The Borneo Post

Head of business school makes Swinburne Sarawak proud

- By Samuel Aubrey reporters@theborneop­

K UCH I NG : S w i nbu r n e University of Technology Sarawak is honoured by the participat­ion of its head of School of Business for the Faculty of Business, Design and Arts, associate professor Dr Lim Weng Marc at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) on Asean 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Lim is one of the many exemplary ac ademi c s o f Swi nbu r ne armed with extensive industry experience and internatio­nal exposure.

At the event , Lim led the discussion on ‘Breaking Barriers for Women Entreprene­urs’ in recognit ion of his work on ‘ Building Connection­s for Enterprisi­ng Women,’ a multicount­ry research project on women entreprene­urship.

The project was funded by the government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in collaborat­ion with researcher­s from Swinburne University’s Austral ia and Sarawak campuses, Good Shepherd Microfinan­ce, and Sarawak State Government’s Women and Family Department.

The discussion included Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Government of South Korea Kang Kyung-Wha, chief executive officer of Plan Internatio­nal AnneBirgit­te Albrectsen, founder and chief executive officer of Queenrides Iim Fahima Jachja, executive director of Far Eastern University Public Policy Centre Julia Andrea Abad, president of JA Asia Pacific Vivian Lau, and founder and chief executive officer of City Mart Holdings Win Win Tint.

Lim was also involved in special discussion­s on the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the present and future of Asean economy. He shared the stage with distinguis­hed panelists such as founder and executive chairman of the WEF Professor Klaus Schwab, as well as head of states from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

He also participat­ed in a closeddoor discussion with Minister of Economic Affairs of Malaysia Datuk Seri Azmin Ali alongside peers from the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders network.

Lim said “As youths, we are blessed with great energy and determinat­ion. Coupled with ambition and hard work, youths have the opportunit­y to conquer and make a real difference in the world.”

“Rules are meant to be broken, not laws. This begins by asking difficult but necessary questions, followed by innovating disruptive but valuable solutions for the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit, ethically. I believe that people, especially the young, who can do this well wil l always be future- ready regardless of whether they choose to be employed or start their own business,” he added.

The statement said that continuous industry engagement ensures that academic staff at Swinburne are up to date with the latest technology, pedagogy, market trends and profession­al practice.

“This translates to a high quality teaching where academics are able to impart real- li fe perspectiv­es, guide students to master valuable, hands- on skills to thrive in their future careers,” noted Swinburne in its statement yesterday.

It added that at the Sarawak campus, the Faculty of Business, Design and Arts, and Faculty of Engineerin­g, Computing and Science boast teaching talents from Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Greece, Jordan, India and more.

According to the statement, Swinburne’s extensive quality assurance procedures involving continuous liaison and exchange of staff between the Malaysia and Australia campuses also guarantee students receive internatio­nal ly recognised qualificat­ion.

For more i n f o rma t i on, visit the university’s website ( www. swinburne. edu. my) , Facebook page (@ swinburnes­arawak), Instagram (@ swinburnes­arawak), Twitter page (@ Swinburne_ Swk) or YouTube channel ( Swinburne Sarawak).

 ??  ?? Lim (standing, centre) with his peers from Young Global Leaders after a closed-door discussion with Azmin (seated centre).
Lim (standing, centre) with his peers from Young Global Leaders after a closed-door discussion with Azmin (seated centre).

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