MOU signing between UTeM and IBM

On June 1st 2015,  Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UTeM) announced  that it will use IBM technologies for research and development. UTeM students will conduct research and development in the areas of security testing, software engineering and promote the use of Bluemix and SoftLayer for mobile application development. Representing IBM at the signing ceremony is IBM Malaysia CFO Wong Chiun Chiek while UTeM is represented by vice chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Shahrin Sahibuddin.

According to Prof Datuk Dr Shahrin, the collaboration with IBM was mooted following IBM Corporate Services Corp (CSC) program in Melaka in 2012. The CSC team consulted with the state’s health department and World Youth Foundation and participated in a knowledge sharing dialogue at UTeM. Since then, IBM has worked closely with UTeM’s Innovative Software System and Services research group led by Dr Massila Kamalrudin.


“Thet assets and expertise from IBM Academic Initiative will help UTeM further its skills and knowledge in ICT, ” said Prof Datuk Dr Shahrin.


UTeM also aspires to establish a cloud-based testing laboratory as part of its vision of becoming a hub of software engineering research within the Southern Region of Malaysia and to be among IBM Centre of Excellent (CoE) for Research.

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