TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) achieved remarkable improvement when it achieved four star rating in the Malaysian Research Assessment (MyRA®) 2015.
The official results of the MyRA® rating was announced by the Director of Higher Education Institutions Excellent Planning Division, Higher Education Department, Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Raha Abdul Rahim.
The announcement was made in an official letter dated 13 October 2016 addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah.
Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun in a statement expressed his gratitude with the achievement as a significant improvement proven by the cooperation from all UMS community.
“Since 2013, the MyRa® rating climbed to three stars; we are thrilled with the latest recognition to four stars in 2015.
“This is a collaboration from all staff and students of UMS who always give strong commitment and support to the management in bringing the university to a higher level,” he said.
MyRA® assessment is based on eight main criteria namely Quantity and Quality of Researchers, Quantity and Quality of Research, Quantity of Postgraduate, Quality of Postgraduate, Innovation, Professional Services and Prizes, Networking and Outreach, as well as Support Facilities. – (fl)