KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) -- Universiti Malaya (UM) and Infineon
Technologies Kulim Sdn Bhd today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)
which aims to address the need for professionals and sub-professionals
by providing technical education and training through hands-on application.
It signified a concrete step in fostering closer cooperation between
Infineon and UM via their "Adopt A ''U'' Programme".
Under the arrangement, UM students, among others, will have the opportunity
to do internship at Infineon, a leading German semiconductor company.
The MoU was inked by UM vice-chancellor Tan Sri Dr Ghauth Jasmon and
Infineon vice-president and managing director Dr Thomas Reisinger here, today.
It was witnessed by the Higher Education Ministry''s deputy secretary-general
for development, Datuk Rohani Abdullah, who represented Higher Education
Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
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The collaboration supports the expansion of the recently announced
investment of Infineon Technologies Kulim to the tune of RM4 billion over the
next 10 years.
In his speech which was read out by Rohani, Mohamed Khaled lauded the
cooperation between both sides, saying that local graduates should be equipped
with certain qualities and characteristics to become a knowledgeable and
Coining such qualities as the ''5 Cs", he listed them as critical thinking
and problem solving; effective communication skills; collaboration and team
building; creative and innovative; and culturally literate.
The minister pointed out that the universities, with their research and
development capabilities, were increasingly looking to industry for their
"From the industry point of view, research linkages with universities
provide a window to new information, knowledge or different approaches towards
increasing fundamental understanding of technologies which may be of current or
future interest to the company," he added.
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