Fusionex and Heriot-Watt University Sign MoU to Nurture Resilient Future Talent to Face Challenges Posed by COVID-19 Impacted Economy
Leading multi-award-winning data technology specialist Fusionex signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Heriot-Watt, a prestigious leading UK university, to embark on a strategic collaboration that will enable the exchange of invaluable industry knowledge, insights and expertise between the parties so students will be able to face the difficult economic realities that have emerged as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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The MoU was signed by key representatives of each organization, namely Mr. Chen Keat Ming, Vice President from Fusionex and Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, Provost and Chief Executive Officer of Heriot-Watt University.
This partnership will see Fusionex providing employment and internship opportunities to graduates of the university’s data science program, as well as setting up a scholarship and other programs for outstanding students. Other areas of cooperation include joint consultancy activities in various academic and professional fields, joint organization of data science-related events and providing mentorship to scholars of the university.
In addition, Fusionex will also serve as a member on the University’s industry advisory panel and panel member for their public forum to promote awareness of Data Science as a career option.
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The MoU is in line with Fusionex’s endeavor to nurture a new generation of data scientists, analysts and engineers who are fully-equipped to meet the growing demands of the technology landscape, both now and in the future. Furthermore, Fusionex’s expertise in data technology will empower students with the knowledge and skills to explore different pathways to create more innovations and breakthroughs in the industry.
“In today’s world impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak, cutting-edge innovations in digital technology play an even more vital role in the way we work and play. As such, Fusionex is honored to be partnering with Heriot-Watt University to cultivate a future workforce that is not only highly sought after by organizations, but also adept at dealing with any challenge and solving problems, including those that have arisen due to this pandemic. We hope this cooperation will serve as a motivation for the university’s students to excel, thus, creating the next generation of brilliant innovators and data technology prodigies,” said Fusionex Group CEO Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh.