A/P Hadijah Rahmat is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.
She is a leading scholar in the Malay-Indonesian Studies and prominent Malay language and culture educator or educational expert and highly recognized literary author. She was selected by the South East Literary Councils (MASTERA) as a Prominent Scholar to deliver a series of lectures on Comparative Literature in Kuala Lumpur, Brunei and Jakarta (2001). She was Chairperson for the Malay Language Curriculum and Pedagogy Review Committee (MLCPRC), MOE, 2005 that provided the vision of Ariff Budiman (the learned person who contributes to society) in the ML curriculum.
She has achieved unique, outstanding achievements in multidisciplinary research-teaching-writing approaches – synthesizing literature, geography, history, sociology and arts. For almost 30 years of her professional career, she has been dedicatedly, consistently serving and providing very significant and impactful leadership in her dynamic, diversified areas of expertise at national, regional and international levels. She has received several awards and recognitions for her vision, relentless commitments, contributions and achievements to Singapore and international academic professionals and literary community.
She joined NIE on 1 Nov 1987 and has been serving NIE with dedication, sustained and impactful performances that enhanced NIE’s standing in national, regional and international arena. She is a highly respected figure in the Malay-Indonesian Studies in South East Asia and Europe. Since appointed to her current administrative duties on 1 July 2014, she has stabilized ALC AG, building a strong management team with assistant heads of three language divisions (CL,ML,TL), restructuring its organization, refining the programme coordination at divisional and AG levels and improve collegiality and work culture. She has strengthened ALC collaboration and partnership with national, regional and international educational and professional institutions.