Friday, October 31, 2014


The participants of INGRAW 2014

ISDEV with the cooperation of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), recently co-organised the 9th ISDEV International Graduate Workshop 2014 (INGRAW 2014) at the University Conference Hall (DPU) of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Pulau Pinang. The two days conference was held with the focused aim to provide the platform for research students at the Master or PhD levels to present and share their researches that are related to Islam to fellow participants.

USM Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Prof. Dato' Dr Mohamad Jantan,
delivering the Keynote Address

There were two Keynote Addresses delivered at INGRAW 2014. On the first day, the Keynote Address was delivered by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Professor Dato' Dr. Mohamad Jantan on “Graduate Supervision: Expectations of Supervisors”. The second Keynote Address was delivered by ISDEV Director, Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh on “Expectations of a Thesis Examiner” on the last day of INGRAW .

ISDEV Director, Prof. Dr. Muuhammad Syukri Salleh delivering the 2nd Keynote Address

INGRAW 2014 was held from 27 till 28 October 2014. A total of 87 papers were presented ranging from topics on “Development, Human Development, Leadership, Islamic Services, Zakat,Quality and Halal Management, Consumerism, Celestial Asset, Management and Governance, Current and Social Issues, Research Methodology and Hadith, Banking as well as Islamic Scripture and Thoughts.” In the meantime 18 resource persons from within USM and outside USM such as from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh were roped-in to assess and provide feedback as to how best the presenters can improve the working papers submitted especially for publication purposes.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri (right) presenting a token of appreciation to Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohamad Jantan (left).

The closing remark for the conference was given by Dr. Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan, Chairperson of the 9th INGRAW 2014 Organizing Committee while RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research) student, Shereeza Mohamed Saniff, served as the Master of the Ceremony throughout the two days workshop. INGRAW 2014 was officially declared closed by the Acting Dean of IPS, Professor Dr. Fauziah Ahmad.

Prof. Dr. Fauziah Ahmad (right) receiving a token of appreciation, symbolising ISDEV heartfelt gratitude to IPS,
from Prof. Dr. .Muhammad Syukri (left).

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