oyagsb colloqium

UUM ONLINE: The Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) and the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL), Taylor’s University successfully held their first jointly organised PhD colloquium recently.

According to the Director of the PhD and Management Programmes at OYAGSB, Dr. Sahar E-Vahdati, the aim of the event was to provide PhD candidates with feedback on the work-in-progress of their theses. With the collaboration of Taylor’s University, PhD candidates at OYAGSB were afforded with insights on how to make their theses readable, interesting and convincing since a broader group of academics who are experienced scholars in their respective areas were involved. Not only that, fellow students had the opportunity to participate in constructive scholarly exchanges whilst networking with other PhD candidates from Taylor’s University.

In total, 19 PhD students (ten students from OYAGSB and nine students from Taylor’s University) presented their research successfully in five parallel online sessions. On the whole, 15 experienced academic reviewers from University Utara Malaysia, Taylor’s University, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Wollongong, Sultan Qaboos University, Sunway University, and Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation reviewed the students’ research work and gave their feedback to students to prepare them for the next stage of their research.

Based on the panel reports, the best research awards are granted to Mohd Shazwan Mohd Ariffin (UUM) and Lim Xtn Yi (Taylor’s University) for their outstanding presentations. OYAGSB would like to congratulate Mohd Shazwan Mohd Ariffin and his supervisory teams on the achievement.

Dean of OYAGSB, Prof. Dr Hassan Abu Bakar said, OYAGSB plans to organise similar events in the future as part of its strategy to expand its collaborative joint ventures with other established institutions of higher education both on the local and international front. And the first jointly organised UUM OYAGSB – Taylor’s University FBL is indeed a good start to the year 2021.