A four-day convocation ceremony was held by the University of Malaya (UM) from 20 to 23 October 2018, which saw a total of 5,279 graduates receiving their scrolls. Of these, 580 were international graduates from 46 countries including Iran, China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Nigeria.
UM Chancellor, HRH the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah and the Pro-Chancellors, Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Hajjah Dr. Aishah Ong, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Siti Norma Yaakob and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri DiRaja Ramli Ngah Talib presented 540 Doctorate degrees, 1,768 Master's degrees and 2,928 Bachelor's degrees in seven separate sessions.
UM also awarded Honorary Doctorates to Dato’ Dr. Mahmood Osman Merican (Doctor of Medicine), who is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and an avid philanthropist, as well as Tan Sri Sr. Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman (Doctor of Real Estate), who is the founder and chairman of one of the largest real estate consultancy firms in Malaysia, Rahim & Co.
Also at the convocation ceremony three prominent individuals were conferred the title of Emeritus Professor. They were Ir. Dr. Masjuki Haji Hassan, a professional engineer in the field of tribology, Dato’ Dr. Goh Khean Lee, a pioneer gastroenterologist, and Datuk Dr. Norma Mansor, a notable expert who specialises in social protection, public policy, development and governance as well as public management.
Taking home the Royal Education Awards (Anugerah Pelajaran DiRaja) this year were Izzudin bin Aman Shah from Faculty of Engineering and Chong Jing Sheng from Faculty of Science. Both of them excelled academically and in co-curricular activities while pursuing their Bachelor’s degrees. The conferment of this award is to encourage students to excel and to continually improve in academic performance in line with the Council of Rulers’ emphasis on the importance of continuous quality learning to equip oneself to face the challenges of the global era.
Heartiest congratulations to all graduates of 2018!