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DIRECTOR'S FOREWORD



Institute for Social Science Studies (IPSAS), formerly known as the Institute of Community and Peace Studies (PEKKA) is a social science research-based organization in Universiti Putra Malaysia focusing on youth development and leadership, ICT and communication social, and community development. In line with the Eleventh Malaysia Plan which gives priority to the people’s wellbeing, which has been the research focus of the institute, three laboratories that support the initiative are Youth Wellbeing and Social Health Laboratory, Youth Citizenship and Leadership Laboratory, and Cyber ​​Generation Laboratory.

As one big social science family all the Laboratories Heads, Research Associates and Research Fellow are academia with expertise in various fields of social sciences from the Faculty of Educational Studies, Faculty of Human Ecology, Faculty of Modern Language and Communication and the Faculty of Economics and Management. The Institute believe that to develop the community through research, expertise other than social sciences discipline are also needed. Many Institute’s Research Associates are academic staff from the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

In addition to the research, with expertise from various fields (multi-discipline), the Institute also provide consultancy, community service and research-related training. All the experiences in research were shared during supervision of local and foreign students in the postgraduate programs (Master and Doctor of Philosophy). IPSAS also welcome collaborators from the government agencies, GLC, non-governmental organizations, and community-based associations in applied research in providing solution to improve services and service deliveries in addition to expanding further the exploration of the corpus of knowledge in the social sciences discipline.

 

ASNARULKHADI ABU SAMAH (Assoc. Prof., PhD)

Director
Institute for Social Science Studies (IPSAS)
Putra InfoPort, 43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor, MALAYSIA
 asnarul@upm.edu.my
603.8947 1872


1 March 2016

Updated:: 04/08/2017 [nm_aini]

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