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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 26 – In a significant milestone for academic-industry collaboration, the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Projek Lintasan Kota Holding Sdn Bhd (PROLINTAS) solidified their partnership through an MoU exchange on October 26, 2023.

The ceremony, held at the Grand Banquet Hall, UTMKL Residensi, was conducted in conjunction with the NEXPO Program and witnessed by esteemed dignitaries.

The collaboration between UTM and PROLINTAS is a direct result of their participation in the CEO@Faculty program, organized by the Ministry of Higher Education.

This unique initiative bridges the gap between industry leaders and academia, fostering mutually beneficial partnerships that drive innovation and economic growth.

The MOU was formally exchanged between UTM, represented by Professor Dr. Rosli bin Md Ilias, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, and PROLINTAS, represented by Dato’ Mohammad Azlan bin Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer.

The MOU exchange event was graced by the presence of honorable dignitaries. Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Mohammad Yusof Haji Apdal, presided over the ceremony.

He emphasized the significance of such collaborations in elevating the nation’s education and industry sectors. Prof. Datuk Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Bin Ismail, Vice Chancellor of UTM, was also present to witness this momentous occasion. The exchange

The MOU signifies a commitment to mutual cooperation in areas of research, education, and development.

It lays the groundwork for joint projects, knowledge sharing, and the exchange of expertise between UTM and PROLINTAS.

This partnership is expected to yield innovations and solutions that address real-world challenges while nurturing the talents of future leaders.

The exchange of this MoU between UTM and PROLINTAS during NEXPO 2023 exemplifies the transformative power of bringing CEOs and academia together.

Such collaborations not only enhance the academic experience for students but also provide valuable industry insights for faculty.

These partnerships are instrumental in driving Malaysia’s economic growth and technological advancement.

The MoU exchange event between UTM and PROLINTAS is a testament to the commitment of both institutions to foster meaningful industry-academic collaboration.

As this partnership moves forward, it is poised to deliver innovative solutions, advance research, and contribute to the development of future leaders in Malaysia.

By: Siti Hajar Mat Sarip, Center For Community & Industry Network (CCIN)

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