Huawei signs MoU with Xiamen University Malaysia Campus
Huawei Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Xiamen University Malaysia Campus. The MoU sees the two parties jointly plan and discuss developing a future-oriented ICT enabled campus in Malaysia.
As per the MoU, Huawei and Xiamen University Malaysian Campus will consider the deployment of a high-quality, high-bandwidth, and high-reliability campus network with a significant TCO (total cost of ownership) saving. The two parties are also aiming to establish a joint teaching lab in the Malaysia campus of Xiamen University to transfer Huawei’s latest ICT technologies the students.
The collaborations will create a competitive advantage for students of Xiamen University through education reform leveraging on new-age technology. With this MoU, Huawei is bringing its first Smart Campus to Malaysia after similar initiatives in emerging and developed markets including United Kingdom, America among others.
Zhu Chongshi, President of Xiamen University, said: “We are excited to have taken the first step in what we hope will be a long-term collaboration with Huawei, a company which plays a major role in the global ICT industry. Today’s MoU with Huawei means the collaborations between Xiamen University and Huawei have reached a strategic level. This win-win collaboration will help Xiamen University expand its reputation in Malaysia and it also enables Huawei to enhance its brand among the education industry.”
Abraham Liu, CEO of Huawei Malaysia, said: “I’m very pleased to see Huawei embark on this exciting journey with Xiamen University, one of the most respected universities in the world. As a world ICT leader, Huawei is leading the way for education reform through technology. Smart campuses with reliable, high bandwidth networks are essential tools for today’s Digital Natives to feel engaged in University education and compete and win in the digital economy. This MoU is just the in line with our ongoing efforts in ICT education and skill development for Malaysian students. I am very excited by the potential of this partnership and look forward to working with the university over the future.”
Xiamen University is a leading comprehensive university in China which was founded by Malaysian Chinese Tan Kah Kee in 1921. Now, 93 years later, Xia Men University has repaid by setting up a campus in Malaysia, which is the first Chinese university to build an overseas branch.
The campus will be located in the vicinity of Bandar Kota Warisan in Malaysia’s Selangor State, just 15 minutes ride from the country’s administrative center of Putrajaya or 45 km southwest of Kuala Lumpur.
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About Xiamen University Malaysia Campus
Xiamen University Malaysian Campus (XMUMC) is the first Chinese university branch campus in Malaysia, as well as the first overseas campus set up by a renowned Chinese university. Drawing its strength from the excellent education resources offered by Xiamen University (XMU), XMUMC aspires to become a university with a distinct global outlook, featuring first-class teaching and research, and embracing cultural diversity.
XMUMC would offer students a new choice of higher education. The key attractions of XMUMC are as follows:
•Perfect integration of China’s elements with international education through teaching in English
•Strong competitive advantage through taking part in economic, cultural and technological exchanges between China and ASEAN countries
•Campus culture and quality education resources introduced from a renowned Chinese university with a long history of academic excellence
•A wide range of general electives to nurture interdisciplinary talents capable of meeting new challenges in a changing world
•Academic qualifications recognized by China and Malaysia
The XMUMC campus is located in the vicinity of Bandar Kota Warisan, Sepang, Selangor, just 15 minutes’ drive from the Government Administrative Center in Putrajaya. It is built on an area of 150 acres with a planned total floor space of 470,000 m² and will provide on-campus accommodation to all enrolled students.
The teaching staff of XMUMC comprises distinguished professors of XMU, and high-grade teachers to be recruited from around the globe. XMUMC will offer bachelor, master and doctoral programmes, which are similar to those offered at XMU’s campuses in China.