Hairani M. Nur

Hairani M. Nur

  • Principal Teaching Fellow and Associate Programme Leader of Events


Hairani M Nur is a Principal Teaching Fellow at the School of Hospitality and Service Management. Her teaching areas focuses on the planning and execution of events at Diploma and Degree programme. For practical elements, she continuously adds value to students’ experiential learning with event projects that incorporate external stakeholders such as academic conferences.

Apart from teaching, she guides the School’s teams for national and international competitions on MICE-related topics, with the most recent competitions being MICE Destination Marketing Contest 2021 organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2021organized by the Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA).

She designs and implements short courses such as Certificate in Sustainable City Destination and Certificate in Sustainable City Destination Application, with participations from Japanese and Indonesian universities.

She participates in professional trainings especially those organized by the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (MACEOS) to enhance her skills and knowledge in business events.


Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • MSc in International Tourism, University of Luton, UK (2004)
  • BA Tourism and Travel, Western Michigan University, USA (1997)

Research Interests

  • Tourism development and management
  • Worldmaking of tourism
  • Events design, planning, and execution
  • Sustainable Development

Notable Publications

  1. Awang, K. W., Ibrahim, S., & Nur, H. M. (2013). Belum-Temengor Forest Complex: An eco-tourism perspective. Proceedings of 2nd Temengor Scientific Expedition (pp. 53-60). Malaysia: Pulau Banding Foundation.

Achievements & Accolades

  1. Asia Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) 2022 Conference (virtual)
  2. International Tourism and Retail Service Management Conference 2021 (virtual)
  3. International Conference of Health-Oriented Tourism & Hospitality 2019 (physical)