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Striving for Excellence in Academic Performance and Commercialization. Hean-Teik Chuah, Vice-President (R&D) Stephen SC Tam, PhD MBA Multimedia University, Malaysia. "Innovation and Technology Absorption for Growth" Knowledge Economy Forum V Prague, March 28-30, 2006.
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Hean-Teik Chuah, Vice-President (R&D)
Stephen SC Tam, PhD MBA
Multimedia University, Malaysia
"Innovation and Technology Absorption for Growth"
Knowledge Economy Forum V
Prague, March 28-30, 2006
Population: 26 million
GDP/capita = USD4,625 (2004)
as at 12 Jan 2006
Founded in 1996
Two campuses: Cyberjaya, Malacca
Language of Instruction: English
No. of undergraduate students: 16,500
No. of postgraduate students: 1,900
Percentage of foreign students thereof: 12%
No. of countries they come from: 75
No. of academic staff: 850
No. of non-academic staff: 670
Shareholding: 100% owned by Telekom Malaysia
5 years as engineer, Hong Kong
18 years university teaching, Singapore
5 years corporate management (founding CEO / COO), Singapore
now assoc. prof. & Director of CCTD, MMU, Malaysia
Consultancies: USA (1), Singapore (16), Hong Kong (1)
Co-Founders of Technology Startups:
DataMark Technologies http://www.datamark-tech.com
Professional Publications: >100refereedpapers, 7 patents
Scholarships: incl.Commonwealth Scholarship UK, 1981-83
Information Superhighways Integrated Multimedia Networks
Rotation of crops
Car, Air Plane
UNIVERSITY is for Creation, Preservation and Dissemination of Knowledge
Extracted from www.onelook.com
Bayh-Dole Act 1980, www.cogr.edu/docs/Bremerarticle.htm
Industry, Policy Makers & Community
Feedback and Quality Control
Model for Academic Excellence
R&D Expenditure (% of GDP)
Scientists and Engineers (per million population)
3,732PUBLIC SECTOR R&D EXPENDITURE AND NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS FOR SELECTED COUNTRIES
Source: The World Competitiveness Yearbook, 1998, 2000
Possible Areas of Collaboration:
“The university collaborates with over 100 international and local industry players including giants like Microsoft, Alcatel, Nokia, Intel, Siemens, Motorola, Fujitsu, and Maxis by way of research, scholarship schemes, industrial training, establishment of laboratories on the campus and staff exchange.”
Prof. Datuk Dr. Ghauth Jasmon
President, Multimedia University
Mr. Bill Gates, Microsoft
Mr. Rainer Althoff, Siemens
Schneider’s Power Drive Lab
Komag Sputtering Facilities
Nokia 3-G Lab
Intel Advanced Architecture Lab
Intel Microelectronics Lab
Collaborations with Universities – Asia
Collaborations with Universities – Middle East & Indian Sub-Continent
Higher Productivity, New Jobs,
New Products, New Markets
IP & Know-How
Model for Excellence in C-C-TD
FUNDED PROOF-OF-CONCEPT in TECHNOPRENEUR DEVELOPMENT for STUDENTS and ALUMNI
(as at 20 Sept 2005 )
Biz Focus: A fast and effective express bus electronic ticketing management system that provides connection for multiple bus counters in different towns and locations to enhance efficiency and control
(as at 31 May 2005)
CLOSELY-KNITTED SEAMLESS RELATIONSHIP
(Academic Corporate Planning)
(Student Affair Committee)
(Industrial Training Committee)
(IEM, IEE, etc.)
Industrial needs, future trends, human resource gaps etc.
Students’ needs, problems, assessment, feedbacks, etc.
Job competence feedbacks, employment info, suggestions, etc.
Quality checking on curriculum, examinations, etc.
Other supporting units
Subject, lecturer assessment, comments, suggestion, etc.
Curriculum, academic matters, rules / regulation, policy etc.
Curriculum review, academic matters, etc.
Programmes assessment, approval, accreditation, professional requirements etc.
Industrial places, recruitment, human resource requirement.
Curriculum comparison, recognition, joint-dergee, etc.
R&D funding, govt. policy, etc.
Other Govt Institutions e.g. MOSTI, KTAK
MOHE / EAC / LAN / IEM / BEM
Other Universities / Research Ins.
* Culture setting - meritocracy in staff recruitment and promotion
* Visionary - able to come up with courses that suit industry needs
* Selection of students - based on academic merits
* Close collaboration with industry in terms of R&D, and in terms of syllabus development
* More flexible policies in terms of allowing staff to do consultancy with industry.
* More places for students. Public university is heavily subsidized by government 90-95%. So places are limited
* More opportunities for staff to do industry-related R&D, more consultancy and so they can earn extra income without compromising quality of education
* Open to international students – 12% are from 75 different countries - international experience for all staff and students (25% of staff are international staff)
Export Excellence Award 2004
Ministry of International Trade
& Industry, Malaysia
“Most Progressive University
20 Aug 2005, Technopreneurs
Association of Malaysia
“Excellence in R&D, Private
Higher Education Institution
for University Level”,
20 Dec 2005, Ministry of
Higher Education, Malaysia
We like to thank the Czech Republic, World Bank, and MMU for sponsoring our participation in this Forum.
Prof Chuah: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Tam: email@example.com