Pledge centred to advance UN Sustainable Development Goals

SHAH ALAM: The Management and Science University (MSU), in collaboration with its Student and Career Development Department, recently held an oath-taking ceremony for 2,400 newly registered MSU students for the next 2023/2024 academic session.

Among the many faculties present were the Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies with 631 newly registered students, followed by the School of Education and Social Sciences, Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering, International Medical School, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, School of Hospitality and Creative Arts and the School of Pharmacy.

New international students from 17 countries were also present, including those from China, Indonesia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Brunei, Sri Lanka, France and the Seychelles.

As part of their pledge, the latest MSU batch promised to uphold its rules and regulations, while advancing an agenda that included diversity, inclusion and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

MSU president Tan Sri Prof Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid and its vice-chancellor Puan Sri Prof Dr Junainah Abd Hamid attended the ceremony, as well as members of the management team that included the deans of the various faculties.

International student Liu Wentian from China, studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hons Programme at the School of Pharmacy) led the oath taking ceremony

In his welcoming address, Mohd Shukri highlighted the journey of student experiences.

“Look into the components beyond your academic responsibility, build your characters into the balanced, holistic and well-rounded graduates with specific components, including an excellent as well as entrepreneurial mindset, cultural mindset, global as well as humanity mindset,” he said.

MSU currently holds a position in the QS Top 100 among the best young universities in the world, QS Top 200 among the best universities in Asia, QS Top 30 among the best universities in Southeast Asia and the QS Top 301+ for Graduate Employability Ranking.

MSU is also listed in the QS World University Rankings 2024 and the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2022.

Based on the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject, MSU is ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide for hospitality and leisure management, top 150 for art and design, and in the top 350 for business and management studies.

The Netherlands Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities recognised MSU as Global Green University of the Year, the People’s Choice Award and the Top 5 Engaged Global University of the Year through the Triple E Awards 2023.

As the recipient of Malaysia’s Best University (TVET Education) through the Malaysia Education and TVET 2023 award, MSU has proven its unwavering commitment that promotes TVET-based education both in Malaysia and internationally. This recognition has been strengthened even further by the implementation of numerous innovative strategies that prioritise TVET components across the curriculum in various MSU study programmes.

MSU enhances competencies with industry internship, community and creative entrepreneurship, as well as global exposure, empowering MSU graduates with not only academia but also soft skills, that are much sought after by employers.

In addition, various skills enhancement programmes which are aimed at improving competitiveness are offered to students. The Graduate Employability Skills and Personal Enrichment Competencies programme at MSU serves to improve soft skills.

As an applied, enterprise, holistic and international university, MSU offers foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and flexible programmes through an entry system that facilitates admission of students from all walks of life, by which it aims to transform lives and enrich the future of students.

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