Photo - (From left) Professor Khong Yoon Loong, Vice-Chancellor, KDU UC, exchanging documents with Tan Lay Han, Head of Sales and Services, Maxis Berhad (right), and witnessed by Melvin Beh Chin Kwong, General Manager of Operations, Vice Chancellor's Office, KDU UC (centre).
Malaysian telco Maxis and KDU University College will provide connectivity, entrepreneurship training including internship opportunities to students, said the partners.
During the signing of the memorandum of understanding, KDU UC vice-chancellor Professor Khong Yoon Loong said the new collaboration would also allow students to be connected 24 hours a day via Maxis' Wi-Fi services as well as take advantage of Maxis' full suite of integrated solutions through the Maxis Entrepreneurship Programme.
"We are already embarking on a journey towards being a full-fledged university and preparing for our move into the new RM300 million (US$94.75 million) campus in early 2014," said Prof Khong. "This partnership shall further provide us with a solid platform and keep us firmly on target towards greater industry-academia collaboration that assists in providing overall development for our students and making them highly employable."
Maxis head of sales and service, Tan Lay Han, said: "Through this strategic partnership with KDU UC, we look forward to offering the student community a more enriching academic experience by providing them opportunities to hone and develop their business skills, as well as interact in a more connected world by taking advantage of our full range of integrated solutions."
Tan said Maxis has installed Hotspots that provide high speed Wi-Fi of up to 50Mbps at the KDU UC's cafeteria and student study areas, enabling students to enjoy Wi-Fi services while on campus. In addition, Maxis will set up a Service Counter on campus for students to purchase any Maxis or Hotlink products or services.
KDU UC is part of the Maxis Integrated Partner in Education (MIPE), a programme that aims to provide a fully integrated communications suite of solutions for tertiary institutions and their populations.
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