Tuesday, January 19, 2016


The signs that says it all - a building for ISDEV
Finally the reality of ISDEV to have its own building is materialising. Alhamdulillah. This is the next step forward since the receipt of the Watikah from USM Legal Advisor, upgrading ISDEV stature from a Virtual Centre previously to the current Research Centre of Excellence (CoE) on May 2014. As a CoE, ISDEV has been operating independently from the School of Social Sciences, USM and is scheduled to operate within its own building by this year.
The building that once was used by the Unit Penyelidikan Ilmu Falak & Sains Atmosfera will shortly house ISDEV once the renovation works are completed
The operations of ISDEV in this new building is transitional while ISDEV awaits for its own mixed development building to be constructed based on an endowment scheme. The new building that is expected to house ISDEV, previously was owned by Unit Penyelidikan Ilmu Falak & Sains Atmosfera which is located between the Centre for Policy and International Studies (CenPRIS) and Graduate School of Business (GSB) buildings. The renovation of the building started in 18 September 2015 and is expected to be completed by April 2016.
Works in progress - physical transformation of the building to suit ISDEV needs
At the moment the renovation is supervised and coordinated by USM Development Department and the contractor in charge is Warisan Juta Enterprise. The renovation works include the interiors of the building at both the ground floor and second floor. With this new building and a much larger space area as compared to the present building (C05) that ISDEV is operating, it is expected that ISDEV members will be able to maximally use the facilities provided. It is ardently hoped and prayed that that the renovation works are carried out as smoothly and as efficiently as utmost possible.

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