Universities to have more industry collaborations

The Higher Education Ministry is committed to redesigning the sector in efforts to improve graduate employability by expanding industry collaborations, write Zafira Anwar and Mahadhir Moni for New Straits Times.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, said there is a need for universities to have more academia-industry collaborations to ensure that graduates' knowledge and skills remain relevant once they leave their respective universities.

"The collaboration effort is done to ensure universities understand the industry and vice-versa, as well as to boost research and innovation… This will also promote and familiarise universities with their respective industries," he said at the 18th Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology Leadership Lecture Series by Toray Industries Inc Japan President Datuk Akihiro Nikkaku at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, last week.
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