Malaysia eyes stronger ties with Indian Institutes of Technology


Malaysia’s Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology Center–which drives the country’s electrical and engineering economic transformation–wants to collaborate with the Indian Institutes of Technology on research.

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PENANG, MALAYSIA — The organization charged with driving Malaysia’s economic transformation hopes to create stronger bonds with India’s group of prestigious universities, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).

Jaffri Ibrahim, CEO of the Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology Center (Crest), told ZDNet he wants IIT professors and PhD candidates to collaborate with technology companies established in Malaysia, including Intel, Altera, and Avago. 

This could be achieved via Crest’s US$33 million (100 million ringgit) grants program, backed by the Malaysian government, which sponsors electrical and engineering academic research projects implemented by companies, Jaffri noted.

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