Name : Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa B Ishak
Phone: 04-9283000
School: International Studies
Substantive position: Vice Chancellor
Current Position: Vice Chancellor
Current Department: Department of Chancellery

Academic Qualification
1999, PhD Sosiologi Politik, University Of Leeds, United Kingdom
1987, Masters Politik, UNIVERSITY OF YORK, England
1984, Bachelor Degree Sains Politik, , Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Awards & Recognitions
Versatile Award, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1994, Kebangsaan
Bintang Kebaktian Masyarakat, Kerajaan negeri Kedah, 1995, Kebangsaan
Ahli Mahkota Kedah (AMK), Kerajaan negeri Kedah, 2007, Kebangsaan
Darjah Setia Diraja Kedah (DSDK), Kerajaan negeri Kedah, 2011, Kebangsaan
Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education, Asia's Best Business School, 2011, Antarabangsa
Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri ( DSPN), Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang, 2012, Kebangsaan
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education, World Education Congress Mumbai, 2012, Antarabangsa
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration, Rajabhat University, Thailand, 2012, Antarabangsa
Contribution to society award, Asia HRD Awards, 2013, Antarabangsa
Education Leadership Award, Education Excellence Award CMO, 2013, Antarabangsa
Darjah Panglima Jasa Negara( PJN), Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Dipertuan Agong, 2013, Kebangsaan
Darjah Gemilang Seri Mahkota Kedah (DGMK), Kerajaan negeri Kedah, 2014, Kebangsaan
Anugerah Kepimpinan Pendidikan, World Education Congress, CMO Asia, 2015, Antarabangsa
Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri ( DGPN), Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang, 2015, Kebangsaan
Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, Asia Entrepreneur 2015, 2016, Antarabangsa
Education Leadership Award, The Golden Globe Tigers 2016, 2016, Antarabangsa
The Dr. Constantine "TAKI" Papadakis Leadership Award, The World Assoc for Cooperative & Work-Integrated Edu (WACE), 2017, Antarabangsa

Professor Dato’ Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at Universiti Utara Malaysia. His PhD in Political Sociology is from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and MA (Politics) from the University of York, United Kingdom. He obtained a B.A. Hons. (Political Science) from the National University of Malaysia [Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)]. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak’s PhD is on ethnic politics and nationalism in the context of creating a Malaysian nation or Bangsa Malaysia. He has written several books and published numerous articles in local and international journals and newspapers. One of his published works entitled ‘Politik dan Pemerintahan Negara’ (Politics and National Governance) is essential reading at local institutions of higher learning. His most recent book, entitled 'The Politics of Bangsa Malaysia', published in 2014, currently enjoys a favourable reception and a wide readership. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak is an expert on Malaysian and Southeast Asian politics, and also a well-known prolific writer. He is a credentialed expert in international business, politics as well as international affairs. For many years, he has been passionately and actively engaged in deliberating issues on law and national constitution. His professional expert opinion and commentaries on the subject of domestic and international affairs as well as political analyses are highly regarded and very much sought after by both local and international media such as the CNN, CNBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters and Bloomberg. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak has also appeared as an expert on political issues and international affairs on local and Asian broadcast media namely Kompas, TVRI etc.

Research Area

Area of Expertise
1. Malaysian and Southeast Asian politics
2. International Affairs
3. International Business