The above photograph is taken two hours before entering the year 2011. The year 2010 is now a memory that many significant events were happening during the year 2010. The biggest event was my appointment as a full professor at UTM. Another happy event was when my son, Farid Rahman Hadi, got 9A in Lower Secondary Assessment (commonly abbreviated as PMR – Penilaian Menengah Rendah – in Malay).
To be sure, 2010 is a hectic year. As a regional manager of international affairs for Indonesia in my university, in 2010, I made thirteen-time trips to overseas, where twelve times to Indonesia and once to Japan. Internationalization is one of the main agendas of the UTM in 2010 and also 2011.
I also would like to express my apology to all of my students. In the year 2010, many of the lectures were canceled. It is because of clashes with oversea trips and my attendance in important meetings.