PROF Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (pic) has been appointed the sixth rector of Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) effective Aug 1.
He takes over from Prof Datuk Seri Dr Zaleha Kamarudin whose term ended on July 31.
“I am humble and grateful for the appointment and confidence given to me.
“With the new Government’s open policy on education, especially higher education, there is a lot that could be done to “turn around” universities in nurturing Malaysians in line with the National Education Philosophy that celebrates its 30th anniversary this year,” he said when contacted.
Announcing Prof Dzulkifli’s appointment, the Education Ministry said he has wide academic experience in and outside the country.
Prof Dzulkifli was Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor when it achieved the accelerated programme for excellence (apex) status in 2008. He was USM vice-chancellor for 11 years.
He previously served as Albukhary International University vice-chancellor and the 14th president of the International Association of Universities. — By KAREN CHAPMAN