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Dzulkifli Abdul Razak

Vice Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak is the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia since 2000. He is presently serving as the Vice-President/President-Designate of the International Association of Universities (IAU) – a UNESCO-affiliated organisation. He has served as the President of Association of Southeast Asia Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) from 2007-2008.

He is a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) - Advisory Education Hub Advisory Committee, Executive Council of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and Advisory Committee of World Universities Forum, Davos.

He serves on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Policies and Management since 1995, and the WHO Scientific Advisory Committee on Tobacco Product Regulation (2000-2002). He has led a number of missions on behalf of WHO in Asia-Pacific and East African regions.

At the national level, he is the Chair of Malaysian Vice-Chancellors’/Rector’s Committee, Chair of Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn. Bhd. (METEOR) – the parent body of Open University Malaysia, and Chair of Malaysian Examination Council, and serves as the Advisor to the National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN). He is also a member of the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

He is appointed a member of National Economic Advisory Council established in 2009, and the Co-chair of the Malaysian Industry-Government Hi-Technology (MIGHT) since 2006. He is also a Director of the Malaysian Productivity Corporation (formerly National Productivity Corporation) where he heads the Creativity and Innovation Consultative Panel.

He is currently a member of the National Innovation Council, the National IT Council, and the National Biotechnology Implementation Committee.

He regularly contributes to leading Malaysian dailies: as a weekly columnist on matters relating to education, science, health and global events for The New Straits Times (since 1995), and fortnightly for The Edge, a business weekly commenting on issues relating to business, ethics and current issues (since 2008). More than 600 articles have been published through this media.

He is a Fellow of the Malaysia Academy of Science, and also of the World Academy of Art and Science.