Dream realised for MSU undergrad
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.
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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).