MARGARET KILEY APPOINTED AS SGS VISITING PROFESSOR
UPM’s School of Graduate Studies (SGS) demonstrates its seriousness in supporting the University’s efforts at internationalisation by appointing a Visiting Professor for the School, Professor Dr. Margaret Kiley, from Australia.
According to the Dean of SGS, Professor Dr. Bujang Kim Huat, this appointment is in line with the SGS roadmap which aims to improve the overall quality of postgraduate education at UPM, and to be a leading graduate school both locally and internationally.
“Professor Margaret Kiley is the first Visiting Professor that the School has appointed, and we have high hopes that she will help create a vibrant culture for training and research at UPM. She is highly experienced in the area of research education,” he elaborated.
Professor Kiley has over 20 years of experience in research education, spanning areas such as the examination of doctoral theses, experiences of international students undertaking research degrees, candidates’ and supervisors’ conceptions of research, and the increased structuring of the doctoral curriculum. She is currently also a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, and holds a conjoint position at Newcastle University, Australia.
As Visiting Professor, Professor Kiley will be playing the role of an ‘in-house’ consultant. “I am very excited about this appointment,” she said. “I hope to contribute to UPM by sharing my experience and ideas with other academics at UPM, and at the same time also learn from their experiences”, she added.
Officially appointed in February of this year, Professor Kiley has since been involved in the establishment of a researcher network related to graduate studies, focus groups and discussion related to evaluation, supervisor development and support programmes, as well as connecting with UPM’s international supervisors to help identify issues related to international staff and candidates.