Initiative to benefit local SMEs in line with state’s digital economy push

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KUCHING: Alibaba.com, iCube Innovation Sdn Bhd and FAME International College are building an ecosystem that will benefit small and medium industries (SMEs) in Sarawak. A statement from iCube Innovation said local SMEs will benefit through talent development and global market access. “This initiative is in line with the state government’s goal to transform Sarawak into a digitalised economy,” it said. iCube Innovation- a co-working space and innovation hub located at Icom Square- had on Friday collaborated with FAME to co-host a dialogue session between Alibaba.com and local SMEs. It explained that the purpose of the dialogue session was to provide the SMEs with cross-understanding and learning about the digital economy through Alibaba’s platform. The session was led by Alibaba.com-GSD Country Manager for Malaysia Eason Liu, with FAME chief executive officer David Chew acting as the facilitator. “This is a start of building the road of e-commerce for local businesses,” the Read more…

FAME, Alibaba.com sign MoU on training

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KUCHING: FAME International College (FAME) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alibaba.com, the B2B arm of Alibaba Group, to jointly offer e-commerce training designed to equip SMEs and individuals with skill sets required by today’s digital economy. FAME was represented by its chief executive officer David Chew while Alibaba.com was represented by Zhang Jun. A political secretary to the chief minister Tan Kai who represented Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, Julau MP and Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) president Datuk Joseph Salang and chairman of FAME International College, Dato Sri Khairil Awang witnessed the event. The signing of the MoU was in line with the state government’s vision to empower the local economy with online business, as well as Alibaba.com’s commitment to supporting Malaysia’s development of digital economy through talent incubation in line with the vision of the Electric World Read more…

University of Cumbria strengthens links with Asian nations

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A visit by University of Cumbria staff to Malaysia last week was aimed at strengthening links between the institution and Asian businesses, industries and entrepreneurs. Sandra Booth, Pro-Vice Chancellor Enterprise, Business Development and Engagement at the university, was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the ASEAN-China Entrepreneurs’ (ACE) Conference held in Kuching, Malaysia. ASEAN is the Association of South East Asian Nations, which currently has 10 member states including Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam. The ACE Conference provides a platform for networking and business opportunities among industries and SMEs from ASEAN and China. In January 2016 the University of Cumbria finalised the launch of two degree programmes at FAME International College in Kuching.  The BSc (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance and the BA (Hons) International Business Management programmes are taught and delivered locally at FAME, with the degrees conferred by the University Read more…

FAME International College offers two UK degree programmes

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KUCHING: FAME International College (formerly known as FTMS College) is offering two ‘3+0 bachelor degree’ programmes from the University of Cumbria (UoC) of the United Kingdom (UK). The programmes—Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance, and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business Management—are facilitated by local lecturers, who work closely with UoC to ensure students receive similar learning experiences as students studying on-campus in the UK. In a press statement yesterday, FAME International College (FAME) said the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance, aimed to get students ready for the business world through robust understanding of applied financial theories and concepts. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business Management equipped students with extensive knowledge of the international business environment. All FAME diploma holders gain direct entry into Year Two (Level Five) of the degree programmes, thus allowing them to attain the bachelor degree locally. Students Read more…

University of Cumbria seals Malaysian connection

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Academic staff from the University of Cumbria travelled to Malaysia to seal a collaboration with Fame International College (FAME) in Kuching which has been in development for two years. Executive Dean Professor Robin Talbot, along with Dr Caroline Rouncefield and Dr Raye Ng from the university’s Business School, signed a Memorandum of Agreement to finalise the launch of two degree programmes at the college. The BSc (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance and the BA (Hons) International Business Management programmes will be taught and delivered locally at FAME, with the degrees conferred by the University of Cumbria upon successful completion. Executive Dean Robin Talbot comments: “With the development of this new partnership, we are looking forward to closer ties and increased mobility of staff and students between Cumbria and Kuching. “Our academic staff will be visiting the programmes regularly and we have invited staff from FAME to our Lancaster campus Read more…

FAME signs MoA with University of Cumbria

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Jan 8th 2016, Friday KUCHING: FAME International College (FAME) Malaysia and University of Cumbria (UoC) of United Kingdom (UK) signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) at Pullman Hotel here yesterday. FAME was represented by its CEO David Chew while executive dean professor Robin Talbot signed on behalf of the university, witnessed by guest of honour, Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang. According to Chew, with the MoA, they had made available the ‘3+0’ honour degree programmes from UoC namely Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance as well as Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business Management. As this is a UK degree programme from UoC, the syllabus and education methodology is UK-based with some Malaysia aspects. “This is a high quality honour degree programme. There has been a lot of scaling up within FAME International College in this collaboration, and we will ensure students in these Read more…