Multimedia University and Teradata ink MoU to equip students with big data analytics skills
By Digital News Asia November 11, 2016
- Institutions to share expertise, information and access to big data analytics knowledge
- MMU will gain access to the Teradata University Network
MULTIMEDIA University, Malaysia (MMU) and Teradata have announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on education and research in an effort to cultivate the next generation of data science professionals and experts in Malaysia.
Through this co-operation, MMU will gain access to the Teradata University Network (TUN), a web-based portal that provides complementary teaching and learning tools used by more than 45,000 students around the world to share expertise, access knowledge as well as information on how to enhance both curriculum and align research to the current industry needs.
“This MoU facilitates greater input from a leading industry player, and Teradata has committed to provide experts to support exposure to our students and staff alike to its services and solutions. This exposure to the industry is absolutely vital as, it will help to seed ideas and prepare future generations to understand and conform to the needs of the industry,” said MMU president Professor Dr Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq.
Teradata University Network currently has over 5,500 registered faculty members, from over 2,400 universities, in 115 countries, with thousands of student users. Teradata University Network is led by academics to ensure the content will meet the needs of today's classrooms.
Leveraging on the partnership, which commences November 2016, MMU’s Faculty of Computing and Informatics will offer a Data Science Specialization as part of its Bachelor of Computer Science degree.
This step follows the formalisation of a Data Science Institute (DSI) at MMU last month designed to cater to both research and industry engagement of MMU’s expertise in this area.
Teradata Malaysia country manager and director Saqib Sabah commented, “This is an important strategic partnership for Teradata as we will now be able to work with MMU to jointly nurture and develop future data scientists, thereby addressing the huge skills gap in the country in this area of expertise.”