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Frequently Asked Questions - Academia-Industry-Community (AIC)

FAQs - Academia-Industry-Community (AIC)

Admission, Guide & Regulations

Kindly contact AIC for any enquiry regarding collaboration with the Industry and Community (Note: AIC contact address available in this web site). Enquiries can also be forwarded to the relevant Faculty / Department / Centre, for expert service in a particular field. Contact address of the Faculty / Department / Centre are available in the UMP website: http://www.ump.edu.my

Among the types of University-Industry collaborations that can be formed are the following:
  1. Collaboration in R&D and commercialisation of R&D products funded by the Industry;
  2. Sponsorship of professor's Chair in certain knowledge disciplines;
  3. Sponsor / Fund / Endowment / Contribution (Gift) / Industry Scholarships to students
  4. Involvement in educational programmes and professional training either at the undergraduate level or post-graduate;
  5. Consultancy services to assist in industry needs and problems;
  6. Sharing expertise and facilities ;
  7. Industrial training, students mobility programme and graduate employability;
  8. Courses, lectures, workshops, seminars, and Symposium with Industry
  9. Human capital training among students and staff of UMP as well as the Industry.
  10. Other collaboration involving Industry - University
Industry involvement in the Mission of a University is to ensure effective and high impact relations between universities and industry through the construction of a strategic relationship. It can also be beneficial to the industry, universities can offer added value in the development of the industry, in particular SMEs, in line with NKEA.
  1. Here are some criteria’s in the selection of the industry:
  2. Appropriate industry with academic programmes offered by UMP;
  3. Industries that can benefit the UMP (in terms of human capital, research and development), the State and society;
  4. An industry that does not involve the financial liability or harm to the UMP for each collaboration undertaken. The involvement of the UMP just in terms of expertise, facilities and students;           
  5. Legitimate Industry in terms of the law. UMP could not be convicted of any offence regulations or laws made by the industry through the collaborations undertaken;
  6. An industry that does not involve the interests of any political organisation, certain tribes, religions and societies;
Among the Community Programmes that can be implemented are:
  1. Local and international humanitarian mission;
  2. Community service programs;
  3. School adoption program / excellence cluster school;
  4. Social innovation program / community innovation;
  5. Community development program / Community open day;
  6. Entrepreneurship advisory program / business development;
  7. Human Capital Development Programme;
  8. Indigenous Community Development Programme;
  9. Expos / exhibitions / demonstrations
  10. Promotion of the University and its experts
  11. Extension Service Programme to the Community
  12. Community program with local council/ local government (PBT) / JKKK / government and private sector / NGO

Detailed information relating Industry Engagement Guideline and Community Engagement Guideline can be accessed via UMP E-Community: http://www.ump.edu.my/edasar/jjim/panduan.html

  1. Student placement for internship and graduate employability;
  2. Consultancy and sharing of expertise and experience;
  3. Monetary (in cash or kind);
  4. Resources e.g. human resource, equipment, information, volunteers;
  5. Others

A Document of Understanding is required for special projects which are comprehensive, i.e. have certain reference terms to achieve certain targeted mission and activity for a certain duration, which involves procedures, regulations and finance as well as require specific monitoring between UMP and the relevant party. Simple one-off activities (as known as Quick-Win Projects) such as school adoption programme, field trips and industrial talks do not require any Document of Understanding. Submission of a proposal paper is sufficient.

The said document takes approximately three months to be processed and approved.

UMP has implemented the concept of Community University which aims to expand the role of universities in dissemination of knowledge and information to assist in industrial development and improve people's standard of living.
Although there are various definitions and interpretation of community engagement, but in UMP, it means active and meaningful involvement within and outside of the university across local, national and international levels with the aim of exchanging knowledge and enabling learning for the benefit of the society.
Thus, community university objectives that has been identified are:
  1. To give opportunity to campus community to communicate and work as a team, along with inculcate value and society ethics;
  2. To encourage campus community to get involve in social organization especially in NGO;
  3. To nurture patriotism and unity spirit among campus community;
  4. To compile all community engagement activities in one database for the reference of local and international party.
See also My Community Portal : http://mycommunity.ump.edu.my/index.php/en/

The role of AIC Division as an intermediary to facilitate strategic collaboration between UMP and industry partners or community. PTJ could contact Senior Manager for Industry Affairs & Linkages via 09-5492601 / 019-2323951 (Mr. Mohd. Raizalhilmy) for further details