Kuala Lumpur – The University of Malaya, Malaysia’s premier higher education institution and VINCI Construction, the worlds largest construction company by revenue, wish to announce that they have agreed to jointly work on a collaborative project on encouraging and promoting cooperation in research and development in the field of Capacity Building and Local Talent Development. In order to record their intentions, the Parties will enter into a mutually agreed MoU as a first step toward achieving these shared goals. The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be held on January 20, 2016 at 3.30 pm at the Court Room, University of Malaya.
The project which will span 3 years will include final year projects for undergraduates, internship placements for undergraduates and also research projects for academics and postgraduates, graduate employability, worksite visits, technical presentations, seminar/training sessions, career talks, Student Competition on Architecture Design and any other areas of cooperation agreed by both parties. The partnership will be lead by UM’s Centre for Innovative Construction Technology (CICT) Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, The collaboration between UM and VINCI was facilitated by Invest KL.
For more information please contact:
University of Malaya Centre for Innovation and Commercialization
Level 5, Research Management & Innovation Complex
University of Malaya
50603, Kuala Lumpur
Office: (603) 7967 7351/7352 [Ext. 2305) Fax: (603) 7967 6291
The University of Malaya (UM) is the foremost and premier Research University (RU) in Malaysia. It is a multidisciplinary RU that has more than 27,000 students and 1700 academic staff with 17 faculties and research centres covering the whole spectrum of learning from the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. The university's beginning at the beautiful 750-acres campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur dates back to 1957 and thus far has a huge alumni of over 100,000, among them renowned and illustrious personalities and leaders in various fields.
About VINCI Construction
VINCI is a global player in concession and construction employing more than 185,000 people in some 100 countries. Created in 1899 by French engineers Alexndre Giros and Louis Loucheur, VINCI has become the worlds largest company in construction and related services.
About CICT See attached content.
InvestKL is a Government entity under the purview of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Ministry of Federal Territories and PEMANDU, the Performance Management and Delivery Unit under the Prime Minister’s Department. InvestKL works with other Government Ministries, entities and agencies to formulate attractive fiscal packages, and help corporations identify business opportunities while strengthening their competitiveness regionally and globally. Overseen by the Prime Minister’s Office, reporting to three ministers and headed by CEO Datuk Zainal Amanshah, InvestKL focuses on attracting large global multinationals such as Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 companies to set up their regional business, innovation and talent hubs in Greater Kuala Lumpur and strategically grow their business in Asia.