Universiti Sains Malaysia acronym: Founded on 1 June as a statutory body with its own constitution, it is among Usm nibong tebal tinder dating site oldest institute of higher learning IHL in Northern Malaysia. It has three campuses, a main campus on the island of Penanga health campus in Kelantanand an engineering campus in Nibong Tebal.
The number of lecturers is about 1, which leads to a student-lecturer ratio of around The idea of a university in Penang was first mooted by D. Ramanathan in in the State Assembly and later crystallised when he was nominated chairman of the Penang University Project committee. USM was established as a statutory body in as the second university in Malaysia. It was first known as Universiti Pulau Pinang.
Init moved to its present hectare site at Minden formerly Minden Barracks of the British Far East Command in Gelugor10 kilometres from the city of Georgetown. There are two other USM campuses: USM offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to more than 28, students. The management of the university is carried out through the executive power of the Board of Directors, made up of members chosen from the university, representatives from government departments and those appointed by the Ministry of Higher Education.
In August USM created a new role of Ombudsman to deal with staff issues and protect whistleblowers. Salleh Yaapar, who is a former staff of the USM and is on a rolling 2-year contract. Twenty four academic schools, 14 centres and 7 units have been established. Of the schools, 12 are applied science and technology-based schools: The pure science schools are Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Computer Sciences, and Physics, all of which offer courses that are similar to those available in other universities.
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As part of its continuing expansion, the university established the School of Computer Sciences and the School of Communication as of March The distance education program offered through the School of Distance Education was adopted by the university in The Main campus has the name of a German city Minden because the campus was built on the territory of the former British Minden Barrackswhich themselves were named after the Battle of Minden.
Started as a USM hospital inthe Health campus has expanded after the School of Medical Science was moved from the main campus to the present site which is 73 hectares. The School of Medical Science was moved from the main campus in June After operating in the state for 15 years —the Engineering Campus moved to the present site in Nibong TebalPenang. USM is the one of the Malaysian public universities to use term school in Malay; Pusat Pengajian instead of the term faculty that is used in other Malaysian public universities.
However, to promote research, the university allocates money from its operating funds annually as incentive and for short-term research purposes.
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There are external sources of funding as well, but these are largely ad hoc and do not, as a rule, result in the development of major research facilities. Some external research links have been established through individual and through institutional networking arrangements.
Research areas at USM include brain and neuroscience, environmental science, aquaculture, biomedical and pharmaceutical studies, natural language processing and computer aided translation, information technology, food technology, polymer science and technology, biotechnology, distance education, geographical information system, structure analysis, materials science, engineering, surface chemistry, and robotic vision.
Penang has research facilities for collaborative search, particularly in coastal pollution, mangrove ecosystem and marine aquaculture. USM offers three modes of study for the graduate programmes, i. The majority of the foreign "Usm nibong tebal tinder dating site" are from other parts of Southeast Asia as well as the Middle East. Almost all undergraduate degree programmes at the university require a minimum full-time residence of three years. Degrees in engineering, health sciences, pharmacy, medicine and dentistry require minimum periods of study between four and five years.
Most undergraduate courses are taught in English, especially in science courses, except for humanities and social science. International students have to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the national language as part of the entrance criteria.
However they will be taught as one of compulsory subjects once they enroll as a student. USM has programmes for foreign students, and they can undertake one or two semesters. These students are considered full-time and enjoy the benefits of USM's academic and physical facilities. The School of Distance Education was established in to provide opportunities for local working adults to obtain a tertiary qualification. These students are able to undertake undergraduate courses while they are in full-time employment.
At present four undergraduate degree programmes are available through distance learning: Library of Universiti Sains Malaysia . USM has facilities for student accommodation, sporting and recreation.
They are known as student villages or hostels Desasiswa in Malayand they are on campus. Cafeterias can be found all around the university area.
USM provides sporting facilities such as archery range, cricket, football field, badminton courts, tennis courts, hockey ground, rugby field, softball, squash courts, and basketball courts. Other activities include cultural activities, leadership programs, community service programs and excellence programs with the co-operation of the Student Advisory and Development Unit, the Sports Unit, the Arts and Cultural Development Unit, Hostel Management. Activities are realised through societies, clubs, sports and cultural activities, motivation workshops and debate competitions.
There are annual activities such as forums, workshops and programs in conjunction with the National Day celebrations such as the Ambang Merdeka Night and the Merdeka Campus Walk, and religious activities such as Usm nibong tebal tinder dating site Recitation and Ramadhan Appreciation Month "Usm nibong tebal tinder dating site" the holy month of Ramadhan.
The hostels known as student villages or Desasiswa in Malay under the property of the University of Science Malaysia are as follows:.
However, it dropped out of the list of top universities in the world in USM's then vice-chancellor Prof Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak said that the addition of new criteria such as the employer survey could have contributed to the sharp drop in the university's integrity: They have built up a stable reputation in that time. Dzulkifli also cited the poor staff-student ratio in Malaysian universities: USM now has 35, students including 28, undergraduates but the number of lecturers, about 1, has not increased in tandem.
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