Saturday, May 4, 2013


Wan Nor Haniza Wan Hasan approaching USM VC,
Professor Dato' Dr. Omar Osman to receive her award

3 May - Wan Norhaniza Wan Hassan, ISDEV’s PhD student (or RISDEV) recently received the “Anugerah Persada Kencana- Penyelidikan Terbaik PhD Sastera Tulen” (The Persada Kencana Award – Best PhD Research (Pure Arts)) during the ‘Majlis Persada Kencana’ held at Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia on Thursday 11 April, 2013. She received the award in recognition of her academic excellence and the huge potential of her research.

Wan Norhaniza (centre) with ISDEV lecturers, student and research assistant
(from right to left) Dr Zakaria, Dr Zaini, Shereeza and Nur Inani

According to Wan Norhaniza, this award was totally unexpected to her. Nonetheless she is grateful to Allah SWT and described the acknowledgement as a sign of recognition of her research area. She also added that the award given to her is extremely meaningful and she valued the trust that has been placed on her by the university. She is currently conducting a research on ‘Indeks Pembangunan Berteraskan Islam’ (Islamic-based Development Index). This research is expected to ensure that the development that is said to be Islamic-based does not exhibit the characteristics of a conventional development.

The backdrop of the Anugerah Persada Kencana

Wan Norhaniza received a plaque, certificate and cash. The award was presented by USM Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato’ Dr. Omar Osman. The event was officiated by the Deputy Minister for Higher Learning, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

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