As its internationalization drive, the Faculty of Business and Management (FBM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia had been in discussion and working closely with the Faculty of Economics and Business Education (FPEB), Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI), Indonesia on fostering more research collaboration between them.
In March 2021, both parties successfully signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) via the Research Matching Grant Scheme (RMGS) to strengthen their research networking as well as to expand collaboration between two universities.
The RMGS focuses on contemporary research areas pertinent to logistics and entrepreneurship. Among the topics to cover are issues on Halal Logistics, Risk Analysis in the Halal Foods Delivery Services and the Womanpreneurs’ Empowerment in leading the Way Against Covid-19.
The MOA ceremony was held virtually with the witnesses by the Dean of FBM, Prof. Dr. Noryati Ahmad, Deputy Dean of Research, Dr Amirul Afif Muhamat, Deputy Dean of Academic, Dr Zarina Denan, and all researchers involved in the project. The research contributors from FBM are, Dr Ismah Osman, Assoc. Prof. Dr Rohana Ngah, Assoc. Prof. Dr Lennora Putit, and Dr Emi Normalina Omar. Meanwhile, the representatives from FPEB are Prof. Dr H.Eeng Ahman, Dr Heny Hendrayanti, Prof. Dr Suryana, Prof. Dr Hari Mulyadi, Dr Chairul Furqan, and Dr Mukh. Adib Sultan.
This research collaboration is an epitome of a professional and strong relationship between both institutions that are consistently pursuing ways to develop collaborative activities beneficial for their stakeholders. More other collaborations are in the pipeline for both institutions in their bid to move forward and stay relevant in the new norm.