UNIVERSITI Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) has been given a five-star rating in the Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA).
Pointing out that UMT was among only three public higher learning institutions in the country to receive a five-star rating for best achievements, its vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Nor Aieni Mokhtar said the varsity would work towards receiving a six-star rating next year.
“This achievement demonstrated UMT’s commitment to ensuring our research and innovation continue to improve and are on par with other higher learning institutions in Malaysia, ” she said in her speech at MyRA’s award ceremony on July 12.
She also announced a number of strategic initiatives themed “Road to 6 Star MyRA UMT 2021”, which the institution would carry out to enhance research and innovation, and lead its research direction that focuses on Quadruple and Quintuple Helix Framework (academia, government, community, industry and environment).
“Research and development is the heart of all universities. The achievement of a university is measured through this to ensure global visibility.
“It is important to move together in unity in an effort to strengthen and enable UMT’s achievements to be recognised, not only nationally but more importantly, internationally, ” she said, adding that UMT is a comprehensive university which aims to boost society’s well-being and the country’s economy.
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