Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wow... USM as Apex (Accelerated Program for Excellence) University?

.::USM beautiful logo::.
Is this just a dream or what? Previously it was announced that USM is a 5 star IPTA in the country, leaving others behind especially UM. And now, once again USM shows its true color! USM is chosen as the APEX university in Malaysia. The annoucement was made the Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Khaled Nordin on 3rd Sept 2008.

"KUALA LUMPUR 3 Sept. – Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi mengumumkan Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) sebagai universiti Apex.

Menterinya, Datuk Khaled Nordin berkata, USM dipilih selepas ia memenuhi ciri-ciri kualitatif dan kuantitatif yang ditetapkan. – Utusan."

So, for those who dont know what is Apex University, it is a programme which is constructed by the government to prepare a quick access for the selected university to be world class status. The APEX university status will be granted to the most promising institution, and the one with the most potential to break into the world’s 50 best university ranking. With the status, the university will be given access to resources that can improve facilities and attract the best students.
On 23rd August, there were four universities which short listed as the candidates out of 9 U's which applied for it.
The nine are Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), International Islamic Universiti (UIAM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Sains Islam (USIM), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten).

"Universiti yang bakal mendapat status APEX ini akan diterapkan dengan amalan-amalan terbaik global secara menyeluruh serta perlu membudayakan kecemerlangan dan budaya kerja berprestasi tinggi baik dalam pengajaran mahupun penyelidikan.

Universiti Apex akan menjadi penanda aras peringkat dunia dalam bidang pengajian tinggi dan langkah memperkenalkan status itu di negara ini dibuat Perdana Menteri sendiri ketika melancarkan PSPTN Ogos tahun lalu. Dalam pelan itu, ia membahagikan universiti kepada tiga kumpulan iaitu Universiti Apex, Universiti Elit dan Universiti Kompetitif"

I'm proud to be an undergraduate of USM! so best of Luck USM in achieving greater success in future.

Previously USM in Excellent category

3 comments:

Taptrick said...

Hehe...why do i have this nagging feeling that only USM Penang will be world class ? :P

What about USMKK ? :P

Hahahaha~

mavis2020 said...

haha.. because of USMKK, USM is achieving this u know ;) though im sure the prob of usmkk is within the hostels lar..

Airin Koay said...

i'm so proud USM is my alma mater! :)