Open Access week 2019: Which license?

This is posted on behalf of Professor Deborah Hall, Vice Provost (Research & Knowledge Exchange). In Monday’s blog, I explained that when you publish by traditional routes, as an author you typically grant all your rights as author and copyright owner to the publisher. It doesn’t belong to you anymore. A benefit of full open …

Open Access week 2019: Who pays?

This is posted on behalf of Professor Deborah Hall, Vice Provost (Research & Knowledge Exchange). Publishers are businesses that make money out of managing academic journals. Academic publishers have two main income streams (excluding advertising revenue). The first income stream is from reader subscriptions. For example, our library at UNM pays publishers through annual journal …

UNM student wins the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Fellowship 2019

We are proud to inform that Shivaani Mariapun, our PhD student from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, has recently won the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship and received a research grant of RM30,000. Shivaani was awarded in recognition of her research on mammographic density and breast cancer risk in Asian women. Her …

Open Access week 2019: Green or Gold routes

This is posted on behalf of Professor Deborah Hall, Vice Provost (Research & Knowledge Exchange). When you publish by traditional routes, as an author you typically grant all your rights as author and copyright owner to the publisher. It doesn’t belong to you anymore. This means that if you want to do anything with your …

Open Access week 2019 is coming to UNM!

This is posted on behalf of Professor Deborah Hall, Vice Provost (Research & Knowledge Exchange).   What is open access? This refers to free-to-all, unrestricted online access to research outputs such as journal articles, conference posters, book chapters and even whole books. As Vice Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange), I’m often asked by academic staff if …

Postgraduate Welcome Programme 2019

Our annual welcome programme for all new and returning postgraduate students was held on 30 September – 7 October 2019. The programme consisted of a day of welcome event and a 5-day Research Boot Camp. Welcome Day The welcome event featured a series of introductory presentations as well as social and educational activities, aimed to …

My journey so far in Lancaster, UK – 2nd part

This post is contributed by Nur Izzati Ridzuan, recipient of the International Research Collaboration Award 2019 and PhD student from the School of Biosciences.   It is the second part of a series of posts about her research attachments with the Plant-Soil Interaction Group in Centre for Ecology and Hydrology based at Lancaster University, UK. 1st …

My research attachment in China – Part II

This post is contributed by Wong Zheng Wei, recipient of the International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA) 2019 and PhD student from the School of Pharmacy. It is the second part of a series of posts about his research attachment in a world-leading laboratory within the Department of Material Science and Engineering at Peking University, China. …

Coffee & Cake Session 5/2019

We hosted another round of Coffee and Cake session on 27 September 2019. This was the fifth session this year and the turnout, comprised of new and senior postgraduates, was the highest we have ever had! A warm welcome The session began with a brief welcome address by Ms Deepa Kumari Veerasingam, Head of Graduate …

Call for Participation: Photography Competition

Images of Postgraduate Experience Can you creatively capture the essence of your postgraduate experience with just one photographic image and a short caption?  Stand a chance to win prizes worth RM1,200! Our annual photography competition is back! It challenges postgraduate students to capture people’s interest and enthuse them about their postgraduate experience at University of …