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Rector of Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Sabah is a university alumnus and lecturer in the Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies. His contributions to the university include the critical areas of administrative, academic and human capital development. His vast experience in university governance comes from holding past managerial positions in the university including as Deputy Rector (Research and Industrial Linkages), Deputy Rector of Student Affairs, Programme Coordinator of the Diploma in Public Administration, and Executive Officer where he first started his career in the university way back in 1988.

He holds a Ph.D. in Public Management HRM, from Cardiff University, Wales (UK) and Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methodology from Cardiff Business School (CARBS). He received his Master of Business Administration (Business & Economics) from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, Bachelor’s Degree of Human Resources Management (Hons) from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam and Diploma in Public Administration from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Sabah. His academic areas of expertise are Organisational Studies, Public Management (HRM), Organisational Learning, Workplace Learning and Industrial Relations. Currently, he is involved in postgraduate PhD and Master’s programme supervision.

In recognition of his expertise, Datuk Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Kadir was appointed as one of the National Education Panel Reviewers that serves as think-tank to the government on national education policy.  With regard to professional affiliations, Datuk Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Kadir is a member of prestigious bodies such as the European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS), Knowledge Management Association of Malaysia (KMAM) and Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM). Other involvements and memberships of Rector of UiTM Cawangan Sabah in Professional Bodies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are as below:

  • National panel member in National Education System Review, Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025, Ministry of Education Malaysia
  • Member of the Industry Advisory Committee, Politeknik Kota Kinabalu, MInistry of Higher Education Malaysia
  • Member of the Steering Committee, Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA)
  • Member of Advisory Board, Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM)
  • Member of Islamic Education Comittee, Majlis Ugama Islam Sabah (MUIS)
  • Board member of Yayasan Nur Jauhar
  • Member of Highest Council, Majlis Penasihat Dakwah Sabah (IPDAS)
  • Member of the Visiting Board, Rumah Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Papar, Sabah
  • Vice President of Persatuan Dusun Islam Sabah (PDIS)
  • Deputy Supretendent KOR SUKSIS (DSP/KS), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Member, Qualitative Research Association of Malaysia (QRAM) (Since 2011)
  • Member, European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS) (Since 2007)
  • Member, Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) (Since 1994)
  • Founding Committee Member of Knowledge Management Association, Malaysia (Since 1996)
  • Member, Knowledge Management Association, Malaysia (Since 1996)
  • Communities of Practice International Discussion Group (CP International)
  • Advisory Panel, AJK Biro Pendidikan Negeri Sabah (2009)
  • Editorial Member, Institute for Development Studeis Journal (IDS) Sabah (2010)


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