Wednesday, April 23, 2008

UTAR New President

UTAR New President that I think I will really wanted him to teach me Engineering when I'm in MMU. He was a well known lecturer that everyone was fond of. He is good in teaching the student in the class. I never thought he would come to UTAR. I only heard good things about him when he is in MMU. Well, MMU never appreciate his contribution towards the University, then UTAR will do so. Hope that UTAR gonna grow better because of him. He have vision and mission for Malaysia. All the best.

A little bit background of him.
Information from UTAR.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Engr. Dato' Dr. Chuah Hean Teik as the next President/CEO of the University to succeed Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ng Lay Swee effective 1 April 2008.

The establishment of UTAR in 2002 saw the appointment of Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ng as the first President/CEO of the University. With an initial intake of 411 students studying in one of the eight Bachelor degree programmes, the University has grown tremendously under her stewardship till this day. UTAR currently has over 16,000 students and offers nearly 60 programmes, from Foundation courses to Bachelor and Postgraduate degrees.

Prof. Chuah brings with him over 20 years of vast technical expertise and academic experience to the University. Previously a Senior Professor from the Multimedia University, he held various posts and was Vice-President of Research and Development and Academic Development, the Dean of Engineering and the Director of Research at MMU. He was also the Penang State Government Professor of ICT at MMU from June 2001 to Jan 2008.

Prof. Chuah is a well known expert in applied electromagnetics and microwave remote sensing. He has authored and co-authored more than 220 papers in international journals and conferences. He has received many awards, both locally and internationally. Among them are the Professor Chin Fung Kee Gold Medal for Engineering Management, the inaugural Young Engineer Award by the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, the Young Scientist Awards at the 23rd and 24th General Assemblies of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), the Young Scientist Award (Industrial Sector) by the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, the Malaysian Toray Science Foundation Science and Technology Award for his contributions in the area of microwave remote sensing, and the Sterling Award from the Sterling Group of Universities for his services in the promotion of the engineering profession.

Prof. Chuah is a Chartered Engineer registered with the UK Engineering Council and is currently the Deputy President/President Elect of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. Prof. Chuah is also a Council Member and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society, UK; the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK; the Electromagnetics Academy, USA; Hon. Fellow of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations, a Founding Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, USA; and Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Prof. Chuah graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honours, Master's in Engineering Science and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, from University of Malaya.

In recognition of his valuable services, the Governor of the State of Penang Malaysia conferred upon him an Order of Chivalry, Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri, which carries the title 'Dato' in July 2005.

Education is a long-term endeavour that must progress with changing times and new technologies. As always, UTAR not only maintains its position on the importance of providing ample educational opportunities to the nation's youth, but also strives to ensure a wholesome educational system for the development of well-rounded human resource that is capable and competitive.

With the impact from globalisation becoming more significant, the country's future competitiveness will be built upon its research and development capabilities. UTAR will continue to strengthen and expand the number of Master's and Doctoral programmes to raise overall competitiveness, educational quality and nurture talents of the country.

UTAR is confident that Prof. Chuah will provide strong leadership to UTAR as it soars to still greater heights, both internationally and to meet the national agenda and objectives of revitalising education for the nation.

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