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Public understanding toward Fourth Industrial Revolution Wave (4.0) is still in a very simple stage, even academics also have unclear picture of these whole Industrial Revolution.

Universities and industries need to play an importance role in educating the public to have a clear understanding on Industry Revolution 4.0 to ensure they are well prepared for facing the challenging world.

Vice-Chancellor of UniMAP, Datuk Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, said UniMAP is ready and has planned to stay relevant with the arrival of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

"We have actually implemented proactive policies and initiatives taking into account our Malaysian Education Blueprint, our autonomic status, and the UniMAP's 2025 strategic plan.

"By optimizing internal resources and external relations, I am confident that UniMAP can thrive in the Industry 4.0 era and make a lot of positive differences in the world," he said at the launch of the Opening Ceremony of the Industrial 4.0 Seminar at UniMAP's Campus of Excellence, here.

Also present, Chairman of the UniMAP Professor Council, Datuk Prof. Dr. Ali Yeon Md Shakaff, UniMAP's Academic and International Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ir. Rezuwan Kamarudin and UniMAP's Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Prof. Dr. Uda Hashim.

Zul Azhar said, as a center of higher education in Perlis, will provide aid and expertise to the state government towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“For now, UniMAP is helping the state government and also Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) in helping the Chuping Valley Industrial Area (CVIA),” he said.

Industrial 4.0 Seminar jointly organized by the National Professor Council (MPN) in collaboration with the Council of Professors, UniMAP.

The seminar was presented by three speakers namely MPN Cloud Governing Council, Legislation and Management, Prof. Dr. Roselina Ahmad Saufi; Chief Information Officer, MPN. Ahmad Zaki Abu Bakar; as well as Senior Assistant Director, Sectoral Policy Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI), Aida Syukrena Mohd Idris.

Among the ongoing folkship is the importance of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 in creating a national education agenda, as well as it will help lecturers produce positive ideas to the industrial revolution in the areas of teaching and learning, research and technology and communication.

It provides exposure to lecturers about the impact of the industrial revolution on the use of human resources as well as introducing the initiatives and ideas of the Industrial Revolution that utilize the university.


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Centre for Industrial & Governmental Collaboration (CIGC)
Universiti Malaysia Perlis
Level 2, Bangunan Pentadbiran Pusat Kejuruteraan dan Inovasi
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02600 Arau, Perlis
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