Hashim ‘s positive thinking transformed him from a rubber tapper’s son to becoming the eight Vice - Chancellor of University of Malaya and three more universities subsequently. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists United Kingdom; of the Royal College Surgeons of England ; of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Scotland ; of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia ; of the Academy of Science Malaysia and a Chartered Biologists of the Institute of Biology United Kingdom. Earlier, he read Dental Surgery at the University of Otago New Zealand, Oral Pathology and Medicine at the University of London and Islamic Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia.
He was also commissioned Captain (Colonel) in the Royal Malaysian Navy Reserve Division. Hashim s charisma, integrity and dynamism saw the University of Malaya placed in the Top 200 best universities. The Dental Surgery Degree hailed equal to the best in the world. The university collaborated with some of the finest Universities like Cambridge, Oxford, Peking, Seoul, Carnegie Melon, National University Singapore, He also raised the standards of publications of Academic Books and Articles by the staff of the University of Malaya. Hashim’s passion for creative thinking has won him 15 gold, silver and bronze medals internationally for his scientific inventions. He is an accomplished poet, painter, and shadow play puppeteer.
Vice-Chancellor, the University of Malaya (March 2003 - June 2006).
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the University of Malaya (2001-2003).
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Malaya (1987-1989 and 1994-2001).
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Malaya (1983-1987).
Head, Department of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Malaya (1980-1983).
Professor Emeritus, University of Malaya (2015)
Professor of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, University of Malaya (1987-2007),
Associate Professor, University of Malaya (1982-1987),
Lecturer, University of Malaya (1975-1987).
(Academic/ professional/Community service/ charity):
Authored more than 100 scientific papers, 147 conference paper presentations in dentistry, and authored or edited 7 books on education.
Winner of 21 medals (gold, silver, bronze) for scientific inventions at international and national levels.
Engineered the recognition by the General Dental Council of the United Kingdom for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Malaya (1997). This is a world recognition.
Engineered the setting up of the FDSRCS Dental Specialist Qualification ( Fellow in Dental Surgery, of the Royal College of Surgeons of England) in Kuala Lumpur (1987), which did not exist previously.
Engineered the placing of the University of Malaya among THE-QS 200 best world universities (2004-2006). As the Vice-Chancellor of the University Malaya,
Engineered 52 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University of Malaya and 52 other universities, including Cambridge, Peking, Carnegie Melon, University California, London.
Chairman of Panel, for the setting up of the Kelantan University of Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan UMK (2006).
Captain, of the Malaysian Royal Navy Reserve Division (1987-2009)
3. AWARDS RECEIVED
Awarded the ‘Lifetime Professional Integrity Award’ by Balai Ikhtisas Malaysia and Rotary International, (2009).
Awarded the Honorary FDSRCS Ad Eundem (Fellow in Dental Surgery, of the Royal College of Surgeons of England) by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, (1995) – first Asian to have received the award.
Awarded the FFOP (RCPA) (Foundation Fellow in Oral Pathology of The Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia), by The Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia (1996) – first Malaysian to have received the award.
Awarded the CBiol (Chartered Biologist) by The Institute of Biology, United Kingdom, (1996) –First Malaysian Dental Surgeon to have received the award.
Awarded the Distinguished Scholar at the Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia by The Asean University Network (2006).
Awarded the FASc (Fellow of the Academy of Science of Malaysia) by the Academy of Science Malaysia, (2000)
Awarded the FRCPath (Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists UK) by the Royal College of Pathologists United Kingdom (2013).
Awarded the Honorary Member of The Association for Dental Research by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) (1988).
Awarded the Founder Honorary Life Member, of the Eastman Academy by University College London Alumni Association (2000).
Awarded the Loyalty Service Certificate (Perkhidmatan Setia) by the University of Malaya (1995).
Awarded the Excellent Scientist Award (Saintis Cemerlang) by the Ministry of Higher Education (2004 & 2005).
Awarded the Malaysian Literary Award (Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia), (2001).
Awarded the Excellent Malay Award (Melayu Cemerlang) by UMNO, (2006).
Awarded the Excellent Service Certificate (Perkhidmatan Cemerlang) by the University of Malaya (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001).
Advisor, Times Higher Education-QS (THE-QS) University World Ranking Organization.
Awarded the ‘Anugerah Tokoh Ilmuan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur’, by Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (2011).
4. ACHIEVEMENTS PERTAINING TO BAHASA MALAYSIA AND CULTURE
MEMARTABATKAN BAHASA MALAYSIA SEBAGAI BAHASA ILMU DIPERINGKAT GLOBAL
Engineered the recognition by the General Dental Council of the United Kingdom (GDC) for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree (BDS) from the University of Malaya (1997). This is a world recognition. This degree course was totally taught in Bahasa Malaysia. The GDC recognises BDS degrees from Spain, Italy, Holland, France, Germany that used their own language as medium of teaching. With the GDC recognition of the BDS degree from the University of Malaya, Bahasa Malaysia automatically becomes Bahasa Ilmu at par with Spanish, Italian, Dutch, French and German in the eyes of the GDC.
POETRY WRITING AND DECLAMATION.
Awarded the Malaysian Literary Award = Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia, 2001 for the poetry book “-
Awarded Hadiah Sastera KUMPULAN UTUSAN, Kategori Puisi 2000”
Awarded Hadiah Sastera UTUSAN MELAYU dan PUBLIC BANK, Kategori Puisi 1997
Awarded Hadiah Sastera KUMPULAN UTUSAN, Kategori Puisi 2000
Awarded Hadiah Sastera UTUSAN MELAYU dan PUBLIC BANK, Kategori Puisi 1997
AUTHORED THE FOLLOWING POETRY BOOKS:
i) Hashim B.Y.: Aku Hanya Mahu Ke Seberang, Task Global, Kuala Lumpur, 2000.
ii) Hashim B.Y.: Air Manik Astagina, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, 1994.
iii) Hashim B.Y.: Air Penawar Sekacang Kelat, Furada Publishing House, Bangi, 1993.
iv) Hashim B.Y. (ed): Tanah Serendah Sekebun Bunga, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, 1998.
v) Hashim B.Y. (ed): MISI, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, 1996.
vi) Sengsara Misery, 2015
Sajak Hashim Yaacob “Aku Hanya Mahu ke Seberang” telah diterjemahkan ke dalam 45 bahasa dalam: Azirah H., Pogadev V., Sheena K., Doshi A., Ghazali A.K., Mohammed M., (Eds. & Penterjemah): Aku Hanya Mahu ke Seberang (University Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, 2005)
Tiga puluh buah sajak Hashim Yaacob telah diterjemahkan ke dalam Bahasa Rusia dalam: Pogadev A. V. (Ed. & Penterjemah): BULUH SERULING – Puisi Pilihan Hashim Yaacob. (Humanitary, Moscow, 2005)
Authored coffee table book : Hashim Yaacob: Painted Axiom, Pekan Ilmu Publications Sdn. Bhd, 2010.
Held painting exhibition at Holliday Villa Subang Jaya, launched by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammed, 2010.
Occasional writer to Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian
Shadow play puppeteer (dalang wayang kulit).
performed in Egypt, Tokyo, Seoul and Malaysia.
RECOGNITION OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN DISEASES
FRCPath (UK) [ Felllow of The Royal Collage of Pathologist of United Kingdom
FFOPRCPA (Aust) [Foundation Fellow of The Faculty Of Oral Pathology of The Royal College of Pathologists Of Australasia.]
FDSRCS (Eng) Ad Eundem [ Fellow in Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.]
MIBiol (UK) [ Member of The Institute of Biology, United Kingdom]
CBiol (UK) [ Chartered Biologist, of The Institute of Biology, United Kingdom]
FASc (Mal) [ Fellow of The Academy of Science of Malaysia]
QUALIFICATIONS BY EXAMINATIONS:
FDSRCPS (Glasg) [ Fellow in Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK]
MSc (Lond) [ Master of Science in Oral Pathology, University of London, England]
BDS (Otago) [Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Otago, New Zealand]
DIS (IIUM) [ Diploma in Islamic Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia]
6. NATIONAL AND STATE AWARDS
Seri Paduka Setia Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Terbilang (SPSK) conferred by the Sultan of Kelantan.
Dato’ Paduka Setia Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Terbilang (DPSK) conferred by the Sultan of Kelantan.
Pahlawan Angkatan Tentera (PAT) conferred by SPB The Yang Dipertuan Agong, the King of Malaysia.