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ACEEU Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurship Award to MSU

January 14, 2020 | Campus News
ACEEU Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurship Award to MSU

Management and Science University (MSU) opens 2020 with a big bang as the University is listed as Finalist for the Asia-Pacific Triple E-Awards by the Netherlands-based Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities.

Recognized as an institution that has designed and delivered an exceptional approach to embedding entrepreneurship throughout the University, MSU has developed its own unique understanding of what it is being an entrepreneurial university aligned with the environment it operates in. Entrepreneurship is at the heart of MSU, nurtured not only among its students and staff but also in the University’s actions contributing to positive impacts on the wider social community.

Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship - Winner

Social entrepreneurship thrives at MSU, spearheaded by the President and Founder of the University, Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid.

His vision in establishing MSU and MSU Foundation is for equal access to education as a means to transforming lives and enriching future. With scholarships worth millions of Ringgit from MSU Foundation, no dream gets left behind in worldwide journeys to a better future.

For his entrepreneurial leadership in providing equal access to education as well as his successful creation of the MSU entrepreneurship ecosystem, the MSU President received the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017.

Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri had also been named the SEBA 2019 Education Entrepreneur of the Year. The SME Entrepreneurship Business Awards (SEBA) is a recognition by the Malaysia Entrepreneur Foundation supported by the Ministry of Entrepreneurship Development Malaysia.

As an all-rounded educator passionate about developing holistic, balanced, well-rounded graduates, Professor Dr Shukri plays active roles across teaching, research, curricular development, quality compliance, leadership, social entrepreneurship, management, and strategic development alike. He is a prolific contributor to academic papers, articles, journals, workshops, and the sharing of knowledge. He currently supervises PhD and Master’s candidates in Management, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing research.

Student-driven Sustainability Project of the Year - Finalist

MSU MyCoral Eco-Marine Project had received the ITEX Gold Medal and Best Green Invention Award at the International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition 2019.

My Coral seeks to raise public awareness and education about the importance of artificial reefs. Its aim of aiding coral propagation through reef seeding is supplemented by development, protection, and rehabilitation of mangrove forests. MyCoral 4.0 saw the adoption of a new coral propagation technique called micro-fragmentation, which facilitates even more rapid growth at 25 to 40 times the normal rate.

The project is a UNSDG initiative by the MSU International Medical School.

Entrepreneurial University of the Year - Finalist

In 2019, MSU became ACEEU’s first university in Asia to be recognized as Entrepreneurial and Engaged. The University had received the Ministry of Education Malaysia Most Entrepreneurial University Award 2016.

The MSU entrepreneurship ecosystem includes the SEED and Jump$tart programmes for MSUpreneurs, Entrepreneurship Week by the MSU Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies, and the MSU Leadership and Entrepreneurship Advancement and Development (LEAD) Institute.

Academic, practical, social and business aspects of entrepreneurship are supported by industry leadership and talent on-board the MSU University-Industry Advisory Panel (UIAP), and industry insights facilitated by the University’s President Lecture Series (PLS).

Industry-embedded curricula and end-of-study practical training support community engagement work of the university.

Faculty expertise and skills are continuously developed and enhanced through collaborations with consultancies and agencies, participations and joint activities in research, and organizations of conferences.

Management and Science University (MSU) is the first university to participate in the inaugural Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Young Entrepreneurs and Innovation Programme 2019.

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