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Bournemouth University holds Global Festival of Learning in Cyberjaya

AvantiKumar | July 21, 2016
Captains of the Malaysian creative industry share their expertise and experience in games production, computer animation with their UK counterparts.

Bournemouth University, Cyberjaya 

Photo - Participants celebrating the successful completion of the Global of Learning in Cyberjaya.


England's Bournemouth University (BU) has partnered with Malaysia's Cyberjaya to host the university's first ever international edition of its annual Global Festival of Learning in Malaysia.

The festival, which was jointly opened by Malaysian technology enabler Cyberview's managing director Faris Yahaya and BU's vice-chancellor Professor John Vinney, featured activities, workshops and talks in collaboration with representatives of the local creative industry based in Cyberjaya.

Speaking at the event, Faris Yahaya said, "Cyberview has certainly come a very long way in our 19 year journey of growth and transformation alongside Cyberjaya into the global tech hub it is today. We are particularly proud of the culture of openness that we have created here at Cyberjaya; our doors are wide open for bold new ideas, businesses and collaborations."

"With a combined creative population of more than 80,000 students, knowledge workers and entrepreneurs contributing to a tight network of industry-academia relationships, ours is a community that enables continuous learning for anyone seeking to leverage readily available talent and resources for their next great idea, making Cyberjaya a truly capital of creation," Faris said.

Activities at Cyberjaya included keynote speeches from education and industry. Bournemouth University's Peter Truckel spoke about his work on visual effects in films and the BFX festival and research assistant Katie Hill spoke about creating animated films for the Institute for Studies in Landscape and Human Evolution.

 Also in attendance at the event was Dr Sonal Minocha, BU's Pro vice-chancellor (Global Engagement) as well as Matt Desmier (director of Think Create Do) and Kay Stonham (lecturer in Screenwriting at BU).
Speakers and creative industry players from Malaysia included Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, director of the Creative Multimedia Division at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Wau Animation founder Usamah Zaid, director of Chain-FX, Roshfaizal Ariffin and Giggle Garage's founder Zeno Gabing.


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