Get a qual­ity ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion

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QUEST In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity Perak (QIUP) is a dy­namic univer­sity with eq­uity par­tic­i­pa­tion from the Perak State Gov­ern­ment.

Con­cep­tu­alised to nur­ture Gen Y to be­come in­quis­i­tive, so­cially aware and im­pact­ful in­di­vid­u­als, at the heart of it all is a noble quest to pro­vide the best ed­u­ca­tion to all lev­els of so­ci­ety that does not bur­den par­ents.

QIUP’s Foun­da­tion pro­grammes are a great way to de­velop prac­ti­cal and aca­demic skills to­wards higher ed­u­ca­tion. The Foun­da­tion in Busi­ness, Sci­ence and Arts has a prac­ti­cal fo­cus with a range of hands-on-ex­pe­ri­ence and stu­dents will also ex­plore a se­lec­tion of QIUP pro­grammes to help them plan their fu­ture study. To pro­duce out­stand­ing stu­dents, out­stand­ing lec­tur­ers are a must. In this re­spect, QIUP has at­tracted the best in­tel­lec­tual minds.

Fac­ulty of Busi­ness, Man­age­ment and So­cial Sciences (FBMSS) Dean, Prof Dr Ab­dul Latif Salleh spent 25 years work­ing at the Univer­sity of Malaya and fol­low­ing his re­tire­ment in 2008 went on to con­tinue teach­ing at the Prince Sul­tan Univer­sity in Riyadh, Saudi Ara­bia, for five years.

Fac­ulty of Phar­macy dean Prof Datuk Dr Al­lan Mathews is a well­known fig­ure in the phar­macy pro­fes­sion with 14 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the gov­ern­ment sec­tor, pi­o­neer­ing Clin­i­cal Phar­macy Ser­vices and 22 years in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try. Fac­ulty of Medicine dean Prof Dr Alam Sher Malik had a dis­tin­guished ca­reer in Clin­i­cal Pae­di­atrics and Child Health as well as in Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Man­age­ment over three decades in var­i­ous parts of the world, es­pe­cially in Pak­istan and Malaysia. Prof Malik is a recog­nised ex­pert on in­fec­tious dis­eases in chil­dren. Fac­ulty of In­te­gra­tive Sciences and Tech­nol­ogy dean As­so­ciate Prof Dr Ya­gasena Ap­pan­nah has over 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in teach­ing, re­search and in­dus­try and a pi­o­neer mem­ber of USM re­search team on Satel­lite Sig­nal Prop­a­ga­tion un­der the POST-PART­NERS pro­gramme in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Min­istry of Post and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, Ja­pan.

Cen­tre for Grad­u­ate Stud­ies and Re­search Di­rec­tor and Biotech­nol­ogy Head, As­so­ciate Prof Dr Vi­lasini Pil­lai has over 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in Agri­cul­ture Biotech­nol­ogy and Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy re­lated poli­cies and reg­u­la­tions, hav­ing worked in the Malaysian Agri­cul­tural Re­search and Devel­op­ment In­sti­tute (Mardi) in the area of ge­netic en­gi­neer­ing of crop plants. There are many more ex­cel­lent aca­demi­cians in En­gi­neer­ing, Com­puter Sci­ence and the Foun­da­tion pro­grammes with strong cre­den­tials and ex­perts in their fields.

QIUP’s quest is to de­velop all rounded grad­u­ates who not only ex­cel in stud­ies but also ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous con­fer­ences, ed­u­ca­tional com­pe­ti­tions and sports.

QIUP re­cently clinched podium fin­ishes in three cat­e­gories at the 2017 Na­tional English Olympics (NEO17) com­pe­ti­tion held at Univer­siti Te­knologi Petronas. In the story telling com­pe­ti­tion, Sahibzada Mubashir Noor was crowned cham­pion and win­ner of the gold medal. In the speech com­pe­ti­tion, Ka­jel Gill and Jas­deep Singh clinched first run­ner-up sil­ver medal and sec­ond run­ner-up bronze medal ti­tles re­spec­tively, while in the cre­ative writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion, Monis­sha Thi­agu clinched the sec­ond run­ner-up bronze medal­ist ti­tle.

QIUP was first run­ner-up in the over­all In­sti­tu­tional cham­pi­onship – in­deed a mo­men­tous day at the 2017 Na­tional English Olympics.

The univer­sity’s un­der­grad­u­ates also pre­sented pa­pers at the In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary ICT Prac­tice Con­fer­ence and In­ter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Math­e­mat­i­cal Sciences and Com­put­ing Re­search con­fer­ence, which have been pub­lished in the In­ter­na­tional Jour­nal of Com­puter Net­works and Ap­pli­ca­tions. Be­sides ed­u­ca­tional com­pe­ti­tions, the un­der­grad­u­ates also par­tic­i­pated in var­i­ous sports com­pe­ti­tions with out­stand­ing re­sults. The univer­sity firmly be­lieves th­ese com­pe­ti­tions will help un­der­grad­u­ates de­velop the nec­es­sary com­pet­i­tive and lead­er­ship skills for the work­ing world.

QIUP’s in­terim cam­pus is strate­gi­cally lo­cated in Ipoh, away from the dis­trac­tions of bustling city life with a con­ducive learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment and lower cost of liv­ing.

■ For de­tails, call 1800 887 487, e-mail en­quiries@qiup.edu.my or log on to www.qiup.edu.my.

QIUP’s foun­da­tion pro­grammes are a great way to de­velop prac­ti­cal and aca­demic skills to­wards higher ed­u­ca­tion.

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