From left: MSU vice president (industrial relations) Dr Ghazali Abdul Jalil, Mohd Shukri Ab. Yajid, Mohd Uzir Mahidin and deputy chief statistician (economy programmes) Azahari Mohd Raslan.

IN an effort to enhance the quality of its graduates, the Management and Science University (MSU) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM) on a smart partnership involving education and research aspects through statistical data-sharing between the two parties.

They will cooperate in data analysis and research, share findings and present analysis outcome at seminars, workshops, conferences and scientific publications at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

This cooperation will also witness joint development and assessment on curricular courses at the Malaysia Statistical Training Institute and MSU.

MSU will also offer postgraduate and doctorate studies for DoSM’s staff to enhance the department’s human capital capabilities. Present at the signing ceremony were MSU president Professor Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukri Ab. Yajid and chief statistician Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin.

As a leading agency under the Prime Minister Department, the DoSM is entrusted with the responsibility to collect, interpret and disseminate timely statistics and to monitor the performance of the latest economic and social development of the country.

Following its mission to produce competent and versatile graduates, MSU prioritises quality education and creative teaching methods. The study programmes are offered to ensure soft skills development through a comprehensive learning experience.

MSU has a high number of graduate marketability in Malaysia at 98.6 per cent, according to a graduate tracer study by the Higher Education Ministry.

MSU has won the The Most Entrepreneurial Private University, 2016 and is twice listed as University of Excellence by the Ministry. Its teaching, marketability, convenience, social responsibility and inclusiveness earned the university a five-star rating in the 2016 QS Rating.

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