1 March - As part of the efforts to secure the EPAS accreditation for the academic programmes, Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA) initiated the TISSA-UUM EPAS Awareness Campaign this morning. The campaign was officiated by UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak at the Foyer of Sultanah Bahiyah Library, this morning.
EPAS is an international accreditation programme operated by the European Foundation for Management and Development (EFMD) with the aim to evaluate the quality of business and management programmes, thus determining the quality of the management-based institutions.
Prof. Dato' Seri Vice-Chancellor said, EPAS promotes the highest quality benchmark and indicator for programmes offered by international management schools and the accreditation granted by the EFMD is the best and the most comprehensive as it offers an in-depth review of individual programmes through international comparison and benchmarking.
"The effort to obtain this EPAS accreditation will place the accounting programme one step ahead and based on the QS WUR by Subject Ranking, our Accounting and Finance subjects are currently ranked in the 151-200 group.
"I sincerely hope that the whole TISSA community, including the students, will be proud of this achievement and I want TISSA to further intensify the efforts to promote and fortify the TISSA brand worldwide. This will indirectly attract other world renowned institutions to embark on collaborative efforts with TISSA," said the Vice-Chancellor.
Meanwhile, the Dean of TISSA, Associate Professor Dr. Chek Derashid said, TISSA would be the first recipient of EPAS accreditation among other institutions of higher education in Malaysia if we managed to secure the EPAS accreditation. The EPAS audit exercise commences in April 2018.
He added that, at present, a total of 108 programmes from 81 institutions around the world have received the EPAS accreditation and he hoped that UUM will gain the accreditation as it will assist us in our quest to ascent the world university rankings.
A lively aerobic exercise and a spectacular drum performance from the "Gendang 24 Musim" ensemble of the Cultural and Arts Centre (PBS) Music Club enlivened the launching ceremony of the EPAS Awareness Campaign,
UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) School of Economics, Finance and Banking (SEFB) organized the Energy-Stock Market Integration Seminar at the CAS Seminar Hall, featuring CIMB-UUM Chair Professor, Dr. Jonathan Batten as its distinguished speaker.
The seminar was aimed at discussing and responding to questions raised by former US Federal Reserve Chairman, Mr. Ben Bernanke on the relationship between share and energy prices which has been gaining the attention of many economists from around the world.
This seminar also addressed some of the key issues such as whether shares and energy assets were integrated, could the share-price relationship be used to hedge or risk one's asset against another based on his research.
This seminar was attended by about 250 students, UUM members of staff and managers of the CIMB northern zone branches. Also present was the Dean of SEFB, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Aznor Hj Ahmad..
12 Mac 2018, TISSA-UUM : Penolong Naib Canselor (PNC) UUM COB telah meluangkan masa menziarahi warga kerja Pusat Pengajian Perakaunan Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz (TISSA-UUM) baru-baru ini. Lawatan ini merupakan lawatan pertama oleh Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah yang baru sahaja dilantik sebagai PNC UUM COB bagi tahun 2018.
Program 'Road Tour' Penolong Naib Canselor ke Pusat Pengajian UUM COB, bertujuan untuk mendekati dan memahami dengan lebih terperinci tanggungjawab dan fungsi setiap pusat Pengajian di bawah seliaan UUM COB. TISSA-UUM merupakan pusat pengajian pertama yang dilawati PNC. Kehadiran PNC ke Bilik Mesyuarat Insan Fikir disambut mesra oleh Dekan, Timbalan Dekan dan warga kerja TISSA-UUM yang berkelapangan pada masa itu. Prof. Madya Dr. Chek Derashid, Dekan TISSA-UUM memulakan majlis dengan ucapan terima kasih di atas kesudian Yg Berusaha Prof Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah turun padang dan mendekati setiap kakitangan di TISSA-UUM. Prof. Madya Dr. Chek telah memperkenalkan semua penjawat TISSA-UUM dan membentangkan laporan pelan strategik TISSA-UUM bagi tahun 2017 sekaligus melaporkan perkembangan terkini pusat pengajian terutamanya dalam persediaan TISSA-UUM menghadapi lawatan audit EPAS.
Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman di dalam ucapannya memaklumkan hasil dapatan Pelan Strategik UUM COB secara kesseluruhan dan pencapaian bagi setiap pusat pengajian. Program road tour ini diteruskan dengan sesi soal jawab diantara staf TISSA-UUM bersama PNC. Antara isu-isu yang diutarakan adalah berkenaan kenaikan pangkat staf akademik, insentif kepada pelajar pascasiswazah untuk penerbitan artikel jurnal dalam Scopus, peratus staf akademik antarabangsa yang sedikit, permohonan sabatikal dari pihak luar dan lain-lain lagi.
Sebelum majlis berakhir, PNC sekali lagi memberi kata-kata semangat dan berharap segala perancangan dapat berjalan lancar. PNC juga menekankan mengenai kepentingan dalam meningkatkan bukan sahaja kualiti, tetapi juga bilangan penyelidikan, penerbitan dan citation. PNC berharap agar TISSA-UUM akan lebih cemerlang dan dapat menempatkan semula TISSA-UUM dalam senarai subject ranking.
4 January - Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA) Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) at the EDC Hotels & Resorts, today.
At the event, UUM was represented by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak while ICAN was represented by the President, Mallam Isma'ila Muhammadu Zakari. The signing of the MoU was witnessed by the Dean of TISSA-UUM, members of the delegation from Nigeria, students and also members of the staff.
In his speech, the President of ICAN, Mallam Isma'ila Muhammadu Zakari expressed his delight with the warm welcome extended to him and the members of his delegation to UUM. He also shared the history of ICAN including the achievements and accomplishments.
He explained that ICAN is a prestigious professional accounting body and he sincerely hoped that the signing of the MoU will strengthen the international collaboration agenda between the two institutions and it will bring greater benefits for the students especially with the establishment of ICAN Malaysia District Society which will undoubtedly attract Nigerian and other West African students residing in Asia and in-home countries to UUM.
Meanwhile, UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak believed that the signing of the MOU between ICAN and UUM would open more avenues for future academic collaborations and engagements as the collaborative efforts will be effectively synchronised through the newly established, ICAN Malaysia District Society including the student exchange programmes, lectures and collaborative research projects in various fields.
"The recognitions and accreditations received by UUM from various international bodies have attracted international students, including those from Nigeria to pursue their studies in UUM".
Prof. Dato' Seri added that, UUM has embarked on several journeys of synergistic academic collaborations with institutions of higher learning in Nigeria including the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria; Bayero University Kano (BUK), Kano; Kaduna State University, Kaduna; and Kano State Polytechnic, Kano and now with ICAN.
Source: UUM Online
The appointment of two University key office bearers as new members of the University Management Committee (JPU) has strengthened the university's management machinery to realize UUM's strategic agenda.
During the UUM Key Office Bearers 2018 Installation Ceremony, Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah was appointed as UUM COB Assistant Vice-Chancellor while Prof. Dr. Mohd Amy Azhar Mohd Harif was appointed as the Senior Director of the Enterprise and Financial Source Generation Department.
Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the faith entrusted in him by the Vice-Chancellor and university leadership to lead the UUM COB as the newly elected Assistant Vice-Chancellor which also indirectly made him a member of the JPU.
According to him, he expressed hope to become a constructive member in decision-making at the university's executive level and work closely in collaboration with all members of the JPU, UUM had been on track to continue driving the strategic agenda by becoming the Top 200 world universities by 2020.
At the same time, as the UUM COB Assistant Vice-Chancellor, he and the dean as well as the denizens at UUM COB will ensure that work would be in progress to ensure that the special agenda to position the subject ranking for UUM Business Management or the programme itself would be amongst the top 100 in the world by the year 2020.
"I hope that this aspiration can be realized and together with the denizens of UUM COB, we hope to bring about innovations in which we will truly become a competitive and innovative group in the context of becoming an example to other Business Schools as well as reference to the current Business Schools available.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Mohd Amy Azhar said the establishment of the new department was a strategic move that would organize and empower the university's financial generation opportunities.
Prof. Dr. Mohd Amy Azhar, a professor at the School of Economics, Finance and Banking, thanked the Vice-Chancellor and university management for putting their trust in him to help the university generate financial resources.
Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman and Prof. Dr. Mohd Amy Azhar were among the 83 University key office bearers who received their respective letters of appointment from Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak at EDC Hotels & Resorts, yesterday.
Source: UUM ONLINE
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