The first IUKL research colloquium was being organized by Research Management Centre (RMC) on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 at Auditorium, Blok 2. This event marks a milestone among the many initiatives undertaken by the RMC to establish a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable research environment among the academics in IUKL. The main objective of the colloquium is to serve as a platform for IUKL researchers to present and share their research outputs that have been conducted at IUKL over the years since the internal fund was launched in year 2010. It is also a venue for discussion, exchange of ideas, as well as finding partners for future collaboration, in addition to promoting an interdisciplinary dialogue at the university among the members of different faculties.
This colloquium managed to showcase 25 completed research projects that were entirely funded by IUKL internal research fund. The colloquium featured two categories of Best Paper Presentation Awards that aimed to recognise and reward exceptional research work by IUKL reseachers, if the projects presented scoring excellence in: i) Research Content; ii) Presentation Skills; iii) Research Outputs.
In addition to the individual awards, prize was also awarded for Best Faculty Research Award to honor the most active and research outputs faculty. The winners of the event are shown in the following table.
|Best Paper Presentation Award (Social Science)||Prof. Dr. Siti Maziha Mustapha|
|Best Paper Presentation Award (Science & Technology)||Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kong Wei|
|Best Faculty Research Award||Faculty of Applied Science and Foundation Studies (FASF)|
Professor Datin Dr. Ruzy Suliza Hashim from National University of Malaysia was invited as the event’s honourable keynote speaker with her Topic: “Making Your Research Relevant: Some Tips to Live By”, had given a very insightful speech to the audiences.
In conjunction with the event, IUKL also gave special token of appreciations to those researchers who have secured external research grants and to those project leaders who won the innovation competition nationally for IUKL. The recipients are as follows:-
|RECIPIENTS OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH GRANTS|
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kong Wei||MOHE’s grant FRGS Phase 2010
MOHE’s grant FRGS Phase 2013
|Dr. Sylvia Chieng||MOHE’s grant FRGS Phase 2014|
|Dr. Mohd Sofiyan Sulaiman||MOHE’s grant FRGS Phase 2016|