Move is to benefit Permata students
LONDON vice-chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Riza Atiq Abdullah Rahmat, University of Cambridge’s international officer Allen Swales and its Department for Research deputy head Professor Elizabeth Hall.
Rosmah said gifted students had the high-level abstract thinking and capability to acquire and apply advanced knowledge and strategies to solve problems as well as to adapt them to novel situations.
“When groomed from young, their giftedness can be optimised to surpass the highest level of performance in any given field.”
She said Hall, who was a visiting professor at the Permata Pintar’s Nobelist Mindset workshop at UKM in September, had opened opportunities for students to learn more about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
“Her involvement enabled students selected for the Science Institute to visit Cambridge as part of their study programme.”
Rosmah hoped Hall’s involvement with Permata Pintar would lead to greater collaborations to create opportunities and pathways for Permata students to benefit from the offerings at Cambridge.
She hoped the university would render assistance in the setting up of the Permata Research Centre to provide a conducive environment to nurture a culture of excellence in research among Permata alumni. Bernama
Permata patron Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor witnessing the exchange of documents after the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Faculty of Science and Technology dean Professor Dr Sahrim Ahmad (second from left) and University of Cambridge’s Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Cambridge Department head Professor John Dennis at Malaysia Hall in London on Monday.