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UTP Pays Homage to Long Service Employees

(10 January 2017)

In conjunction with Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS' (UTP) 20th anniversary, a special event called Employee Recognition Night was held to honour and recognise 177 employees for their long service.  The honoured employees included 68 recipients who completed their 10 years of service, 97 recipients for 15 years of service and 12 recipients for 20 years of service.



UTP Vice Chancellor YBhg Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim thanked the award recipients for their loyalty, dedication and contribution to the university.  He lauded the support of the employees over the years and shaping the UTP into what it is today.


"At the end of the day, the strength of any organisation is marked and defined by the strength of its people; and at UTP, we are not only building university of the finest repute and calibre, we are building the future generation. I am glad to say that one of the best things about UTP is the camaraderie among the staff as we strive towards greater heights," he said.


Each employee received a certificate and BSN premium savings certificate from YBhg Datuk Abdul Rahim.  (Please click here for the full list of the recipients). 


Prior to the ERN, UTP organised various events to celebrate its 20th anniversary which fell on 10 January 2017.


The celebration kicked-off with a 'majlis kesyukuran' and 'doa selamat' on 5 January 2017.   UTP staff and students congregated at Masjid An-Nur for a mass zohor prayer and afterwards recited doa and surah Yassin.


The celebration continued with the 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on 9 January 2017.  This was a special night to honour the leaders (past & present), who have played pivotal roles for UTP's achievements, milestones and recognition in the standard of teaching, the quality of academic programmes and research. 


The event was also dedicated to UTP partners and stakeholders, industry as well as alumni for their contributions and support towards the growth of UTP. 


During the event, a coffee table book was launched to commemorate the first two decades of UTP.  The book is a compendium of stories and images that trace the history of the University and some of the personalities who have travelled the journey with UTP over the past 20 years, highlighting most of its major milestones and remarkable moments that has made us who we are today.


The dinner was graced by the presence of YBhg Tan Sri Sidek Hassan, UTP Pro Chancellor and YBhg Dato' Raiha Azni Abdul Rahman, Chairman of UTP Board of Directors.


10 January 2017 marked another milestone in UTP's history as the university unveiled its new R&D building.  The building, which was officially opened by Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh,

mark UTP's foray into world-class leading-edge research and the beginning of the exploration of UTP R&D enclave or "Research Park".


The upcoming anniversary celebration event is Discover UTP on 3 – 9 April 2017.  This event will feature, among others, UTP Open Day, academic exhibition, innovation & research exhibition, book exhibition and sports carnival.  Join us for the celebration!