UUM received a visit from the MyMentor delegation, led by the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of MyMentor, Prof. Graham Kendall, who is also the Rector of the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC).
The delegation was given a warm welcome by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail, and senior officers of UUM. The meeting was held at the Vice-Chancellor’s Meeting Room, yesterday.
Among others, the delegation expressed their interests in collaborating on academic projects and undertaking the MyMentor programme at UUM.
A session, called the MyMentor Talk, was held at the Main Meeting Room, School of Technology Management and Logistics (STML), by Prof. Graham Kendall.
Prof. Kendall explained that MyMentor aimed to fullfill two Key Performance Indicators (KPI), namely, to train 230 post-doctoral academics from public universities within a six-year period, and to produce a total of 350 high quality research papers.
The MyMentor programme is a six-year initiative that aspires to develop post-doctoral research in Malaysia by way of pairing a mentor and a mentee for a period of 24 months or two years. The mentor comes from Nottingham, Southampton or Monash, and the mentee comes from one of the public universities in Malaysia.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Monash University Malaysia, and the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus launched the MyMentor programme on 13 April 2015 with competitive entry requirements so as to attract the country’s best researchers.
Early on in the day, the MyMentor delegation was given an overview of the university at the Welcome Centre.