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Study at University of Nottingham Malaysia!

Search for the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) online and you would get a barrage of information on the courses offered, fun facts about the environment the University is situated in, the famous alumni, the first class facilities and much more. As such, this post will also add to the topic of why you …

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Valedictorian Speech: Biomedical Sciences Class of 2019

Professor Graham Kendall, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and Provost and CEO of University of Nottingham Malaysia, Professor Fon Sim, Ong, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), University of Nottingham Malaysia, Professor Deborah Hall, Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange), University of Nottingham Malaysia Esteemed members of the faculty, Distinguished guests, Parents, friends and my graduating …

Final year research project: Educational visit to palm oil mill industry

This blog post is a recount of final year students: Nurul Asyikin Mohd Najib, Farah Amira Mohammad Lanan, Isabelle Tay Sui Kim, Khoo Miinyi, Vasanthi Sethu, Anurita Selvarajoo and Senthil Kumar Arumugasamy on their final year research project. In recent years, the palm oil plantation has expanded its area up to 1.3 % and reached …

How to be an International Researcher

What are the key factors to be a successful researcher? This was the question we delved into during the final session of the Researcher Workshop Series entitled How to be an International Researcher, held on 1 August 2019. In this 3-hour session, Professor Dominic Foo shared tips and traits to becoming an international researcher. Professor …

University of Nottingham UK establishes its first wave of Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (IRCs)

The Global Research Themes (GRT) and Interdisciplinary Research Cluster (IRC) programme continues to be a significant and well-supported component of the Research Strategy at the University of Nottingham UK (UNUK), in addition to the six Beacons of Excellence. In this blog, Prof Deborah Hall, Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange) summarises a recent announcement about this …

UNM-Biomed/AAPS-NUS PharmSci@Asia Symposium in UNM

The UNM-Biomed/AAPS-NYS PharmSci@Asia Symposium is the first co-organised event by the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) – National University Singapore (NUS) Student Chapter. The theme for this year is ‘Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Science in an Evolving Healthcare Landscape’ which aims to share and present …

2 UNM Students Heading to MGAC Global Finals Representing Malaysia

Congratulations to Eugene Hoo and Jesper Huang for winning the Maybank Go Ahead. Challenge (MGAC) 2019 National Finals and advancing to Global Finals, representing University of Nottingham Malaysia and our beloved country, Malaysia, together with the other global finalists! “The journey to MGAC Global Finals was a very tough one, one which I had to persevere through. The …

Astro, YongYou Malaysia and PrimeXcess Visit School of Computer Science

In March, a lot of companies have visited our School to discuss potential collaboration opportunities, such as internship and job opportunities, collaborative research projects, GRP, FYP and Master project collaborations. Dr Chen ZhiYuan (PG Director/Industry Liaison) and Dr Amr Ahmed (HOD) met with Astro Team on 22nd March. YongYou Malaysia visited us on 25th March. …

Psychology Lecturer Releases New Book

School of Psychology associate professor Steve Stewart-Williams has just published his second book with Cambridge University Press. It’s called The Ape That Understood the Universe, and it’s about two important areas of modern psychological science: evolutionary psychology and cultural evolutionary theory. “The title just popped into my head one morning when I was waking up,” …

Graduation Speech by Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham

A very good afternoon to Professor Nick Miles, OBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham; Professor Graham Kendall, CEO, Provost of University Of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Nottingham, esteemed members of the faculty, distinguished guests, fellow graduates. Dear Class of 2017 – Congratulations! You made it. Today is your day. A special, momentous …

American Disruption

Professor Todd Landman reviews the inauguration of Donald Trump and the days that followed. Friday 20 January  and Saturday 21 January 2017 will go down in American history as some of the most dramatic and starkly contrasting days in US politics for some time. The inauguration of Donald Trump on 20 January 2017 as the 45th …

Farewell Dr Irwin

Dr Derek Irwin, Head of School of English, was celebrated with an evening of performances at the Drama Studio last Thursday as he bids UNMC goodbye to further his research at the Ningbo campus. UNMC’s Performing Arts Platform held an open stage farewell performance, themed ‘Departure’, featuring choral numbers, orchestral pieces, poetry recitals, video screenings …

Nottingham in Parliament Day

I stood looking over the House of Commons Terrace at 2200 on Tuesday evening after the final event of Nottingham in Parliament Day feeling enormous pride in what had just unfolded, and wondering, ‘how on earth did we pull that off’? The day had started the day before, with a radio interview when I was …

10th ANNIVERSARY SHARING SERIES – Student Experience on Campus (Part II)

Here comes to second part, what have the students said about their peers and feeling upon graduation? Say something about your classmates? Celestine: I love how close-knitted we are; only having 23 students in Nutrition. I love how I know every single one of my classmates by name, if not by the outfit they wear. …

Conference: Funding Research on a Changing Landscape (24-25 Aug Aug 2016)

On the 24-25 Aug 2016, in conjunction with MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority), the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) held the inaugural “Funding Research on a Changing Landscape” conference. We were very fortunate to have an excellent line up of speakers, led by Prof Tan Sri Zakri, the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Prime …

Transnational education – growth at the expense of quality? A @uniworldnews webinar, 24 May 2016

On 24 May, I had the opportunity to participate in a highly interactive webinar session hosted by University World News in partnership with DrEducation, LLC. The successful webinar attracted 950 higher education professionals globally. The aim of the webinar is to accomplish three things, which I felt the hosts did. They are to create an …

Ben Hunte: 3 Ways UNMC Has Changed My Life (So Far!)

Happy 15th Birthday, UNMC! I remember arriving at the campus for the first time, standing at the back of the Students’ Association building, and looking at the insane view – jungle as far as the eye could see. Just a few days earlier, I was packing up my room in London, preparing to move to …

The end of last week was quite empty in the CELE corridor, since over half the team had gone to the MELTA conference in Kuching. This is a large academic conference, focused on the wider world of English language teaching in Malaysia and beyond, this year featuring Asia TEFL- thus making it two conferences in …

KL’s new financial district

KL’s new financial district Recently, myself and my colleague, Nafis Alam wrote a piece for an online publication called “The Conversation”. Our article was prompted by the ambitions of the Government of Malaysia to transform Kuala Lumpur into a major financial centre through the construction of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). In our article we sought …