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Fri, 26 November 2021

Malaysia Airlines Signs MOU with UCSI Group

(26 Nov 2021)  Malaysia Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UCSI Group, a Malaysian conglomerate that is active in seven industry sectors: Education, Consultancy, Healthcare, Hotels and Travel, Properties, Retail and Technology.

The MOU will see Malaysia Airlines and UCSI Group work together on student placement, academic information and knowledge exchange as well as the development of joint research projects.

Employees of Malaysia Airlines will also be able to take advantage of self-development programmes to further their studies.

In addition, Malaysia Airlines will be the official airline partner of UCSI Group allowing its students to gain access to a whole host of benefits, including being able to use Enrich Points to pay tuition fees and earn points when students pay with cash or card. Enrich Points could also be used UCSI Hospital medical screening packages.

The MOU was signed by the CEO of UCSI Group and Vice-Chancellor of UCSI University, Professor Datuk Ir. Ts. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir and Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer, Lau Yin May at UCSI University in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Click to enlarge.
Malaysia Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UCSI Group

Lau Yin May, Group Chief Marketing and Customers Experience Officer of Malaysia Airlines Berhad, said, As the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines and our sister companies in the Malaysia Aviation Group, play a role that expands beyond just providing aviation services but also in proactively supporting the nation in human capital development, recognising the need to prepare future-ready talents and build a pipeline of innovators to serve the aviation or travel industry.

We look forward to creating collaborative works that will allow students to explore research and development of Malaysia Airlines' inflight products and services such as meal service and inflight entertainment while promoting a hands-on learning experience and working on exciting projects with Malaysia Airlines.

UCSI University ranks among the worlds top 350 varsities and is placed among the top 1.1% of the worlds universities. In the QS World University Rankings 2022, the University was ranked 347 in the world, also placing it as one of the top seven universities in Malaysia.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, UCSIs Institute of Music emerged as the worlds top 50 in the field of performing arts. Its Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management was ranked as the worlds top 100 for hospitality and leisure management, Faculty of Engineering was ranked as the worlds top 150 for petroleum engineering, and Faculty of Business Management was ranked as one of the worlds top 300 business school in the world in the same exercise.

Datuk Siti Hamisah Tapsir, UCSI Group Chief Executive Officer, said, I am confident that our academics who are at the forefront of their respected fields will be able to provide impactful insights to drive growth for Malaysia Airlines. Likewise, UCSI is also set to grow its students by providing a one-of-kind experiential learning with this world-leading airline. I would like to point out that this MOU establishes a working framework between our esteemed organisations, and I hope that it will be a precursor to many joint initiatives that will bring us mutual benefit.

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