The Accounting Research Institute (ARI) bid a warm welcome to 12 international Ph.D. candidates in an online ceremony recently. This increases the number of enrolled Ph.D. candidates to 72. Of this number almost 60% are international candidates. All are working towards a doctoral degree in Financial Criminology or Islamic Finance and Muamalat.
At the welcoming ceremony, ARI Director, Professor Dr. Jamaliah Said, congratulated the new students on being accepted to pursue their postgraduate studies at UiTM. She expressed hope that the students would manage their time well and successfully complete their studies. ARI offers a series of modules to its postgraduate students under its Graduate-On-Time (GOT) initiative. These modules are designed and offered by the institute’s research fellows to support its postgraduate students in successfully completing their studies. The modules cover a broad range of topics on research methodology, academic reading and writing as well as presentation skills. The programme also spells out targets to be achieved by the students at the end of every semester, thereby ensuring that student achievements are tracked and measured throughout their candidature.
As a Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE), ARI is home to research fellows, associate fellows and post-doctoral students who work in five main intersecting research clusters. This makes ARI a popular choice for postgraduate students from diverse backgrounds to work in the areas of financial crime, transparency and governance, Islamic finance, risk management and anti-money laundering.