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24 January 2022 / 21 Jamadil Akhir 1443


Welcoming Address By The Dean

Congratulations and well done I bid to all Cadet Officers and Reserve or PALAPES Officers and to those who have succeeded in gaining admission into UPNM, the platform for gaining knowledge and at the same time, have become citizens of the Faculty of Defence and Management Studies or FPPP.

Our main goal is to achieve our university’s vision and mission to become a ‘boutique’ university acknowledged at the international level and to be the MAIN CHOICE of Higher Education Institution among students’ and academicians.’ We will make this a success through our first-rate achievements in the field of teaching, research and military; however, these desires will be better implemented with the presence of competitive spirit in gaining sparks of knowledge from all Cadet and Reserve Officers in order to fulfil the University’s goal.

In line with these noble aims, the Faculty intents to produce graduates equipped with agility and distinction in terms of knowledge, personality and technology in the field of Strategic Studies and Defence Human Resource Management through excellence, brilliance and renowned teaching, research and services in achieving knowledge excellence for the Malaysian national asset formation towards 2020 Vision.

To achieve excellence, agility and specialize in the field of knowledge cannot be savoured with desires alone, but requires strong efforts and clear purposes once you step into your Alma Mater. Hence, truly all Cadet and Reserve Officers should systematize their steps, plan, strategy and fortify their determination so that the peak of excellence can be completely embraced.


Lt Col Assoc. Prof. Ariffin bin Ismail (Retired)
Faculty of Management and Defence Studies

Last Updated: 05 March 2019