Advisory Board




Currently he is Chair of the Board of Governance at the Islamic Science University in Malaysia (USIM), after being the first holder of the Chair of Islamic Leadership and Principal Fellow at the Faculty of Leadership and Management at the same university (2014-2016). He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, and chairs the Steering Council of the Right Livelihood College Global Secretariat based at the University of Bonn, Germany. In 2015, he was made a member of the International Advisory Board to the Global Leadership Initiative at the School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan and also a member of the Hamburg Transuniversity Leaders Council, a think tank on the future of higher education. His other involvements internationally include being a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) – Advisory Education Hub Committee since 2007.

He was a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Policy and Management from 1995 until 2010 as well as a member of the WHO Scientific Committee of Tobacco Product Regulation (2004-2006). He acted as co-author of the People’s Sustainable Treaty for Higher Education which was launched in conjunction with the Rio+20 World Conference on June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently, he advises the Education for Sustainable Development World Group for World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Malaysia.




Although the waste management sector makes a realitively minor contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it is in a unique position to move from being a minor sources of global emissions to becoming a major saver of emissions. While minor levels of becoming are released through waste treatment and disposal, the prevention and recovery of waste (i.e. as secondary materials or energy) avoids emissions in all other sectors of the economy. The work plane for the focal area on waste and climate change aims to promote a holistic approach to waste management that will have positive consequences for GHG emissions from the energy, forestry, agriculture, mining, transport and manufacturing sectors.



Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences.


WORKING GROUP FOR MALAYSIA SOLID WASTE STANDARD SIRIM BERHAD, Academic Committee Member, (National) Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Research Group, 2005, (International) Department of Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Consultant, 2008 to 2013, (National) Working Group for Malaysia Standard on Material Flow Cost Accounting SIRIM BERHAD, Academic Committee Member, 2009 to 2017, (National) Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT), Committee, 2010 to 2010, (University) Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation , Expert Panel Member, 2011 to  , (National) Jabatan Pengurusan sisa Pepejal, Academic Committee Member, 2011 to 2012, (National) International Solid Waste Association, Academic Member, 2015 to 2017, (International)




Professor Ar. NurAkmal Abdullah Goh graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and has more than 25 years working experience in Singapore and Malaysia. As a Practice Architect; Professor Ar. NurAkmal A. Goh has been involved in a wide range of projects from planning and design of housing projects, institutional buildings, resorts and monorail projects.

Professor Ar. NurAkmal A. Goh is currently the Dean of the new Faculty of Built Environment in University Malaysia Sarawak since 01 September 2018, she was the Head of Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, UNIMAS before being appointed to her current position; heading also the research unit of Borneo Architecture Research Unit (B.A.R.U.) of Faculty of Engineering UNIMAS. Professor Ar. NurAkmal A. Goh’s recent research is focusing on the Sarawak indigenous architecture and the Borneo Architecture of both Sabah and Sarawak states of East Malaysia; and she and other members of the faculty are also involved in the facelift design of the newly to be launched Kuching Old City Heritage conservation and preservation projects. Professor Ar. NurAkmal A. Goh was a Senior Fellow at Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) from 2005 till April 2017, when in UKM, she actively involved in research of various field, especially in green construction and technology. Professor NurAkmal Goh is the design architect for UKM Tasik Chini Research Laboratory at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site of Tasik Chini, Pahang, Malaysia and she was involved in outline the Malaysia Tasik Chini Biosphere Reserved Sustainable Design & development guidelines and policy for the chapter of Planning, Architecture, and Built Infrastructure.

From Mac 2014 to December 2016 Professor Ar. NurAkmal A. Goh was seconded to the Ministry of Higher Education as the lead consultants of MOHE NBOS (National Blue Ocean Strategy) program of PILS (Program inisiatif Libat Sama); leading a team of academician of built environment from 15 public universities and poly technics; her scope of works includes MOE school buildings physical audit, upcycling projects of school’s waste and non-repairable furniture; and she was also involved in the design and facelift of MOE secondary schools’ science laboratory. A strong advocate of sustainable architecture and a Green Building Index (GBI) Facilitator, Professor Ar. NurAkmal believes an architect’s Architecture Education is a lifelong learning process, practice and consulting in architecture industry is part of it. There is always a topic to discuss each day.