International Women’s Day 2024: Honoring Women’s Success and Achievement of Gender Equality (SDG 5)

7 March 2024, Skudai. In a spirit of unity and recognition, we join together today to commemorate International Women’s Day, celebrating the accomplishments, resilience, and invaluable contributions of women globally. Beyond a mere observance of women’s achievements, International Women’s Day serves as a platform to acknowledge and address the ongoing struggles for equality, justice, and human rights. The theme for this year, “Inspire Inclusion,” emphasizes the recognition of women’s substantial potential in shaping and implementing innovation at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The forum was organized by the UTM Campus Sustainability Office features a special panel including Prof. Emerita Datuk Dr. Asma binti Ismail, Member of the Board of Directors of UTM, YBhg. Vice-Chancellor of UTM, Professor Datuk Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, YBrs Ms. Nor Azizah binti Ismail, Registrar of UTM, and YBrs Prof. Ir. Dr. Hazlina binti Selamat from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

Under the banner of “POWER OF WOMEN: LEADERS AND INNOVATION SOLUTION THINKERS,” a forum held today highlights the active involvement and remarkable achievements of women at UTM in contributing to technological advancements, sustainable development, decision-making, leadership, and organizational integrity. In a rapidly modernizing world, women play a crucial role in various spheres, showcasing their abilities, resilience, and courage in overcoming diverse challenges.

Nevertheless, it is imperative to acknowledge that women continue to face obstacles, including wage inequality, discrimination, and limited access to education and employment opportunities. On this International Women’s Day, a collective commitment is called for to persist in the pursuit of gender equality, ensuring that every woman has an equal chance to thrive and realize her full potential.

Addressing Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality

A spotlight is cast on Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5), which symbolizes a global commitment to securing equal opportunities, freedom, and rights for every individual, irrespective of gender. At the heart of today’s forum discussions, SDG 5 serves as the guiding principle for recognizing the pivotal role of women as leaders and innovative solution thinkers.

Gender equality is not only a moral imperative but also the cornerstone for achieving holistic sustainable development. SDG 5 underscores efforts to empower women across various fields, with particular emphasis on ensuring equal access to education. Education, identified as the key to empowerment, is also a catalyst for unlocking women’s leadership potential and fostering innovation for a brighter future.

In expressing gratitude to women who have made significant contributions to society, family, and the nation, this International Women’s Day encourages collective participation in raising awareness about women’s issues and building a more inclusive and just society for all.

In conclusion, let us celebrate the diversity, strength, and uniqueness of women not only on International Women’s Day but every day. Together, we can usher in positive change and build a better world for generations to come.

Once again, Happy International Women’s Day 2024 to all women, especially those at UTM, and around the world!

Mikromobiliti dan Kelestarian: Tumpuan pada E-Skuter untuk Mencapai Matlamat Pembangunan Mampan  SDG 11 dan 13 di UTMKL

Kuala Lumpur, 8 Februari 2024 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) dengan kerjasama URBANICE Malaysia melalui insiatif Kampus Sifar Karbon melaksanakan projek mitigasi karbon Mikromobiliti dan inovasi mampan di kawasan UTMKL dan Datuk Keramat. Projek ini bermula pada tahun 2023 dengan kerjasama antara Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), dan URBANICE Malaysia untuk meneroka inovasi mobiliti mampan ke arah bandar rendah karbon dan integrasi pengangkutan awam untuk menyokong hubungan dari satu tempat kepada satu tempat lain sekitar UTMKL.

Mikromobiliti merujuk kepada satu bentuk pengangkutan di mana kenderaan ringan boleh disewa atau dimiliki untuk perjalanan jarak dekat di dalam bandar. Ini melibatkan penggunaan kenderaan atau alat pengangkutan peribadi yang kecil dan ringan, dikuasakan oleh tenaga elektrik atau sumber tenaga bersih seperti e-skuter dan e-bike. Mikromobiliti ini dilihat sebagai satu pendekatan yang lebih berkesan dan lestari dalam menangani isu-isu pengangkutan dan kesan negatifnya terhadap alam sekitar. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur (UTMKL) telah memperkenalkan konsep Mikromobiliti pada awal tahun 2023 dengan tumpuan khusus kepada e-skuter di dalam kampus, sebagai inisiatif pengangkutan lestari dalam konteks Matlamat Pembangunan Lestari SDG 11 dan13.

Analisi penggunaan e-skuter sepanjang tahun sehingga Januari 2024 yang dapat mengurangkan pelepasan karbon, sejajar dengan SDG 13 yang menggariskan tindakan untuk mengurangkan impak perubahan iklim seperti ditunjukkan dalam Rajah di bawah.

UTM and Theta Edge bridge digital gap, empowering indigenous pupils through “fun learning toy library” by Focus Malaysia

UTM and Theta Edge bridge digital gap, empowering indigenous pupils through “fun learning toy library” (

FRSB/FRSI 2403: Work Standardization 16-17 Dec 2023

This course integrates both the manual components and the cognitive aspects of work. Motion and time study, human factors and ergonomics to produce precise work sequence and to form standard inventory, including units in machines required to keep the manufacturing/service process operating smoothly and efficiently. The importance of ergonomics and work design as part of methods engineering is emphasized not only to increase productivity, but also to improve worker health and safety, and thus, company bottom-line costs. Topics covered: Work standardization, work measurement and standardization processes; participant involvement. Waste identification, Method Analysis. Work standardization Techniques: Time Study, calculating the standard time for manufacturing tasks. Productivity analysis. Work Methods Improvement. Work sampling and labour reporting issues. Product improvement ergonomics, incentive systems. Work Management, case studies including ones showing applications with the service

Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka UTMKL – Yan Kedah: A Sustainable Journey for the SDGs. Cycling distance of 444 km and average speed 23.9 km/h.

The launch of cycling at UTMKL on 6 Sept 2023

Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) event took place on September 6, 2023, in UTMKL Malaysia, commemorating the country’s Independence Day and promoting the importance of sustainability through cycling. Organized by UTMCS, the event aimed to raise awareness about the SDGs while encouraging active and eco-friendly modes of transportation. This report provides an overview of the event, its objectives, key activities, and the impact it had on the community.

In a resounding celebration of Malaysia’s Independence Day and a strong commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a group of passionate cyclists embarked on an extraordinary journey from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Kuala Lumpur to the beautiful state of Kedah. This Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka aimed to not only commemorate the nation’s historical moment but also underscore the importance of sustainable transportation and environmentally conscious living.

Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka for SDGs event was designed to align with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which address global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, and peace and justice. The event sought to promote these goals by engaging the local community in a cycling event that encouraged environmental awareness, physical fitness, and a sense of community.

Taking a picture in front of the Homestay in Tanbun Ipoh Perak

Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka led by Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ts. Dr. Abd Latif bin Saleh organized by the UTM Campus Sustainability (UTMCS) Office and the support of all UTM staff. A total of six riders from UTM JB and seven riders from UTMKL. Supporting staff consists of marshals using three cars and two marshals on motorcycles.


  1. Raise awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  2. Promote the use of bicycles as an eco-friendly mode of transportation.
  3. Encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.
  4. Foster a sense of community and unity among participants.

Participants, including staff of all ages, led by the UTMKL Pro Vice-Chancellor, gathered at Menara Razak and embarked on a cycling of Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka through the city and then through several states such as the Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak, Penang and Kedah. Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka showcased diverse bicycle types, including road bicycles, mountain bikes, touring bikes and even fat bikes.

Experts in sustainability, climate change, and community development gave talks and panel discussions. These sessions highlighted the importance of collective action in achieving the SDGs and sustainable living.

Event emphasized eco-friendly practices by promoting the use of reusable water bottles and reducing single-use plastics. Waste collection points were strategically placed throughout the event area.

Local NGOs, Mr Firdaus and community groups actively participated in the event, showcasing their initiatives related to sustainability and community development.

Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka for SDGs event had several positive impacts:

  1. The event successfully raised awareness about the SDGs and how individuals can contribute to achieving them.
  2. Over 23 participants, including riders, marshals, and seniors, joined Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka, promoting an active lifestyle.
  3. Promoting cycling as a mode of transportation helped reduce carbon emissions and promoted a cleaner environment.
  4. The event fostered a sense of community and unity among participants and local organizations.
  5. Information booths and sustainability talks provided valuable insights into sustainable living and the SDGs.
  6. Collaborations with local businesses and sponsors can provide financial support. These sponsors may benefit from increased brand visibility and aligning with sustainability initiatives.

The Sustainable Development Goals

Co-sponsor as in the poster

The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. They encompass a wide range of objectives, including no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, clean water and sanitation, climate action, and more. These goals serve as a global framework for addressing pressing challenges and achieving a better, more sustainable future.

Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka achieved several Sustainable Development Goals simultaneously and achieving multiple goals.

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
Cycling promotes physical fitness and well-being among participants, while spreading awareness about healthcare challenges in less fortunate regions.

Goal 4: Quality Education
Educational pit stops and interactions with communities fostered a culture of learning and understanding, aligning with the goal of quality education.

Goal 13: Climate Action
By choosing cycling over carbon-intensive modes of transportation, participants actively contributed to reducing their carbon footprint.

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
The expedition showcased the power of partnerships between academia, civil society, and local communities in advancing the SDGs.

Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka from UTMKL to Yan Kedah exemplifies the spirit of unity, sustainability, and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. It underscores how grassroots efforts and individual actions can make a profound impact on our journey towards a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous future. As Malaysia celebrates its independence, initiatives like these remind us that we are equally responsible for the independence and well-being of our planet and all its inhabitants.

The Petronas petrol pump also sponsors mineral water while resting in Tapah Perak

Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka for SDGs event in Kuala Lumpur to Yan Kedah Malaysia, was a successful initiative that effectively promoted the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. By combining the joy of cycling with education and community engagement, the event demonstrated how local communities can contribute to global sustainability efforts.

This event serves as an example of how grassroots initiatives can play a pivotal role in advancing the SDGs and fostering a sustainable future for all. The organizers and participants alike have contributed to a more environmentally conscious and socially connected community. The event’s success should inspire similar initiatives worldwide, encouraging collective action toward achieving the SDGs.

Participants involved in the Kembara Kayuhan Merdeka UTMKL-Yan 2023;

  1. Prof. Ts. Dr. Abd Latif bin Saleh
  2. Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Shamsul bin Sarip
  3. Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Sa’ardin bin Abdul Aziz
  4. Dr. Nik Shahman bin Nik Ahmad Ariff
  5. Yusran bin Isa
  6. Mohamad Shahril bin Mohamad Ali Hanafiah
  7. Mohamad Sukry bin Azman
  8. Amirul Haris bin Abd Rahman
  9. Aziz bin Yaacob
  10. Mohd Hamri bin Md Yusuf
  11. Sharul bin Ismail
  12. Mohd Safudin bin Nordin
  13. Mohd Shahrizal bin Jamaluddin
  14. Muhamad Aswat Maula Zulkefli
  15. Aminurraef bin Mohamad
  16. Amir Hamzah bin Mohd Ghazali
  17. Mohd Zuhaili bin Mohd Rodzi
  18. Mohd Zaidi bin Basir
  19. Mohd Syafiq bin Samsudin
  20. Mohd Aqhiya bin Mohd Noor
  21. Zainal Affandi bin Zainal Abidin
  22. Muhamad Rustam bin Mohd Nazer
  23. Faiz bin Mat Rashid
  24. Sanorazman bin Mohd


Kayuhan Merdeka UTMKL-YAN diadakan sempena sambutan Kemerdekaan Malaysia ke-66 dengan tujuan untuk meraikan warisan dan semangat patriotisme Malaysia, juga bertujuan untuk menyokong dan menjalankan Matlamat Pembangunan Mapan (Sustainable Development Goals – SDG) yang ditetapkan oleh Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB). Ini adalah usaha untuk memastikan bahawa acara sukan juga memberi manfaat kepada masyarakat dan alam sekitar. Program ini merupakan sebahagian daripada inisiatif universiti untuk menyatukan komuniti, pelajar, alumni dan staf dalam aktiviti rekreasi yang menyihatkan.


  1. Memupuk semangat kebersamaan dalam kalangan warga UTM.
  2. Meningkatkan kesedaran terhadap pentingnya kesihatan dan aktiviti fizikal.
  3. Merayakan semangat kemerdekaan Malaysia melalui aktiviti sukan.
  4. Menonjolkan komitmen universiti terhadap SDG dengan menggalakkan kesedaran dan tindakan yang selaras dengan matlamat tersebut.
  5. Menggabungkan prinsip-prinsip pembangunan mapan dalam perancangan dan pelaksanaan acara sukan.

Kayuhan Merdeka UTMKL-YAN berkait rapat dengan beberapa SDG, termasuk tetapi tidak terhad kepada:

SDG 3: Kesihatan dan Kesejahteraan – Acara ini mendorong penyertaan dalam aktiviti fizikal, meningkatkan kesihatan peserta, dan menggalakkan gaya hidup sihat.

SDG 11: Bandar Lestari – Acara sukan ini menggalakkan penggunaan kenderaan berbasikal yang mesra alam dan membantu mengurangkan kesesakan lalu lintas serta pencemaran udara.

SDG 13: Tindakan Iklim – Berbasikal ialah mod pengangkutan rendah karbon yang boleh membantu mengurangkan pelepasan karbon dan mengurangkan perubahan iklim. Mempromosikan berbasikal sebagai alternatif kepada pengangkutan bermotor sejajar dengan matlamat SDG 13 untuk mengambil tindakan segera untuk memerangi perubahan iklim.

SDG 16: Keamanan, Keadilan, dan Institusi yang Kuat – Kayuhan Merdeka UTMKL-YAN digunakan sebagai platform untuk menggalakkan keterangkuman sosial, penglibatan komuniti dan kewujudan bersama secara aman, ia boleh sejajar dengan matlamat SDG 16 untuk mempromosikan masyarakat yang adil, aman dan inklusif.

SDG 17: Rakan Strategik bagi Pelaksanaan – Melalui kolaborasi dalam acara seperti ini, universiti, penaja dan komuniti setempat dapat bekerjasama untuk mencapai matlamat pembangunan mapan.

Kayuhan Merdeka UTMKL-YAN bukan sahaja merupakan perayaan semangat kemerdekaan Malaysia, tetapi juga satu langkah ke hadapan dalam menyokong SDG dan pembangunan mapan. Program ini menggabungkan semangat sukan dengan komitmen terhadap tanggungjawab sosial dan alam sekitar, merapatkan jurang antara pembangunan dan kelestarian.

THE Impact Rankings

UTM is ranked #1 in the world for SDG7

UTM is ranked #1 in the world for SDG7 (SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy)

We are proud to share that UTM has achieved remarkable success in the 2023 THE Impact Rankings for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

Our high commitment to positively impacting the environment has earned us a global ranking of 101-200.

Notably, our efforts in SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy have positioned us at the top spot in the world among 812 institutions.

Additionally, three other SDGs have garnered international recognition, with SDG 9 (#39), SDG 4 (#70), and SDG 16 (#96) securing a place in the esteemed Top 100 rankings.

At the national level , we are proud to maintain our position as Malaysia’s leader in SDG 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure.

This tremendous achievement is a testament to the dedication and collaboration of the entire UTM community, including our exceptional staff, students, and strategic partners, who are instrumental in driving impactful academic pursuits and research. Together, we continue to make a meaningful difference in advancing sustainable development goals.

Program Denai Sungai Komuniti 2022: Inisiatif Lestari UTM dalam Usaha Pemeliharaan Sungai di Kampung Sungai Melayu

Kembara Kayuhan UTM 50 Tahun

Kembara Sahut SDG

Kembara Kayuhan UTM 50 Tahun

Link UTM Newshub Kembara Kayuhan sahut initiatif SDG

Link 25 Peserta UTM kayuh dari KL ke JB


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