BOLD Grants Awarded to UNITEN Staff

Recipients of the BOLD grants alongside Dato’ Kamal and Datin Lariyah.

KAJANG, 2nd November – UNITEN Start-Up/BOLD Grant Recipients and Post Doctoral Researchers Meet Up Session 2017 was conducted at the Student Lounge, UNITEN Student Center (USC) on the 30th October 2017. The event was held to congratulate the recipients of the BOLD Grant, granting approximately RM1.3 million to 64 of UNITEN’s academic staffs as well as start-up grants totaling RM430, 000 to 22 of the academic staffs.

An initiative to transform UNITEN into a globally competitive energy-focused university by 2025, the initiative known as BOLD2025 compromises a variety of aspects. The grants given to members of staff serves as an incentive to further encourage them to further conduct their own researches to even greater heights and to even higher levels.

Dato’ Kamal delivering his speech to those attending.

Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha, the vice chancellor of UNITEN mentioned in his speech, “Involvement from all staff is vital in ensuring that we achieve our aspiration within the stipulated time frame with synergy of support, effort and teamwork from everyone in UNITEN.”

Emphasizing mostly on the dire importance of BOLD2025, Dato’ Kamal also encouraged academicians and post-graduate students to conduct more research as they receive ample financial support from Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

Datin Prof. Ir. Dr. Lariyah Mohd Sidek, assistant vice chancellor (research) of UNITEN hopes that one of the objectives of the Research Excellence Goal which aims to recognize, appreciate, and nurture different talents can increase the research outcomes tremendously and can be achieved through this incentive. She also reminds everyone that the battle is far from over as even though the research team had garnered four stars from Malaysia Research Assesment (MyRA), the goal is to instead achieve six stars.

Written by: Shazrina Zainal

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