Remain 5-star achievement, UMP focuses on improving higher education quality
Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) will continue to strengthen its efforts in advancing and expanding higher education by focusing on higher level education and Technical and Vocational Training (TVET).
Various efforts are being developed to focus on improving the country’s technical capabilities, including through the offering of industry-driven academic programmes to produce holistic graduates.
For QS Stars University Ratings 2022 evaluation assessed by the Rating System Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Stars Rating, UMP managed to maintain its 5 star achievement based on overall achievement until 18 January 2025.
According to Professor Ts. Dr. Yuserrie Zainuddin, who performs the function of the Vice-Chancellor of UMP, the university also focuses on collaboration networking between UMP and local and foreign industries to further enhance the technical capabilities of both sides.
UMP researchers develop SCAV self-driving bus for campus residents
With various expertise in the engineering and technology field, researchers from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) are currently developing a smart bus with a computer system to move on its own without a driver (self-driving).
The Smart Campus Autonomous Vehicle (SCAV) is equipped with various sensors and smart technology computers to move from one destination to another by itself through the control of a computer system equipped with on-campus traffic information.
The Head of Programme (Mechatronics Engineering), Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering Technology (FTKPM), Ts. Dr. Muhammad Aizzat Zakaria, who specialises in self-driving car technology engineering (autonomous vehicle), said that this bus is the first self-driving bus in Malaysia developed by internal experts.
“Currently, the development process is in the final stages with 80 per cent completion and is now focusing on high-specification algorithms and technology in the bus itself.
German Ambassador’s visit to UMP strengthens bilateral good relations
The visit by the German Ambassador to Malaysia, TYT Dr. Peter Blomeyer to Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) strengthened the 12 years of academic collaboration between Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and German educational institutions in developing the German engineering education model (Fachhochschule) in the country’s technical education system.
The arrival of TYT Dr. Peter Blomeyer was welcomed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Rosli Hainin and the Director of the German Academic Collaboration Centre, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Ruzaimi Mat Rejab with the management of the Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology (FTKMA) and the Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering Technology (FTKPM).
Also present were the Dean of FTKMA, Professor Dr. Mahadzhir Ishak, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology (FTKEE), Associate Professor Dr. Hamdan Daniyal and Dean of FTKPM, Associate Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Faiz Mohd Turan.