Malaysian Prime Minister: China’s Geely will set up a university in Malaysia

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar pointed out that Geely of China will build an engineering university in our country and recruit 300 engineers this year to go to China for preparatory work. He pointed out that it is worrying that students are not interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Anwar also said that the Ministry of Education has taken several measures, including urging parents to take seriously and pay attention to science and mathematics subjects, in order to avoid the situation from getting worse. “Our country currently lacks engineers, although our engineers are top-notch, there is still room for improvement in some areas.”

He pointed out during the question and answer session of the Prime Minister in the lower house of parliament today when answering the question of the Member of Parliament of the United Indigenous Party of Kupang Pasu, Ku Abdul Rahman, that if Malaysia does not take immediate action to deal with it, it will suffer losses, because the focus of the global industry is no longer low-end, but high-end. Anwar also said that he has asked major public universities, starting with the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), to establish departments of artificial intelligence to ensure that Malaysia meets the requirements of competition. He believes that Malaysia has enough self-disciplined engineers and technical and vocational education and training skills, but what is missing is high skills. When meeting with foreign companies that are interested in investing in Malaysia, the importance of providing skills training for professionals and students will be emphasized.

Geely Automobile currently has a similar engineering college in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Its predecessor was Beijing Geely University established by Geely Group in Beijing in 1999. In April 2014, approved by the Ministry of Education, it was upgraded to a undergraduate university and renamed Beijing Geely University. On March 30, 2020, approved by the Ministry of Education, the school was relocated to Chengdu for operation and renamed Geely University of China.

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