Knowledge-sharing collaboration in the works
Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), has entered into a knowledge-sharing collaboration with HeriotWatt University Malaysia (HWUM), a branch campus of Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom.
They have agreed on a framework to operationalise activities such as invited lectures series, joint research and development programmes and joint supervision of students, curriculum development projects, technology-transfer programmes and on-line delivery pilot courses by both universities.
UNITEN vice chancellor Datuk Professor Dr Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha said the spirit of the partnership gels well with UNITEN’s Building Opportunities, Living Dreams 2025 strategic goals which are Teaching and Learning Excellence, Research Excellence and Financial Sustainability.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, UNITEN is determined to become a globally competitive energy-focused university by 2025. Kamal Nasharuddin said: “Our employability rate for last year is 95 per cent. Our students are employed within six months upon completion of studies. The balance of five per cent become job creators.”
UNITEN not only prepares its graduates to become knowledgeable and competent professionals, but also develops them as well-rounded individuals with broad intellectual outlook.
HWUM provost Professor Robert Craig said that given the distance between UNITEN and HWUM, it is high time that the two universities work together in achieving a common goal. HWUM is located in Putrajaya while UNITEN is in Kajang, Selangor.
UNITEN provides both academic pro- grammes and engineering technology skills training within the same campus. The university’s programmes are focused on engineering, computer science, information technology, business management and related areas.
Heriot-Watt University UK, with a history dating back to 1821, is one of the top UK universities for business and industry, and has an established reputation for worldclass teaching and practical, leading-edge research. Kamal Nasharuddin obtained his Master’s in Structural Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in 1987.