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Old October 23rd, 2004, 08:20 AM   #1
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EDUCATION Malaysia

Private varsity given the nod


PUTRAJAYA: Mount Austin International University, a private university linked to businessman Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, has been given the go-ahead to open.

Managed by Kumpulan Perintis Utama Sdn Bhd (KPU), the university will offer degrees in business management, accounting, information technology, design and engineering.


The RM700mil university campus, to be located in Johor, will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 students and its first batch is expected to enrol in 2008.

“The creation of this international university gives local and foreign students another option to pursue quality higher level education which is on par with international standards,” KPU director Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Shukor Abdullah said.

He received an invitation letter to set up the university from Higher Education Ministry yesterday. In the same ceremony yesterday, five private colleges also received letters to be upgraded to university colleges.

They are Sunway University College, Help University College, Binary University College of Management and Entrepreneurship, Asia Pacific University College of Information Technology, and Kisdar International Islamic University College.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Shafie Mohd Salleh, who was present at the event, said his ministry was looking at amending the Private Higher Education Act 1996 to allow foreign universities with branch campuses here to offer courses without having to get approval from Private Education Department's and National Accreditation Board's (LAN).

However, he said, the universities had to be reputable ones and the courses must already be accredited by a quality assurance agency or accreditation body that was equivalent to LAN, or if the Public Services Department recognised the course.

He also announced that colleges could now upgrade their 2+1 courses to 3+0 programmes without having to run them for at least five years first.

“These institutions now only need to obtain accreditation for their 2+1 programme before applying to offer 3+0 programmes,” Dr Shafie said.
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binary college to upgrade to uni! wow.. thot dat coll established not long ago...
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University Malaya made it to the Top 100 WORLD's Best

Quite Cool News! USM also in the top 120 @ 111!


http://www.thes.co.uk/worldrankings/

Posted by Huaiwei in this thread in the world section
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The Times Higher World University Rankings...
who is top?


Which are the best universities in the world? Who is to say which those are and how they should be identified? The Times Higher World University Rankings, compiled by QS, represent a first attempt to compare the world's top universities in the round.

The Global Top 200
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Rank	Institution					Country		Peer	Int'l	Int'l	Student/Citations/Final score
									review	faculty	studentsfaculty	faculty	
									score	score	score	score	score	
1	Harvard University				United States	643	17	17	50	243	1000.0
2	California University Berkeley			United States	665	6	7	7	169	880.2
3	Massachusetts Institute of Technology		United States	484	13	18	28	221	788.9
4	California Institute of Technology		United States	236	19	17	45	400	738.9
5	Oxford University				United Kingdom	560	57	18	30	45	731.8
6	Cambridge University				United Kingdom	541	65	19	31	46	725.4
7	Stanford University				United States	420	9	13	28	197	688.0
8	Yale University					United States	347	53	20	65	81	582.8
9	Princeton University				United States	353	18	18	19	133	557.5
10	ETH Zurich					Switzerland	170	72	25	4	266	553.7
11	London School of Economics			United Kingdom	257	79	100	27	6	484.4
12	Tokyo University				Japan		371	3	3	30	60	482.0
13	Chicago University				United States	254	31	18	58	71	444.0
14	Imperial College London				United Kingdom	237	60	51	55	27	443.7
15	University of Texas at Austin			United States	183	9	8	8	202	421.5
16	Australian National University			Australia	212	48	31	9	105	417.7
17	Beijing University				China		322	9	11	35	3	391.8
18	National University Singapore			Singapore	266	35	46	10	18	385.9
19	Columbia University				United States	213	10	18	56	75	384.1
20	University of California, San Francisco		United States	21	5	0	39	300	376.5
21	McGill University				Canada		132	84	42	11	84	364.1
22	Melbourne University				Australia	207	49	51	12	23	353.2
23	Cornell University				United States	202	10	16	19	91	348.8
24	University of California, San Diego		United States	96	3	6	7	208	331.5
25	Johns Hopkins University			United States	107	16	13	68	116	330.8
26	University of California, Los Angeles		United States	180	2	8	12	106	316.4
27	Ecole Polytechnique				France		144	25	55	23	59	315.5
28	Pennsylvania University				United States	142	14	23	31	87	306.9
29	Kyoto University				Japan		207	3	3	25	57	303.7
30	Ecole Normale Super Paris			France		105	11	22	100	51	298.4
31	Michigan University				United States	173	17	11	19	65	293.3
32	Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne	Switzerland	56	100	67	13	44	289.4
33	Monash University				Australia	136	49	64	8	19	286.0
34	University College London			United Kingdom	108	48	40	44	36	284.2
35	Illinois University				United States	152	3	3	15	100	281.6
36	New South Wales University			Australia	140	49	47	19	12	275.7
37	Toronto University				Canada		131	24	16	6	88	272.5
38	Carnegie Mellon University			United States	129	35	25	24	37	259.4
39	Hong Kong University				China-Hong Kong	96	74	14	8	50	249.5
40	Sydney University				Australia	124	49	29	11	24	245.2
41	Indian Institute of Technology			India		209	3	2	13	8	241.7
42	Hong Kong University of Sci & Tech		China-Hong Kong	135	37	15	8	38	240.6
43	Manchester University & UMIST			United Kingdom	130	40	23	19	19	238.5
44	School of Oriental and African Studies		United Kingdom	62	70	77	20	0	235.8
45	Massachusetts University			United States	118	1	4	7	99	235.7
46	British Columbia University			Canada		114	24	14	6	65	230.4
47	Heidelberg University				Germany		124	11	33	12	41	228.3
48	Edinburgh University				United Kingdom	118	32	21	22	29	227.6
49	Queensland University				Australia	95	49	25	6	42	223.9
50	Nanyang University				Singapore	123	32	47	9	0	217.1
51	Tokyo Institute of Technology			Japan		118	3	13	27	50	217.0
52	Duke University					United States	61	12	11	56	66	212.6
53	Catholic University Louvain			Belgium		104	26	41	17	19	212.6
54	Brussels Free University			Belgium		54	41	57	10	36	205.1
55	RMIT University					Australia	60	49	80	8	0	203.9
56	Adelaide University				Australia	69	49	29	5	45	202.7
57	Paris VI, Pierre et Marie Curie			France		99	7	39	15	33	198.7
58	Sussex University				United Kingdom	73	51	23	11	32	196.2
59	Purdue University				United States	105	25	14	8	36	194.0
60	Tech University Berlin				Germany		83	11	39	2	50	191.1
61	Brown University				United States	46	39	14	19	65	188.9
62	Tsing Hua University				China		140	9	7	24	3	188.9
63	Copenhagen University				Denmark		111	18	14	19	22	188.7
64	Erasmus University Rotterdam			The Netherlands	70	27	11	11	63	188.4
65	Georgia Institute of Technology			United States	117	4	11	9	39	185.7
66	Wisconsin University				United States	104	0	8	18	48	184.5
67	Auckland University				New Zealand	76	49	30	7	15	183.5
68	Macquarie University				Australia	45	49	62	5	15	182.3
69	Osaka University				Japan		78	3	5	28	63	181.8
70	St Andrews University				United Kingdom	39	42	57	19	19	181.0
71	Sorbonne Paris					France		124	3	43	5	0	180.8
72	University of California, Santa Barbara		United States	64	9	3	6	93	180.6
73	Northwestern University				United States	61	4	12	27	71	180.4
74	Washington University				United States	48	16	8	18	82	177.0
75	Boston University				United States	78	12	19	17	45	176.6
76	Curtin University of Technology			Australia	35	50	79	6	0	176.2
77	Vienna Technical University			Austria		83	19	45	16	6	175.4
78	Delft University of Technology			The Netherlands	106	20	12	20	12	174.2
79	New York University				United States	90	8	10	19	41	173.2
80	Warwick University				United Kingdom	70	49	25	9	14	170.6
81	Yeshiva University				United States	2	14	15	31	103	170.2
82	Minnesota University				United States	59	10	5	11	79	169.6
83	Eindhoven University of Technology		The Netherlands	45	20	12	11	77	169.5
84	Chinese University Hong Kong			China-Hong Kong	81	30	16	12	25	169.2
85	Göttingen University				Germany		72	11	13	4	64	168.5
86	Rochester University				United States	49	10	8	49	48	167.8
87	Trinity College, Dublin				Ireland		57	45	29	8	24	167.0
88	Case Western Reserve University			United States	23	4	11	49	75	166.8
89	Malaya University				Malaysia	50	29	68	15	0	166.4
90	Alabama University				United States	27	10	4	8	112	166.0
91	Bristol University				United Kingdom	59	38	16	17	31	165.9
92	Lomonosov Moscow State University		Russia		97	9	15	31	5	161.6
93	Hebrew University Jerusalem			Israel		81	5	11	16	44	161.4
94	Vienna University				Austria		77	19	30	5	25	161.2
95	Technical University Munich			Germany		72	11	32	23	18	160.7
96	Western Australia University			Australia	36	49	29	10	31	160.1
97	King's College London				United Kingdom	34	44	27	24	26	160.1
98	Amsterdam University				The Netherlands	68	17	14	10	46	159.8
99	Munich University				Germany		82	11	26	12	24	159.7
100	Queen Mary, University of London		United Kingdom	41	47	30	23	13	158.8
101	Oslo University					Norway		81	21	18	13	21	158.5
102	National Taiwan University			Taiwan		100	10	11	11	22	157.8
103	Bath University					United Kingdom	25	45	39	22	21	155.5
104	Tufts University				United States	17	10	15	26	81	153.9
105	Texas A&M University				United States	78	12	3	6	49	153.2
106	Iowa University					United States	23	10	11	5	99	152.6
107	Colorado University				United States	38	17	3	10	79	151.9
108	Massey University				New Zealand	41	49	42	5	8	150.6
109	Washington University, St Louis			United States	38	10	10	13	76	150.3
110	Chalmers University of Technology		Sweden		71	17	22	11	25	150.2
111	Sains Malaysia University			Malaysia	26	27	78	15	0	149.6
112	Glasgow University				United Kingdom	59	33	10	15	27	148.5
113	University of Technology, Sydney		Australia	46	49	39	7	0	146.1
114	Otago University				New Zealand	25	49	42	10	15	145.9
115	Brandeis University				United States	13	26	15	12	75	145.6
116	Michigan State University			United States	81	10	7	8	35	145.1
117	North Carolina University			United States	37	9	3	17	75	144.3
118	Virginia University				United States	53	6	10	17	54	144.0
119	Seoul National University			Korea		83	6	20	9	21	144.0
120	Utrecht University				The Netherlands	58	16	9	11	45	143.9
121	Paris XI, Orsay					France		47	11	31	10	40	142.6
122	Royal Institute of Technology			Sweden		37	19	30	4	47	142.5
123	Maastricht University				The Netherlands	24	20	51	20	23	142.0
124	Stuttgart University				Germany		61	11	39	17	10	141.7
125	Humboldt University Berlin			Germany		69	11	23	7	28	141.3
126	Birmingham University				United Kingdom	41	36	19	14	26	140.5
127	Aarhus University				Denmark		59	18	13	26	20	140.0
128	Durham University				United Kingdom	52	33	10	11	28	139.3
129	Helsinki University				Finland		75	11	7	13	28	138.6
130	Penn State University				United States	64	10	5	10	44	138.4
131	Leiden University				The Netherlands	24	20	13	12	65	137.9
132	Strasbourg University				France		29	11	40	9	45	137.6
133	Leeds University				United Kingdom	54	31	17	15	16	136.9
134	Maryland University				United States	35	20	5	14	58	136.7
135	Bonn University					Germany		56	11	37	13	14	135.0
136	Stony Brook, State of New York University	United States	26	7	10	11	75	134.3
137	York University					United Kingdom	36	39	16	16	22	133.3
138	Dartmouth College				United States	18	13	12	20	65	132.5
139	Stockholm University				Sweden		40	19	30	3	35	131.9
140	Uppsala University				Sweden		43	19	30	11	24	131.5
141	Utah University					United States	51	10	13	14	40	131.0
142	La Trobe University				Australia	27	49	23	4	25	130.8
143	Waterloo University				Canada		50	25	12	5	35	130.6
144	Toulouse University				France		31	8	40	5	42	130.4
145	Technical University of Denmark			Denmark		49	18	15	23	20	128.6
146	Rice University					United States	35	10	7	25	48	128.5
147	Hamburg University				Germany		66	11	17	9	20	127.3
148	Mcmaster University				Canada		28	24	13	11	47	127.3
149	Kiel University					Germany		27	11	15	3	67	127.0
150	Sheffield University				United Kingdom	38	33	15	15	22	126.9
151	Liverpool University				United Kingdom	32	39	14	13	25	126.8
152	Karlsruhe University				Germany		47	11	29	9	26	126.0
153	Tohoku University				Japan		48	6	2	27	39	125.7
154	China University of Sci & Tech			China		85	5	1	24	6	125.2
155	Montpellier 1 University			France		43	11	31	5	31	124.8
156	Vanderbilt University				United States	20	2	5	39	55	124.6
157	Frankfurt University				Germany		51	11	30	6	22	124.1
158	Technion - Israel Institute of Technology	Israel		78	0	1	12	30	124.0
159	Madrid Autonomous University			Spain		62	19	11	8	19	123.7
160	Korea Advanced Institute of Sci & Tech		Korea		86	7	19	8	0	123.5
161	Tasmania University				Australia	27	49	22	6	15	123.3
162	La Sapienza University				Italy		89	4	5	4	16	121.5
163	Pohang University of Sci & Tech			Korea		22	14	18	8	56	120.9
164	Innsbruck University				Austria		31	19	38	6	23	120.8
165	Georgetown University				United States	38	10	10	13	46	120.6
166	Alberta University				Canada		28	24	23	13	28	120.4
167	Nagoya University				Japan		45	3	3	19	47	120.0
168	Dundee University				United Kingdom	9	42	21	14	31	119.4
169	Würzburg University				Germany		11	11	15	6	72	118.8
170	Nottingham University				United Kingdom	24	39	20	13	19	118.0
171	Lund University					Sweden		36	19	6	11	40	117.3
172	Technische Hochschule Darmstadt			Germany		39	11	28	2	33	116.9
173	Emory University				United States	12	1	8	43	48	116.6
174	Indiana University				United States	29	0	10	6	68	115.9
175	University of California, Santa Cruz		United States	14	5	2	4	87	115.6
176	Helsinki University of Technology		Finland		61	20	8	15	8	115.4
177	Université de Montréal				Canada		35	24	23	14	14	114.2
178	Freiburg University				Germany		26	11	29	14	29	113.0
179	Newcastle Upon Tyne University			United Kingdom	19	33	19	20	19	112.6
180	University of Southern California		United States	40	15	14	4	35	111.4
181	Lancaster University				United Kingdom	23	44	16	7	18	111.3
182	University of California, Davis			United States	27	1	4	10	65	110.8
183	Arizona University				United States	35	5	9	10	49	110.6
184	RWTH Aachen					Germany		60	11	27	9	0	110.5
185	Queen's University Belfast			United Kingdom	16	54	16	5	16	110.3
186	Bologna University				Italy		76	4	8	4	14	109.8
187	Norwegian University of Sci & Tech		Norway		30	23	19	22	12	109.6
188	Tulane University				United States	27	10	20	33	16	108.9
189	Leicester University				United Kingdom	5	32	21	17	29	107.4
190	Rutgers State University			United States	24	25	5	10	40	107.3
191	Nijmegen University				The Netherlands	22	20	12	33	17	107.1
192	Nanjing University				China		73	4	2	16	7	106.3
193	Southampton University				United Kingdom	12	45	11	16	18	105.9
194	Aberdeen University				United Kingdom	6	38	22	16	20	105.7
195	National Autonomous University of Mexico	Mexico		68	7	0	25	1	104.5
196	Fudan University				China		61	8	13	15	4	104.5
197	Bremen University				Germany		35	11	21	2	32	104.4
198	City University of Hong Kong			China-Hong Kong	40	47	3	10	0	103.6
199	Virginia Polytechnic Inst			United States	56	10	7	11	17	103.0
200	Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst			United States	24	19	9	9	38	102.9
Maximum possible scores:
Peer review score: 1000
International faculty score: 100
International students score: 100
Student/faculty score: 400
Citations/faculty score: 400
Final Score: 1000

Editorial: Top performers on the global stage take a bow

John O'Leary
Published: 05 November 2004

Students, academics and companies placing research contracts all need to know which are the best universities in the world. And the measures used to identify them are crucial, explains John O'Leary.


Higher education has become so international that it is no longer enough for the leading universities to know that they are ahead of the pack in their own country.

Students are prepared to look abroad for the best course, even at undergraduate level; firms scour the world to place research contracts; and academics are more mobile than ever. When the newly merged Manchester University was launched last month, among the goals in its first strategic plan was to become one of the top 25 universities in the world. But who is to say which those are and - crucially - how they should be identified?

Domestic league tables are controversial enough, but there are extra pitfalls associated with international comparisons. The rankings that start on the page opposite represent a first attempt to compare the world's top universities in the round. The process has been kept simple, partly because so few indicators of quality in higher education translate reliably across borders, but also to avoid any suggestion that the data have been manipulated to produce a particular outcome. The five indicators have been chosen to reflect strength in teaching, research and international reputation, with the greatest influence exerted by those in the best position to judge: the academics. University staff from every continent have given their verdict on the top institutions in their field, rather than delivering a more impressionistic judgement of quality across the board. Subsequent features will identify the leaders in different disciplines, but here we examine the aggregated results of the survey.

Other measures were considered and discarded for a variety of reasons.

Some, such as a survey of graduate recruiters, may be revisited in future but produced too limited a response to be reliable. Others, such as spending on libraries, were too closely linked to national prosperity. Some proved impossible to compile because of a lack of comparable data.

Alan Gilbert, Manchester University's president - a prime example of the globalisation of higher education, having been headhunted from Melbourne University - identified the recruitment of Nobel laureates as one indication of international excellence for his institution. But the leading academic prizes were another factor omitted from our tables to make them as contemporaneous and consistent as possible.

Nobel prizes and Fields medals account for almost a third of the points in the list of top universities compiled this year by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. But why count only these prizes? And why credit the universities where prizewinners studied, some at the turn of the century before last? Why, indeed, credit universities where winners carried out their research, often at least 20 years previously, rather than the institution that now benefits from their presence?

The Shanghai list also awards a fifth of its points on the basis of articles published in Science and Nature, thereby conferring a big advantage on universities with strengths in the areas covered by these journals. A further 40 per cent rides on two overlapping citation indices, with a final 10 per cent devoted to a complex measure compensating for the advantages enjoyed by big universities. The Times Higher ranking rates universities as they are now, or at least as they were at the time of the most recently published statistics. The use of citations and staffing levels helps institutions dominated by the sciences, but the measures are as neutral as possible. When the next rankings are published in 2005, more improvements will no doubt have been made.

It will take a big change to shift Harvard University from top place, however. Strong performances on all five measures confirm what most observers have long suspected: that Harvard is in the position to which all leading universities aspire. The riches of its endowment will make the university hard to challenge, but its performance is not simply a matter of money. A reputation for being the best in the world acts as a magnet for the most talented students and staff.

Other positions in the table are less predictable, and no doubt some are the result of quirks in the methodology or the different ways statistics are compiled worldwide. But despite taking seven of the top ten places, US institutions are certainly less dominant than most would have predicted.

The strong showing by the University of California, Berkeley will encourage other public universities but, across the Atlantic, so will the presence of Oxford and Cambridge universities and ETH Zurich in the top ten. The peer review, in particular, demonstrates that there are highly regarded universities in many parts of the world. Japan, Australia, China and Singapore all have representatives in the top 20. And even Australians may be surprised to find six of their universities in the top 50 - more than any country except the US and the UK.

Where scores are close, as they are lower down the table, there is no suggestion that one university is definitively better than another.

However, the ranking offers a snapshot of the leading institutions on a set of criteria that are valued around the world.
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Bravo!!! As far as I can see... for SE Asia region, only varsities from Singapore and Malaysia are on the list...
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Wah....no wonder the list looks so familiar....

I feel like doing one just for Asian unis. It will stand out more interestingly that way I suppose. (and I still dont buy the idea tt I am studying in a 18th ranked uni. Yeah right!)
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Wah....no wonder the list looks so familiar....

I feel like doing one just for Asian unis. It will stand out more interestingly that way I suppose. (and I still dont buy the idea tt I am studying in a 18th ranked uni. Yeah right!)
1.Tokyo University *****Japan
2.Beijing University China *****China
3.National University Singapore *****Singapore
4.Hong Kong University *****Hong Kong
5.Indian Institute of Technology *****India
6.Hong Kong University of Sci & Tech *****Hong Kong
7.Nanyang University Singapore *****Singapore
8.Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan *****Japan
9.Tsing Hua University *****China
10.Osaka University *****Japan
11.Chinese University Hong Kong *****Hong Kong
12.Malaya University *****Malaysia
13.National Taiwan University *****Taiwan
14.Sains Malaysia University *****Malaysia
15.Seoul National University *****Korea
16.Tohoku University Japan *****Japan
17.China University of Sci & Tech *****China
18.Korea Advanced Institute of Sci & Tech *****Korea
19.Pohang University of Sci & Tech *****Korea
20.Nagoya University *****Japan
21.Nanjing University *****China
22.Fudan University *****China
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Old November 14th, 2004, 05:35 PM   #7
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Well, 89th in the world is commendable position, but, I think still can improve as many universities in other asian countries are even better such as unis in sg, japan and china. But, anyways. just hope that local unis keep improving, maybe even to top 50 someday!!
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Those ratings may not be so accurate for departmental specific areas evaluation.They were all assessed based on overall qualities.We know Oxbridge and Harvard excels in Arts subjects such as literature and traditional science subjects and they aren't that good when it comes to modern ones like IT and engineering yet they topped the other universities.

It doesn't matter which university you come from.The most important criteria employers look for is your experience and the qualities of your past works/contribution.
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Well, 89th in the world is commendable position, but, I think still can improve as many universities in other asian countries are even better such as unis in sg, japan and china. But, anyways. just hope that local unis keep improving, maybe even to top 50 someday!!
Well what to say.Our Malaysian universities have derpived many students of other races from entry for many years.You should know the policy which has been in place for many decades,right?While many go for talents and gifted individuals ours do have certain restrictions which limit them.Many had no choice but to look elsewhere as alternatives where they are given better prospecta,more research opportunities and a brighter future.
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lots of colleges have been upgraded to universities status recently. from what i know is that majority our universities' lectureres do not have the professor status but merely degree holder..

take two examples to compare:
1. my classmate back in Lucct holds only an advance diploma and just because his 3D technique is superb the university has hired him as a lecturer.

2. here where i'm studying in RMIT now, i have a classmate who is already famous for his sound editing, and had already work elsewhere in the field for 15 years and he is turning 36 next year but RMIT refused to hire him because he does not acquire the requirement as a lecturer. which is at least a degree.

and my main point is that i do not agree of young lectureres because they are not so suitable, in my opinion, to educate the young generation and it is important for a lecturer as a wise person, to give wise opinion, generous decision to the student. i prefer universities can hire them as tutor or assistant of lecturer.

salary of lecturer is quite high from wat i know (4000-8000)(degree/master holder) but still there aren't many of us malaysian wanna take up the job. y arr......?

hope these private-owned universities have their effort more on quality of education.. not too commercialise n money minded..
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What do you guys think about it? Few years ago, UM and USM were not even in the top 500 universities in the world but this year their ranking improve tremendously. I have some mixed feelings about it. It's not that i do not trust our own country university's ability but that's a huge improvement! Do you think it is due to the changes in the way they conducted the research?
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Wah....no wonder the list looks so familiar....

I feel like doing one just for Asian unis. It will stand out more interestingly that way I suppose. (and I still dont buy the idea tt I am studying in a 18th ranked uni. Yeah right!)
I think Asiaweek already does a list only for Asia-Pacific unis.
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I think Asiaweek already does a list only for Asia-Pacific unis.
But that has not been updated since the mag stopped publishing, and they used their own methodology of coz.
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lots of colleges have been upgraded to universities status recently. from what i know is that majority our universities' lectureres do not have the professor status but merely degree holder..

take two examples to compare:
1. my classmate back in Lucct holds only an advance diploma and just because his 3D technique is superb the university has hired him as a lecturer.

2. here where i'm studying in RMIT now, i have a classmate who is already famous for his sound editing, and had already work elsewhere in the field for 15 years and he is turning 36 next year but RMIT refused to hire him because he does not acquire the requirement as a lecturer. which is at least a degree.

and my main point is that i do not agree of young lectureres because they are not so suitable, in my opinion, to educate the young generation and it is important for a lecturer as a wise person, to give wise opinion, generous decision to the student. i prefer universities can hire them as tutor or assistant of lecturer.

salary of lecturer is quite high from wat i know (4000-8000)(degree/master holder) but still there aren't many of us malaysian wanna take up the job. y arr......?

hope these private-owned universities have their effort more on quality of education.. not too commercialise n money minded..

Hmmmm.....actually LUCCT isn't a full-fledged university yet but merely a University College (UC) which is like a......hmmm......I actually forgot the critireas liao......but UC could offer more stuffs than a regular college do

Well.....let me relate my story. I have friends whom had gone back to LUCCT after graduating with degrees from overseas (AUT, RMIT & Curtin) and some of em had got working experiences but they are offered an assistant lecturer (AL) post. No....Assitant Lecturer is just there to help the lecturer out and the lecturers at LUCCT are mostly industry people and degree or masters holder. I've studied there for 5 years and I know

When I was studying Interior Design, my lecturers are mostly architects ( one or two teaches part-time and they have their own firm! ). My lecturers during my time studying MAB (Multimedia, Advertising & Broadcasting) are mostly people from the industry itself. One of my lecturer even worked at ASTRO before

Maybe after I left the standard dropped a bit but I believe that LUCCT had to maintain their status or else their MSC-Status and University College status could be withdrawn. And lastly, your friend could have a bloated ego by calling himself a lecturer! ....or maybe there's a miscommunication somewhere or some rumours gone wrong

Oh...and just to tell ya.....my very good friend worked as an assistant lecturer there (he graduated with a Diploma fr Curtin and a Degree fr AUT with lotsa industry working experiences but he's only 25)........he ain't offered a lecturer and his salary is only RM2000. .....oh and he left already as there are better job offer elsewhere
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szehoong u have studied interior design b4? I think it's quite related to architecture right? What do you think about that course huh?
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Hmmmm.....actually LUCCT isn't a full-fledged university yet but merely a University College (UC) which is like a......hmmm......I actually forgot the critireas liao......but UC could offer more stuffs than a regular college do
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Well.....let me relate my story. I have friends whom had gone back to LUCCT after graduating with degrees from overseas (AUT, RMIT & Curtin) and some of em had got working experiences but they are offered an assistant lecturer (AL) post. No....Assitant Lecturer is just there to help the lecturer out and the lecturers at LUCCT are mostly industry people and degree or masters holder. I've studied there for 5 years and I know

When I was studying Interior Design, my lecturers are mostly architects ( one or two teaches part-time and they have their own firm! ). My lecturers during my time studying MAB (Multimedia, Advertising & Broadcasting) are mostly people from the industry itself. One of my lecturer even worked at ASTRO before

Maybe after I left the standard dropped a bit but I believe that LUCCT had to maintain their status or else their MSC-Status and University College status could be withdrawn. And lastly, your friend could have a bloated ego by calling himself a lecturer! ....or maybe there's a miscommunication somewhere or some rumours gone wrong

Oh...and just to tell ya.....my very good friend worked as an assistant lecturer there (he graduated with a Diploma fr Curtin and a Degree fr AUT with lotsa industry working experiences but he's only 25)........he ain't offered a lecturer and his salary is only RM2000. .....oh and he left already as there are better job offer elsewhere
lol, then i dunno whether my fren has a bloated ego or not but anyway his a lecturer lah, but hes salary only 2700 if im not mistaken. his incharge of year1 ADoM (EDM) 3D course as well.. heard dat happen because not enuff lecturers... and somemore Lucct has move to cyberjaya, lots of lecturers resigned due to the location.

emm, i made a mistsake again, degree holder's salary can't go up to 8000. professor yes.

datuk lim did good job in his contribution towards education, but i don't like the idea of uncle lim treat students like his customers......... he'll make the standard drop eventually..

n still strongly do not agree having young lecturer, or fresh graduate. althou sometimes elder lecturers do show bias or racist, or like i say not wise enuff, but percentage could be lower if there is no young lecturer around..
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i wonder how they rank that. all of them scored straight A's
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Schools link up via cyberspace
Sunday February 6, 2005



BANGI: Some of the best schools in Malaysia will be linked up to certain schools in the United Kingdom to enable the sharing of experience, particularly in information and communications technology (ICT).

As a start, SMK Bandar Baru Bangi which is one of 88 smart schools in the country, will be linked with a 100-year old grammar school in Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said he had instructed his officers to do the necessary.

“We will start with smart schools first but other schools which feel they should be included can see us too. We will assess them and if they prove worthy, we can link them up to a school overseas too,” he said when jointly launching the Lestari School-Environment Award with Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Adenan Satem at SMK Bandar Baru Bangi last month.





Hishammuddin and Adenan meeting some of SMK Bandar Baru Bangi’s students after the launch of the Lestari School-Environment Award. Second from right (in jacket) is school principal Zubedah Mat Nor.



Hishammuddin, who recently returned from a trip to the UK, said he had identified certain schools there.

“As an example, there is a group of schools associated with Oxford University and another group with British Aerospace (British aircraft manufacturer),” he said.

However, he said the link was not limited to schools in the UK as it could also be developed with other countries. This would be in line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s call to strengthen relationships between educational institutions, including schools in Malaysia and France.

Besides ICT, he said the link could also be done in other areas such as language and teacher training. Asked how the schools would get in touch with each other, he said: “The schools should not depend on the ministry to get started. I want them to be creative in working out the best way for the link-up. There are so many possibilities. They can call the school’s head teacher straight away if they want to. In fact when I visited this school’s computer laboratory, some of the students asked if they could e-mail the other school and I told them to go ahead to do so.” – BY KAREN CHAPMAN
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Innovation centre launched
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MULTIMEDIA University (MMU) and Cisco Systems have set up the first centre in Malaysia dedicated to IP Communications solutions.

Inaugurated by Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik, the MMU-Cisco Internet Protocol (IP) Communications Innovation Centre will allow end-users to experience technologies that integrate voice, video and data over an IP infrastructure.

The centre, fitted with US$170,000 (RM646,102) worth of IP Communications and networking equipment, will also serve as a lab for the development of XML (Extensible Markup Language) applications for Cisco IP phones and act as a resource for both systems integrators to deploy value-added services on a Cisco IP Communications platform.

Cisco IP Communications lets organisations consolidate all communications onto one network, thereby lowering infrastructure costs and management expenses. In addition, it helps companies boost productivity with integrated data applications, and delivers unified voice, email and fax messaging.





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During the tour of the MMU-Cisco IP Communications Innovation Centre, Dr Lim was given a demonstration of the power and flexibility of the Cisco IP phone.

“We are fully committed to reshaping our economy into a knowledge economy,” said Dr Lim.

“We need a workforce skilled in ICT because in the future, ICT literacy will be as important as print literacy for democratic citizenship,” he added.

Cisco Systems Malaysia’s managing director Johnson Khoo said: “The competitive global environment means that organisations need to constantly stay ahead of the competition. Cisco IP Communications systems provide companies around the world with a crucial advantage by lowering operation costs and building a more efficient workforce.

“Malaysian companies cannot afford to be left behind.

“MMU and Cisco share the same vision – we want this lab to be a catalyst for the adoption of such technologies,” he added.

MMU president Prof Datuk Dr Ghauth Jasmon said: “MMU is proud to partner leading technology companies like Cisco to develop competencies in IP Communications. Such collaborations will contribute to the country's agenda of increasing the pool of technology and research-based human capital who can compete on the global stage.”

“This is definitely a strong boost to MMU's commitment to R&D in Malaysia. With all these resources in place, we will be able to focus on more cutting-edge research,” he added.
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