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8.30 am - 1.00 pm

Seminar Roon 1, PF2


The Centre for International Affairs has organized a Workshop on Development of International Students Guidebook (ISG) on 25th July 2018, at Seminar Room
1, PF2. The objective of this workshop is to develop and gather contents that have to be included in the International Students Guidebook (ISG.)
This workshop involved representatives from several respected centers such as Registrar Department, Security Department, Student Affairs and Alumni 
Department, Residential Principal Office, Library, Sports Centre, Centre for Graduate Studies; and School of Human Development and Technocommunication.
Each representative has to prepare relevant information to be discussed and presented in the workshop. It is hoped that the first draft of the guidebook can be
produced soon after this workshop.
This workshop was officiated by Dean for Student Affairs and Alumni Department, Assoc.  Prof.  Razli Ahmad. 

On 22 January 2018, a delegation of 98 participants including the Rector, Head of Departments and lecturers from Universitas Pembangunan Pancabudi (UNPAB), Medan, Indonesia has visited Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).  The purpose of the visit is to deepen mutual understanding on the academic exchange between the universities.  This delegation is divided into small groups to discuss in detail in the field of academic and research collaborations.  Amongst other topics discussed were the opportunity of pursuing a post-graduate study among the lecturers, knowledge sharing on facilities and technologies available at UniMAP library and sharing the best practices in research products commercialization and entrepreneurships among UniMAP lecturers and alumni.  The delegates were taken for a brief tour to the computer labs and language labs available in UniMAP.  Also present during the visit, was YBhg. Dato' Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, Vice-Chancellor of UniMAP.  It is hoped that this visit will strengthen the relationships between UniMAP and UNPAB.

November 20, 2017 - 9 Somali students and 2 staff from Centre for International Affairs from UniMAP were invited to participate in the UKM 2nd World Art Festival 2017.  The festival was held from 17-20 November 2017 at the main campus of UKM Bangi.

This festival provides opportunity and experience for students to appreciate the culture of other countries, such as Thailand, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Philippines, and Mexico.  The only international students' participation from Malaysia are from UniMAP and Universiti Teknologi Petronas.  Students are required to attend a Cultural Cross Seminar session presented by Dr. Wahiza Wahi.  The dance workshop session and the highlights of the festival are performances from students on the Gala Night Show.


Eight students of various learning programmes from Nahda University, Egypt, had been selected to attend an Inbound Mobility Programme at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) which ran for two weeks beginning 17th August 2017.  The students involved were third and fourth year Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering and Computer Communication Engineering students from Nahda University.

UniMAP Director of Centre for International Affairs (CIA), Dr. Noorhafiza Muhammad said the programme was implemented as a result of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was signed between UniMAP and Nahda University.  She said that besides providing exposure to the students on the teaching and learning quality at UniMAP, the programme also serves as an initiative to increase UniMAP's visibility internationally. 

"UniMAP has been proactive in distinguishing itself to the world, and as such this programme is an effort to have involvement of international students.  Among schools involved are the School of Computer and Communication Engineering, School of Mechatronic Engineering and School of Environmental Engineering, as well as the School of Business Innovation and Technopreneurship," she said.

Meanwhile, Mostafa Mahmoud Yasen Radwan, a Teaching Assistant at Nahda University's Department of Civil Engineering, said that the courses offered were relevant to the requirements of Nahda University students.  "The students were also eager to visit various places in Malaysia.  Although this country is as hot as their own, it did not deter them from enjoying being here," he said. 

Among the required programme contents are for students to attend academic courses and to visit locations in Perlis, Kedah and Kuala Lumpur to provide them exposure to culture and life in Malaysia.  Mostafa said that the programme is hoped to enhance relations between UniMAP and Nahda University in the exchange of knowledge and teaching and learning experiences between students and staff members of both universities.


Monday, 06 November 2017 15:45

14 UniMAP Students Obtain Knowledge at ASP 2017

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The opportunity to attend the Asia Summer Programme (ASP) afforded valuable experience to 14 Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) students, who visited Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China for three weeks recently.

During the programme, participants got to experience an international environmental which allowed them to learn about a variety of Asian cultures. 

Ellina Yasmin Yusri, a third year Photonic Engineering student, said that during the programme she was able to better understand and learn more about various Asian cultures through other foreign students.  "The chance to participate in ASP 2017 was fully utilised by my companions and I so as to be able to cross over and appreciate our comrades' cultures from other countries.  This programme has been a positive impact in my life and hope that UniMAP will continue to take part in this event in the future," she said.

Meanwhile, Ng Wei Bin, a third year Electronic Biomedical Engineering student, expressed his gratitude to UniMAP for allowing him the opportunity to attend ASP 2017.  "I am proud to be able to represent UniMAP and the nation in delivering and sharing knowledge of our culture and the uniqueness that is Malaysia internationally.  I am certain that the experience and knowledge accumulated from this programme especially from the teaching staff from various nations that taught us many beneficial things to be shared among our comrades in Malaysia," he said.

ASP is a credited international mobility programme that ran for three weeks involving university students from relevant courses taught by leading instructors from each participating university.

For the record, ASP was formed as an affiliate programme of the Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF) 2013 when the 12th AUPF was held at UniMAP.

Representatives from 68 institutions from 17 countries had agreed in general that leaders in Asian higher education must endeavour to promote a programme intended to develop multilingual competency, increase multicultural understanding and cultivate creative abilities.


Monday, 06 November 2017 14:46

Mini SEED: Another Learning Platform

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September 14, 2017 - Nazirah Faaiqah Ainuddeen and Ainun Nadia Md Nin, students from iKOM UniMAP were selected to participate in the Mini Social Enterprise for Economic Development (Mini-SEED) Program organised by Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus.  This program is held at Hutan Tua, Kok Khian, Narathiwat, Thailand from 13th-21st September 2017.

This program allows students to experience the authentic southern Thai village life, having cross-cultural experience and sharpening environmental awareness to develop environmental based enterprise.  At the end of this program, the students are expected to develop business plan with an active participant of local residents.


1 World Vocal Singing Competition 2017 was held on 14-15 October 2017 at Asia Pacific University, Bukit Jalil.  This competition was organised by Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MOHE) in collaboration with Asia Pacific University. 

The competition aims to provide an opportunity for international students to showcase their talents and skills as well as to increase their confidence, creating opportunities for students to interact, communicate and collaborate among students regardless of cultural, ideological and national background differences.

The competition is divided into two categories; Nusantara Category and International Category.  Two of UniMAP students who participated in the International Category are Mohamed Tawfik Ahmed Abdullah Al-Fakih and Ei Shwe Sin Phyo.

"We value your participations and we thank you for your efforts and support.  Better luck next time."


August 25, 2017 - UniMAP has received a visit from International Office, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Parit Raja Johor.  The delegation consists of 30 international postgraduates and 5 staff, lead by Dr. Nur Sofurah Mohd Faiz, Head of Student Visa, Welfare & Activities Department, International Office, UTHM. 


The purpose of the visit is to share experiences and exchange knowledge in implementing the best practice in managing international affairs among staff.  UTHM postgraduate students were greeted by the International Students Club of UniMAP (ISCU) and a few interesting activities were lined up for them to engage in.  NUB students who are currently participating in the Inbound Mobility Programme were also involved in the activities.











Tuesday, 18 April 2017 10:36

Corruption-Free Pledge (Ikrar Bebas Rasuah - IBR)

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11 August 2017 - Staff of Centre for International Affairs (CIA) took an oath and signed the Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR) at CIA office, witnessed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor ( Academic and International), Prof. Ir. Dr. Hj. Rezuwan Hj. Kamaruddin and Director of CIA, Dr. Noorhafiza Muhammad.

The IBR initiative introduced by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was to ensure every individual who signed the pledge will be more responsible and avoid getting involved in corruption or abuse of power.








Friday, 17 March 2017 16:35

UniMAP 2017 Logo Rebranding

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Kangar, March 17 - Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) had launched an addition to the UniMAP logo, now bearing the Universiti Malaysia Perlis wording besides the original logo. The launch was completed during the Seri Gemilang Putra UniMAP 2016 Award Ceremony at Putra Regency Hotel, here yesterday.

The launch was made in conjunction with the 10 years celebration after UniMAP was rebranded from Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM) on 1st  February 2007 .

According to the Vice Chancellor of UniMAP, Dato 'Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, the launch of the new logo is also in line with its increasing use and function.

"UniMAP is now 10 years, counting from the date of its branding, thus, an additional logo will better highlight UniMAP’s corporate image in the local and international scene.

"In addition, the launch of the new logo is also expected to reduce public's confusion in associating UniMAP with other public universities," he said.

Raja Muda of Perlis, who is also UniMAP Chancellor, Tuanku Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail launched the logo. Raja Puan Muda of Perlis, who is also the Pro-Chancellor of UniMAP, Tuanku Hajjah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil had also graced the audience with her presence.

Also present were Perlis Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Azlan Man; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Dato 'Prof. Emeritus Ir. Dr. Zainai Haji Mohamed and former Vice Chancellor of UniMAP, Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr Kamarudin Hussin.

Meanwhile, a UniMAP time capsule containing hope notes, which was kept for 10 years, was also opened at the 2016 ASG in order to reminiscince on the hopes that were written ten years ago.

The hope written by UniMAP Chancellor wishes that all missions and visions of the university will be successfully achieved.

UniMAP Pro Canselor also hoped that luck will always be with UniMAP in its jourey to strive for excellence.

Dr. Kamarudin’s note is a prayer that UniMAP will be a famous university worldwide.

For the record, over 2000 students and staff produced the notes that are included in the time capsule at the UniMAP campus in Kubang Gajah on  the midnight on 1st February, 2007.

The Universiti of Malaysia Perlis is one of the country’s fastest growing higher education institutions, increasing enrollment by about 7,500 percent in the past decade. This leading engineering university has multiple application servers, web services, and informational websites used by students and staff on more than 30 different campuses, as well as the general public.

According to Nasrudin Abd Shukor, Director of UniMAP’s Information and Communication Technology Center (ICT), the university required a solution to “ensure network performance, scalability, uninterrupted, ubiquitous online access, and foremost, to protect the multi-application environment from any loss of confidential data.” The university is subject to SQL injection attacks five to 10 times per hour.

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