INASIS PROTON: After the completion of the just concluded Inasis Proton International Inbound Program, which played host to students of Hasainudeen University, Makkasar, Indonesia, the much anticipated Inasis Proton International Outbound was activated in Seoul, South Korea on the 24th August, 2016. The Inasis Proton contingents, led by their Principal, Dr. Mohammad Ghozali Bin Hassan, touched down at Incheon International Airport and headed straight to their hotel rooms at Sincheon Guest House.

 

On the same day, the Inasis Proton’s team visited the prestigious Sejong University for the opening ceremony as well as the visit to some of the facilities in the university. The team was received by the program coordinators in charge of international students (South-East Asia), in person of Ms Yoon and her colleague, Ms Kumari, who received the team with joy. The opening speech was given by Ms Yoon, who briefed the team of the history of Sejong University and explained that the visit is very necessary to ensure the smooth relationship between Sejong University and University Utara Malaysia. Also, in his remark, the team’s leader, Dr. Mohammad Ghozali Bin Hassan, said that the universities stand a chance to benefit a lot in view of the memorandum of understating (MOU) that they signed few years ago. He is of the view that student mobility program is a program that aims at developing students socially, morally, politically, psychologically, culturally and physically. He advised Sejong University to allow their students to visit UUM either on exchange program or to attend full-time courses in the university.

In her own speech, the director of Inasis Proton Outbound Program, Miss Arifah Amalia Binti Aswadi, while delivering her speech, spoke on the importance of the program of this magnitude. She opined that the purpose of their visit to Sejong University is to let students have exposure, which will help them in their future endeavors. After the director’s speech, souvenirs were given to the officials of Sejong University.

In order to further explore the university, the Inasis Proton’s Team toured the facilities in the campus. The places visited includes library, music department, gymnastic room, student hostels, restaurant, university elementary school, etc, The pictures of the events are displayed below.

After Sejong University visit, the team left at 5:00pm to Seoul Tower (1985), which is a major tourist attraction place. The 236.7 meter tower is located at a top of Namsan Mountain (243m). They observed the panoramic views of the Sky Restroom (an artfully decorated space), the 3D studio and surrounding areas. Every year the countless visitors come to Namsi Seoul Tower. This place offers the breath-taking views of cityscape and in the last team performed Asar prayer there.

 

INAPAN SISWA (INASIS) PROTON: INASIS Proton University Utara Malaysia (UUM) recently organized a social event aptly named ‘INASIS Proton Mystical and Cultural Night 2016” on 3rd of December at the Muadzam Shah Hall (DMAS).

The event was put together by a committee led by Dr. Yusuf Suleiman, who was the project Director. The main purpose of the event was to promote ‘Peace and Harmony’ as well as to instill the spirit of camaraderie among the so called ‘Protoneans’. It also proved to be a great platform to showcase and learn about the different cultures represented by the different nationalities that form the residence at INASIS Proton. A host of cultural performances were presented to the guests such as traditional dances, songs and various art pieces put on display.

In his welcoming speech, Dr. Yusuf expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the Student Affairs Department (HEA) for the financial support provided and the INASIS Proton residence for coming out in force to showcase their solidarity. Dr. Mohamad Ghozali Bin Hasan, the INASIS Proton principal, who was the guest of honour for the night, in his opening remarks also concurred on the importance of solidarity among the members and this can be achieved through better understanding of each other cultural existence and uniqueness. Thus, the event provided the best platform to achieve such noble aim. He went on to encourage ‘Protoneans’ to apply for the LSDC/RA and PV posts with a view to get the practical experiences needed for them to excel after their graduation.

The slot that stole the night was the cultural dress segment where ‘models’ from a host of countries awed guests in attendance with colorful costumes and witty performances. Countries represented were from Nigeria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Yemen, Japan, China, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. This segment was hosted by Sannan Khan, Wajiha Kanwal and Sundus Mustaqeem and they literally brought the house down with their antics and jokes. The guests and residence were then treated to a sumptuous dinner spread prepared by cooks from different nationalities and also participated in a lucky draw. The event was a resounding success and the night ended with a group photo session to commemorate the memorable evening.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — Three local universities broke into the top 100 of the Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017, signalling further progress since seven such institutions placed in the World University Rankings 2016.

According to the new survey,  Universiti Putra Malaysia was 89th, a 14-place from climb from its previous ranking, in the assessment involving 300 universities from 50 countries from developing countries as well as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa that from the BRICS.

Other Malaysian universities that made the top 100 are Universiti Teknologi Petronas (91) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (100).

Universiti Sains Malaysia was 114th and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia was 136th while Universiti Utara Malaysia made it within the 201-250 band and Universiti Teknologi MARA,  the 251-300 band.

UTP, UUM and UiTM are maiden entrants to the list.

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