On 19 October 2023, UiTM has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), UNITAR International University, and SEGi University & Colleges to facilitate collaborative research under the 1+3 Matching Grant program between UiTM, UPSI, UNITAR, and SEGi in an active attempt in fostering further development in Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics (STREAM) Education.
The research project, titled ‘Humanizing Online Pedagogy through the Integration of STREAM Education in Malaysian Universities’, will eventually involve more than 18 esteemed academics and research experts between the four universities, with the aim of completing it within a two-year period. This collaborative effort is hoped to pave the way for more collaborative activities among the four universities in the future.
The MoA was signed by head representative of each institution with Prof. Ts. Dr. Norazah Abd Rahman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) of UiTM, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Md Amin bin Md Taff, Vice-Chancellor of UPSI, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid bin Abu Bakar, Vice-Chancellor of UNITAR, and Professor Dr. Khairul Baharein Mohd Noor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Ranking and Regulatory) of SEGi University. Also in attendance, as one of the witnesses was Prof. Dr. Sharipah Ruzaina Syed Aris, the Dean of the Faculty of Education, UiTM.
The research project ‘Humanizing Online Pedagogy through the Integration of STREAM Education in Malaysian Universities’, are helmed by representative principal researcher from each institution with Dr. Sharifah Muzlia Syed Mustafa, also the Head of the Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, representing UiTM, Prof. Dr. Che Zalina binti Zulkifli representing UPSI, Prof. Dr. Yap Bee Wah representing UNITAR, and Datin Dr. Ng Soo Boon representing SEGi.