February 28, 2024

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UMP Inks MoU to share knowledge and tech transfer

According to a recent report, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn. Bhd. (BPC) for more collaborations on transferring technology and knowledge-sharing for development in the fields of engineering and technology, as well as exchanging scientific expertise, all of which would be beneficial to not only UMP students for improving their competency and employability, but also industry partners from the perspective of reduction of the loss of explicit and tacit technical know-hows.

The MoU is in line with an aspiration of UMP, entitled “Communicating Technology,’ which highlights commitments by UMP in utilising technology to serve the local community, socially, economically, and environmentally. To elaborate, this exceptional MoU includes the following seven key components:

  1. talent sourcing for BPC’s own GROW programme and other permanent employment;
  2. academic development programme;
  3. industry excellence award sponsorship programme;
  4. industrial placement training for staff and student;
  5. leadership and professional development programme;
  6. sharing of expertise in research and facilities;
  7. corporate social responsibility and sustainability-related initiatives.

The MoU was signed by the Vice Chancellor of UMP, and the BPC Managing Director December 2018 at UMP Pekan, Malaysia, Zairul Alwi, BPC Human Resource Management Director.

The UMP Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Industrial and Community Relations).

The Vice-Chancellor of UMP said that the “win-win collaboration” with BPC will bring about the exchange of experts, research development, training, and industrial relation for mutual benefits in technical know-how, process optimisation, and human capital development.

The Vice Chancellor also elaborated that UMP can play a bigger role in matters involving research and development, as well as sharing of facilities, data, knowledge, and skills in related areas, with the scientific and technical expertise that they are having.

The Managing Director of BPC stated that the signing of this MoU with UMP is just timely and will strengthen the readily concrete relationship, after handing over a mock cheque for RM10,000 to UMP as BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Excellence Award to be given to outstanding UMP graduates beginning this year, for five years.

Universiti Malaysia Pahang is a QS five-star public technical university in Malaysia.

The other signing party is a Malaysia-based joint venture between two major Malaysian energy giants, one of which is Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational, under its subsidiary. This MoU marks innovative strengths and capabilities of a well-established university and a leading chemical company.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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