On Sunday 14th March 2021, Institut Sultan Iskandar organized the Discovering Sustainability course which was held online via Zoom Webinar. The course is organized to raise awareness on sustainable development among businesses and institutions, and provide an insight towards sustainability considerations in decision-making as well as stakeholder management. The course webinar comprises of 6 modules focused on sustainable development in the local scene, institutions and businesses, environment, stakeholders, as well as sustainability in practice. The Discovering Sustainability course was presented by distinguished speakers in the sustainable development field, including Ms. Nor Shidawati Abdul Rasid, co-founder and strategist of Knowledge: New Old Twists (KNOTS) and former Manager, Education for Sustainable Development Programme, WWF Malaysia; Prof. Ts. Dr. Zainura Zainon Noor, Deputy Director of the Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA); Prof. Ir. Dr. Haslenda Hashim, Chair of the Resource Sustainability Research Alliance UTM; Dr. Lekha Laxman, Former Senior Lecturer (Law Panel) of the Azman Hashim International Business School; Ms. Liu Chai Hong, Manager of Governance and Sustainability Department, KPMG Malaysia; and Ms. Sunita Devi, Sustainability Reporting and Communication Specialist, Devcom Trends PLT. The Discovering Sustainability webinar registration was made accessible and free for all 100
participants. The webinar is part of a series of programs designed to provide education and capacity building opportunities in the area of sustainable development and corporate sustainability. Through the program, participants were given an overview of the current sustainable development scene, its related issues, as well as steps to kickstart their own contribution towards sustainable development.

 

Subang Jaya - Rejuvenasi Pangsapuri 560 Bukit Puchong wins the 2020 UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award. Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) teamed with Institut Sultan Iskandar Universiti Teknologi Malaysia on the rejuvenation project, Rejuvenasi Pangsapuri 560 Bukit Puchong has won the 2020 UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award for its holistic and integrated approach to affordable housing and community empowerment. The award was presented during the Global Observance of World Habitat Day on 5 October 2020 with a theme entitled “Housing for All: A Better Urban Future”, which was hosted for the first time ever virtually from the Indonesian city of Surabaya. Congratulations!

Kuala Lumpur, 10 September 2020 - Seluruh warga Institut Sultan Iskandar merakamkan ucapan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan dan ucapan terima kasih kepada Tan Dato' Ir Dr Wan Abdul Rahman Hj Wan Yaacob dan Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr Wahid bin Omar. Tan Dato' Ir Dr Wan Abdul Rahman merupakan ahli Lembaga Pemegang Amanah ISI sejak tahun 2001 manakala Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr Wahid merupakan Naib Pengerusi Lembaga Pemegang Amanah ISI sejak tahun 2013. Kedua-duanya telah diraihkan dalam majlis ringkas selepas berakhirnya Mesyuarat Pemegang Amanah ISI yang ke 102 pada hari tersebut. Sesungguhnya, jasa dan sumbangan mereka berdua tidak dapat dibalas dan seluruh warga ISI menyanjung tinggi kesungguhan dan pengorbanan mereka berdua dalam memberi sepenuh komitmen sebagai ahli pemegang amanah ISI.

 

Johor Bahru, 20 July 2020 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) through Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI), has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Islamic University In Uganda (IUIU) today. The agreement is for a collaborative research between UTM and IUIU in developing a master plan concept of IUIU campus in Mbale, Uganda. 

The memorandum was signed by the Vice-Chancellor of UTM, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid bin Omar on behalf of UTM and the Rector of IUIU, Dr. Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo on behalf of IUIU. The signing ceremony was conducted online with UTM as the host. The cross-continent online signature ceremony is the first to be held at UTM. 

The ceremony was also witnessed by the Vice-Rector of IUIU, Dr. Ismail Gyagenda as the project coordinator, and the Executive Director of Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI), Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar bin Syed Ariffin as the project leader of this collaborative research. 

Through this collaboration, ISI is responsible in coordinating this collaborative research that will be conducted for six months, and involve researchers from various fields such as town planning, transportation, architecture, landscape architecture, real estate, quantity surveying, mechanical and electrical engineering, and civil engineering. 

The research project involves a cost of USD120,000 which will be funded by the Islamic Development Bank. 

The Executive Director of ISI, Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar said, the initiative to implement this collaborative research has started since 2019.

Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar who is also the project leader for this project hopes that the cooperation between the two continents will provide more opportunities for future bilateral cooperation.

Prior to the collaboration with IUIU, ISI had collaborated with several entities in the African continent, such as the development of city plan for Lusaka, Zambia, as well as working with entities under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Khartoum, Sudan.

Majlis Penghargaan Ir Dr Noorazizi sebagai Ketua Unit Latihan, Acara dan Pembangunan Profesional yang telah tamat pada bulan Mei lepas telah diadakan pada 26 Jun 2020 yang lalu di pejabat ISI Kuala Lumpur. Terima kasih yang tidak terhingga diucapkan kepada beliau atas segala jasa yang telah diberikan kepada pejabat ISI. Selamat Maju Jaya.

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