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Members from Green Innovation Research Group have submitted 17 full papers for a conference, SEATUC5, which will be held at Hanoi University of Technology from 24 to 25 February 2011. To access to the papers, please contact Dr Kei Saito at Copyright of the papers is held by the secretariat of SEATUC5.



On 14 to 17 December 2010, a group of five staff from Department of Landscape Architecture attended IFLA Symposium on Cultural Landscape organized by the Seoul National University, South Korea. The theme of the symposium was Identity of Traditional Asian Landscapes that enabled academics from Asian universities to share viewpoints on cultural landscape issues and its meaning. Dr.Hamidah Ahmad, Dr. Sirima Nasongkhla, Dr. Sapura Mohamad and Assoc. Prof. Dr Ismail Said, presented their paper at the IFLA Symposium. In addition, landscape architect Mohd Za’i Kandar fromTropics Design and tutor, Lee Yoke Lai joined the symposium group.


A view of International Conference Hall where the all the IFLA APR Cultural Landscape committee presented their paper at Seoul National University, Korea

Technical tour excursion at Changdeok Palace, Seoul

Workshop discussion on private landscape chaired  by Prof. Kim Sung-Kyun and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Said

Green Learning Grounds : A Shelter for School

UTM's Department of Landscape Architecture, and selected schools in Johor Bahru have working together to ensure that school's environment are as nurturing as possible. The greening School Ground Program represents a commitment to contribute positively to well-being of future generations by educating students and teachers about the importance of creating and preserving conducive school ground for learning and teaching.
Dr. Mohd Sarofil with Landscape Architecture's students, Assistant Principal, Hajjah Afrinah, SIGS's teachers and staffs of faculty after assembling the shelter.

 A group foto with Senior Assistant (Co-curriculum) of Sekolah Menengah Teknik Johor Bahru, Hajjah Fatimah Binti Zulkarnain after the construction of shelter.

Kumpulan Akitek Scholarship Award (KASA) for UTM Architecture Students

The award ceremony was held at the lecture hall in Faculty of Built Environment, UTM in the morning of 1st November 2010. It was attended by the Company Managing Director Prof. Adjunct Haji Shamsuddin Muhammad, Executive Associate Ar. Hj. Nazri Abdul Aziz, Head of Department External Programme (S.P.A.C.E.) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmud Jusan, the head of Architecture Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Sani Ahmad, lecturers and students

Kumpulan Akitek managing director (standing six from left, front row) Prof. Adjunct Ar Shamsuddin with KASA recipients, students and members of architecture department.

Mohammad Hafizuddin receiving KASA certificate and a cheque from Kumpulan Akitek.

Ryan Chok receiving KASA certificate and a cheque from Kumpulan Akitek.

Student Exchange Program with Hanyang University, South Korea

An undergraduate student from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM, Nur Ayunni Adnan, is joining a Student Exchange Program between UTM and Hanyang University in South Korea. The 6-month program which started from 27th August 2010 is funded under the Graduate Marketability Program 2010 by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

Runner-Up and Best Presenter for UTM in 1Malaysia House Design Competition

On 29th November 2010, a group of 15 students from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia were announced as the runner-up winner for 1Malaysia House Design Competition 2010 organized by Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam. All the delegates were in UiTM to receive the prize worth RM 5000 for the design competition, and an additional of RM 1000 for winning the best presenter category. The first prize winner team is from UiTM Seri Iskandar, while the first runner-up is from Tunku Abdul Rahman College. Seven institutions took part in the competition.