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Friday, 2 March 2012

Multimedia University

Multimedia University

Multimedia University (MMU), a tertiary education institution set up through
 Universiti Telekom Sdn Bhd (UTSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of TM, 
fulfils the noblest of corporate social responsibilities -
 taking up the challenge of educating the next generation the nation's leaders and
 knowledge workers. As the first private university in Malaysia,
 MMU developed the pioneer model for the successful establishment
 of private universities in the nation, paving the way for the growth of the
 private tertiary education sector.
 As the university at the heart of the MSC, MMU also serves
 as a catalyst for the development of the high tech
 ICT industry of the nation, parallel to the Silicon Valley-Stanford model in the
 United States.Growing to over 20,000 students in 12 short years, MMU has 
achieved much in a relatively short period of time.
 The university runs in two campuses, its original campus in the 
historical city of Melaka, and the campus in Cyberjaya that was opened by the
 former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed.It has produced 
22,820 graduates in its time, and a recent survey demonstrates that 93% of these
 secure employment within 6 months of the completion of studies. 
It has also grown an outstanding pool of international students numbering at
 4,200 from 75 countries. Establishing itself as a major player in research and 
development, and maintaining excellent ties with the industry through 
collaborations and research partnerships, MMU now hosts 13 Research 
Centres to date, focusing in the niche areas of nanotechnology,
microsystems, biometrics, virtual reality, microwave and telecommunications,
 engineering, photonics, advanced robotics and business.
Through an organisation-wide policy of prudent spending and careful
 budgeting, the university successfully achieved financial independence within
 the first 3 years of its founding, and continue to be sustainable and 
financially healthy to this day.This is in spite of a recent infrastructural 
expansion in both its campuses during the period of 2006 till present, 
with the completion of the Phase 3 of development in the
 Melaka Campus and Phase 2 of development in the Cyberjaya Campus.
As part of TM's initiative to further develop the ICT industry in the nation
 as a whole, MMU serves to fulfil the nation's human resource needs 
as it grows into a knowledge economy.The establishment of MMU as a research 
university also serves to benefit the nation's ICT industry to be a creator and
 not just a consumer of technology.Through the establishment of a local private
 university, the nation can train its required human resources within its borders, 
a sound strategy from the economic management perspective.MMU's continued 
growth and sustainability is a clear indication of TM's strong 
commitment towards the development of the field of education
 and research in the nation.Currently, MMU has a total of seven faculties with 
two supporting academic divisions.

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