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Written by Wan Huraizul b Wan Halkap.

We are improving from the previous standings - from rank 18, and now to 16 (Malaysia). While Internationally, we are improving a lot from 2302, going up to 2034. (+268) 

The highest increase among Comprehensive Universities. - Adam Francis 

Like I said before, although our overall ranks are moving up, if you noticed, the rank for all Presence, Impact & Openness are increasing, but for the Excellence part, we dropped slightly.

This shows that, other Universities (globally) too are improving their web contents (UNIMAS - 3704 improve to 3279), backlinks ( UNIMAS - 5256 improve to 4612) & pdf files(UNIMAS - 2124 improve to 1500) while we are doing the same. We need extra efforts to push it higher. Good news is, our pdf papers (IR) are increasing with the help from CAIS & PTjs' contributions. Thanks to the team.

But, we need more cited papers published in SCOPUS, Google Scholar & etc. That's why the excellence part is dropping from 1961 to 1967, despite the increase in Openness (but this is also being affected globally by other Universities' efforts). 

We are moving somewhere through ePrints & web-page sizes, but we need to work harder to push the numbers for UNIMAS IR and also cited papers. Maybe a policy would help here.

Other notes : 

Compared to other Comprehensive Universities :

UMS is dropping from 9th to 14th (International - from 1573 dropping to 1961-388
UiTM maintain at 6th (International - from 936 improving to 881+55
UIA is dropping from 8th to 10th (International - from 1462 dropping to 1484-22

While others :

UTeM is dropping from 17th to 20th Ranks (International - from 2214 dropping to 2443-229
UM is improving from 4th to 1st (International - from 646 improving to 461+185
UPM is dropping from 1st to 4th. (International - from 420 dropping to 598-178

Last but not least, personally, I would like to thank all PTjs Microsite's Webmasters, Academicians, CAIS  & CICTS team and also Ling & Flora for their support in this round of evaluation. 

I believe a lot of improvements can be made to ensure a better results for next evaluation cycles. Thank you all for the great team work.

Hope you can share this good news to the rest of webometrics committee members. :)

Information Technology Officer

 

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Written by Wan Huraizul b Wan Halkap.

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Isu air: Bagaikan tarik semula janji
HAFEZDULLAH MOHD HASSAN & JANATUL FIRDAUS YAACOB
19 OGOS 2015

 

SHAH ALAM – Pemberian air percuma sebanyak 20 meter padu di negeri ini mungkin terjejas jika kerajaan negeri bercadang menaikkan tarif air, demikian reaksi penganalisis politik.

Pensyarah Kanan Fakulti Pengurusan dan Peniagaan Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Dr Baayah Baba berkata, jika tarif air dinaikkan, pemberian air percuma tidak mampu bertahan lama.

"Ia ternyata boleh menyebabkan kerugian besar kepada kerajaan negeri. Lambat laun subsidi air sudah pasti akan dimansuhkan," katanya.

Baayah berkata, cadangan berkenaan juga membuatkan rakyat hilang kepercayaan kepada kerajaan negeri.

“Kelebihan pada rakyat akan kurang sebab masa pilihan raya lalu mereka berjanji nak berikan air percuma, tetapi ditarik balik pula.

“Mereka yang berpendapatan rendah pasti akan marah terutama yang mengharapkan bantuan air percuma,” katanya kepada Sinar Harian.

Menurutnya, kerajaan negeri boleh menarik balik pemberian air percuma, tetapi bukan kepada mereka yang miskin dan berpendapatan rendah.

Katanya, bayaran air sepatutnya dikenakan kepada golongan yang mampu dan tinggal di kawasan tertentu sahaja.

Baayah bagaimanapun tidak menafikan, pembatalan pemberian air percuma itu boleh membantu kerajaan negeri melakukan banyak penjimatan.

“Bayangkan kalau mereka dapat kutip RM10 satu rumah, berapa banyak dah kerajaan negeri dapat berjimat,” katanya.

Sementara itu, Dekan Fakulti Ekonomi dan Perniagaan Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UMS), Prof Dr Shazali Abu Mansor pula menyatakan pandangan berbeza.

Menurut Shazali, jika berlaku penarikan semula air percuma, ia tidak akan membebankan rakyat, sebaliknya dapat membantu kerajaan negeri mengelak pembaziran air.

“Rakyat akan mengambil mudah jika mereka diberikan air percuma kerana menganggap sumber semula jadi berkenaan tidak berharga.

“Kalau dikenakan bayaran, mereka tak akan menggunakannya sesuka hati dan menggunakannya dengan bijak malah sumber air juga dapat dijimatkan dengan sebaik mungkin,” katanya.

Menurutnya, pemberian air percuma banyak memberi kesan negatif kerana orang ramai cenderung mengambil mudah atas kelebihan berkenaan.

“Kalau subsidi ini tak diberikan lagi mentaliti membazir dapat dihapuskan dan ia membantu kerajaan negeri menjimatkan perbelanjaan,” katanya.

Penganalisis Politik, Prof Madya Dr Ismail Sualman pula berkata, jika wujud usul menarik balik pemberian air percuma ia bertentangan dengan manifesto kerajaan negeri yang menawarkan kebajikan untuk rakyat.

Katanya, rakyat pasti akan mengungkit janji dalam pilihan raya lepas dan menganggap pentadbiran kerajaan negeri tidak menepati janji.

“Tidak adil untuk rakyat apabila subsidi yang diberikan ditarik balik kerana air adalah adalah anugerah ALLAH yang sepatutnya diberikan secara percuma.

“Perkara ini membebankan rakyat dan melambangkan betapa tidak cekapnya kerajaan negeri dalam menangani isu air,” katanya.

Menurutnya, isu tidak timbul jika kerajaan negeri tidak main tarik tali dengan kerajaan pusat bagi menangani masalah air terutama dalam hal yang berkaitan dengan Langat 2.

“Kerajaan negeri harus mempercepatkan pembinaan Langat 2 dan bukan melewat-lewatkannya dengan memberikan banyak alasan.

“Kalau kerajaan negeri masih berdegil untuk meneliti perjanjian dan buat mengikut cara mereka, selagi itulah rakyat akan berdepan dengan masalah air,” katanya.

Sumber: Sinar Harian

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Written by Nur Zaimah bt Ubaidillah.

Short-term training to Universiti Malaysia Sarawak  (UNIMAS) has started!

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It is Reitaku University's aims to global human resource development, by building strong foundation in Malaysia. This is by discussions with the Office of the Chancellor. Since the growing efforts of the University to learn different cultures in Malaysia, a group of students from Reitaku University embarked on a training tour in English and economic (February 17, 2013) to University Malaysia Sarawak.

A new education program of the University, as part of the ASEAN-MC, short-term training for the (Reitaku University Exchange Program at UNIMAS) is conducted. Akune Associate Professor Ono and Vice President,Horiuchi, K. Professor of International Exchange Center participated during the memorable visit.

Please visit http://www.reitaku-u.ac.jp/president/essay/20130228-5415.html for full article.

 

 

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Written by Nur Zaimah bt Ubaidillah.

Unimas researchers bag 16 medals at Pecipta

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KOTA SAMARAHAN: Researchers from University Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) bagged 16 medals from the International Exposition of Research and Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning 2013 (Pecipta) recently.They had recently participated in the exposition that was jointly organised by the Ministry of Education, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) from Nov 7 to 9 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.The objective of Pecipta’13 was to exhibit the inventions, innovations and other outcomes emanating from researches undertaken by all the public institutions of higher learning in the country. A press release issued yesterday highlighted that Unimas had showcased 15 inventions at the exposition and took home one Special Award, one Gold, seven Silver and seven Bronzes. The project entitled ‘WikiTours: Achieving Performance Sustainability Through Spatial Integration’ led by Associate Prof Dr Lo May Chiun from the Faculty of Economics and Business won the Gold Medal.

The project also won the Special Award awarded by Qatari Invention from Qatar.

The seven innovations that won the silver medals were ‘I-Bamboo Transit Bicycle’ by Prof Dr Khairul Aidil Azlin Abdul Rahman from Institute of Design and Innovation; ‘Ecomod from Sago Biomass’ and ‘Biochar Drawing Media’ by Associate Prof Dr Nazlina Shaari from Institute of Design and Innovation; ‘Silcat 2.0: Eco-Catalysts For Efficient Biodiesel Production’ by Associate Prof Dr Zainab Ngaini of the Faculty of Resource Science and Technology; ‘Novel Enzymes For Efficient Bioethanol Production From Solid Biomass’ by Associate Prof Dr Abu Salleh Ahmed from the Faculty of Engineering; ‘Efficient Biodiesel Production From Jatropha Oil By Using Novel Catalyst as A Clean Fuel For Diesel Engine’ by Associate Prof Dr Abu Salleh Ahmed from the Faculty of Engineering; and ‘e-TORO: Indigenous Botanical Knowledge Management System Of Penan’ by Associate Prof Dr Alvin Yeo We from the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations.

The recipients for the Bronze Medals were Dr Noor Alamshah Bolhassan (Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology) – ‘Ecodemia: Integrated Organisation Learning Management System’; Dr Chin Suk Fun (Faculty of Resource Science and Technology) – ‘Magnetic Cellulose Aerogel With High Oil Absorption Capacity’; Associate Prof Dr Siti Noor Linda Taib (Faculty of Engineering) – ‘Shallow Peat And Soft Soil Sampler With Detachable Molds’; Dr Cheah Wai Shiang (Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology) – ‘Sympulse-Community Health Screening Technolog’; Assoc Prof Dr Puah Chin Hong (Faculty of Economics and Business) – ‘Measuring Business Cycle Fluctuation: An Alternative Precursor To The Economic Crises’; Chuah Kee Man (Centre for Language Studies) – ‘Leximinds 2.0 – Adaptive Mobile Vocabulary Learning App’; and Assoc Prof Dr Awang Ahmad Sallehin Awang Husaini (Faculty of Resource Science and Technology) – ‘AgriBioActiv-SF: Green Biological Control Agent And Biofertiliser For Total Organic Solution’.

Source: The Borneo Post