Varsity gets RM2mil boostChen Wan Lim
THE Sarawak state government has allocated RM2mil to Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) for its ongoing developmental projects.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg presented the cheque to Curtin Malaysia pro vice-chancellor, president and chief executive Prof Jim Mienczakowski during the launch of a booklet on the 65 initiatives undertaken by the chief minister.
The allocation is a follow-up to Abang Johari’s visit to Curtin Malaysia in late 2017, where he had assured that the state government would assist Curtin Malaysia in expanding its facilities, particularly in relation to Information Technology (IT) to meet the requirements of the state.
He said this was necessary to meet the needs of Industry 4.0, and that tertiary institutions in Sarawak needed to enhance their IT and other expertise in line with the Sarawak government’s goal to develop its digital economy and natural resources.
Curtin Malaysia is Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, with other Curtin international campuses located in Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.
Source: The Star, Education