Dream re­alised for MSU un­der­grad

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Higher Education -

YOUTHS have a vi­tal role to play ev­ery­where – for Muham­mad Farhan Muham­mad Rawi that is com­mu­nity en­gage­ment and vol­un­teer work.

Man­age­ment and Sci­ence Uni­ver­sity (MSU) picks only in­volved un­der­grad­u­ates to rep­re­sent Malaysia at the World Youth Congress (WYC) 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

This may be ini­tial steps to­wards a po­ten­tial fu­ture ca­reer for com­mu­nity-en­gaged Farhan.

A first-year stu­dent on the Bach­e­lor of Med­i­cal Sciences (Hon­ours) pro­gramme at MSU’s In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal School (IMS), Farhan’s ex­po­sure to com­mu­nity en­gage­ment is ex­ten­sive.

He vol­un­teered at a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre for sub­stance abusers and has ses­sions of learn­ing from prom­i­nent in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal fig­ures speak­ing at the Na­tion Build­ing School, a youth or­gan­i­sa­tion in Kuala Lumpur.

He has also par­tic­i­pated in ac­tiv­i­ties with the Global Shapers Com­mu­nity Kuala Lumpur, a net­work of so­cially en­gaged youth lead­ers, and in the in­au­gu­ral Youth Eco­nomic Fo­rum in Malaysia.

At­tend­ing the World Youth Congress (WYC) this year was his dream come true thanks to MSU.

The WYC is a com­mu­ni­ty­cen­tred pro­gramme run and funded by Peace Child Hawaii and the Steven World Peace Foun­da­tion with the sup­port of the United Na­tions (UN) As­so­ci­a­tion Hawaii.

The 2017 edi­tion of the week­long in­ter­na­tional meet fo­cuses on UN Sus­tain­abil­ity Goals and dis­cus­sions range in top­ics, from ed­u­ca­tion to health, to the en­vi­ron­ment and clean wa­ter, even on gen­der equal­ity and zero poverty.

Ex­pe­ri­enc­ing WYC 2017 runs par­al­lel with Farhan’s in­ter­est in pub­lic ser­vice; the ex­pe­ri­ence makes for com­pelling learn­ing, one that builds soft skills through ex­chang­ing knowl­edge, ex­pe­ri­ence and net­works, with youth lead­ers from all over.

Farhan’s sup­port is char­ac­ter­is­tic MSU’s Global Lead­er­ship Pro­gramme (GLP).

Along with the Global Mo­bil­ity Pro­gramme (GMP) and Global In­tern­ship Pro­gramme (GIP), this is an in­vest­ment that makes a im­pact on lives.

For over three decades, MSU has pro­vided com­pelling learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences that are en­rich­ing and trans­for­ma­tive. With holis­tic learn­ing cen­tral to its cur­ricu­lum, MSU con­tin­ues de­vel­op­ing and de­liv­er­ing well-rounded grad­u­ates form­ing the top na­tional fig­ure of 98.6% for em­ploy­a­bil­ity.

The uni­ver­sity is one of Malaysia’s top aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions with a fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing and de­liv­er­ing qual­ity hu­man cap­i­tal in na­tional and global crit­i­cal-need ar­eas

Among these in­clude 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 uni­ver­sity’s award-win­ning home-grown study pro­grammes meet strin­gent stan­dards set by both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional bod­ies.

Ac­cred­i­tors in­clude the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency (MQA), the United King­dom’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 on the na­tional uni­ver­sity-rat­ing sys­tem Se­tara and The Most En­tre­pre­neur­ial Pri­vate Uni­ver­sity 2016 by the Malaysian Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion.

In 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.

■ For de­tails, look out for the ad­ver­tise­ment in this StarSpe­cial.

Farhan (cen­tre) with fel­low par­tic­i­pants from Ja­pan, Myan­mar, Oman and Viet­nam.

Farhan (sec­ond from right) hav­ing din­ner with Hawaii se­na­tor Suzanne Chin Oak­land (third from right).

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