Rutgers Business School exemplary in producing talent relevant to industry, said SY Lau in The Star Online

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Petaling Jaya

The Star Online

Tencent Holdings senior executive vice president [and Rutgers Executive MBA alumnus] SY Lau said Malaysian academic institutions must play their part in producing new research findings, amid the rapid growth of the fourth industrial revolution.

"We are counting on our universities to be the arsenal to produce new research findings, working together with industry players surrounding them," he said during his keynote address at Malaysia Higher Education Forum 2017 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Thursday.

"[W]hat about integrating practical experience into the core curriculum by making it mandatory that 30% of our academics staff be former practitioners of their specialty in the professional world," he said.

He said such measures would ensure that Malaysia produce talents that will be relevant to the needs of the industry, as practiced by one of the leading American public research institutions, Rutgers University.

"More than 40% of the faculty members from Rutgers Business School are ex-practitioners, including the part-time professors," he said.

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