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UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA KELANTAN GLORIOUS TRIUMPHANT AT ASIA PACIFIC TRIPLE E AWARDS 2020

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UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA KELANTAN GLORIOUS TRIUMPHANT AT ASIA PACIFIC TRIPLE E AWARDS 2020
 
Jan 10, 2020
Kochi, India
 
 
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan achieved significant milestone by winning three titles at Asia Pacific Triple E Awards 2020, the Premier Awards for Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence in Higher Education. The award ceremony was held in Kochi, India. This marks a great beginning for year 2020. ??
 
According to the Chair of Accreditation Council For Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU), Prof Dr Thorsten Kliewe, the organizer received more than 300 submissions from 50 over higher education institutions in Asia Pacific region competing for 12 categories in Triple E Awards. The competition was intense and community votes were garnered through social media to promote publicity and visibility for the finalists. 
 
Out of the seven submissions, three entries by UMK were shortlisted in last December 2019 as one of the top five entries, in the category of Entrepreneurial Leader Award, Entrepreneurship Educator Award and Student-Driven Sustainability Project Award. 
 
At the award ceremony, Social Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) Program of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, presented by Assoc. Prof. Dr Wee Yu Ghee, Director of UMK International, won the first place and SEED was hailed as the best 'Student-Driven Sustainability Project of the Year'. Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad, Senior Director, UMK Entrepreneurship Institute won third prize in the category of Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year Award and Ts. Dr. Muhammad Ashlyzan Razik, a finalist for Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award. 
 
In conjunction with the Asia Pacific Triple E Awards Ceremony, the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Globalization took place at the same venue from January 9 to 13, 2020. Prof. Dr. Nik Maheran presented an academic paper entitled Entrepreneurial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Education for Future Society: The Malaysian Perspective and participated in pecha kucha best practices whereby she pitched six minutes on UMK Entrepreneurship Education Model.
 
With this accomplishment, UMK is on its way to attain ACEEU accreditation, a route to championing entrepeneurship education and affirming its status as an entrepreneurial university. 
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