MSU and Depart­ment of Sta­tis­tics to share data

New Straits Times - - Higher Ed -

an ef­fort to en­hance the qual­ity of its grad­u­ates, the Man­age­ment and Sci­ence Univer­sity (MSU) re­cently signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing with the Depart­ment of Sta­tis­tics Malaysia (DoSM) on a smart part­ner­ship in­volv­ing education and re­search as­pects through sta­tis­ti­cal datashar­ing be­tween the two par­ties.

They will co­op­er­ate in data anal­y­sis and re­search, share find­ings and present anal­y­sis out­come at sem­i­nars, work­shops, con­fer­ences and sci­en­tific pub­li­ca­tions at un­der­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate lev­els.

This co­op­er­a­tion will also wit­ness joint devel­op­ment and as­sess­ment on cur­ric­u­lar cour­ses at the Malaysia Sta­tis­ti­cal Train­ing In­sti­tute and MSU.

MSU will also of­fer post­grad­u­ate and doc­tor­ate stud­ies for DoSM’s staff to en­hance the depart­ment’s hu­man cap­i­tal ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Present at the sign­ing cer­e­mony were MSU pres­i­dent Pro­fes­sor Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukri Ab. Ya­jid and chief statis­ti­cian Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin.

As a lead­ing agency un­der the Prime Min­is­ter Depart­ment, the DoSM is en­trusted with the re­spon­si­bil­ity to col­lect, in­ter­pret and dis­sem­i­nate timely sta­tis­tics and to mon­i­tor the per­for­mance of the lat­est eco­nomic and so­cial devel­op­ment of the coun­try.

Fol­low­ing its mis­sion to pro­duce com­pe­tent and ver­sa­tile grad­u­ates, MSU pri- ori­tises qual­ity education and cre­ative teach­ing meth­ods. The study pro­grammes are of­fered to en­sure soft skills devel­op­ment through a com­pre­hen­sive learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

MSU has a high num­ber of grad­u­ate mar­ketabil­ity in Malaysia at 98.6 per cent, ac­cord­ing to a grad­u­ate tracer study by the Higher Education Min­istry.

MSU has won the The Most En­tre­pre­neur­ial Pri­vate Univer­sity, 2016 and is twice listed as Univer­sity of Ex­cel­lence by the Min­istry. Its teach­ing, mar­ketabil­ity, con­ve­nience, so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity and in­clu­sive­ness earned the univer­sity a five-star rat­ing in the 2016 QS Rat­ing.

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