Academia

IV&V to finally be part of Malaysian government ICT project rollout
Malaysian government to make it mandatory for IV&V to be a component of its critical & high impact ICT projects MAMPU also aims to get academia to be involved in the IV&V initiative to help create a virtuous cycle
SMEs do not have a level playing in Malaysia: Panel
Does Malaysia have a level playing field for private businesses? What business model should universities adopt when it comes to commercialising their research? This, and more …
AIM taps Germany’s Steinbeis model to bridge SME expertise gap
Agensi Inovasi Malaysia taps on Germany’s successful private sector-led Steinbeis Foundation model to aid SMEs in accessing local and international experts to solve technical and non-technical problems.
Week in Review: A Christmas wish list
‘Tis the season for wishes, so here’s what DNA cofounder A. Asohan is hoping for.
Week in Review: University R&D not aligned to national interests
Publishing research seen as more important than spawning disruptive startups 11th Malaysia Plan needs to create stronger alignment, market focus R&D
Entrepreneurship, and when academia loses the plot
UTAR's Young Entrepreneur Startup Scheme is emblematic of the disconnect between academia and industry. More practical partnerships need to be formed with private sector startup organisations and institutions of learning, writes Gabey Goh.
Be more strategic in R&D efforts, urges CREST chief
CREST (Collaborative Research in Science, Engineering & Technology), a government initiative to spur research and development (R&D) in the electrical and electronics (E&E) sector, is urging the sector to be more strategic in how it approaches R&D.
Century of the photon, and bridging gaps via startups
Professor Sir David Payne of Southampton University talks to DNA's Gabey Goh about photonics, and the roles of research institutes, governments and startups in forging the future.
Reflections on the state of ICT graduates
Over the past month, Digital News Asia's Edwin Yapp has interviewed a cross section of people to bring you our inaugural cover story, on the state of our information and communication technology (ICT) graduates. One of the most glaring takeaways unearthed while writing these stories was that many graduates today find it difficult to communicate, let alone pass stressful and stringent technical interviews. As a result, many employers struggle to fill positions because our ICT graduates in general aren't able to function well without this ability to communicate.
CPB2011: Fix the fundamentals first
The CPB2011 calls for, among other things, the formation of a national body called the Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia (BCPM). But there is an essential schism between the proponents and opponents of the Bill. It does not help that the proponents have misread the objections of the tech community as the vocal response of a few.
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