SHAH ALAM, AUGUST, 16 – Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Guangzhou Institute of Software Application Technology (GZIS) and Intelligence Traceability Sdn Bhd (iTRACE) to officiate a research collaboration between university, international agency and local industry through the research Intergovernmental Cooperation in International Science and Technology Innovation.
This memorandum was signed between Professor Datuk Ts. Dr. Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor, Vice-Chancellor of UiTM, Mr. Li Yin, Vice President of Guangzhou Institute of Software Application Technology, and Mr. Tay Wee Huat, Managing Director of Intelligence Traceability Sdn. Bhd.
The Vice-Chancellor of UiTM, Professor Datuk Ts. Dr. Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor said, “UiTM must harness the power of strategic partnerships – with international and local agencies, with civil society, and with governments. As resources diminish, and as challenges increase in complexity and scale, this becomes imperative. The lone researcher, even the lone institution is no longer a viable model for the delivery of world-leading science.”
“With this MoU, we recognize that in this era of interconnectivity and interdependency, cooperative partnership with an international partner and local industry is no longer an option but a necessity. This collaboration will build our research chops and real-world experience for UiTM’s staff and students.”
She also added that, UiTM is making strides to expand its global cooperation network to ensure that by 2025 it becomes a globally renowned university in Science, Technology, Humanities and Entrepreneurship. At the same time, it is hoped that UiTM research ecosystem will be elevated and continue to produce excellent research in traceability in halal food supply chain.