UKM, CAM­BRIDGE

Move is to ben­e­fit Per­mata stu­dents

New Straits Times - - News -

LON­DON vice-chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Datuk Dr Riza Atiq Ab­dul­lah Rah­mat, Univer­sity of Cam­bridge’s in­ter­na­tional of­fi­cer Allen Swales and its Depart­ment for Re­search deputy head Pro­fes­sor El­iz­a­beth Hall.

Ros­mah said gifted stu­dents had the high-level ab­stract think­ing and ca­pa­bil­ity to ac­quire and ap­ply ad­vanced knowl­edge and strate­gies to solve prob­lems as well as to adapt them to novel sit­u­a­tions.

“When groomed from young, their gift­ed­ness can be op­ti­mised to sur­pass the high­est level of per­for­mance in any given field.”

She said Hall, who was a visiting pro­fes­sor at the Per­mata Pin­tar’s No­belist Mind­set work­shop at UKM in Septem­ber, had opened opportunities for stu­dents to learn more about STEM (sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics) fields.

“Her in­volve­ment en­abled stu­dents se­lected for the Sci­ence In­sti­tute to visit Cam­bridge as part of their study pro­gramme.”

Ros­mah hoped Hall’s in­volve­ment with Per­mata Pin­tar would lead to greater col­lab­o­ra­tions to cre­ate opportunities and path­ways for Per­mata stu­dents to ben­e­fit from the of­fer­ings at Cam­bridge.

She hoped the univer­sity would ren­der as­sis­tance in the set­ting up of the Per­mata Re­search Cen­tre to pro­vide a con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment to nur­ture a cul­ture of ex­cel­lence in re­search among Per­mata alumni. Bernama

BERNAMA PIC

Per­mata pa­tron Datin Seri Ros­mah Man­sor wit­ness­ing the ex­change of doc­u­ments af­ter the sign­ing of a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing by Univer­siti Ke­bangsaan Malaysia’s Fac­ulty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy dean Pro­fes­sor Dr Sahrim Ah­mad (sec­ond from left) and Univer­sity of Cam­bridge’s Chem­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing and Biotech­nol­ogy Cam­bridge Depart­ment head Pro­fes­sor John Den­nis at Malaysia Hall in Lon­don on Mon­day.

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