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UKM, UTM, UPM, UniSZA & UMK to Implement 2-Year University + 2-Year Industry (2u2i) Starting September 2016

Bernama: 5 Public Universities To Implement 2u2i Programme In September Five public universities will implement the 'Two Universities + Two Industries' (2u2i) programme in September, says Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. The programme, at the bachelor's degree level, requires students to study on campus for two years and gain working experience in industries in the remaining two years. [...] Idris said five universities, namely UniSZA, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia will implement the 2u2i programme for one course at their respective universities. Which specific course at each university? Hopefully the two years of industry training is alternating with two years of university learning. In other words, first year university, second year industry, third year back to university and fourth year industry again. Otherwise, it makes no sense to have two consecu

HEP-IPTS Debate Tournament Culminates in a Heated Grand Finals

A total of 30 teams from Malaysian private universities took part in the tournament Taylor’s University and HELP University students going head-to-head in a highly-charged and stimulating HEP IPTS Debate 2016 Grand Finals held at International Medical University (IMU). Kuala Lumpur, 12 May 2016 – The HEP-IPTS Debate 2016, organised by International Medical University (IMU) in collaboration with the Majlis HEP-IPTS, came to a conclusion last weekend following an intensive three-day battle of wits between 30 debate teams from local private universities across Malaysia. Supported by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), the tournament saw Taylor’s University and HELP University going head-to-head in a highly-charged and stimulating Grand Finals, in which the former ultimately emerged champion, supporting the motion “Communities should have Exclusive Ownership over their Own Cultures”. Behrad Taadoli from Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) receiving

UM's Associate Prof Dr Chan Yoke Fun Among Top 100 Asian Scientists

AsianScientist: University of Malaya (UM) 's Associate Professor Dr Chan from Biomedical Sciences field received a 2015 L’OrĂ©al-UNESCO for Women in Science fellowship for developing therapeutic peptides that target enterovirus A71 in hand, foot and mouth disease. Chan Yoke-Fun Associate Professor Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya, Malaysia For parents across the world, a child complaining of a sore throat may immediately give rise to worries of hand, foot and mouth disease - a mild, contagious viral disease that causes painful blisters in the throat, gums, cheeks, soles of the feet, and palms of the hands. Hoping to find a solution to this ubiquitous disease is infectious disease expert Associate Professor Chan Yoke-Fun, who studies how enterovirus 71 causes hand, foot and mouth disease in children. Read her official CV at UM website .

Free Networking & Food Tasting Event @ WenMin Cafe Cheras

There will be a networking and fully sponsored food tasting event on 7th May, Saturday 7:30pm, at WenMin Cafe. Closing date for registration is 4th May Wednesday 11:59pm. Participants are required to attend a short presentation and to taste the hosting cafe's signature dish and beverage, which are made with unique ingredients from Taiwan. This is a one-hour closed event and it is limited to 50 pax. Entrepreneurs, college/university students or graduates, and young working adults are encouraged to attend. You may come as a group. Interested participants please SMS, call or Whatsapp to register your seats. Health benefits of rooibos tea include its use as a cure for nagging headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging. The tea is absolutely free from caffeine content and is also low in tannins. Drinking rooibos tea can further ease severe stomach cramps, as well as bring relief to asthma and other related conditions. It als