IBM technologies to be embedded in Sunway University’s ICT courses
By Digital News Asia July 8, 2015
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IBM Malaysia and Sunway University have announced a collaboration that will see IBM technologies embedded in the institution’s ICT curriculum.
Under the collaboration, IBM will also equip Sunway University undergraduates with skills in areas such as big data analytics, cybersecurity, and mobile applications development, the company said in a statement.
The ‘IBM-Sunway University Research and Academic Initiative Collaboration Programme,’ Sunway University’s Faculty of Science & Technology would make use of IBM Academic Initiative resources which comprise training materials, curriculum guides, software and hardware.
According to Sunway University Vice-Chancellor Professor Graeme Wilkinson, the rapid pace of technological advancement has led to the creation of entirely new roles, and has rewritten old job scopes.
“We aspire to equip our undergraduates with skill-sets that combine technology developments in analytics, cloud computing, mobile applications, and data security – with the spirit of entrepreneurship and an understanding of future opportunities,” he said.
In line with the collaboration, Sunway University will introduce three newly-minted undergraduate degree courses next month.
The subjects taught include web analytics, data mining, social media analytics, big data analytics, visual analytics, networking, mobile security, mobile application development, and entrepreneurship.
“Taking advantage of the transformational opportunity presented by analytics and network security has become a key priority for organisations around the globe,” said IBM Malaysia managing director Paul Moung.
“To embrace this growing opportunity, companies today must hire a workforce with a broad range of expertise.
“IBM is dedicated to partnering with academic institutions and providing students with the skills needed to make an impact,” he added.
IBM’s Academic Initiative, is a no-charge programme that was introduced 10 years ago. It includes a larger network of more than 30,000 unique partnerships between the company and higher education professionals to help advance curriculum.
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