SINTOK - Axiata Foundation has agreed to sponsor three B40 students who excel academically
for a dual-degree programme at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Montpellier Business
School in France.
The dual-degree programme offers a Bachelor of International Business Management from
UUM, as well as a Bachelor of International Business Administration from Montpellier Business
School, France for a year in 2024 during the students’ fifth and sixth semesters.
Mohamad Kamal Nawawi, the CEO of Axiata Foundation, expressed the Foundation’s delight in
partnering with UUM to nurture underprivileged students with a global mindset.
"We will support the students to gain learning experience in France with two degrees at once,
thus opening up more opportunities for them in the industry.”
“Axiata Foundation aims to empower the education of our nation’s children so that they succeed
and eventually advance the nation,” he said in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing
ceremony between Axiata Foundation and UUM at Balai Tamu, Bangunan Canselori Sultan
Sallehuddin this afternoon.
The MoU was signed by Mohamad Kamal representing Axiata Foundation, while UUM was
represented by its Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Mohd Foad Sakdan.
Among other things, the MoU is to establish cooperation and collaboration in academic,
research, expertise sharing and talent development fields.
Meanwhile, Dr Mohd Foad said, the partnership is in line with UUM’s aspiration to drive more
active cooperation with various parties at national and international levels.
“In this context, the University is very proud to have a close and strategic relationship with
Axiata, a global telecommunications titan,” he said.
He added that the close and strategic relationship with Axiata will add value to UUM in facing
the challenges and sudden changes of the world of technology that is developing and expanding
Also present were Head of Axiata Young Talent Programme & Axiata Graduate Programme;
Rohaiza Ahmad, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs & Alumni (TNC HEPA) Prof. Dr.
Ahmad Martadha Mohamed, and Dean of the School of International Studies Assoc. Prof. Dr.