MMU Cyberjaya – Maintaining the edge

November 21, 2011 | 0

STARTING first isn’t always an enviable distinction.

Fundamentally, it isn’t quite the same as finishing first and at times, the first mover tag may actually pass as a disadvantage, as there is often increased attention and the weight of expectation.

And as far as private higher education institutions are concerned, the first mover must maintain its competitive advantage and justify its billing.

All this – and more – is constantly on Prof Datuk Dr Muhamad Rasat Muhamad’s mind.

As president and chief executive officer of Multimedia University (MMU), Malaysia’s first private varsity, Prof Muhamad Rasat is tasked with the responsibility of charting a significant epoch for the varsity and its 21,000-odd students, of which around 20% are international students.

Aware of the task at hand, the CEO has warmed to the challenge of ensuring that the institution, first established as the Institute of Telecommunication and Information Technology by Telekom Malaysia in 1994, remains a preferred choice for students.

“MMU has long been associated with premier performance and we must ask: where do we go from here?” he says.

“Technology changes very fast and it is challenging to maintain what we have done and do it better.”

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