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Universiti Malaya, or UM, Malaysia's oldest university, is situated on a 922 acre (373.12 hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
It was founded on 28 September 1905 in Singapore as the King Edward VII College of Medicine and on 8th October 1949, it became the University of Malaya with the merger of the King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College (founded in 1928).
The University of Malaya derives its name from the term 'Malaya' as the country was then known. The Carr-Saunders Commission on University Education in Malaya, which recommended the setting up of the university, noted in its Report in 1948: "The University of Malaya would provide for the first time a common centre where varieties of race, religion and economic interest could mingle in joint endeavour ... For a University of Malaya must inevitably realise that it is a university for Malaya."
A global university impacting the world.
Pushing the boundaries of knowledge and nurturing aspiring leaders.
Universiti Malaya has embarked on our journey with Huawei back in 2014, when a lab funded by Huawei was established in our Faculty of Engineering. In 2018, the Huawei ICT Academy was conducted in Universiti Malaya.
Recently, the collaboration between UM Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) was formalised through an MoU. The main goal of this collaboration is to spearhead Malaysia into an advanced digital economy by 2030.
Huawei has also been instrumental in training UM academics as Huawei Certified Academy Instructors (HCAI) for the Huawei Certified ICT Associate (HCIA) certification in Routing and Switching (R&S) and Cloud. Selected UM academics have been certified with HCAI, qualifying them to train students for HCIA and the Huawei Certified ICT Professional (HCIP) certification.
The UM Faculty of Engineering has embedded the HCIA-Routing & Switching (R&S) Syllabus into one of their elective courses while the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology is embedding the HCIA-Cloud Computing syllabus into their elective course.
To date, several UM students have successfully been granted the HCIA and HCIP certifications and some of these students are currently working with Huawei.
The UM-Huawei relationship has transformed Universiti Malaya in many ways - from online learning to the smart classroom, analysis of students’ performance, personalized and digitisation of the learning experience, as well as online examinations.
The ICT and Talent Development Collaboration with Huawei has nurtured UM students to keep abreast with the rapidly changing landscape of ICT.
UM-Huawei collaboration will continue to allow Universiti Malaya to further showcase as a global university impacting the world in years to come.
UM and Huawei - together we’ll dive into the digital world that will be mutually beneficial to both parties.