Sunday, August 31, 2014


On 18 August 2014, the appointment of ISDEV Council Members was officially and formally made in a brief meeting chaired by the Vice Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Professor Dato' Dr. Omar Osman.

Dato' VC of USM (5th from left) and Prof Syukri (6th from left) with ISDEV lecturers and ISDEV Fellows of Academic Staff Training Scheme after the meeting

The meeting which was held at the Chancellery Conference Room (CCR), Level 6, Chancellery Office included a discussion on the various actions that have carried out since ISDEV was upgraded to a Research Centre of Excellence (CoE). In addition, future plans and direction were also discussed.

Also involved in the discussion were Puan Noriah Mohamad and Puan Noraida Mohd Nasir from Academic/Senate Department, Tuan Haji Abdul Aziz Che Jusoh and Sharulnizam Mohd Noor from Development Department, and Encik Amin Karim from the School of Social Sciences.

Dato' VC holding up the appointment letter flanked by four ISDEV pioneering lecturers, from left: Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi, Dr Zakaria Bahari and from right: Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad and Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh

The discussion also includes the latest development on the current status of renovation works carried out to the previously Astronomy and Atmospheric Research building which will be occupied by ISDEV temporarily whilst awaiting for the actual ISDEV building to be completed in the near future. 

The appointment of ISDEV Director and ISDEV Deputy Director as well as the transfer of academic staff, support staff including those under the ISDEV Academic Staff Training Scheme (ISDEV ASTS) Fellows and former students under the purview of the School of Social Sciences was also in the agenda of discussion that day.

A Poignant Moment - the handing over of the  Letter of Appointment of the ISDEV Council members from Dato' VC to Prof Syukri.

The highlight of the discussion culminated with the signing of the letter of appointment of ISDEV Council Members by USM VC. The simple ceremony was witnessed by ISDEV Director, Prof. Muhammad Syukri Salleh, ISDEV Deputy Director Dr. Zakaria Bahari, Senior Deputy Registrar Academic Management Division, Noriah Mohamad, Senior Director of Development, Haji Aziz Che Jusoh, Chief Architect Shahrulnizam Mohamad Nor, Principal Assistant Registrar School of Social Sciences, Mr Amin Karim, as well as ISDEV lecturers and ISDEV ASTS Fellows.

A momentous occasion that is definitely cherished and treasured. 

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