SERDANG 3 Feb − Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Fauzi Haji Ramlan today launched the UPM Strategic Plan which has 5 goals and 19 strategic objectives at stake. This is to ensure that UPM is very competitive in offering higher education services at local and international levels.
Through a strategic theme i.e. Putra Global 200 which is the core of the 2014-2020 Strategic Plan, the Vice Chancellor has set goals to produce graduates who are of good quality and competitive, develop teaching and learning innovations, expand holistic student development programmes, raise academic reputation through a variety of expertise and programme development, increase the number of community and industrial networking activities, increase high impact RDCE, and ensures efficient and effective governance and resource management.
The five goals are to:
*improve the students’ quality and competitiveness;
* generate income via a solid and sustainable RDCE;
* boost industry and community networking services;
*empower UPM as The Centre of Excellence for Agriculture; and
*upgrade the quality of governance.
According to the Vice Chancellor, as one of the leading Research Universities in the country, UPM is highly committed to materialise its aim to be a university of international repute and to be ranked among the top 200 of the world’s best universities in the QS World University Ranking evaluation.
“I believe that PG2020 will benefit the university and country especially in show casing UPM’s scholarly reputation in the exploration of research, knowledge findings and extension as well as in producing technology and innovation for the prosperity and well-being of the society and country,” said Dato’ Dr Mohd Fauzi in his speech at the launching of the Strategic Plan at the Veterinary Auditorium, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, here.
The event was attended by more than 400 people including principal officers of UPM, lecturers, staff, representatives from the alumni, staff association and Student Representative Council of UPM.
UPM, said Dato’ Dr. Fauzi, hopes that with the various incentives set in the strategic plan, is able to perform better and able to act effectively in meeting with the challenges which are taking place in the higher education landscape.
The Vice Chancellor is confident that in the year 2020, UPM will be among the top 200 universities of the world, where success in academic, research, professional services and internationalisation will not only benefit student development and UPM community, but will also spur meaningful contribution to the wealth and development of the country as well as to the progress of human kind globally.
The UPM Strategic Plan 2014-2020 launched this morning, consists of three phases of achievement measurements, i.e. Phase One 2014-2015, Phase Two 2016-2018 and Phase Three 2019-2020.
To retain UPM’s excellent legacy in agriculture, the Vice Chancellor announced that UPM will give serious attention to its agriculture agenda by improving human capital development in the field of agriculture, providing entrepreneurship knowledge, improving/upgrading agriculture technology and innovation, and promoting extension programmes in agriculture technology.
To guarantee excellence in agriculture, he said that UPM will double its efforts to become the Centre of Reference for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in the region.
The UPM 2014-2020 Strategic Plan was drawn up after getting input from students, principal officers, heads of department, representatives from associations, staff, alumni, representatives from the industry and those who have the experience in managing this university.
The document produced has also taken into account the UPM Strategic Plan 2011-2013 achievement, PSPTN, marketability study, QS World Ranking criteria and customer satisfaction study.
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