By Nurin Najmina Zaidi
GOMBAK, 30 May 2021: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) yet again had been shortlisted as a finalist for four international awards for sustainability.
IIUM submitted five projects for the International Green Gown Award 2021 and four of them had been recognised and had been listed for three categories.
The four entries that made it to the international awards for sustainability in three categories are as follows:
1. Benefiting Society
- Malaysia Sejahtera for all
2. Creating Impact
- Making a difference for Sejahtera, Sustainability, Spirituality, and Scenario (MAD 4Ss)
3. Next Generation Learning and Skills
- UNGS 1201 – HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) Transformative Learning for Edu-Action with Soul.
IIUM Rector, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, was thankful that the university became the finalists for the second time.
“So, this to me is a kind of recognition of the work that the university has been doing that is also benefiting the students in their new thinking post-COVID-19, how to make life sustainable, more resilient, and more accommodative as far as the pandemic is concerned,” he explained.
The International Green Gown Award was organised by the United Nations together with a number of other academic associations which are the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), L’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), International Association of Universities (IAU), and Higher Education Sustainability Initiative.
Winners for this event will be announced on 7 July this year in New York.***