In­no­va­tions for a bet­ter world

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THE In­ter­na­tional In­ven­tion, In­no­va­tion and Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion (ITEX) is a show­case of in­ge­nious cre­ations.

With a 2017 fo­cus on com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion and en­trepreneur­ship, it pro­vides a mar­ket­place for the dis­cov­er­ies of re­search to be trans­lated into com­mer­cial im­pact.

Man­age­ment and Science Uni­ver­sity (MSU) takes away from ITEX 2017 two gold and one sil­ver for three in­no­va­tions that add to liv­ing com­fort.

“An In­no­va­tive Ready-To-Eat Ha­lal Nasi Le­mak To Go” by School of Grad­u­ate Stud­ies (SGS) Prof Datuk Dr Asbi Ali et al. and “The Pro­duc­tion of a New 8-in-1 In­stant Herbal Cof­fee as Ha­lal Health Bev­er­age” by Fac­ulty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS) se­nior lec­turer, Dr Zul­habri Oth­man et al., brought in the Gold for MSU, both in the Biotech­nol­ogy, and Health and Fit­ness cat­e­gory.

“A New An­i­ma­tion Tech­nique to Pro­duce Com­mer­cial Su­per Squad Movie” by Fac­ulty of In­for­ma­tion Sciences and Engi­neer­ing (FISE) se­nior lec­turer Dr Musab A.M. Ali et al. brought in the Sil­ver in the ICT and Mul­ti­me­dia cat­e­gory.

Ex­hibit­ing the in­ven­tions of re­searchers from higher learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions as well as in­de­pen­dent young in­ven­tors and cor­po­rate bod­ies, ITEX aims to em­power en­trepreneurs to make great ideas com­mer­cially vi­able.

A plat­form to en­cour­age tran­si­tion from sci­en­tific dis­cov­ery to com­mer­cial ap­pli­ca­tion, it aligns with the as­pi­ra­tions of Malaysia Com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion Year as cham­pi­oned by the Min­istry of Science, Tech­nol­ogy and In­no­va­tion (MOSTI).

Thirty uni­ver­si­ties, in­clud­ing 11 pri­vate ones from more than 20 coun­tries par­tic­i­pated in the 28th ITEX, which was held at the Kuala Lumpur Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in mid-May.

MSU is one of Malaysia’s top uni­ver­si­ties, with a fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing and de­liv­er­ing qual­ity hu­man cap­i­tal in na­tional and global crit­i­cal-need ar­eas, such as Medicine, Health Sciences, Phar­macy, In­for­ma­tion Sciences, and Engi­neer­ing, be­sides Busi­ness Man­age­ment and Pro­fes­sional Stud­ies, Ed­u­ca­tion and So­cial Sciences, Hos­pi­tal­ity and Culi­nary and Mu­sic and Fash­ion.

The award-winning homegrown study pro­grammes of the uni­ver­sity meet strin­gent stan­dards set by both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional bod­ies.

Ac­cred­i­tors in­clude the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency (MQA), the UK’s Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Ser­vices for In­ter­na­tional Col­leges (ASIC) and Ja­pan’s Al­liance on Busi­ness Ed­u­ca­tion and Schol­ar­ship for To­mor­row (ABEST21).

MSU was also ac­corded “Ex­cel­lent Sta­tus Uni­ver­sity” twice in the na­tional uni­ver­si­tyrat­ing sys­tem Se­tara and The Most En­tre­pre­neur­ial Pri­vate Uni­ver­sity 2016 by the Malaysian Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion. In a re­cent recog­ni­tion, MSU was awarded the BrandLau­re­ate Best Brand in Ed­u­ca­tion for Lead­er­ship and Hu­man Cap­i­tal De­vel­op­ment 2017.

In an in­ter­na­tional rat­ing ex­er­cise un­der­taken by Quacquarelli Sy­monds (QS), MSU re­ceived Five Star rat­ings for Teach­ing, Em­ploy­a­bil­ity, Fa­cil­i­ties, So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity and In­clu­sive­ness.

As an ap­plied and en­ter­prise uni­ver­sity, MSU of­fers pro­grammes of study at post­grad­u­ate, un­der­grad­u­ate and foun­da­tion lev­els, through con­nected path­ways that ad­mit stu­dents from all walks of life and per­sonal back­grounds.

Steeped in a cul­ture of re­search and in­no­va­tion as well as so­cial en­trepreneur­ship, the tech­nol­ogy-driven MSU com­prises the Fac­ulty of Health and Life Sciences, Fac­ulty of Busi­ness Man­age­ment and Pro­fes­sional Stud­ies, Fac­ulty of In­for­ma­tion Sciences and Engi­neer­ing, In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal School, School of Phar­macy, School of Ed­u­ca­tion and So­cial Sciences, School of Hos­pi­tal­ity and Creative Arts, School of Grad­u­ate Stud­ies, Grad­u­ate School of Man­age­ment and Cen­tre for Foun­da­tion Stud­ies.

■ For more de­tails on pro­grammes of­fered at MSU, call 03-5521 6868, e-mail en­quiry@ msu.edu.my or visit www.msu.edu.my.

MSU is one of Malaysia’s top uni­ver­si­ties, with a fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing and de­liv­er­ing qual­ity hu­man cap­i­tal in na­tional and global crit­i­cal-need ar­eas.

Prof Datuk Dr Asbi Ali (left) and Dr Zul­habri Oth­man won Gold for MSU in ITEX 2017.

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