Wisma Pu­tra co­op­er­ates with UMS on knowl­edge man­age­ment

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - Front Page -

PU­TRA­JAYA: Wisma Pu­tra has es­tab­lished co­op­er­a­tion with three pub­lic uni­ver­si­ties on knowl­edge man­age­ment to widen the scope of in­for­ma­tion shar­ing in the fields of diplo­macy and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions.

The three uni­ver­si­ties are Univer­siti Malaya (UM), Univer­siti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and Univer­siti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

For­eign Min­is­ter Datuk Sai­fud­din Ab­dul­lah said this would strengthen co­op­er­a­tion in aca­demic, re­search and cul­tural ar­eas en­com­pass­ing ex­change of knowl­edge and in­for­ma­tion among staff mem­bers.

“It also in­volves the ac­cep­tance of stu­dents for the pur­pose of stud­ies, joint or­gan­i­sa­tion of knowl­edge dis­course pro­grammes, knowl­edge ex­change re­lat­ing to de­vel­op­ment of teach­ing and learn­ing, and shar­ing of doc­u­ments, the­ses, dis­ser­ta­tions and ar­ti­cles re­lated to diplo­macy and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions,” he said.

He was speak­ing af­ter a cer­e­mony on the ex­change of mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing be­tween the In­sti­tute of Diplo­macy and For­eign Re­la­tions (IDFR) and the three uni­ver­si­ties on a knowl­edge man­age­ment pro­gramme here yes­ter­day.

Sai­fud­din said it was im­por­tant to pro­mote knowl­edge man­age­ment to en­sure an or­gan­i­sa­tion does not lose the knowl­edge pos­sessed by its of­fi­cers and at the same time to gain knowl­edge from sources out­side the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Knowl­edge man­age­ment is a plat­form for har­ness­ing the un­doc­u­mented knowl­edge of for­mer diplo­mats and of­fi­cers for use in train­ing and guid­ing serv­ing young diplo­mats to han­dle problems with other coun­tries, he added.

“Ac­cord­ing to man­age­ment re­searchers, more than 50 per cent of knowl­edge in an or­gan­i­sa­tion was not recorded. We will lose out and be un­able to progress with­out hav­ing ad­e­quate knowl­edge or in­for­ma­tion,” he added.

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