Tuesday, October 13, 2009


It has been said that time and tide waits for no man. ISDEV is surely not exempted from the ticking of time too. Amidst the apparent silence ISDEV has been a buzzed with activities in these past three months.

In August, whilst the majority of USM fraternity were basking in the mid-semester break, ISDEV members were busy organizing and simultaneously participating in the 4th International Graduate Workshop held at Dewan Persidangan Universiti, USM on 18 – 19 August, 2009. A total of 61 working papers were presented of which participants from varied international background congregated at the said workshop. There were two keynote addresses which were aptly themed on “Academic Integrity”. Director of ISDEV, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh, the first key note speaker talked about Academic Integrity in Writing whilst the second key note speaker, Dr. Mohammad Zaini bin Abdu Bakar delivered his address on the second day about Academic Integrity in Research.

Certificate of Participation

Dr Zakaria (left) from USM and Avrizal (right) from Medan

Registration: Sunaryo from Malang, Indonesia (left) and Dr Masakaree Ardae from Thailand (right)


The Conference

The Dean of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Prof Roshada Hashim (left) receiving a gift from the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad (right) after closing the Conference

More events have been planned for the month of October. Recently MISDEV’09 organized an intellectual trip to the headquarters of HPA in Perlis (with a shopping spree to Padang Besar and a bite at Radix Fried Chicken in Alor Star). In the pipeline for this month are as follows:

1) Four proposal presentations of ISDEV postgraduate students by research on 16th and 30th October respectively
2) Feast for ISDEV newly-wed members on 16th October
3) Farewell feast for MISDEV ’08 coupled with “Majlis Restu Ilmu” on 16th October, and
4) The 3rd ISDEV International Islamic Development Management Conference: Islamic Capital Market on 28-29th October and
5) Monthly Graduate Supervision on 30th October

Prof Syukri giving an introductory lecture in the bus on a trip to HPA in Perlis

ISDEV Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr Miftah Rohim delivering tazkirah on the journey to HPA in Perlis

Dinner at Radix Fried Chicken restaurat in Alor Setar, Kedah

From left: Mohd Amin, Mohd Zulhafiz and Ekarat Sitisan at the Radix Fried Chicken restaurant

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