Yangon, December 16 - Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) expands its international cooperation network by signing Letter of Intent (LOI) with two public universities here.
The signing ceremony of this LOI was represented by the Vice-Chancellor of UniMAP, Brig. Gen. Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin Hussin on behalf of UniMAP while the West Yangon Technological University (WYTU) was represented by its president, Dr Thein Gidan and Thanlyin Technological University (TTU) was represented by its president, Dr. Kay Thi Lwin.
According to Datuk Kamarudin, this collaboration is the benchmark for UniMAP to improve the skills of its staff and students to be more competitive at the same time to help promote the university to be known in the international arena.
"I believe the skills that will be acquired by the staff and students of the participating universities will boost the university visibility not only within the two countries but also throughout the world, particularly in ASEAN.
This is among UniMAP’s effort to achieve its strategic goals of prominent international visibility in the ASEAN region, in line with the existence of the ASEAN Community, "he said in a statement here, today.
The signing of this LOI is in conjunction with the engineering university Vice-Chancellor’s four-day visit to Myanmar accompanied by senior officers of the university. UniMAP also focus on the mobility of staff and students and joint research opportunities in order to pave a two-way relationship between UniMAP and these universities.
In addition, an official visit was also held at the University of Medicine 2 (UM2) and the delegation were welcomed by the rector, Prof. Dr. Aye Aung to discuss joint research opportunities, particularly in the field of bio-medical electronic engineering.
UniMAP delegation also had taken the opportunity during his visit to conduct joint promotions with Fast Lane Services Co. which is a strategic partner of UniMAP in Myanmar towards parents and future university candidates which was attended by more than 100 people.
The promotion briefing on opportunities for postgraduate studies was given by Datuk Kamarudin himself as an effort to support the intention of the Malaysia Higher Education Ministry to promote Malaysia as a major player in the CLMV region that includes "Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam ', thus achieving the target of 1000 UniMAP international students for the year 2016.
UniMAP Adjunct Professor, Dato 'Dr. Yusof Jusoh who was also present during the visit had also given a lecture on entrepreneurship to 250 students and lecturers of WYTU.
PADANG BESAR, 22 December – The Industry Centre of Excellence Health Care Cluster (ICoE Healthcare), the Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) donated RM50,000 to the B.Braun Graduate Programme (BGP) 2016.
Head of the ICoE Healthcare Cluster Prof. Madya Ir. Mohabattul Zaman Bukhari said that BGP 2016 is a strategic cooperation programme with B.Braun Medical Industries Sdn. Bhd. (BMI) to enhance human capital development to increase graduate marketability in the industry.
“We are constantly striving to help produce graduates that meet the needs of the industry and this is not the first time we are cooperating with the industry.
“To participate in this programme, the student needs to achieve a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 and above in the various fields of engineering and science,” he said when met after the Donation Cheque Handover Ceremony at the UniMAP UNICITI Alam Campus here recently.
Also present were BMI Human Resources Manager Rudy Musnandar Mohamad Said, Deputy Dean of theUniMAP Faculty of Engineering Technology Dr. Nik Noriman Zulkepli and BMI Senior Executive Aswaddie Abdul Stek.
He further explained that the six month programme will have two phases and begins next July.
“It will be fully managed by BMI and selected graduates will be offered jobs with BMI and will enjoy benefits like other employees.
“We hope that with this programme, the percentage of employed graduates will increase and cover the shortage of skilled engineers in the country,” he continued.