TUESDAY, 20th JANUARY –
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah urges the academicians to increase their academic publication together in helping to raise the university rank.
He explained that every university, including UMS, have their own key performance indicator (KPI) in publication to achieve. Hence, academicians should carry out their duties publishing in ensuring their fixed university’s KPI achieved.
“The previous Board of Directors meeting have agreed to every lecturer must produce at least one publication yearly, either journal or scholarly books.”
“Since there are more than 800 academicians in the university, the KPI for publication should be achievable if every lecturer takes their responsibility and try to achieve at least one publication in a year.”
He was quoted saying in a special meeting with the academic staffs, discussing the issues regarding UMS journal and books publications at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Auditorium.
Referring to 41 per cent academicians numbers who are not producing any publication, Datuk Harun reminded to not to make conducting a project or research as an excuse to the failure of producing their yearly publication.
Despite hiccups, he is positive that this year UMS will be able to increase their numbers in publication.
“Looking at the good response from the academicians, I am positive that every efforts and energy in increasing the numbers for publication can be makes with everyone cooperation. Thus, this will gained UMS reputation globally,” he said. -MA (JA)-
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