Not a mere degree mill
Quest International university Perak (QIuP) was conceptualised for the development of bright students. Its goal is to produce quality graduates who find their intellectual curiosity met and their ambitions reached through excellent education.
It seeks to develop graduates with a strong conscience, who respect the environment and are involved in societies.
QIuP grooms graduates who are hungry for knowledge and passionate in chasing dreams long after they have left the comfort of their campus.
QIuP vice-chancellor Datuk Prof Dr Hashim Yaacob says QIuP’s Foundation programmes are a great way for students to develop practical and academic skills after the sPM to help them embark on their journey towards higher education.
“the Foundation in Business and Foundation in science programme has a practical focus with a range of hands-on-experience where students will gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to help them participate effectively in tertiary study. they will also explore a selection of QIuP programmes to help them plan their future studies in Diploma or Degree programmes,” says Prof Hashim.
According to chief operating officer Nicholas Goh, the university seeks to produce graduates who excel in their respective area of study.
“We do not want to be another degree mill. We want our undergraduates to not only excel in their studies but also be actively participating in various conferences and educational competitions during their studies here.
“We were very proud when one of our first year medical undergraduate was selected to present a paper at the 3rd International Public Health Conference and 20th National Public Health Colloquium which took place in Kuching, sarawak.
“this paper, which was a project by all the first year medical undergraduates and titled “Prevalence of hypertension and its risks factors in an Orang Asli community in Perak, Malaysia” was the only paper chosen prepared by undergraduates among the thousands of papers submitted for selection.
to add to that, four undergraduates of the Bachelor of Computer science programme participated in the IBM Mobilithon 2013 competition recently and were crowned as champions at this national level competition,” says Goh.
to produce outstanding students, outstanding lecturers are a must. In this respect, QIuP has attracted the best intellectual minds. the academic panel at QIuP is nothing short of impressive.
Prof Hashim is an accomplished teacher, researcher and academic administrator who had been appointed to the chair professor at university of Malaya for 21 years. He was dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, and later became the deputy vice-chancellor of student affairs, and finally rose to the position of vicechancellor.
Following retirement from universiti Malaya in 2008, he went on to become the vice-chancellor/chief executive officer of a few reputable private universities before taking up the vice-chancellorship of QIuP.
Faculty of Medicine dean Prof Dr Alam sher Malik is a frequent speaker, organiser and facilitator for conferences and seminars in local and overseas universities. He feels strongly about the nature and standard of curriculum and its delivery and often lectures on new methodologies and issues pertaining to it.
Prof Dr Helen Nair, Research Faculty of Integrative sciences & technology research professor and dean and acclaimed biotechnologist, is known for her research and pioneering efforts in plant biotechnology and consults for various universities and organisations.
Faculty of Business, Management & social sciences professor and dean Prof Dr Ilias Mamat is a distinguished academician in the areas of Management science, Decision science, Operations Research, Applied statistics, Financial Planning, Investment/ Portfolio Management and Quantitative Applications in Finance.
Prof Ilias is the former chief executive officer of PNB Investment Institute sdn Bhd and vice-president of PNB. He is also currently the president of the Management science/ Operations Research society of Malaysia and president of the Association of Asian Pacific Operational Research societies (APORs).
throughout their time at QIuP, students will be exposed to impactful research work and work ethics from a brilliant and passionate panel of staff.
there are currently four faculties at QIuP – Centre for Foundation studies, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Integrative sciences & technology and Faculty of Business Management & social sciences.
QIuP’s interim campus is strategically located in Ipoh, away from the distractions of city life and aptly providing a lower cost of living.
the university is open for registration into the Foundation programmes for its January 2014 intake. For details, call 1800 88 QIuP (7847), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.qiup.edu.my
QIUP students will be exposed to impactful research work and work ethics led by a brilliant and passionate panel of lecturers.