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Friday, 21 April 2017 | MYT 12:00 AM

Dr Daing reappointed UMP vice-chancellor

KUANTAN: Professor Datuk Dr Daing Nasir Ibrahim has been reappointed as vice-chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) for another two years.

UMP public and media relations officer Mimi Rabita Abdul Wahit said that Dr Daing’s new term would begin May 16.

The reappointment was made by Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh under Section 12 (1) of the University Constitution.

He was first appointed as the university’s vice-chancellor on May 16, 2008.

Global thinking with first-class mentality as well as making excellence the culture among staff and students are among Dr Daing’s priorities in realising UMP’s vision of becoming an excellent technology university by 2020, the statement said.

Dr Daing, who is currently the Public University Vice-Chancellor/Rector Committee chairman, has also been appointed as guest professor at Hebei University, College of Industrial Management King Fahd University of Petroleum and Mineral (Arab Saudi) and Kazakh National Agrarian University (Kazakhstan).

Dr Daing, 62, graduated from the University of Dundee, Scotland with a background in management, accounting and administration.

The Johorean has also received a Dean-of-the-Year Award in the Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) conference in 2004, the AGBA Distinguished Dean Award in 2006 and a renowned orator award from the Alliance On Business Education and Scholarship For Tomorrow, A 21st Century Organization (ABEST21) this year.

The statement said it was Dr Daing’s aspiration to turn UMP into a globally recognised engineering and technology university.