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A Japanese approach to biotech
She feels the dedication of her lecturers is an advantage at UCSI. Additionally, the lecturers also encourage students to broaden their horizons to excel in both studies as well as external competitions and seminars.
This saw Lee presenting her undergraduate project at The World Anti-Cancer Congress and Exhibition held in Penang this year. On top of that, she graduated with First Class Honours.
Her juniors matched her success when they emerged triumphant at the recent 25th Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar, sweeping four out of the six awards presented.
The university’s unique Praxis approach makes it compulsory for students to undergo a two-month internship placement at the end of each academic year so that students like Lee have the advantage of working for two months each academic year, instead of just during their final year.
Her passion for biotechnology and research as well as the faculty’s reputation for research excellence saw Lee choosing to pursue a postgraduate qualification at UCSI. She is currently enrolled in the MSc Applied Sciences, by Research programme.
With a smile, she shares that her research ambition was made possible by UCSI.
“I would not be able to pursue my dreams in research if it was not for UCSI giving me scholarships – both for my bachelor and master’s degrees.”