TTM R&D Inks MoU To Create Institution For Technology Transfer
“We are excited to have AQU on board as the first university that we are collaborating with post-COVID-19,” Dr. Sharlene said of the latest collaboration.
Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TM R&D), Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) innovation arm, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al-Quds University (AQU) to foster industry-academia collaboration for joint research in Next Generation Communication Technologies as well as to establish an institution for innovation and technology transfer.
Dr. Sharlene Thiagarajah, Chief Executive Officer of TM R&D, signed the MoU on behalf of TM R&D, while AQU was represented by Prof. Dr. Imad Abu Kishek, President of AQU. H. E. Mr. Walid Abu Ali, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, and the Maldives, supported and witnessed the signing of the agreement.
Under the terms of the agreement, both entities will collaborate to explore research and knowledge exchange activities such as staff exchanges for scientific works and student visits, as well as the development of impactful digital solutions from a global perspective.
“We are excited to have AQU on board as the first university that we are collaborating with post-COVID-19,” Dr. Sharlene said of the latest collaboration. This memorandum of understanding demonstrates our commitment to collaborating with innovative and entrepreneurial academic institution to deliver excellence in research, technology transfer and innovation.
She added that knowledge sharing and technology transfer between Malaysia and Palestine will undoubtedly improve research capabilities and cross-cultural innovations.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Imad Abu Kishek shared his thoughts. The university’s strategy includes building strong collaborative relationships with Malaysian industry and academia. We believe that this is the first step toward a long-term partnership with TM R&D, which will give our staff and students access to expert knowledge, cutting-edge technology, innovation labs, and Malaysian industry.
“We hope that this collaboration will result in a symbiotic relationship that benefits institutions of both Malaysia and Palestine economies, innovation, and technology transfer,” Prof. Dr. Imad added.
AQU is an academic research university that currently offers more than 120 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes through its 15 degree-granting faculties in areas such as medicine, life and natural sciences, business and management, arts and humanities, law and jurisprudence, engineering, computer science, information technology, and the social sciences.
Furthermore, AQU seeks educational distinction through an innovative culture and strives to develop entrepreneurs capable of contributing to the development of the Palestinian economy.
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