UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur, Aug. 10 – The challenge to produce graduates who meet the needs of the industry in the ever evolving future develops in tandem with the rapidly expanding technological developments became the main agenda during the Universiti Utara Malaysia’s University-Industry Advisory Council (MPUI-UUM) Meeting No. 1/2018.
The meeting, hosted by the UUM Centre for University Industry Collaboration (CUIC), was chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
He said in his welcoming speech, the meeting was aimed at bridging the gap between "training providers" namely universities and industries especially in producing graduates who really meet the needs of the industry.
"The main agenda of the meeting is to get feedback from the Industry and share ideas on what the University needs to give attention to in its quest of producing competitive graduates and meet the rapidly changing industrial needs alongside current developments," he said.
Moreover, the meeting also discussed the characteristics of graduates both the University and Industry needed to produce and who will in turn dominate society in the future.
At the meeting, the Director of CUIC, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Sobri Don presented findings on the involvement of UUM and the industry which had helped the University achieve many successes and provided UUM graduates with the ability to meet the needs of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
A total of 10 MPUI members that comprised representatives from the Industry were involved in the meeting.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir