Director General, Department of Higher Education Ministry of Higher Education
Malaysia
Contribution to Society
2017

The “Contribution to Society” award recognises YBhg Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir for her trailblazing work in the field of higher education.

YBhg Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir ‘s contributions has helped Malaysian higher education meet the ever-changing landscape of global education. She has had a tremendous and positive impact on Malaysian higher education, with the establishment of a rating system for private colleges and the rationalisation and liberalisation of private higher education. Her contributions to Malaysia Higher Education Blueprint 2015-2025 which aims to transform educational policies of the country have been acknowledged internationally. Currently the Director General in the Department of Higher Education of the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, she has authored numerous books and publications at both national and international level.

YBhg Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir is a Civil Engineer by training and has worked across various countries like United States, United Kingdom and China. She earned a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK and MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. Recognising her contributions to higher education, the University of Southampton, United Kingdom has awarded YBhg Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir with an honorary Doctor of Science degree.

The Asia HRD Awards Committee is honoured to bestow upon YBhg Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir the “Contribution to Society Award 2017” for her outstanding work on transforming Malaysian Higher Education.