In the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education’s recently-released Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) did very well and received the five-star rating of the MyRA for the year 2017 by virtue of its research development and commercialization programs.
Professor Datuk Seri Dr. Daing Nasir Ibrahim, the Vice-Chancellor of UMP, told the reporter of Utusan Online that “This achievement coincides with UMP’s glorious aspiration to become a state-of-the-art technology university by 2020 which will receive not only local but also international recognitions.”
“We have achieved the four-star rating of the MyRA in 2013 and 2015, three stars in 2014, and two stars in both 2011 and 2012. This five-star achievement demonstrates the development of productive research and innovation at the university,” he continued.
In the meantime, UMP has also been rated five stars in the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions 2017 (SETARA) and the Ministry of Higher Education Star Ratings 2017 (MyMoheS). Besides, UMP also received a five-Star Management Excellence Award based on the Malaysian Auditor-General’s Accountability Index for 2016. Big congratulations to UMP!
Note: The MyRA instrument is used to gauge the research, development and innovation activities in public universities and tertiary institutions with university status, the branch campuses of foreign universities and university colleges in Malaysia. The assessment is based on several criteria such as quality of research, postgraduates, innovation, professional services and rewards, including networking, outreach, and support facilities at the university. The MyRA outcome is categorized into six levels, with ‘six stars’ being the highest level and ‘one star’ being the lowest one.