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Future Challenges for Global Universities

By Dr Ahmad Faizuddin

My colleagues and I recently attended a Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series featuring Deborah Prentice, a vice-chancellor from the University of Cambridge.

Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in Academia

By Professor Chai Lay Ching

Last Sunday afternoon, as I waited in line at the pink zone designated for female passengers at the Tun Razak Exchange MRT Station, a conversation between a young couple caught my attention. “We cannot get into this coach. It’s only for ladies lah,” the woman remarked.

Cash is Better Than Cashless

By Derek Kok Qi Ren
Any initiative to expand social protection for the poor in this country should be rightfully lauded. However, the process described under the Sumbangan Asas Rahmah scheme sounds unnecessarily complicated and restrictive. This begs the question — why not just give cash?

Advancing Bus Travel: Predicting Travel Time and Improving Service Reliability

By Dr Khoo Wooi Chen
Sunway University and Universiti Tuan Andul Rahman (UTAR) collaborated with RapidKL to develop a model predicting bus section travel time with point and interval estimations, yielding promising results for bus service reliability.

How Can Leaders Make Better Decisions?

By Professor Hew Gill
It’s a common misunderstanding among many business leaders that it is always their responsibility to initiate and develop all the new ideas in their team. 

Food Waste Endangers Everyone: What Can Be Done About It?

By Associate Professor Dr Jane Gew Lai Ti 
Food waste continues to be an alarming problem for the world and very significantly in Malaysia. Without proper education and awareness, the general public continues to increase food waste.

Demystifying and Elevating the Role of Biotechnologists

By Associate Professor Dr Felicia Chung Fei Lei
The Malaysian government has played a crucial role in growing and developing the biological sciences industry for over three decades. With a strong and sustainable eco-system that includes foreign and local players, companies, medical device developers, and clinical trial organizations, to name a…

The Department of Biological Sciences' Industrial Networking Event (iNET2022) - a Hit with Students and Alumni

By Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon
The Industrial Networking Event (iNET2022) was held from 26 to 28 October 2022 for students and alumni of the School of Medical and Life Sciences to listen to panels of experts from the biological science and health industries to mingle with representatives of various related companies. The…

Sarah Mungly: BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology Alumna Is a Book Author!

Sarah Mungly is a graduate of the BSc (Hons) in Medical Biotechnology programme at the Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) at the School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University. She is the author of three books and is working on a fourth one. Sarah, from Mauritius, is currently enrolled…

Food, Firecrackers, and Family Reunions: How Lunar New Year Is Celebrated Differently Across Asia

For billions of people across Asia and in Asian diaspora communities around the world, this weekend marks the beginning of the lunar new year celebrations, a two-week holiday marking the end of the Zodiac year of the Tiger, and ushering in the Year of the Rabbit – or Cat, if you are in Vietnam.

Celebrating Chinese New Year and Diversity

By Dr Goh Chun Seng
Drawn by opportunities in West Kalimantan in the 18th century, especially in the mining sector, groups of Chinese came all the way from the southern provinces of China to seek work and earn a livelihood.

UN Network Office in Malaysia — Its Importance

At last, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN) has found a footing in Malaysia with the recent launch of its Asia headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, thanks to the generosity of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.