Only in Penang 28 Mar 2019 07:15 08:20

Only in Penang 28 Mar 2019 07:15 08:20

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Come and join us to learn more about Penang and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) with its huge potential for partnerships and collaborations!

Only in Penang

Penang or in the local language “Pulau Pinang” meaning the “Isle of the Betel Nut” is a world-renowned exotic holiday destination. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, this virgin paradise has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery. Nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is famous for its soft sandy beaches and is fondly regarded as the food capital of Malaysia. The quaint nooks and crannies of Georgetown as well as Penang’s many flea and night markets and modern establishments also merit a visit. Known as the Silicon Valley of the East for its industries, Penang is one of Malaysia's most vital economic powerhouses. Penang has the highest Gross Domestic Product per capita among all Malaysian states and is considered a high-income economy. In addition, Penang recorded the nation's second highest Human Development Index, after Kuala Lumpur. Correspondingly, the state has a relatively well-educated population, with a youth literacy rate of 99.5% as of 2014. This is facilitated through the one and only Public University on the island, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).



Dr Mohd Hafiz Mohd Isa
Deputy Director International Mobility and Collaboration Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Mohd Hafizal Mohd Isa is currently acting as the Deputy Director of International Mobility & Career Centre (IMCC). He is passionate in developing international mobility collaborations and actively organizes many mobility programmes for USM and international students. His background in Sustainable Architecture has led him to research on building energy efficiency, heat storage, and sustainable building designs especially in providing a better indoor environment for building occupants. He has a diverse international academic experiences by obtaining his undergraduate degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and University of South Australia, Master Degree in the University of Nottingham, UK and finally attained his PhD from Tohoku University, Japan, with his thesis titled ‘The Development of New PCM Panel based on the Investigation of Indoor Thermal Comfort and Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings in Hot, Humid Climate’.



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