Campus & Beyond is a fortnightly column in The Borneo Post newspaper, the largest circulating English daily in Sarawak. The articles are contributed by academics and postgraduate students from the University.
Wed, 14 April 2021 - A popular toy line by Takara and Hasbro hit television sets across
Wed, 17 March 2021 - We cannot deny the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. To date, infection and
Wed, 24 February 2021 - Career, a term that many people would relate to their specialisation area,
Tue, 23 February 2021 - Phew! Reflecting back, what a year it has been. It was definitely
Wed, 20 January 2021 - Plastic fantastic is all around us. We use it to keep our
Wed, 6 January 2021 - As we brace for another academic year post-Covid, it is important to
Wed, 23 December 2020 - A consumer's actions may not always match their intentions. As the world
Wed, 9 December 2020 - Have you ever shared a photo with a group of friends through
Wed, 25 November 2020 - It’s past midnight and the steady tapping of my keyboard is interrupted
Wed, 11 November 2020 - While the ongoing pandemic justifiably dominates our current life and plans, there
Wed, 28 October 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in every single way. Our
Wed, 14 October 2020 - Taska, Tabika and Tadika are acronyms that are associated with Early Childhood
Wed, 30 September 2020 - We are often concerned about criminals or thieves invading our private spaces
Wed, 9 September 2020 - The educational disruption brought by the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed learning experiences,
Wed, 19 August 2020 - The Malaysian government implemented Movement Control Order (MCO) on 18 March 2020
Wed, 5 August 2020 - Against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the race for COVID-19
Wed, 22 July 2020 - Does business education nurture good business practitioners? Although this is a simple
Wed, 8 July 2020 - It would be unfair to say that Covid-19 took us by surprise.
Wed, 24 June 2020 - Engaging students in the technical aspects of engineering and science is a
Wed, 10 June 2020 - Countries across the globe have embraced entrepreneurship as an important factor in
Wed, 20 May 2020 - The advent of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our way of life
Thu, 7 May 2020 - We all know that ‘Everything is made of something’. We use various types of materials
Wed, 15 April 2020 - Working from home gives me the perfect opportunity for a little self-reflection
Wed, 1 April 2020 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a growing area of research and study
Wed, 11 March 2020 - “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to
Wed, 5 February 2020 - For most ‘Generation Xers’ like myself, growing up in the suburbs in
Wed, 22 January 2020 - The field of graphic design was established centuries ago. The field continues
Wed, 8 January 2020 - Am I employable? Am I ready to work? Do I have what
Wed, 18 December 2019 - We’re walking up the forest pathway, making our way through the Semenggoh
Wed, 4 December 2019 - Today’s generation of graduates will enter into the workforce knowing their first
Wed, 20 November 2019 - It was 26 December 2004, a day after Christmas. I was an
Wed, 6 November 2019 - Malaysians love sales. This is evidenced by the large number of people
Wed, 16 October 2019 - Many people perceive that the pursuit of knowledge is the ultimate aim
Wed, 2 October 2019 - The Oxford Dictionary defines quality assurance as ‘the maintenance of a desired
Wed, 18 September 2019 - Business graduates entering the workforce need to be hyper-competitive.
Wed, 4 September 2019 - Borneo is the largest island in Asia and it is also the
Wed, 14 August 2019 - Since the era of mass production and commercialisation of products, packaging has
Wed, 31 July 2019 - For developing nations, education is deemed to be the driving force in
Wed, 10 July 2019 - Nothing is 100% efficient in this world. In fact, it is thermodynamically
Wed, 26 June 2019 - When people talk about investment, it will always be about how to
Thu, 13 June 2019 - Picture this. It was the night you have been waiting for. You
Wed, 22 May 2019 - Together with 193 other countries, Malaysia has expressed commitment towards the 17
Wed, 8 May 2019 - The ability to create and manage high performing teams has become necessary
Wed, 10 April 2019 - At the age of seventeen, the idea of deciding what to do
Wed, 27 March 2019 - Authentic is the word I would use to describe my first trip
Wed, 13 March 2019 - “Up! Up! SK. Ng. Delok Up!” The Nanga Delok primary school motto
Wed, 27 February 2019 - When people consider enrolling in a PhD, many are unsure about what
Wed, 13 February 2019 - Energy is one of the core components in economic development. Like in
Wed, 30 January 2019 - One of the many things enjoyed by design students, aside from not
Wed, 16 January 2019 - As the business world evolves in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), the
Wed, 14 March 2018 - Scarcities and waste of resources have become one of the major environmental,
Mon, 26 February 2018 - Accidents happen. No matter how safe our workplace is, accidents can happen
Wed, 23 August 2017 - For many small business owners, branding is often associated with naming your
Wed, 2 August 2017 - There’s a new game launched and it’s been called “the most improbable
Thu, 20 July 2017 - The issue of medical negligence has been a widely debated area in
Wed, 5 July 2017 - Oceans are a significant source of oxygen for our planet and are
Wed, 21 June 2017 - According to the Forbes magazine, by year 2025 most of the world’s
Wed, 17 May 2017 - Design has largely been misunderstood as the superficial, aesthetic elements attached to
Wed, 26 April 2017 - In today’s interconnected world, social media has become an important part of
Wed, 12 April 2017 - One of the biggest mistakes that brand owners—individuals, organizations, and governments—make when
Wed, 29 March 2017 - Farming is often associated with hard labour and that one will get
Thu, 16 March 2017 - We struggle for identity and recognition each day; we are invisible to
Wed, 23 November 2016 - The role of universities has changed over the last decade; students no
Wed, 9 November 2016 - In my previous article “The dark side of education” published in this
Wed, 26 October 2016 - In his book Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky argues that following the Second
Wed, 12 October 2016 - In educating non-native English-speaking adult learners, it is necessary to accept students
Wed, 28 September 2016 - The frequent publicity on the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in
Wed, 14 September 2016 - The term “investment” can not only be used in the financial world
Thu, 1 September 2016 - Mainstream economics encompasses the fields of philosophy, psychology, and mathematics that attempt
Wed, 17 August 2016 - During the 2008 global financial crisis the collapse of an unprecedented number
Wed, 10 August 2016 - In this globalised age, there is a growing recognition of different varieties
Wed, 20 July 2016 - Managers of a modern-day workforce have a tough but strategically important job.
Mon, 18 July 2016 - With the increasing number of fatalities in industrial accidents, workplace safety has
Wed, 29 June 2016 - Polaroid was founded in 1937.
Wed, 8 June 2016 - Concrete is one of the most widely used synthetic materials in the
Wed, 25 May 2016 - An eight-hour drive, pit stops in Kuching, Lachau and Engkilili, and a
Wed, 11 May 2016 - In April 2011, a strange thing happened on Amazon. A book titled
Wed, 13 April 2016 - My three-year-old son surprises me with questions every day. It amazes me
Thu, 24 March 2016 - The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2013, a global study of national entrepreneurship
Wed, 16 March 2016 - As countries compete for skilled human power in today’s migratory world, most
Tue, 1 March 2016 - For most parents, providing their children with the path to earning a
Thu, 26 November 2015 - It has happened to many of us.
Wed, 11 November 2015 - To overcome the shortage of academics, business schools turn to industry to
Wed, 4 November 2015 - By Dr Md Bazlul Mobin Siddique Water is undoubtedly a necessary and
Thu, 15 October 2015 - By Angelica Tan You might have noticed that a thin slimy layer
Wed, 30 September 2015 - By James ChunHan Loi After four years of studies, in 1991 a
Wed, 16 September 2015 - Some of us might not realise it, but we are so used
Wed, 2 September 2015 - Cancer is a threat that most of us hope we will never
Wed, 19 August 2015 - The pendulum is a deceptively simple piece of scientific wonder.
Wed, 5 August 2015 - According to estimates from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, there
Thu, 23 July 2015 - By Jacob Ting King SoonYou walk into a shop selling CDs and
Wed, 24 June 2015 - Malaysia’s Talent Roadmap published in 2012 indicates that the Government of Malaysia
Wed, 27 May 2015 - Plastics bags may seem rather handy for carrying our groceries or when
Wed, 13 May 2015 - Arbitration was first introduced formally under the Arbitration Act 1952 as a
Wed, 29 April 2015 - These excerpts are some of the most common exchanges within the academic
Wed, 22 April 2015 - Most of us will have spent a weekend at a beautiful beach
Wed, 18 March 2015 - If you are reading this article, chances are that you are going
Wed, 4 March 2015 - A resolution designating 2015 as the International Year of Light (IYL) was
Wed, 10 December 2014 - In April last year I wrote about rising foreign direct investment in
Wed, 26 November 2014 - Design is often misconstrued as ornamental decoration that does not have a
Thu, 20 November 2014 - The global financial crisis of 2008 is considered to be one of
Wed, 15 October 2014 - The context of teaching and learning is complicated and messy as each
Wed, 1 October 2014 - Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of mortality globally.
Wed, 27 August 2014 - In today’s market, where Android and Windows systems get people’s utmost attention,
Wed, 6 August 2014 - The institutionalisation and teaching of business knowledge first started in France, Belgium,
Wed, 23 July 2014 - When microwave ovens first came into the market in 1947 they were
Wed, 9 July 2014 - Imagine this scenario: you’re in Kuching for the first time and the
Wed, 25 June 2014 - At the tertiary level, reports have consistently revealed that despite having formal
Wed, 30 April 2014 - It is now pretty obvious that information technology is the “hot stuff”
Wed, 16 April 2014 - The study of student engagement has been intensely examined since the 1990s
Wed, 19 March 2014 - This is the time of year when the Malaysian national school leaving
Wed, 5 March 2014 - WhatsApp, Instagram, Flipboard, Angry Birds, and Emoji Pop are some of the
Wed, 25 December 2013 - Ancient Indians were afraid of many things but never afraid of large
Fri, 13 December 2013 - Financial inclusion refers to making the financial system available to the economically
Wed, 27 November 2013 - Imagine looking at an object.
Wed, 13 November 2013 - By Professor D. P. DashThe need to educate people as researchers is
Wed, 30 October 2013 - A picture contains a fixed number of rows and columns of pixels.
Wed, 16 October 2013 - It is increasingly common these days in schools as well as institutions
Wed, 9 October 2013 - Whether we realise it or not we are surrounded by carbon-based materials.
Wed, 18 September 2013 - The Malaysian Education Blueprint was launched this month, and with it, a
Wed, 4 September 2013 - With its network of sleepy, meandering rivers and heavy rainfall, Sarawak has
Wed, 21 August 2013 - Dr Adam NewcombeAlthough design courses have proliferated around the world over the
Wed, 7 August 2013 - These days, most university students put too much weight on academic results
Wed, 24 July 2013 - When I was a student of graphic design at a prominent Malaysian
Wed, 10 July 2013 - Since the beginning of the postmodern era, the education sector has been
Mon, 24 June 2013 - Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and others have increased interaction in
Wed, 12 June 2013 - “Impurities?” one might turn up one’s nose, “who wants them?”
Wed, 29 May 2013 - In 2006, Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad released the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Wed, 15 May 2013 - In 1637, French philosopher and mathematician, Rene Descartes in his book Discourse
Wed, 1 May 2013 - Owing to the advances in information technology, the world has witnessed some
Wed, 17 April 2013 - Malaysia’s total private investments surged to a record RM139.5 billion last year.
Wed, 3 April 2013 - Are you engaged in marketing?
Wed, 20 March 2013 - One of the best quotes I have come across in my teaching
Wed, 13 March 2013 - Sketching in a colloquial sense is a drawing activity that allows the
Wed, 12 December 2012 - If you are wondering why I am writing an article about going
Wed, 5 December 2012 - Samuel Langley was a renowned scientist and inventor in the US during
Wed, 14 November 2012 - Worldwide, organisations continue to be confronted with challenges that demand they change
Wed, 31 October 2012 - Concrete, a construction material made from a mixture of cement, aggregate (sand
Wed, 17 October 2012 - We had just graduated – me with a bachelor's degree in electrical
Wed, 3 October 2012 - The readers of this article who are not physicists might find the
Wed, 19 September 2012 - Many institutions of higher learning have departed from the old practice of
Wed, 5 September 2012 - We often comfort and support friends or family members in times of
Wed, 8 August 2012 - Imagine this: you’re at the doctor’s office after coming down with a
Wed, 25 July 2012 - “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do
Tue, 10 July 2012 - Rote-learning plays a vital role in acquiring skills and knowledge, especially for
Mon, 11 June 2012 - There was once Hermione Granger’s doppelganger in my class.
Wed, 30 May 2012 - Government ministries, research councils, universities and other agencies connected with research assess
Wed, 30 May 2012 - The role of lecturers is continuing to grow in importance as higher
Wed, 9 May 2012 - Since ancient times, man has been known to use art as a
Wed, 18 April 2012 - It was late morning.
Wed, 4 April 2012 - While scientific discoveries may bring to mind images of scientists busily working
Wed, 21 March 2012 - Many of us will have by now heard about or even been
Wed, 7 March 2012 - "Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still
Wed, 22 February 2012 - Everyone knows what a whole number (or integer) is.
Thu, 9 February 2012 - How do we react when we see an international student?
Wed, 7 December 2011 - Information technology has often been utilized to solve numerous problems.
Wed, 16 November 2011 - Every year millions of individuals and firms pay tax to the government.
Wed, 14 September 2011 - Most of us will have difficulty going through the day without our
Wed, 31 August 2011 - The development of SCORE and Sarawak’s drive for expansion of industry is
Wed, 17 August 2011 - Two weeks ago, more than 30 students and lecturers from Swinburne University
Wed, 6 July 2011 - The Malaysian government has made innovation and creativity important to the nation’s
Wed, 22 June 2011 - English for academic purposes (EAP) is taught at universities in what I
Wed, 8 June 2011 - It is an exciting time for technology lovers.
Wed, 27 April 2011 - In 1976, a Bangladesh university professor started a small experiment in a
Wed, 30 March 2011 - Water has been in the news a lot recently, and for various
Thu, 3 March 2011 - The future of the Malaysian aluminium industry is tied to the need
Wed, 16 February 2011 - Life would probably be problem-free in a perfect world.
Wed, 5 January 2011 - Areas of natural wilderness, such as the tropical Borneo rainforest, are striking
Wed, 8 December 2010 - Malaysian and Australian universities are in an ideal position to help rebuild
Wed, 24 November 2010 - People’s understanding of computers and computing has changed markedly over the past
Wed, 27 October 2010 - The language of advertised employment positions is a window into organisations and
Wed, 13 October 2010 - Dumpy, our know-all senior in school, was holding his court.
Wed, 15 September 2010 - In mathematics, we prove or falsify ideas and that is the end
Wed, 1 September 2010 - Social gaming is big business.
Wed, 25 August 2010 - Lasers have been with us for 50 years.
Wed, 23 June 2010 - Technologies are invented, developed and retired.
Wed, 9 June 2010 - Human resource management (HRM) has gained importance in today’s competitive and often
Wed, 26 May 2010 - Thalassemia is one of the most prevalent genetically inherited diseases today.
Wed, 12 May 2010 - Modern wireless communications system, such as the mobile phone network, has grown
Wed, 28 April 2010 - The most severe natural disasters in Malaysia are monsoonal floods and flash
Wed, 31 March 2010 - As a teacher who has been in this profession for many years,
Wed, 17 March 2010 - We often wonder why people don’t change.
Wed, 3 March 2010 - Undergraduates of various disciplines, especially those majoring in business and engineering, need
Mon, 23 November 2009 - In October this year, 22 students fell into Kampar River when the
Wed, 4 November 2009 - It is becoming impossible to ignore social media.
Wed, 21 October 2009 - In June this year, a professor shared with us his seminal article
Wed, 14 October 2009 - A recent topic in the news was the rumour that there were
Wed, 16 September 2009 - They stake out from rented booths in our malls and shopping spaces.
Wed, 2 September 2009 - Studying abroad can be an amazing experience enabling students to meet new
Wed, 19 August 2009 - What is typography?
Wed, 5 August 2009 - The Malaysian vision is that by 2020 the country will have reached
Wed, 22 July 2009 - When students graduate from university, they are expected to be job-ready, possessing
Wed, 8 July 2009 - This is the week that pop icon Michael Jackson died.
Wed, 24 June 2009 - Introductory accounting textbooks often assert, “Accounting is the language of business”.
Wed, 3 June 2009 - Digital creative content, or sometimes referred to as creative multimedia content, has
Wed, 20 May 2009 - The health of the environment has today become a major concern around
Wed, 13 May 2009 - To speed up the economic development of Malaysia, the government has opened
Wed, 22 April 2009 - In the iconic Kevin Costner movie Field of Dreams from 1989, a
Wed, 1 April 2009 - A university of technology focuses strongly on technologies.
Wed, 18 March 2009 - Civil engineering may seem a staid, tough and unglamorous profession to some,
Wed, 11 March 2009 - Internet businesses are everywhere: banks provide us the convenience of e-banking, Air
Wed, 18 February 2009 - Is there anyone that does NOT have an opinion about what good
Wed, 14 January 2009 - Customer communities have spread like wildfire across the Internet.
Wed, 17 December 2008 - Large group instruction is one of the commonest methods used at college
Wed, 19 November 2008 - Students’ language learning may be influenced by multiple reasons that are interwoven
Wed, 3 September 2008 - To achieve all their academic endeavors, tertiary students need to be treated
Thu, 28 August 2008 - Since many professionals spend a significant amount of their working hours writing,
Thu, 17 July 2008 - The Internet has always been touted as a life-saver for small businesses.
Thu, 10 July 2008 - Malaysians are going overseas!
Thu, 3 July 2008 - Note taking, study methods, test taking, and organizational skills for foundation students
Wed, 28 May 2008 - “… by any other name would smell as sweet.”
Thu, 8 May 2008 - Although the Internet has been around for so many years now, it
Wed, 30 April 2008 - During the past decade, there has been an increasing momentum in the
Thu, 10 April 2008 - The way that the term “biotechnology” has been used by both the
Wed, 26 March 2008 - To succeed at college or university, foundation students need appropriate study and
Wed, 20 February 2008 - Effective learning approaches play a significant role in a student's academic performance.
Wed, 30 January 2008 - A powerful network marketing technique known as viral marketing has gained a
Wed, 23 January 2008 - Business students enrolled in Diploma or Degree programs are usually required to
Wed, 9 January 2008 - These days, one very often comes across the question “Do you have