By: Noor Eszereen Juferi
Photo by Norazreen Awang
SERDANG – The role of universities is not only confined to the creation and dissemination of knowledge but also in ensuring that each and every graduate could fulfil the present needs of the industry, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris said.
Towards this, she said UPM always strived for opportunities and new areas to establish university-industry-community collaborations as to complement each other.
“UPM accepts ideas and views of the industry as well as the community to enhance its study syllabi while formulating or updating students’ co-curriculum to be in line with the demands of the industry,” she said in her speech at UPM Industry and Community Appreciation event (ICAN 2017) held in appreciation of the contributions made by industrial partners and communities and award presentation for high-impact industry and community network programme, here. The event was organized by The Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Community Network).
At the function, a book on Industry-Community Engagement A University Framework (Second Edition) was launched. The book highlighted current social problems faced by the country, identified through social studies by UPM researchers and for relevancy in conducting university-level industry and community network activities.
The event also saw an exchange of documents of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Research Institute for Tropical Forest Products (INTROP), UPM, and Natural Health Farm Sdn Bhd to undertake a research in the field of natural products and cancers. NHF Sdn Bhd donated RM5,000 towards the TNC’s Office’s trust fund (JINM).
Gary Herman, a Bachelor of Agriculture Science student from the Faculty of Agriculture, received a scholarship from the Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong Endowment Fund for 2017, presented by President and COO of Genting Plantations Berhad, Yong Chee Kong.
List of award recipients:
Updated:: 12/05/2017 [hairul_nizam]
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan