Assalamualaikum and Hi everyone,
UMP’s mission, to provide world class education, research and services in an ecosystem of creative and innovative engineering and technology to maximize human potential for societal good, positions UMP as a champion at the frontiers of evolving challenges via sustainable industry and community engagement. Motivated by this, Division of Industry & Community Collaboration - ICoN (also known as Bahagian Kolaborasi Industri & Masyarakat) UMP sets aim to become the focal centre for university, industry and community engagement, as well as, to strengthen and grow partnerships locally and internationally.
In preparing graduates with the employability skills, as well as entrepreneurship mindset for the challenging future, ICoN positions itself on a more significant organizational role of bridging UMP to industry and community to become a more meaningful improved network. It carries a big responsibility in ensuring that UMP exercises professionalism and competency in the process of its engagement as well as achieving sustainable linkage with industry and community.
UMP has individual expertise and talents who as a team can affect the process and succeed provided it makes very clear to them of their specified roles and responsibilities and put in place a governance system that effectively promotes interaction and communication within the university.
While UMP has the tools and materials the team needs to achieve its goals, it must also ensure that they are smartly brought together to enable planning, execution and delivery of highly impactful and sustainable programs in collaboration with the industry and community to realise its mission in ‘Communitizing Technology’.
Shouldering the big responsibility, ICoN will stride to prepare and play its role in facing the challenges especially the one arising from the revolutionary Industry 4.0 which is envisioned to cause a drastic shift of the industry norms of doing things. This certainly demands a change in the university norms of doing things particularly in the teaching and learning approach besides ensuring dynamic and relevant curriculum structure and courses.
2020 – 2021 is indeed a challenging year. In the beginning, we endure the hard times adapting to the new norm. C-19 seems to be with us for quite some time. Looking forward to 2022 and beyond, it is now the time to creatively embrace these changes and reach for greater success, InsyaAllah.
Together we make things happen.
Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Nurul Hazlina Binti Noordin
(Assistant Vice Chancellor)