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02/23/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2024 03:39

Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd. and Akademi Laut Malaysia Partners Yayasan Sarawak and University of Technology Sarawak to Support Maritime Education Excellence in East[...]

Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd (MMASB) and Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM) are pleased to announce a significant step forward in their commitment to maritime education and training in East Malaysia through a strategic partnership with Yayasan Sarawak and University of Technology Sarawak (UTS).

This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in advancing maritime education and industry in the region. By leveraging the expertise and resources of MMASB, ALAM, Yayasan Sarawak, and UTS, the partnership aims to enhance the quality of maritime education, training, and research activities in Sarawak.

"We are happy to join forces with Yayasan Sarawak and University of Technology Sarawak. This partnership not only signifies our shared ambition to cultivate a skilled maritime workforce and drive innovation in the maritime sector, particularly in East Malaysia but also aligns seamlessly with ALAM's transformation journey to become the Maritime University of choice in Asia", said Mr. Eddie Ahmad Khodzali, CEO of MMASB

ALAM, renowned for its excellence in maritime education and training, brings its extensive experience to the collaboration. Operated and managed by MMASB, ALAM will contribute its expertise in curriculum development, training methodologies, and industry connections to ensure the highest standards of maritime education are delivered.

Yayasan Sarawak and University of Technology Sarawak bring valuable local knowledge and academic resources to the partnership. Through their involvement, the collaboration aims to address the specific needs and challenges of the maritime industry in Sarawak, fostering economic growth and sustainability in the region.

"We are excited about the opportunities this partnership presents for our students, faculty, and the maritime community in Sarawak," said Tuan Haji Mersal bin Abang Rosli, Director of Yayasan Sarawak. "By combining our strengths and resources, we can better equip our students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the maritime sector."

The alliance between MMASB, ALAM, Yayasan Sarawak, and University of Technology Sarawak signifies a unified effort to elevate maritime education and training standards in East Malaysia. As the maritime industry continues to evolve, this collaboration will play a crucial role in preparing the next generation of maritime professionals and driving sustainable development in the region.

Key provisions of the strategic partnership include:

  • Joint Organisational Activities: The Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd and University of Technology Sarawak will jointly organise and participate in various training sessions, scholarly activities, seminars, workshops, and conferences aimed at benefiting academic staff, non-academic staff, and students from both institutions.
  • Exchange of Information and Expertise: The MOU facilitates the exchange of information, expertise, and experience in areas such as digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and human capital development, with a focus on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Plan.
  • Collaborative Research: Collaboration on the development of research projects and publications to advance knowledge and innovation in their respective fields.
  • Student and Staff Exchange Programs: The MOU promotes the exchange of students, teaching staff, and researchers between the two educational institutions, fostering cross-cultural learning and collaboration.
  • Alternative Academic Pathways: The parties will explore the offering of alternative academic pathways and financial assistance programs to support the educational and professional development of students.
  • Alignment with the Sarawak Government Initiatives:Sarawak Foundation, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd and University of Technology Sarawak will explore potential future collaborations aligned with the Sarawak Government's annual budget, leveraging opportunities for further growth and impact.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between MMASB and Yayasan Sarawak was signed today by Mr. Eddie Ahmad Khodzali, CEO MMASB and Tuan Haji Mersal bin Abang Rosli, Director of Yayasan Sarawak

The witnesses of the signing were Dr. Hamdan Suhaimi, Ketua Eksekutif Akademi Laut Malaysia and Mr. Jolly bin Marikan, Assistant Director (Corporate)

Meanwhile, the MOU between ALAM and University of Technology Sarawak was signed by Dr. Hamdan Suhaimi, Ketua Eksekutif ALAM and Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohammad Shahril Bin Osman, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

The witnesses of the signing were Ts. Dr. Capt. Manivannan, Deputy Ketua Eksekutif and En. Mohd Ian Daim Bin Mahmud, Corporate Administration, University of Technology Sarawak

The MOU will be effective from the date of its execution for a period of 3 years.

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For more information about the partnership and its initiatives, please contact Sharifah Aida Hana Binti Syed Osman Abad, Communication and Event Department at Email : [email protected] or visit www.alam.edu.my.

About Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)

ALAM is Malaysia's premier maritime education and training institution for the development of maritime professionals. ALAM is ranked amongst the top maritime education and training institutions in the world and for over 40 years, has trained more than 14,000 maritime professionals through its structured training programmes.

With internationally benchmarked maritime education and training facilities at its 75-acre campus, including full-mission simulators and specialised labs, the Academy provides a full spectrum of pre-sea, post-sea and ancillary training courses and internationally recognised qualifications for seafarers, along with maritime-management and operations programmes for the transition of seafarers to shore, or towards other related careers of their choosing.

ALAM is a maritime education training facility operated and managed by the Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd. (MMASB). MMASB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MISC Berhad.

Visit www.alam.edu.myto know more about ALAM.

About Yayasan Sarawak

The Sarawak Foundation was established under the Sarawak Foundation Ordinance as a Statutory Body on 27 May 1971.

Their objectives as in the Ordinance are:

  1. To grant scholarships or to provide financial assistance of any form for the peoples of Sarawak, in particular, and to any Malaysian citizen, in general, to pursue their education in schools, colleges, universities or institutions of higher learning within Malaysia or abroad on such terms and conditions as the Board deems fit;
  2. Actively to promote improvement of opportunities for education for the peoples of Sarawak in particular and Malaysia in general, both locally and in any institution of higher learning throughout the world, but especially the Universities in Malaysia;
  3. To grant, and arrange for the award by other bodies of, scholarships or other educational assistance for the peoples of Sarawak or any Malaysian citizen whenever it deems fit to do so;
  4. To give assistance and provide relief, to any person whose circumstances are, in the opinion of the Board, considered to be deserving of such assistance or relief;
  5. To provide assistance, by way of loans, grants or otherwise, to organizations or institutions which are organized and governed for scientific, medical, educational, welfare, social or charitable purposes; and
  6. To make contribution and provide assistance towards the relief of national emergencies or calamities.

About University of Technology Sarawak (UTS)

University of Technology Sarawak (UTS) an institution of higher learning wholly owned by the Sarawak State Government through Sarawak Foundation, established and registered in Malaysia under the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 and managed by Edusar Resources Sdn Bhd. UTS is committed to facilitate students' access to an affordable world-class university education that nurtures creative and entrepreneurial leaders through a broad education in science and technology while combining the career benefits of an applied approach for industry-related research and career opportunities. The Post-Modernist neo-futuristic architectural style campus, is unique to Sibu and Sarawak, creating the right ambience and conducive environment to pursue Sarawak's economic agenda. UTS was then and until now marked as a symbol of hope for a better future to the community of Central Sarawak, in particular for Sibu, which has transformed into one of the important logistic and education hubs in Sarawak. Currently, UTS offers 36 academic programmes under six schools. 21 academic programmes has been awarded Full Accreditation.