Professor Dato' Dr Mohammad Shatar bin Sabran
Vice Chancellor , Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Professor. Dato‘ Dr Mohammad Shatar Sabran was appointed as the 6th Vice Chancellor of UPSI on February 24th, 2017. After receiving his Diploma in General Studies from Indiana University of Bloomington, USA, he pursued his Bachelor Degree and Master at Iowa State University, Ames, USA. His major is in Community and Regional Planning.
In 1999, he completed his doctorate and earned a Ph.D. in Leadership and Community Development from University of Missouri, Colombia USA. Given his professional expertise, he was appointed as an expert in organizations like Tomorrow People Organization, Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and Community Development Academy (CDA). In the field of sociology, Professor Dato’ Dr Mohammad Shatar Sabran is a renowned speaker and has delivered more than 800 motivational talks across Malaysia as well as Asia.
In 2010, he was conferred with the Malaysian National Academic Award in the Arts and Social Sciences Cluster. The award is the highest recognition given by the government to outstanding academician in Malaysia. In 2012, Professor Dato’ Dr Mohammad Shatar Sabran being listed among the ‘2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century’ by the International Biographical Centre, England and also listed in the publication of Who’s Who in the World 2012. In 2017, he is being awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to Education from the Golden Globe Tiger Awards based in Mumbai, India. Recently, he received the International Education Awards (IEA 2018) from the Ink EduMedia Award for his contributions and supports in the field of education across Asia, South American and Africa.