Monash lauded for R&D


MONASH University Malaysia (MUM) was honoured with an Award for Excellence in Research and Development at the inaugural Private Education Night 2003 held recently. 

MUM Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Robert Bignall received the award from Education Minister Tan Sri Musa Mohamad. 

Prof Bignall said the award reinforced MUM's position as a leading provider of quality education underpinned by research and the latest developments. 

He said MUM's commitment to research was evident with the allocation of more than RM2mil in internal research grants for staff over the last five years. 

The university has also established a number of R&D units that focus on fields such as banking and finance, business and economic modelling, Malaysian business and information and communication technology. 

Meanwhile, Clarence Yapp, a first-year engineering student at MUM, was awarded a Monash Entrance Scholarship. 

Yapp was among 104 students from the university who were presented scholarship certificates by Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia James Wise in a recent ceremony at the university. 

Fifteen students received full fee scholarships, 19 students 50% partial scholarships, and the rest scholarships valued at 20% of their semester tuition fees for undergraduate degree courses. 

Wise also presented a Malaysia Australia Alumni Council Colombo Plan Commemoration Scholarship certificate and medallion to Jordan Devine, an exchange student from Monash Australia.  

Jordan said the award has enables him to spend a semester studying at the Malaysia Campus and getting to know more about the Malaysia way of life. 

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