Dean's Message

prof-wan-haliza-140x140Assalamualaikum w.b.t , Selamat Datang and a very warm welcome from the Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS).

The Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS) , which is known as the Graduate Centre for University of Malaya since its inception in 1979, has continuously strives with dedication to promote excellent multidisciplinary research and postgraduate training. Having said that , it is also  proudly upholds the traditions and standards of excellence in teaching and research by offering many upskills programs, opportunities and a platform for the sharing & shaping of ideas with the university scholars. Currently, IGS manages over 10,000 students with about 2,300 international students from more than 80 countries.

Being a premier Research University in this country, the University of Malaya,  confers degrees in a large variety of academic programmes at the Master's and PhD levels. IGS also offers dual PhD degrees with more than 20 highly reputable  universities in many parts of this world as the partner university . To name a few, the University of Melbourne (Australia), University of Nottingham (United Kingdom, University of Kyoto (Japan)  and the Consortium of Presidents of Universities (CPU) in France.

I believe that your choice to pursue postgraduate studies with us will be of great benefit to your career and enable you to contribute to the society in which you serve. In doing so, success at the postgraduate level is not an easy task and requires a lot of commitment and sacrifices. A lot of patience and maturity is required to overcome the ever-changing challenges posed by this academic pursuit.  For that reason , our highly motivated  and dedicated supervisor is always there to assist you, as long as you constantly communicate with them to facilitate your progress towards shaping  you as a leading researcher of tomorrow; researcher who are equipped with characteristics of ethical behavior, intellectual soundness  and skills. As a postgraduate candidate, you are also expected to write and publish in reputable refereed international journals which should be your main aim and focus throughout this journey.

Last but not least, I would like to advise you to be aware of and to understand the rules governing the process in ensuring you to experience a smooth progression throughout your candidature. All guidelines and regulations pertaining to your studies are provided in this website and it is the best reference site. Please feel free to find out more and strictly adhere to the University rules and regulations.

Finally, I wish you every success and an enjoyable degree programme at the University of Malaya. 
Thank you.

PROFESSOR DR. WAN HALIZA ABD MAJID, Dean, Institute of Graduate Studies.

Last Update: August 01, 2017