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[IN THE NEWS] UTM: Promoting RICE ecosystem for a Successful University

Complimenting the roles of a University Leader.

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia, March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi bin Ismail shared his view on key factors for a successful university in a forum in the Philippines, recently.

UTM Vice Chancellor delivering a keynote speech at IRIS.

Speaking at the 2021 Institutes for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship (IRIS) Leadership Legacy Forums through Zoom Platform on March 12, 2021, Datuk Fauzi highlighted that a VC as the university leader is like a goalkeeper of the university.

A university VC must be versatile, set clear and concise goals, and be direct when communicating with staff. A VC must be good at managing people which is putting the right talent at the right place and adjusting people to fit the organization as well as adjust the organization to fit the people.

In his speech entitled 'Role of Vice-Chancellor: RICE Ecosystem in Universities', Datuk Fauzi highlighted that RICE stands for Research, Industry, Community, and Excellence, and it is the ecosystem that blends the major factors for a successful university. Datuk Fauzi was invited as a keynote speaker along with others such as the Director of Asia Pacific at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, Dr. Jeroen Prinsen, and Regional Director QS for Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines, Mr. E Way Chong.

The IRIS and Elsevier co-hosted the event.

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