Datuk Professor Dr. Rohana Yusof

Professor Datuk Dr. Rohana Yusof

Professor Rohana Yusof is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student affairs) at the University of Malaya. In this position she is responsible for developing and preparing students' for the job market and at the same time facilitating and looking after their well-being.

Professor Rohana Yusof previously hold the position of the Deputy Director of the Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) heading the Centre for Leadership Research and Innovation. In this position she is responsible for the organization & management of programs & initiatives related to HE leadership research & innovation. In this position too she has broaden her horizon into looking at the HEIs issues and challenges and planning for training in the centre that she headed.

Professor Rohana Yusof received her early education at the Convent Bukit Nanas Secondary School. She holds a BSc (hons) in Biochemistry (Lancaster University, UK) and a Postgraduate teaching certification. She then obtained an MSc (University Malaya) and PhD in Biochemistry (University of Leeds, UK) specializing in Molecular Biology and she was awarded the High Commissioner’s Award for Academic Excellence in London for her work on Adenovirus for her PhD. Upon her return to Malaysia in 1993, she was appointed as a lecturer in the University of Malaya. Among the many accolades Prof Rohana has received include a number of international awards such as the one awarded by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (1996) fellows in the Kinki University in Japan. She also obtained a fellowship from the Asean Molecular Biology Organization (1997) to work at the National Institute of Genetics, in Mishima, Japan. In 1998, she received the Fulbright Scholar award following which, she spend 8 month sat the Kansas University Medical Centre. Professor Rohana is appointed as Fellow at the Academy Science of Malaysia for Medical and Health Science in May 2014.

Her academic passion is balanced by an equal passion and interest in student activities which seen her being appointed as a Fellow of the student’s residential college for 4 years following which in 2003, Professor Rohana was appointed the Master of the Ibnu Sina residential college. In this position, she was responsible for the management & development of the students as well as the college staff, the physical development of the college, during this time she was on a number of advisory boards of the students’ activities in the Student Affairs Department. Her experience and passion in students' development is acknowledged and this brought her to the present appointment as the Deputy Vice Chancellor for student affairs.


Last Update: January 17, 2019