Name                           : Emeritus Prof Dr Shaharir Md Zain
Institution                   : University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Date of Visit(s)           : 12 January 2011 – 11 January 2012
                                       13 January 2012 – 12 January 2013
                                       4 February 2013 – 3 February 2014
                                       10 March 2014 – 9 March 2015
E-mail                         : riramzain@yahoo.com

Brief Biodata
2011- now: Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, UM 
1983-2008: Professor of Mathematics at UMT (2006-2008) and 
Professor of Mathematical Physics at Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia since 1983 
1988-1994: Deputy Vice Chancellor at Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia

Fellowship, Scholarship and Memberhip: 
2006: Felo Persatuan Sains Matematik Malaysia (Offered) 
1996: Felo Akademi Sains Malaysia 
1990: Fellow of the Institute Mathematics and Its Applications, UK 
1992:Honorary Member of The Muslim Assoc. for the Advancement of Science (MAAS) India 
1988: Felo Institut Fizik Malaysia 1987:Fellow of the Islamic Academy, UK 
1987: Listed as a Mathematician by IMU (International Mathematical Union) 
1985/86: Fulbright Scholar , USA 
1979: Commonwealth exchange scholar 
1967-1974: Colombo Plan Scholar 

Received an education in a Malay Medium School up to Sixth Form (Arts Stream up to Form Five; Science Stream from Sixth Form onwards). B.Sc. Hons (in Pure and applied Maths) and Ph.D (in Quantum Mechanics) at Lat Trobe Univ. Melbourne, Australia under the Colombo Plan Scholarship 

General Aims and Purposes in Scientific Activities: 
To produce scientific knowledge based on local values and culture and to strengthen Malay as one of languages of science and mathematics. 

Scientific Products: 
Several yearly articles in Mathematical Physics, Finance & Management Science, History and Philosophy of Mathematical Science, Indigenisation & Islamisation of Mathematical Science, Mathematical Education, Discourses and Engineering in Malay Language, 

Have produced more than 30 university text and reference books in Malay, Hundreds of articles in Malay & English.


Name                           : Dr Mohammad Ismath Ramzy
Institution                   : International Islamic University Malaysia
Date of Visit(s)           : 1 October 2012 – 31 May 2013 (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)
                                       3 June 2013 – 2 June 2014 (Research Fellow)
                                       10 June – 9 December 2014 (Research Fellow)
                                       10 December 2014 – 9 June 2015 (Research Fellow)
                                       10 August – 9 November 2015 (Research Fellow)
E-mail                         : ismathramzy@gmail.com

Brief Biodata
Dr. Mohammad Ismath Ramzy received PhD in Comparative Religion from International Islamic University Malaysia in 2012. Ismath Ramzy’s publications cover women and peace, peace education, legacy of Ven. Walpola Rahula and Muslim-Buddhist co-existence. His interest extends over the aspects of peace, multiculturalism, co-existence, interfaith dialogue, contemporary Asian religious thoughts and Islamization of Knowledge.


Name                           : Prof Dr Hans Sauer

Institution                   : Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany

Date of Visit(s)           : 14 February – 1 March 2015

E-mail                         : hanssauer@gmx.net


Brief Biodata

Hans Sauer is a specialist in English and American studies, especially in history of English and Medieval English language and literature. He is professor emeritus at Munich University (LMU), where he was active in teaching, administration, and research from 1997 to 2012. For example he was head of the English Department twice, and dean of studies of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures for several years. Currently he teaches as a professor at the Silesian College for Business, Marketing and Languages, or Gallus, in Katowice/Poland, and also as a visiting professor at the University of Wuerzburg / Germany. Previously he also taught as a professor (or visiting professor) at the universities of Eichstaett, Wuerzburg and Dresden (Germany), Innsbruck (Austria), Lodz (Poland), Palermo (Italy), Columbus / Ohio (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Beijing and Chonqing (China). He has given many papers and plenary lectures at national and international conferences, and numerous lectures as a visiting professor at national and international universities. He has published 14 books as author or editor or co-editor, as well as ca. 70 articles in journals, collective volumes, festschrifts etc., as well as many reviews. He was an editor or co-editor of the journal Anglia , and of theLexikon des Mittelalters [Dictionary of the Middle Ages] and he is still a co-editor of the book-series ‘Middle English Texts’ and ‘Texte und Untersuchungen zur Englischen Philologie’. His research interests and publications include editions and studies of Medieval English texts, word-formation , glosses, glossaries and lexicography, plant names (especially Old English plant names), Beowulf, especially Beowulf translations and Beowulf films, the history of linguistics and of English studies, varieties of English (especially advertising language and pidgin and creole languages), interjection and binomials.