Malaysia announces 3 new Premier Digital Tech Institutions

The Malaysian government recognised three additional universities – HELP University, International Islamic University Malaysia and Tunku Abdul Rahman University –  as Premier Digital Tech Institutions, with aims to meet the demands of the digital economy. This expands the current lineup to a total of 11 universities and five polytechnics with such status, the . Institutions of higher learning have to fulfill a set of requirements, such as their position on global rankings, industry-relevant teaching and learning methodologies, effective career placement services,  teaching staff with industry experience and industry involvement throughout the undergraduate journey. “The Premier Digital Tech Institutions initiative will ensure Malaysians will be ready for the fields of Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Digital Marketing,” said Dr Mohd Salleh bin Jaafar, the Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Education at the launch at Cyberjaya yesterday.

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