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UPSI NEWS h t t p : / / w w w . u p s i . e d u . m y / Kelab Penyayang UPSI Received A Grant of RM5000.00 Selamat Menyambut Awal Muharram 11 September 2018 bersamaan 1 Muharram 1440 Hijrah UPSI, 18 July – Kelab Penyayang Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris managed to garner a grant of RM 5000 in order to execute a proposal entitled: ‘Kit Emas : Panduan untuk sukarelawan yang berkhidmat dengan warga emas’ from the Budi Penyayang Foundation. The grant was acquired following the UPSI team’s glorious run at the Piala Sukarelawan Menteri Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia competition that was held at the RHR Hotel, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Bangi on the 29th of April 2018, where they manage finish their run garnering sixth place out of 24 competing universities. The team consists of five Bachelor in Education and a single Bachelor’s degree students was supervised by Dr. Hapsah Md Yusof with Assist. Prof. Dr. Fauziah Hanim serving as a consultant. The grand prize was nabbed by Cyberjaya University College Of Medical Sciences, followed by Management Science University, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, and Universiti Sains Malaysia. The competition, which is held once every two years, is a joint collaboration between Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia and the Ministry of Higher Education which aims to invigorate a sense of altruism within the members of volunteer clubs and student in any institute of higher education throughout the country. The winners of the competition will be selected based the proposed community project’s mix of innovation, impact and practicality. Ikhlas dari Pengerusi dan Ahli LPU, Naib Canselor serta Seluruh Warga UPSI www.upsi.edu.my Contact Us Phone : +6 05 - 450 6660 / 6661 +6 05 - 458 2776 (Faks) Address : Corporate Communication Department Web & Email : www.upsi.edu.my ccd@upsi.edu.my MoA UPSI, UMS to uphold future educators of a better kind UPSI, 20 August – Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris takes its first steps in further improving the quality of its future teachers and educators by signing a memorandum of agreement for a five year, reciprocal Two-Way Teaching Training with the Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta Indonesia (UMS). Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohammad Shatar Sabran stated that a university would not be able to grow without creating a network of universities be it from within or outside of the country. “The teaching training aims to further refine our future educators. Although the market for teaching is becoming more and more saturated, we will ensure that our graduates would be the dream of all employers.” “The collaboration would provide the necessary exposure to the field they’re entering, and will enable our students to gain more skills during their training there, ” he commented at a function held at the Main Meeting Room, Chancellory Building. Continue reading at page 03 > Facebook Official : UPSIMalaysia Instagram Official : upsi_malaysia Twitter Official : UPSI_Malaysia 02

UPSI NEWS h t t p : / / w w w . u p s i . e d u . m y / The International Lane Serves as a Symbol of understanding for UPSI By: Visharliny Arumugam IPS develop e-IPS app UPSI, 27 June - The ever expanding and ever evolving field of Information Technology makes it imperative for mobile applications to be turned into a medium to spread information in a way that people from all walks of life could find it accessible. The Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) sees the current state of I.T integration into the field of education to create an application service entitled e-IPS for information browsing especially created to accommodate students enrolling in the Graduate Studies program (Master’s & Photographer: Tengku Najiehah Tengku Omar way to the House of Za’ba. The flags, which appropriately showered the onlookers with a cornucopia of colours, line the streets and walkways of the aptly nicknamed International Lane. The Director of the Corporate Communication Division, Mr. Mohd Husyaini Hashim stated that the aforementioned lane is a brainchild of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato’ Dr. Muhammad Shatar Sabran, as a symbol of the many collaborations enacted between the University and participating countries such as; China, Egypt, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, England, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Thailand, United Kingdom, Switzerland, India, Singapore and many others . “It also serves as a mean to add visual flair onto the walkways. Besides, it would also serve as a morale boost for international students who are currently studying here as they would undoubtedly be proud and grateful that the university is more than willing to acknowledge the countries we had collaborated with,” he elaborated. Doctorate Degree) in UPSI. Project leader, Nur Fakhriah Abdullah, who also serves as Assistant Information Technology Officer at the Institute stated that the application would enable students to access information in regards to their studies through individual accounts and would operate under the umbrella of a singular platform. “The app is created in order to aid students to stay alert regarding important information and announcements from the Institute from time to time. It is also capable of being accessed from anytime, anywhere on top of being user UPSI, 1 August – In conjunction with the need to uphold a new, more inclusive identity, the university hoist the national flags of 34 countries along the main road facing the Chancellory Building which spans the Bangunan Suluh Budiman (National Education Museum) all the friendly”. “Among the features that the app possesses are as follows; Announcement (announcements from the Institute itself), Student Profile (Current semesters, Study Program), Contact Information (Mailing address, student e-mails -personal information updates via e-IPS), Financial Information (Financial statements, arrears, fines), Academic Calendar (Current semester calendar ), Programme Structure (A list of courses students need to and had been registered in to throughout their studies), Confirmation Letter (A submission of confirmation letters such as KWSP, student confirmation and expected graduation letters), and Other Links for students to get Continue reading at page 04 > < From page 02 He further elaborated that even though the two countries share the same official religion, it could not have been more different from a cultural and sentiment standpoint that could not only let the students grow but also serves as a chance for exposure for lecturers so that they could, in turn, nurture students to be better from a skills-wise, qualities-wise, and et cetera. He also added that UPSI would also widen its influence and networks at The Consortium of Asia-Pacific Education Universities (CAPEU) so that in the near future, the whole world would turn the CAPEU as a reference point for education. “We often make Western countries as a reference point nowadays whilst we also possess the potential and resources to further strengthen the role of the CAPEU, which I hope could be attainable through this collaboration,” UPSI was represented by Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohammad Shatar while UMS was represented by the Rector, Profesor Dr. Sofyan Anif. Also attending are; Registrar Dr. Hajah Zainab Othman, Director of PULAMI, Assist. Prof Dr. Norashikin Idrus, Supervisor for the Training Program, Dr. Koesoemo Ratih and Coordinator for the Teaching Profession Program, Puan Siti Zuhriah Aryatmi. 03