UCSI University's Forum To Shed Light On Issues In ResarchOctober 25, 2018 | Campus News
UCSI University’s Faculty of Business and Information Science is holding a Research Forum on 30 October 2018. This year-end event aims to instil and inculcate a vibrant research culture for the university. As such, the forum’s objectives are to have an intellectual discourse on research issues, to further instil research interests and to explore research opportunities.
Among the distinguished speakers for this event are Professor Alan Wilson from Strathclyde University, Scotland and Professor Geoffrey Williams, a graduate of the University of Cambridge.
Professor Williams will be speaking on ‘Balancing Teaching and Research’ including setting research goals and rewards, establishing research clusters, blending research, supervision and teaching as well as developing international networks.
He is also a member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Market Research and Journal of Brand Management.
Professor Williams will be speaking on Higher Education Institution sustainability and research impacts. He has been working and living in Malaysia for 14 years and his recent works focused on Higher Education Management with an interest in sustainability, social responsibility, economic impact and policy analysis.
The forum will be moderated by UCSI’s Faculty of Business and Information Science Research and Postgraduate Studies head, Professor Dr Abu Bakar Sade. UCSI’s Department of Actuarial Science and Applied Statistics lecturer Professor Dr Ong Seng Huat will also speak at the event.
Research is a journey and UCSI intends to pursue it continuously. Underpinning such life-long journey is none other than the cultural elements of mutual respect among researchers, being happy and loving the journey of discovery. These are the key research culture elements that the forum aims to deliberate and share among participants.
The research forum is also to encourage collaboration that will unlock opportunities for knowledge sharing and transfer of skills among the researchers as well as provide new insights and stimulate creative thinking to tackle real world problems.