UTM seals MoU with RunCloud for the Benefit of Academic and Research

JOHOR BAHRU, 18 Oct – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) through its global prominence strategy has set its sight in developing and maintaining smart partnership with renowned institutions and universities around the world.

Recently, through the School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with RunCloud Sdn. Bhd. to maintain the academic and research collaboration on cloud technology between both parties.

The signing ceremony of this MoU was held on the 18of October 2021, via online platform, Webex in which UTM was represented by its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ts Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail whereas RunCloud was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Muhammad Arif Tukiman.

In conjunction with the MoU signing ceremony, a new initiative which is RunCloud Education @ UTM was also launched officially.

Furthermore, a forum titled “Towards Cloud Technology: Are We Ready” was also organized which consisted of panelist from UTM’s strategic partners namely Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd and Microsoft Malaysia.

Prof. Datuk Ts Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail in his speech said the memorandum which would translate the sharing academic knowledge and research initiatives would also bring many benefits to the community, universities and industry.

Muhammad Arif Tukiman, who is also an alumnus of UTM said student needs to be aware of the quick changes and development of technology and to master in Cloud Computing knowledge is not an additional skill, but a necessity, apart from their own initiatives of improving their skills.

This strategic cooperation enables the sharing and exchange in knowledge, idea and insights between both UTM and RunCloud in the effort to create a collaborative academic, research and expertise partnership especially in the field of cloud and computing technology.

In addition to this cooperative relation between UTM and RunCloud, it is hoped that it would further enhance the global prominence for both parties nationally and globally.

From left UTM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ts Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail and RunCloud CEO, Muhammad Arif Tukiman showing the MoU documents signed by both parties to enable strategic collaboration between two parties.
Among attendees that ‘attended’ the MoU signing ceremony between UTM and RunCloud Sdn Bhd that held online due to COVID-19 pandemic.