TAR UC Signs MoUs with Silverlake

TAR UC Signs MoU with Silverlake

Caption above (L-R): Mr. Lim Thung Wooi, Assoc Prof Dr Ng Swee Chin, Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, Mr Goh Peng Ooi, Mr Joseph Yeong, Mr Chee Hin Kooi.

In its efforts to intensify industry-academia collaboration, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MoU’) with Silverlake Lifestyle Community (‘SLC’) Sdn Bhd and Silverlake Symmetry & Technology Research Sdn Bhd (‘SSTR’) respectively on 11 February 2020 which would enable TAR UC to demonstrate its capability in developing digital technology as well as provide opportunities for students to gain industry exposure through internship and eventually lead to employment.

The collaboration between TAR UC and SLC will see both parties collaborating and promoting a unique “hi-hive Lifestyle Community Ecosystem” or hi-hive in short. Hi-hive is a purpose-built university super app mobile digital ecosystem that allows for the use of technology to create smart application to facilitate activities of daily living within TAR UC community.

The Super App creates a digital mobile ecosystem for digitalising campus processes, academic learning and campus life as well as promoting economic activities within the community by providing innovative and beneficial services that will enhance students’ well-being and enrich their journey in TAR UC.

The collaboration with SLC serves as a testament to TAR UC’s active participation as the development partner to showcase its technological prowess. On the other hand, the MoU with SSTR signifies the 2 strategic collaboration between the two parties on Blockchain Digital Certification System and to work on curriculum for a new degree programme consisting of 2 years in university and 2 years in industry (‘2u2i’) as well as providing internship opportunities for TAR UC Engineering, Microelectronics and ICT/Applied Science students by SSTR. The collaboration also opens up recruitment opportunities for
TAR UC graduates by SSTR.

During the signing of the MoUs, Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, President of TAR UC, highlighted that this smart collaboration would be significant in transforming education.

“These two MoUs are particularly significant as they provide an avenue for us to leverage on our research capability in digital technology. We are very pleased to be the development partner with Silverlake which will enable both TAR UC and Silverlake to tap into each other’s strength to transform education for the benefit of the TAR UC community.”