The MoA signing ceremony took place during a visit made by the Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Dato' Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, to Judge Business School (JBS), University of Cambridge, at the end of May 2015.
During the visit, the Vice-Chancellor and his delegation were well-received and feted by Prof. Christoph Loch, the Dean of Judge Business School; Prof. Peter Hiscocks, CEO of JBS Executive Education; Mr. Harold Chee, Academic Director of JBS Executive Education; and Prof. Kishore Sengupta, Fellow at JBS.
In the course of the discussions there, UUM and the University of Cambridge agreed to host the Advanced Executive Programme, which is to be jointly managed with the Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) UUM.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed his delight over the historic ties UUM had established with the University of Cambridge, a celebrated university ranked as the second best university in the world.
During their stay there, the Vice-Chancellor and the other members of the UUM delegation had the opportunity to visit Cambridge Silicon Valley, where the centres of advanced research and innovation in Europe are located. There, Penang-born Dr. Soraya Jones, Resident Fellow at St. John's Innovation Centre, gave a briefing on the operation and functions of both the centre and the laboratory.
The Vice-Chancellor and his delegation were also taken on a tour of the campus with visits to the lecture and residential halls which are to be utilised by the participants who will be attending the OYAGSB-Cambridge Judge Business School Entrepreneurship and Innovation Premier Training Programme in September.
Among the UUM delegates visiting Cambridge were the Dean of OYAGSB, Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail and the Assistant Vice-Chancellor of the College of Law, Government and International Studies (COLGIS), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bashawir Ahmad Abdul Ghani.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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