Chance to work on real-life sci­en­tific re­search projects

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WITH the rapid devel­op­ment and pro­gres­sion of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy in this era, it has be­come the ba­sis of mod­ern civil­i­sa­tion. The sym­bi­otic re­la­tion­ship be­tween sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy has not only gifted hu­man­ity with daily com­forts and con­ve­nience, but also many med­i­cal break­throughs have been made.

The pro­gres­sion of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy raises more ques­tions and opens up re­search op­por­tu­ni­ties to drive in­no­va­tion vi­tal for pro­duc­tiv­ity and eco­nomic progress as well as con­ser­va­tion ef­forts.

As one of Malaysia’s pre­mier in­sti­tu­tions of higher learn­ing with a ster­ling track record of over 48 years of aca­demic ex­cel­lence, Tunku Ab­dul Rah­man Univer­sity Col­lege (TAR UC) re­mains true to its vi­sion to fo­cus the devel­op­ment of its stu­dents by al­low­ing them to achieve their high­est po­ten­tial and equip­ping grad­u­ates with the nec­es­sary skills to suc­ceed in life and work, con­tribut­ing to the tech­no­log­i­cal, eco­nomic and so­cial ad­vance­ment of the na­tion.

Draw­ing from its more than 48 years of aca­demic strength and re­search ca­pa­bil­ity, TAR UC of­fers Mas­ter of Sci­ence and Mas­ter of Sci­ence (Life Sci­ence) pro­grammes to give stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to carry out re­al­life high im­pact sci­en­tific re­search projects with rel­e­vant in­dus­try part­ners un­der the guid­ance of pro­fes­sional and highly qual­i­fied teach­ing staff with years of work­ing and re­search ex­pe­ri­ence.

Hop­ing to gain an edge in the com­pet­i­tive ca­reer en­vi­ron­ment as well as more re­search op­por­tu­ni­ties, it was only nat­u­ral for Lim Shi Yun to pur­sue post­grad­u­ate stud­ies to fur­ther de­velop her tech­ni­cal skills and ac­quire more knowl­edge in the field of re­search and de­sign. Hav­ing com­pleted her di­ploma and Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Bio­science with Chem­istry, Shi Yun is cur­rently pur­su­ing her Mas­ter of Sci­ence (Life Sci­ence) with an area of in­ter­est in molec­u­lar bi­ol­ogy and cell cul­ture.

“As I had com­pleted my ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion at TAR UC, I de­cided to pur­sue my post­grad­u­ate here, be­ing fa­mil­iar with the lec­tur­ers and the en­vi­ron­ment,” she said.

“Be­sides, the Mas­ter of Sci­ence pro­gramme of­fered is very af­ford­able and I was able to fur­ther re­duce my fi­nan­cial bur­den through the schol­ar­ship of­fered by TAR UC and by help­ing my su­per­vi­sor as a re­search as­sis­tant.

“While TAR UC’s Mas­ter of Sci­ence pro­gramme is still rel­a­tively new, I’m im­pressed with the fa­cil­i­ties and re­search equip­ment avail­able. With the univer­sity col­lege’s stel­lar rep­u­ta­tion of de­liv­er­ing aca­demic ex­cel­lence, I truly be­lieve this pro­gramme has the po­ten­tial to be de­vel­oped in the fu­ture,” she shared.

The Mas­ter of Sci­ence (Life Sci­ence) pro­gramme lies at the in­ter­sec­tion of un­der­stand­ing the en­vi­ron­ment in which we live and guid­ing con­ser­va­tion ef­forts, as well as al­low­ing the devel­op­ment of novel ther­a­peu­tics and in­no­va­tive med­i­cal de­vices, thereby di­rectly im­prov­ing hu­man health and con­ser­va­tion ef­forts to save the en­vi­ron­ment. Mean­while, the Mas­ter of Sci­ence pro­gramme fo­cuses on gain­ing greater un­der­stand­ing of the nat­u­ral world and how it works with ob­serv­able phys­i­cal ev­i­dence as the ba­sis of that un­der­stand­ing, which would then be used to de­velop prac­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tions for the ad­vance­ment of new tech­nolo­gies and in­ven­tions.

To find out more about TAR UC’s post­grad­u­ate pro­grammes of­fered by the Fac­ulty of Ap­plied Sciences, visit the Info Day on Sept 10-11 from 9am-5pm at Ban­gu­nan Tan Siew Sin, Kuala Lumpur Main Cam­pus.

■ For de­tails, visit www.tarc.edu.my.

Lim Shi Yun sub­cul­tur­ing cells dur­ing an ex­per­i­ment.

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