Curtin Malaysia and CENTEXS to collaborate in academia, technical training and research

Miri – 17 January 2023 – Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) recently signed and exchanged a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for collaboration in academia, technical training and research with the Centre for Technology Excellence Sarawak (CENTEXS) in Kuching.

The MoU will facilitate joint delivery of technical training programmes, enrolment of Curtin Malaysia students in CENTEXS’ industry-certified training programmes, and provision of pathways for CENTEXS graduates to enter programmes at Curtin Malaysia.

Meanwhile, in the area of research and development, both institutions will collaborate to develop technical expertise to accelerate the transition of research outcomes and commercialisation to the public and private sectors.

The MoU exchange ceremony was held as part of CENTEXS’ 7th Convocation officiated by Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, where six other organisations also exchanged MoUs with the Sarawak Government-owned technology training centre.

Also present were chairman of CENTEXS Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Morshidi bin Abdul Ghani, chief executive officer Haji Syeed Mohd Hussien Bin Wan Abdul Rahman and CENTEXS board members. Representing Curtin Malaysia was Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Vincent Lee Chieng Chen.

CENTEXS was established by the Sarawak Government through Yayasan Sarawak in 2014 to train more people on technical skills that Sarawak needs to industrialise its economy. The centre currently offers 64 digital and technical programmes related to various industries and entrepreneurship.

CENTEXS also provides working professionals opportunities to upskill and reskill themselves for career advancement. Headquartered in Kuching, it has expanded throughout Sarawak with branches in Lundu, Dalat, Lawas, Betong and Mukah.

Curtin Malaysia, meanwhile, is the earliest and largest global campus of Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. It is owned by the Sarawak government through Yayasan Sarawak and managed and operated by Curtin University through a joint venture established in 1999. Curtin Malaysia offers pre-university foundation and diploma courses and degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in business, engineering and science, technology, arts and humanities, as well professional development courses for industry.

It also has an active community of researchers engaged in research critical to Sarawak and the region, focusing on marketing and rural entrepreneurship, digital innovation, bioprocessing, green technology, aquaculture and South China Sea research.

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Haji Syeed Mohd Hussien (left) and Prof Vincent Lee (2nd right) holding copies of the CENTEXS-Curtin Malaysia MoU as Premier Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari (centre) and others look on