So here you go. There was a farewell party held at UM last week for our dear friend. And these are some of the "accolades" poured onto him. Have a read and enjoy. :)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Prof Dr Muhamad Rasat Muhamad:
...during Prof Hashim's tenure, the impact factor of UM's research papers had increased from 300 to 600 while the number of books published had risen to over 130 a year from only 80.A science lecturer (who interestingly didn't want to be named):
“He managed to bring us together and work to raise the standards of UM,” said the lecturer, who has been teaching at UM for 15 years.Prof Emeritus KT Joseph:
Prof Hashim was the best UM VC since Royal Prof Ungku Aziz. “He has done a tremendous job.”Engineering lecturer Prof Dr Masjuki Hassan:
"Prof Hashim has been an inspiration... I hope they find the best candidate from within UM to replace him. I don't think there is an experienced enough woman candidate to head UM." [Tony P: That's really sexist isn't it?]And of course, the infamous Dean of the Engineering Faculty Prof Dr Mohamad Rom Tamjis:
"Prof Hashim has been great for UM and has made it into a world-class institution."Someone wants to provide the definition of a "world-class institution" again? :) This is the Art of Flattery at its very best, arguably the No. 1 achievement for the former vice-chancellor.