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What is Sustainable Development?

"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own need." 

              - World Commission on Environment and Development’s report 
(the Brundtland Commission) Our Common Future, 
Oxford University Press, 1987

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Sustainability @ USM

  

  • Cherish The Tree



    A walk among the trees will bring a feeling of calmness and peace. The Japanese and the Koreans, with their technological advancements and forward-thinking views on life, have subscribed to the notion that a walk in the forest would lead to discovering a sense of calmness, balance and good health. They believe that being in the forests would help people to recover, relax and revive. Read more..

  • Forum On Social Innovation To Spur Community Engagement

    KYOTO, 26 September 2017 – One of the programmes held at the 5th University-Community Engagement Conference (UCEC) 2017 here was a forum entitled "Leadership in University-Community Engagement". 
    Moderated by Tuan Syed Yusof Syed Kechik and Professor Dato' Dr. Aileen Tan Shau Hwai, the forum was organised in two sessions, with the first session focusing on the understanding of ‘leadership’ in the context of university-community engagement, definition of community engagement and volunteerism. It was followed by a case study, which shared on real-time examples of community engagement and volunteerism. Close to 30 participants attended the forum. Read more..

  • USM Among Top Five Green Sustainable Universities In Malaysia



    SERDANG, 25 May 2017 - Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) along with 4 other Malaysian public universities (UA) have been chosen to receive the Green Campus Sustainability Award 2017 in conjunction with the Green Campus Sustainability Convention 2017 held at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Read more..

  • Innovation In Green Technology - USM Continues to Drive Sustainability



    SUNGAI PETANI, KEDAH, 1 February 2017 – Being a sustainability-led university, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) continues its drive for excellence in sustainable practices by introducing the cementless concrete with a low carbon footprint, which is ready for commercialisation. Read more..


  • Nurturing Sustainability Through Education



    USM, PENANG, 24 January 2017 – The right mix of spices will result in the preparation of tasty dishes; such was the parable drawn by the President of the International Association of Universities (IAU), Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak in highlighting the requirements for sustainability to be widely practiced and accepted. Read more..
  • Sustaining The Global Education Agenda (Education 2030): Learning And Beyond



    USM, PENANG, 24 January 2017 – “Various countries have adopted a set of goals on September 25, 2015 in Rio as part of their involvement in the Sustainable Development Agenda. These global goals and targets are aimed to initiate action over the next fifteen years”. Read more..
  • Continue To Reinvent For A Sustained Growth


    USM, PENANG, 11 January 2017 - The Asia Leadership Conference (ALC) 2017 rounded off its programme firstly with a short presentation by a Harvard Kennedy School of Government scholar and MPA candidate, Rahul Srinivasan at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Dewan Budaya. Read more..
  • USM Recreation Park - A Sustainable Asset Of The University



    USM, PENANG, 11 January 2017 – The University Recreation Park (Taman Rekreasi Universiti - TRU) is an important asset of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in further elevating its reputation as a university that champions sustainability issues. Read more..
  • NRIC 2016: 10 Years On, Still Going Strong



    USM, PENANG, 17 August 2016 - The ever popular and prestigious Novel Research and Innovation Competition (NRIC) 2016 organised by the Students’ Representatives Council, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for the 10th year running has been boosted with 101 projects and 404 participants competing, including those from neighbouring countries and India. Read more..


  • PENANG, 15 November 2016 - Two entries from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) won Gold and Silver awards at the 5th International Innovation, Invention and Design (INDES 2016) Competition, which was held from 9th-10th November 2016 at UiTM Seri Iskandar, Perak. Read more..
  • USM Scientists Honoured With Prestigious Awards In Korea



    Three Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) professors from the Engineering Campus have once again put the USM name in the limelight after being honoured with a number of prestigious major awards in Seoul, South Korea on 4 December 2016. One of the innovation developed by Professor Dr. Hanafi Ismail , titled ‘Recycling of Rubber Wastes and Biodegradable Plastics,’ has been awarded the World Golden Scientist Grand Award. Read more..
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  • Sustainability Course: A Powerful Tool in University Curriculum



    In its vision to become a sustainability-led university of world class standing, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has embraced a whole-system sustainability transition which means that we will mainstream sustainability at all levels integrating social, economic and environmental aspects into our core activities such as teaching, research, community engagement and institutional arrangements. Read more..
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  • Master’s in Sustainable Development Practice (MSDP)

     

    Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was the second university established in Malaysia in 1969. At present, USM has approximately 30,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate levels at its 17 Academic Schools on the main campus in the island of Penang (240 hectares); 6 Schools at the Engineering Campus in Nibong Tebal which is approximately 50km from the main campus; and 3 Schools at the Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan which is approximately 300km from the main campus. Read more..
  • University Recreation Park To Be A USM Income-Generation Asset In The Future



    USM, PENANG, 3 September 2016 - The University Recreation Park is an asset of the university that requires proper caretaking and continually maintained for it to be fully utilised in the future.The former Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dato' Dr. Omar Osman was there earlier this morning together with more than 300 students, and taking part in the Tree-planting 'Adopt-a-tree' Programme, to plant 100 fruit trees, including some durian species. Read more..
  • Governance Guidelines for Sustainability Best Practices Lab



    USM policy includes a whole system approach which involves four major domains of focus; teaching, research, community engagement and institutional arrangement.  USM came up with an initiative to bring upon the institutional arrangement domain to action by organizing Governance Guidelines for Sustainability Best Practices Lab on 18-19 July 2016 at Dewan Utama Pelajar, USM which was attended by more than 80 participants from different domains. Read more..
  • USM Continues To Support Who ‘No Tobacco’ Initiative

    USM, PENANG, 31 May 2016 – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated 31 May each year as the ‘World No Tobacco Day’. The theme which has been decided by WHO this year is ‘Get Ready for Plain Packaging’.
    Theformer Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Professor Dato’ Dr. Omar Osman reminded the USM community on the dangers of smoking and the need to avoid from being involved in such an unhealthy habit, as it in turn would also affect others. Read more..
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