Director's Message

Professor Dr Fasihuddin Bin Badruddin Ahmad

Welcome to a New Year at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

We would like to extend to you a warm welcome to an intellectually-stimulating environment amidst the greeneries of our campus at Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, invigorated by teaching staff and researchers who are experts in their fields. Since its establishment in 2003, the Centre for Graduate Studies (CGS) has held the distinction of being contemporary and forward looking in its approach to provide the best possible education and training for its students. Please do see our website at CGS UNIMAS for up to date stories and pictures of activities by CGS and our graduate students.

In choosing a university to pursue a postgraduate programme, one has to weigh out many options. Will there be adequate facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, modern library, computing facilities etc – that can contribute and to promote the creation of a conducive research culture and learning experience? Will there be a sufficient pool of academic staff and researchers who are inspirational and committed to the pursuits and advancement of new knowledge and its applications? Will my experience as a Unimas postgraduate student be challenging, fulfilling and rewarding, socially and intellectually? Indeed in building the foundation for credibility and excellence of our postgraduate programmes, we have given our fullest attention to these critical criteria and we hope that you will also personally take time to improve yourself for your own future.

We take pride in our high-calibre staff and skilled researchers, our modern research facilities and campus-wide computer networking and services. Our level of commitment to research in a broad coverage of areas can stand up to the keenest scrutiny. CGS offers the rare prospect of focusing on quality and assertively seeking for a culture of excellence. It is also a smaller university and with limited manpower and funding, yet with a big heart and aspirations. We try to accommodate our students' needs and appreciate to hear from you.
Postgraduate teaching and research have always occupied the highest profile in all its endeavours and achievements. The graduate programmes and research are constantly reviewed and monitored to maintain a learning environment of the highest quality. Just last year we were audited for all our postgraduate programs and we are waiting to release good news as soon as we know.

I wish you all the best in your pursuit for a graduate degree at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Prof Dr Wan Azlan Wan Zainal Abidin
Director of Centre for Graduate Studies