RADIO INTERVIEWS

LiteFM-Lite Breakfast – Farah Danial, Taylor's Racing Team
 
Farah Danial, Taylor’s University Mechanical Engineering student, shared her passion for racing, her experience as lead driver and lead engineer for Taylor’s Racing Team (TRT), and aspirations and hope for her future after graduation with Lite FM “Breakfast Champion with Steve & Shaz”. Farah also described the hurdles that she had to go through in terms of her drive to be a woman engineer and to participate in the Formula Student, and how she managed to overcome them. “Hold on to that dream, and go far no matter what, and never give up no matter what happen. Brick walls are there for a reason. Either you go through them, or you let them hold you back,” advised Farah to all women out there who are challenged or are overwhelmed from their decision to be an engineer or to be in racing.
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The Language of Success
 
Positive thinking can have powerful implications. Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, who currently teaches mechanical engineering at Taylor’s University, returns to BFM to share the results of an accidental experiment he conducted which suggests that by changing just one word in your language, you will be able to change your life.
*Recording from BFM Podcast
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Interview with Professor Dr Hiew Regarding His Views on Cyber-bullying
 
Coping with cyber bullying – Professor Dr Hiew shares tips on Lite FM In an increasingly digitally connected world, many young netizens have been affected by cyber bullies. In Malaysia, the phenomenon of cyber-bullying is getting rampant – in 2013, a total of 389 cyber-bullying reports were lodged by Internet users to the Cyber999 Help Centre, which is a 55.6% increase from 250 in 2012. In this radio interview, Professor Dr. Hiew Pang Leang, Dean of the School of Computing & IT, comments on this rising issue and how parents can identify if their child is being bullied online. The interview will also provide tips on what parents can do to help their children handle and overcome cyber-bullying.
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Hari ini dalam Sejarah Dunia - Malaysia Mission Schools
 
During the evening of Wednesday, 3rd June 2015, a radio programme “Hari ini dalam Sejarah Dunia” was broadcast on BFM 89.90, which featured an interview with Keith Tan, Associate Dean – Enterprise & Industry, School of Architecture, Building and Design (SABD) about the heritage of the Mission Schools of Malaysia and Singapore. This interview was based on 2 books written by Keith and published by Taylor’s Press and the School of Architecture, Building and Design (SABD) at Taylor’s University.
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Keen to know more about sovereign ratings?
 
TBS Associate Professor, Dr Subramaniam Pillay shares his insight on the topic of sovereign ratings with BFM listeners. Sovereign ratings will indicate the country’s ability to repay foreign loans, which can, in turn, have an effect on how business is done in Malaysia. He shared that Malaysia is currently rated A3, the third tier of the rating, which is good for a developing country. To find out more about what he said, hit play and see just how these ratings could affect the economy of a country and the subsequent effects on the citizens.
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BFM Techtalk with Danaraj Ram Kumar
 
BFM Techtalk with Danaraj Ram Kumar, a software engineering student from Taylor’s University who is also a Microsoft Youthspark Advocate. Microsoft YouthSpark Advocates consist of tech-savvy youths aged 14 to 24 who are interested in social change and using technology for the greater good across the world.
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The Future of the Teaching Profession - Nurturing the Next Generation of Leaders
 
Teaching is the foundation of our educational system. Without teachers, education as we know it would simply not exist. Teachers play an important role in nurturing the next generation of leaders.

To help shed some light on what the future of the teaching profession looks like, listen to Dr Logendra Ponniah, Acting Dean of the School of Education, Taylor’s University share just what lies ahead for the next generations of teachers and how they can play an important role in nurturing the next generation of leaders.
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Pharmacists of the future - Are you prepared to meet the future demands of the health care industry?
 
The pharmaceutical industry is a fast-changing and dynamic industry. Malaysia has more than 11,000 pharmacists catering to a population of about 27 million people. The World Health Organisation has valued the global pharmaceutical market in 2013 at US$300 billion and the Malaysian pharmaceutical market is valued at US$3 billion (approximately RM11 billion). The industry is a huge market, and it provides a lot of opportunities for pharmacy and bioscience graduates.

Listen to Professor Dr P.T. Thomas, Dean of Taylor’s School of Pharmacy as he sheds some light on the opportunities that you can explore through a career in the health sciences industry
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Is a Career in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Your Future?
 
The tourism and hospitality industry is rewarding, exciting, challenging, and diverse. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, travel and tourism accounts for 8 % of the world’s jobs, and has the highest potential for growth as compared to any other industry. In Asia, the industry is expected to register a 67% growth by the year 2023.

Listen to Mr. Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Dean of Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts as he shares his thoughts to help you discover everything you need to know about starting a career in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry; from how to find the right education, to exploring the variety of career options available.
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Building Future Engineers - Are You Prepared to Embrace a Career in Engineering?
 
In 2010 the National Academy of Engineering assembled a diverse committee of experts from around the world, some of the most accomplished engineers and scientists of their generation, and asked them a simple question, what are the Grand Challenges that engineers need to address this century to enable humanity to make it sustainably into the next century?

Listen to Professor Dr Mushtak Al-Atabi, Dean of the School of Engineering at Taylor’s University as he sheds some light on what a career in engineering in the 21st century entail.
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What is The Future of Business?
 
Over the past decade, the role of business has changed tremendously. The days where companies are only expected to gain profit are long gone. It is now widely accepted that business has to do more than just make profits. It must also drive social and environmental change and give back to the community or society it operates in.

Listen to Ms. Vinitha Guptan, Dean of Taylor’s Business School as she sheds some light on what the future of business will look like.
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Spotlight with Taylor's University on LiteFM
 
In conjunction with the Open Day, Dr. Pradeep, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Taylor’s University was on the Lite FM Breakfast show talking about guiding children towards academic and career success and choosing the right university.

Week 1 - Future after Secondary School
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Week 2 – A guide to Tertiary Education
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Week 3 – The Importance of Soft Skills
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Equal Emphasis for Both Languages
 
The role and proficiency in languages has always been a great concern to parents, educationists, employers and society at large.

Of late, this concern has grown more acute as battle lines are being drawn on the importance of the English Language and the role of Bahasa Malaysia in education and moulding of young lives across our nation. Does it really have to be one or the other?
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Why You Should Drink More Water:
9 Ways to Keep Yourself Hydrated
 
Dr Adeline Chia explains the importance of proper hydration and provides tips on how we can stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is an essential part of staying healthy. Water accounts for almost two thirds of our body weight (60%) and every system depends on it.
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Female travel
 
Dr. Catheryn Khoo Lattimore, Associate Professor at Taylor's School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts discussed women-only travels and how it would impact the economy based on her recent research on girlfriends' gateway.
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Micro Impacts and Benefits of Business Tourism in Malaysia: A Case Study of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
 
Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Dean of Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (TCHT) spoke to BFM about the recent study conducted by the Centre For Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT) at TCHT - Micro Impacts and Benefits of Business Tourism in Malaysia: A Case Study of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
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Education Blueprint
 
Pradeep Nair, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Taylor's University spoke to BFM on his perspective of the National Education Blueprint and how it would impact the higher education sector.
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Tech Talk - Engineering
 
Professor Dr. Mushtak Al-Atabi spoke on how engineering makes things better and improves everyday lives during his live interview with BFM.
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Higher Education Sector in Malaysia
 
Professor Dato’ Dr. Hassan Said, Vice Chancellor and President of Taylor's University spoke on the competitive advantages of the higher education sector in Malaysia, the impact of the global economic crisis on enrollment, and the challenges facing the local sector during a video interview with The Prospect Group.
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Taylor’s RM100mil investment to remain relevant
 
DESPITE Taylor’s University investing RM100 million (US$31 million) in its five-year e-Learning Strategic Plan 2011-2015 – designed to transform the manner in which the university imparts learning and knowledge to its students – it has not lost sight of what lies at the heart of this successful transformation.
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Disrupting the Education Business Model:
Are WE Ready for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)?
 
Gioia Magliozzi, a mother of two who works for ENAV Ltd, an Italian Air Traffic Control company and lives in Gaeta, Italy. Feeling the need to hone her skills to grow professionally and to serve her employer better, she decided to go back to study.

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Diskusi Pra Bajet 2014
 
In this hour-long programme, Professor Dato Dr Hassan Said is one of four panelists discussing the struggles in relation to producing the best human capital. Watch the Astro Awani episode to learn more about the discussion.
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