Dear Postgraduate students of HBP

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of Postgraduate Students Association (PGSA). I am extremely pleased that you have chosen School of Housing, Building and Planning as the institution where you will be furthering your education.

Our mission is to promote excellence in all the aspects of graduate education studies and research. Our major goal is to provide a conducive learning environment to the increase of knowledge by development skills, attitudes and competencies that are applicable to growth and development in our school.

We believe that postgraduate research and education in the School of Housing, Building and Planning play a critical role in our diverse, developing an interdependent world.

We are also mindful of the ongoing developments in Housing, Building and Planning as well as the needs of our stakeholders in the region. Therefore, the School is also steadily reviewing all of its postgraduate offering so as to ensure quality, relevance, and an enhanced through put, in addition to emphasizing knowledge and skills in management and leadership, teamwork, design, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Postgraduate research and the pursuit of excellence require one to have an indomitable spirits in any environment. Based on that, we established this website as strong postgraduate research capability.

I would like your postgraduate experience in the School to be rewarding.

The success of our School and its reputation are built upon this solid foundation, together, we must therefore work steadily to maintain and enhance this.

Thank you and we hope to be a small part of your success story.


Dr. Abdelnaser Omran  Ali

Coordinator of Postgraduate Students Association (PGSA)



HBP Postgraduate Association, School of Housing, Building & Planning (HBP),
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Minden, 11800 Penang, Malaysia