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Shahabudin, Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan; Razak, Mohamad Abdul; Khoon, Koh Aik – College Student Journal, 2012
The paper sets out to report on UKM's efforts to make research thrive in an increasingly competitive world, identifying the niches is part of our efforts towards strengthening and realization of our research goals. The niches are carefully selected to capitalize on our innate strengths, and at the same time we practice inclusivity so that no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Higher Education, Research
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Shahabudin, Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan; Razak, Mohamad Abdul; Khoon, Koh Aik – College Student Journal, 2011
This paper takes a look at the two aspects of campus lives--one centred on the faculty and the other on the hostel. They both play equally important and complimentary roles in the intellectual and social development of students. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Social Development, College Faculty, Higher Education, College Students
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Khoon, Koh Aik; Radiman, Shahidan; Daud, Abdul Razak; Shukor, R. Abd; Talib, Ibrahim Abu; Puaad, Ahmad; Samat, Supian – College Student Journal, 2011
This paper presents a model for effective research management. Since research demands time, manpower and money it is imperative that we do it right to achieve success and at the same time avoid encumbrances and pitfalls. Managing research is both an art and a science. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Research Administration, Research, Research and Development, Teaching Methods
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Khoon, Koh Aik; Jalal, Azman; Abd-Shukor, R.; Yatim, Baharudin; Talib, Ibrahim Abu; Daud, Abdul Razak; Samat, Supian – College Student Journal, 2009
A survey of thirteen books on Einstein is presented. Its gives an idea on how much is written about the man and how frequent are the publications. The year 2005 saw the most publications. It is the centenary for the Miraculous Year. Interestingly some books can just sustain their readers' interest with just words. Einstein comes alive with the…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Biographies, Scientific Personnel, Scientists
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Omar, Ramli; Khoon, Koh Aik; Hamzah, Mohd Fauzi; Ahmadan, Siti Rohayu – College Student Journal, 2009
This paper reports on the surveys which were conducted between 2006 and 2008 on graduates' perceptions towards the infrastructure at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). It covered three major aspects pertaining to learning, living and leisure on campus. Eight out of 14 components received overwhelming approval from our graduates. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Attitudes, Universities, Educational Facilities
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Omar, Ramli; Khoon, Koh Aik; Hamzah, Mohd Fauzi; Ahmadan, Siti Rohayu – College Student Journal, 2009
This paper discusses the employability of UKM graduates in the job market from 2006-2008. Studies showed that the employability varied from discipline to discipline with the dentistry and medical graduates leading the pack. In recent years UKM graduates have made inroads into GLC's, a positive development indeed. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Employment Potential, College Graduates, Surveys, Employment
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Khoon, Koh Aik; Jalal, Azman; Daud, Abdul Razak; Abd-Shukor, Roslan; Samat, Supian; Talib, Ibrahim Abu; Othman, Mazlan; Yatim, Baharudin – College Student Journal, 2008
Among the many changes that have taken place in physics education in recent years is the fact that physics introductory texts have undergone some drastic changes in layout, content, approach and presentation. It is a total breath of fresh air compared with the drab physics texts of yesteryear. This paper takes a closer look on the changes that…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Textbooks, Change
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Khoon, Koh Aik; Abd-Shukor, R.; Jalal, Azman; Talib, Ibrahim Abu; Daud, Abdul Razak; Samat, Supian; Yatim, Baharudin; Radiman, Shahidan – College Student Journal, 2008
Albert Einstein had famously said that Nature is subtle but not malicious. He should know better because he had unravelled some of the secrets of Nature at a relatively young age as an obscure patent clerk working in isolation. This paper tells of stories of other scientists who had also made ground-breaking discoveries in forced or self-imposed…
Descriptors: Physics, Science History, Scientists, Discovery Processes
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Khoon, Koh Aik – College Student Journal, 2008
This paper relates several serendipitous discoveries in physics in the 19th and 20th centuries. They are all experimental in nature and the places range from reputable universities to modern research laboratories. The discoverers could be working in solo or in group. The subject discovered ranges from the finest nucleus to the limitless cosmos.…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Research, Discovery Processes, Science History
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Khoon, Koh Aik; Jalal, Azman – College Student Journal, 2008
This paper traces the history of the Liberal Science courses and explores the mechanisms whereby the courses can be made more attractive to academics in the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Universities, Courses
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Khoon, Koh Aik – College Student Journal, 2007
Albert Einstein is the icon of scientific genius. His is one the most recognizable faces in the history of mankind. This paper takes a cursory look at the man who is commonly perceived to be the epitome of eccentricity. We manage to sum up his salient traits which are associated with his name. The traits are based on anecdotal evidence. This…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Philosophy, Scientists, Science History
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Khoon, Koh Aik; Shukor, Roslan Abd.; Hassan, Osman; Saleh, Mohd. Zainuddin; Hamzah, Ainon; Ismail, Abd. Rahim Hj. – College Student Journal, 2005
This article describes the various salient features of a world-class university. Interestingly and intentionally the keywords used in describing it all start with the letters forming the word--WORLD-CLASS. On this note, the model becomes all the more pertinent and the key features easily remembered. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Models, Colleges, Universities
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Khoon, Koh Aik; Othman, Mazlan – College Student Journal, 2004
Three aspects of an introductory course in physics are discussed in this article. They are the texts, the course proper and the laboratory. Together they form an integral part of the entire course. The laboratory, although a subject of much contention, has an important role to play in enhancing and complementing the lectures. The course should be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses, Physics, Textbooks