What Is AIC?
The Division of Academia-Industry-Community (AIC) was established in February 2012. AIC serves to enhance and coordinate the level of cooperation between UMP and the industry as well as the community in an effort to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, research and development as well as services provided. The role of this division is to strengthen the current and existing partnership between the industry and the university as well as the community in the area of university-industry partnership and university-community relation platforms.
This division plays the main role of becoming a catalyst in the university’s engagement with the industry and the community in order to address the needs of both the industry and the community in the generation of new knowledge as well as the creation of applicable and economically useful knowledge for the well-being of the society in the university’s capacity as the economic and intellectual’s engine for the nation. The uplifting of the university – industry collaborations should be in synergy with the university’s academicians as they must understand the needs of the industry so that the expertise of the academic community could be accessed by the industry.