Who's Who in the Malaysian Education Industry
Professor Dato’ Dr Abdul Hakim Juri
University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS)
Professor Dato’ Dr Abdul Hakim Juri was the founding Vice Chancellor of University College of Technology Sarawak in February 2013. Prior to his appointment, he was President and Chief Executive of Universiti Kuala Lumpur for seven years.
Abdul Hakim graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1984 from the University of Leeds, UK. Abdul Hakim started his career as a lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya. He later joined the automotive manufacturing industry before returning to education to help start up the German Malaysian Institute (GMI) in 1992. GMI was a joint-venture project between the governments of Malaysia and Germany to qualify highly skilled technologists and technicians for the Malaysian industry in the areas of precision production technology and industrial electronics. Abdul Hakim was appointed the Director of GMI in 1996 and led the institute for six years until September 2002. In appreciation of his contributions in strengthening bi-lateral relations between Germany and Malaysia, Abdul Hakim was conferred the Bundesverdienstkreuz, Federal Cross of Merits, by the President of the Republic of Germany in March 2003.
In October 2002, Abdul Hakim was appointed Deputy President (Academic) to help establish Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and later became President and CEO of UniKL in September 2005. Abdul Hakim was conferred the DSAP award by the Sultan of Pahang in October 2006.