
   – Master project at UTM or Lund (15 or 30 ECT)




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DTU students in UTM since 2000




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Contract academic staff
• For PhDs
• 2 to 8 years academic positions in UTM
   –   Teaching
   –   Research
   –   Publication
   –   Joint collaboration with international universities
• Competitive package
   –   Salary
   –   Allowances
   –   Free education for children
   –   Tax-free (applicable for some)
   –   University car




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Contract academic staff




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          Thank you
              Terima kasih
                      Tak!




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