By Siti Nur Amanina Nazri
Photo by Noor Azreen Awang
SERDANG, Sept 13 – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and the Universiti Putra Malaysia Alumni Association (PAUPM) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to strengthen cooperation in the field of food preparation and service.
UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris, said food service facilities developed through this MoA would be able to help in teaching and learning activities and in income generation, and increase research and innovation activities in the field of agribusiness, food technology and food waste management.
“This partnership can assist UPM in preparing marketable graduates to meet the demand of the industry through industrial training and practical programme that will be implemented,” she mentioned.
She said the partnership would involve asnaf and underprivileged students through direct involvement of the Centre for Management of Waqf, Zakat and Endowment (WAZAN) and UPM Bursar Office to assist the students to reduce their burden.
The President of the UPM Alumni Association (PAUPM), Dato’ Raihan Sherif, said the choice to collaborate with the Faculty of Agriculture, UPM is appropriate due to its credibility and expertise in the field of agriculture and food.
“Astana Putra will provide the industrial training venue for UPM students, especially students in the field of food service, as well as for asnaf students to seek knowledge in relation to food business and service,” he said.
The event was also attended by the Chairman of the University Board of Directors, Tan Sri Dr. Ghauth Jasmon.
The partnership began with the aspiration of the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Dr. Abdul Shukor Juraimi, who wanted to assist graduates of the Agri-Entrepreneur Incubation programme in seeking knowledge and experience in food preparation and service. - UPM
Date of Input: 17/12/2019 | Updated: 17/12/2019 | amirahhani
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Universiti Putra Malaysia
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