Dean's Welcome Note
FIST was established with the mission to provide applied and industry based graduate development programs. Looking forward, FIST is committed in its effort to ensure quality and standard of all its Undergraduate Academic Programs to fulfil the country’s manpower needs as the nation advances towards 2025 to become a high income economy. As part of UMP, a Focus University, FIST strives to ensure its programs are tailored towards producing holistic, entrepreneurial, and balanced graduates in line with the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015-2025.
To remain academically relevant, FIST will continuously gather inputs from industries and services companies across the key sectors including biotechnology, health care, food, energy, oil & gas, and material technology to really understand the changing landscape that are taking place with automation of knowledge work, use of advanced robotics and application of new technologies. We need to know the new industries, its nature, sizes, and numbers, and most importantly the demand for new attributes and skills of the graduates the faculty should provide. To achieve this FIST has embarked on a strategic campaign ‘Bringing Industry into FIST’ that directly engaged our staffs and students with potential industry partners packed with short and long terms initiatives and activities.
FIST also strives to keep its research focused on high impact areas and commercialization potentials. Thriving activities involves four clusters established based on our strength and identified niches namely, Advanced Materials, Green Technology, Drug Discovery & Diagnostics, and Applied and Industrial Mathematics. The research clusters are platforms on which researchers collaborate, integrate, interact, and network across disciplines, faculties within UMP and with groups from outside. We will continue to harness and train talents as it is important towards achieving targeted results, productivity and sustainability.
Whether you are a student or a potential partner from manufacturing or production industry or a service company, you are important to us as we grow to become the preferred choice. We welcome and are ready for any enquiries.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. MOHD HASBI AB RAHIM