In­sti­tute cred­its in­dus­try work as suc­cess fac­tor

New Straits Times - - Higher Ed -

Ac­count­ing Re­search In­sti­tute (ARI) of Univer­sity Te­knologi Mara’s (UiTM) clinched the Ex­cel­lence in Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Award at the Global Good Gov­er­nance Awards (3G) 2017 in Dubai re­cently.

ARI re­ceived the award for its com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion in ad­vanc­ing aca­demic re­search and train­ing, specif­i­cally in the area of good gov­er­nance and so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity.

ARI di­rec­tor Pro­fes­sor Normah Omar said the in­sti­tute’s col­labora­tive works with MACC, Royal Malaysia Po­lice, Malaysian In­sti­tute of In­tegrity, Malaysian In­sti­tute of Cor­po­rate Gov­er­nance, Royal Malaysian Cus­toms and Com­pa­nies Com­mis­sion of Malaysia has caught the at­ten­tion of the or­gan­iser which is a large data house in United King­dom.

“Our abil­ity to work closely with these agen­cies is key to this award.

“We work col­lab­o­ra­tively with them on fi­nan­cial crim­i­nol­ogy, foren­sic ac­count­ing, cor­po­rate gov­er­nance rat­ing, cor­po­rate in­tegrity tool and anti-bribery man­age­ment sys­tem. They have used them in pur­suit of en­hanc­ing their own com­pe­tency.

“We know that to make real im­pact on the busi­ness com­mu­nity, we must work with in­dus­try play­ers and gov­ern­ment agen­cies.”

“ARI has also been ac­tive in so­cial me­dia com­mu­ni­ca­tion through our blog, Face­book, Twit­ter, In­sta­gram and por­tal pro­mot­ing UiTM and ARI for its trans­la­tional re­search work in the ar­eas of gov­er­nance and in­tegrity,”

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Normah added.

The in­sti­tute was nom­i­nated along­side three other in­ter­na­tional higher learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions namely Pak­istan Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion, Ham­dan Bin Mo­hammed Smart Univer­sity and Is­tan­bul Saba­hat­tin Zaim Univer­sity. A vot­ing sys­tem was cre­ated to get the win­ner.

UiTM vice-chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus Datuk Dr Has­san Said said: “The 3G Ex­cel­lence in Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Award is well-de­served, given ARI’s com­mit­ment and stead­fast re­silience in pur­su­ing aca­demic ex­cel­lence. This award reaf­firms ARI’s po­si­tion as a global player in the field of good gov­er­nance.”

ARI is among six pioneer re­search in­sti­tu­tions that were awarded the sta­tus of Higher In­sti­tu­tion Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence (HICoE) in 2010 by the Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Malaysia.

The in­sti­tute pre­vi­ously won the Global ASEAN Risk Man­age­ment Award in 2016, the ACQ Global Award in both 2015 and 2016; and the Global Is­lamic Fi­nance Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Ha­zlina Aziz

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