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Malaysia Launches First Computer Science and Engineering University
By John Law - on 1 Peb 2013, 11:01am

Malaysia Launches First Computer Science and Engineering University

From L-R: Prof. Iven Mareels, Dean School of Engineering, University of Melbourne; YBhg Datuk Ab Rahim bin Md.Noor, KSU, JPT; YB Dato Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Menteri Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia; YBhg.Dato Ramli Abbas, Chairman, Prestariang Berhad; and Prof. Dr Halimaton Hamdan, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UniMy) 

The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education recently launched University Malaysia of Computer Science and Engineering (UniMy), the country's first boutique university devoted solely to providing specialized computer science and engineering education, in the presence of Dato' Seri Mohamed Haled bin Nordin, the Minister of Higher Education.

In addition to the launch, the university has also entered into various Collaboration Agreements with partners such as the University of Melbourne (UNIMELB), Microsoft, IBM, EC Council, Dell, Huawei and Autodesk.

“We are confident that our collaboration with UNIMELB will ensure that UniMy continuously produces the best talent in the field of Computer Science and Engineering,” said Dr. Abu Hasan Ismail, CEO of Prestariang Berhad. “This will put us in line with the National ICT industry plan that targets the development of quality ICT human capital through the strategic collaboration with the world's best universities,” Dr. Abu further commented.

UniMy was established in line with the roadmap of the Higher Education Transformation Program, which is under the New Economic Model. It is to product market-ready computing professionals and talents that are in demand by industry players.

“Tasked to bridge the gap between demand and supply for highly skilled IT personnel and professionally trained graduates in the next 10 years, UniMy takes a new approach in higher education by creating a 'best of breed' ecosystem working in partnership with global technology companies, including Microsoft, IBM, EC Council, Dell Huawei and Autodesk,” said Professor Datuk Dr. Halimaton Hamdan, Vice Chancellor of UniMy.

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