BY INAARA AZNAN
BANGI : Prof Ir Dr Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor (pix) officially commenced as the new Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) on Jan 1.
He, is the 11th Vice Chancellor of UKM, and takes over from the former Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali, whose tenure ended on Dec 31.
In the recently held Vice Chancellor’s Duty Handover Ceremony, Mohd Hamdi said the main agenda would be in terms of income generation and to be self-sufficient in terms of funds.
“Apart from the income generation, I will also give full commitment to the strengthening of Bahasa Melayu because I believe the heart of UKM is Bahasa Melayu, as well as strengthening the research agenda of the university which is the core of our work, he said when delivering his speech during the event.
Mohd Hamdi also said he believed that with the cooperation given by various parties UKM can be turned into a great university. Meanwhile, the former Vice-Chancellor, Noor Azlan hopes Mohd Hamdi will ensure that UKM will continue to be extraordinary and a great university.
UKM Board of Directors, Tan Sri Wahid Omar thanked Noor Azlan for having served successfully for five years in the institution. “I hope that all of us will be able to give the best support and cooperation to the new Vice Chancellor as UKM’s excellence is for the nation,” he added.
Mohd Hamdi served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International Affairs) at the University of Malaya from 2011 to 2014.- UKM News Portal