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UMP Focuses on Improving the Quality of Higher Education

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Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) will continue to strengthen efforts in developing and expanding higher education by focusing on the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). According to the Vice-Chancellor of UMP, Professor Ir. Dr. Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff, the focus is also given to the cooperation between UMP and the domestic and foreign industries to further enhance the technical capabilities of both parties. “To achieve this goal, the university has formulated the UMP Strategic Plan 2021-2025 by focusing on elements of exploring new knowledge through research and innovation activities, internationalization, and entrepreneurship of graduates in related fields to improve the quality of education globally. "Hopefully, this continuous effort will continue to make UMP as one of the young universities that can play an important role in improving the country's technical capabilities," he said.

UMP ranks 133 in Asia in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings: Asia 2021 rankings announced by the International rating agency QS Quacquarelli Symonds recently in recognition of UMP's role and efforts in developing and empowering education quality human capital at the national and international levels. This achievement has listed UMP as ranked 21 percent of the best universities in Asia and ranked ninth among Public Institutions of Higher Learning (IPTA) in Malaysia.

By Puan Mimi Rabita Abd Wahit, Public Relations Unit, Office Of The Vice-Chancellor

A Global Outreach by Two Malaysians: Success Story Unveiled


Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) received the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) worth RM350,000 from a total of RM3.2 million by Associate Professor Ts. Ir. Dr. Kumaran Kadirgama and Associate Professor Ts. Ir. Dr. Wan Sharuzi Wan Harun. The grant is a collaboration with Qatar University, Hamad Medical Corporation, and Rutgers University for the project duration 2016 - 2020. The achievement of the project shows that Universiti Malaysia Pahang can compete with other universities in the world. The project is a combination of engineering and engineering technology. Two main elements are needed in this project to design the femoral stems with additive manufacturing. One element is needed for theory, and another is the skill of additive manufacturing. This is an excellent example of the importance of engineering technology. The combination of skill and theory is essential for current engineers. The journey of the succession of this project comprises good planning, management, and teamwork. The learning process from the grant can be divided into three main factors, which are teamwork, sacrifice, and project management.

By Associate Professor Ts. Ir. Dr. Kumaran Kadirgama and Associate Professor Ts. Ir. Dr. Wan Sharuzi Wan Harun

Nanocoolant Alternative for Cooling Elements by UMP Researchers


The Advanced Nano Lab for Coolant and Lubricant in the Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology Universiti Malaysia Pahang led by Associate Professor Ts. Ir. Dr. Kumaran Kadirgama and Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Devarajan Ramasamy comes out with nanocellulose-engineered coolant for the cooling system. Nanocellulose is an abundant organic material from plants that reduces the use of harmful coolants in the market. This coolant can be an alternative way to overcome heating problems in manufacturing, automotive, and heating parts in electric vehicles. This coolant can extend a car engine’s life by around 35% and cutting tools by around 25%. In the 2018 International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX), this product bagged a gold medal. Also, it won platinum and gold medals in the British Invention Show 2018. The work regarding this product has been published in various reputed international journals and conferences. The Advanced Nano Lab for Coolant and Lubricant has managed to secure RM 800,000 from national and international agencies. The lab works with the Automotive Excellence Center (AEC) of Universiti Malaysia Pahang to solve the heating problem and expand the engine’s life with a new solution and components machining. The current research will focus on the new advancement of nanomaterials to solve the heating problem in manufacturing, solar, and automotive sectors. It shows that Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) can compete with other universities around the world.

Credit to Pekan Review