YBhg Professor Dato’ Ir Dr Mohd Saleh Jaafar
Advisor on Higher Education Blueprint, Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Mohd. Saleh Jaafar received BSc (Civil Engineering) from Michigan State University, MS (Structures) from the University of Michigan at Ann Abor and PhD (Structures) from the University of Sheffield. Saleh has been with Universiti Putra Malaysia since 1985 and earned his Professional Engineer status in 1992. Saleh was Head of Civil Engineering Department 1999-2006, Deputy Dean (Academic) 2006-07, Dean of Engineering 2007-2010 and DVC (Research and Innovation) 2011-2013. Saleh is a professor in Civil Engineering, specializing in materials and structural engineering. He currently serves the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia as consultant and special advisor to the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education). He is now the Director for University Transformation Program, a major initiative from the Malaysia Education Blueprint. The task requires him to affect changes and transformation of the Malaysian public universities. Saleh can be contacted at msj@upm.my or msj@mohe.gove.my.