Petaling Jaya, 11 July 2023– Much to the delight of students and staff, UNITAR International University (“UNITAR”) has officially launched its School of IT on 11 July 2023. Witnessed at its flagship campus in Kelana Jaya, the marquee event also set the stage for the “UNITAR – Microsoft Policy Paper Stakeholders Dialogue” held in collaboration with Microsoft.

The Policy Paper dialogue highlighted the ethical, social, and economic implications of the rise in artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies, as well as discussing strategies to effectively address any challenges. In tandem with this collaboration, Microsoft is also supporting UNITAR to streamline best practices to exponentially improve its School of IT’s curriculum with today’s modern and industry-driven approaches.

Attended by distinguished guests from the IT industry including Axiata Group Berhad, CyberSecurity Malaysia, MIMOS Berhad, and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), among others, UNITAR and Microsoft co-hosted a roundtable forum to discuss the following topics:

  • AI and Emerging Technologies and their impact on the Future of Higher Education
  • Producing a policy on AI and emerging technology for Higher Education

During the event, attendees were enlightened on how AI is set to transform the higher education landscape. At the same time, Microsoft highlighted the benefits and challenges of implementing AI and emerging technologies while addressing the future of AI in the education ecosphere.

The second half of the event saw key stakeholders gathering to understand and discuss an aligned curriculum tailored to match the demands of the ever-evolving digital age. Together, feedback and recommendations were welcomed as a constructive method towards sharpening UNITAR’s IT curriculum.

“The School of IT launch is another progressive leap towards positively impacting the future of students at UNITAR. With the emergence of smart technologies, AI is reshaping technological innovation. UNITAR remains firmly poised to champion industry-leading IT graduates by collaborating with technology players such as Microsoft,” said Vice-Chancellor, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid bin Abu Bakar.

As one of the earliest private universities in Malaysia, UNITAR is committed to providing educational excellence for all students. Spearheading modern curriculum by following current industry standards, students are promised high-quality education to remain at the forefront of the booming workforce, creating a wealth of future opportunities for everyone.

To find out about how you can #AccelerateYourFuture with UNITAR, please visit www.unitar.my.


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