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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Research
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Does IPSAS have specific research programs?

IPSAS research program is called Youth Development where it focuses on the process of enhancing youth development from the perspective of citizenship and leadership, well-being and social health, and technology. This research provides the stakeholders with continuous assessment based on three youth development perspective.Please refer Research for further details.

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What types of research are conducted by IPSAS?

IPSAS conducts research from basic fundamental studies and up to applied research. IPSAS also conducts action research and contract research tailored specific to the client’s needs. Please refer to Research for further details.

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Who are the research experts at IPSAS?

The research experts at IPSAS come from various faculties and department of social science cluster at UPM. They were engaged according to their expertise depending on the subject matter of the research. Please refer to Researchers’ Directory for further information regarding the experts.

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Who do I contact if I want to discuss potential research projects or to arrange a meeting?

Please contact our officer Mrs. Nurani Kamaruddin at 603-89471868 or email at nurani@upm.edu.my for assistance.

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Does IPSAS offer job vacancies to students?

IPSAS offers job vacancies such as Research Assistant (RA) and enumerators (data collection, data entry, transcribers) depending on the availability of the research projects. Any vacancies will be announced through UPM Putra mail and IPSAS website.


Graduate Studies
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What are the fields of studies offered by IPSAS?

Currently, IPSAS offers four (4) fields of study, which are (i) Community Education and Development, (ii) Rural Advancement, (iii) Leadership Studies, and (iv) Youth Studies.

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How long is the duration for Master and PhD studies?

For Master, the minimum semester is 4 semesters (2 years) and it goes up to a maximum of 6 semesters (3 years). Meanwhile for PhD, the minimum semester is 6 semesters (3 years) and a maximum of 10 semesters (5 years). For further information please refer to www.sgs.upm.edu.my

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What are the requirements for application and admission to Master or PhD programs offered by IPSAS?

The requirement for application can be obtained at Academic and the details of admission requirement can be accessed from www.sgs.upm.edu.my

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Does IPSAS offer sponsorship to graduate students?

IPSAS does not offer sponsorship to the graduate students; however students are encouraged to apply for the Graduate Research Assistance scheme offered by SPS. For further details please browse through www.sgs.upm.edu.my

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Who do I need to contact if I require more information pertaining to IPSAS graduate studies program?

Please contact Mr. Zamre Yaacob at 603-89471853 or email to zamre@upm.edu.my


About IPSAS
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What is IPSAS core business?

IPSAS is a research centre in social science studies that focus on youth development and community issues. The institute also offers post-graduate programs at Master and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) levels. Apart from that, the institute also provides training related to data analysis in both quantitative and qualitative. 

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I need to discuss on special training programs related to data analysis and writing journal articles. To whom may I speak to?

Please contact Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence D’Silva at 603-89471862 or email at jld@upm.edu.my for assistance.

Updated:: 20/03/2013 [nurani]

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