WEDNESDAY, 04 MARCH –
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) through Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition (FSMP) continues to broaden their industry linkages through a memorandum of understanding with Brahim’s Airlines Catering (BAC), a key player in inflight services provider.
The collaboration between both parties was signed today in a ceremony at the Gallery, UMS.
UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah in his speech said that BAC, with their vast experience, is the perfect institutions for UMS students majoring in Food Service (HG09) to gain exposures and first-hand experiences working in the food service industry.
The collaboration between UMS and BAC begin since 2013 through industrial training programme where UMS students have their six month internship in the company.
“I hope, through this collaboration, more activities such as academic programmes, research and human capital development will be implemented for the benefits of mutual parties.”
“Hopefully, FSMP UMS and BAC will have our own products that will be serve in the menu both in domestic and even international flight,” he said.
BAC Chief Executive Officer, Ainul Hasnizam Abu Hassan also mention that their previously similar programme with Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam was a success. The previous programme with the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management had shown positive impact specifically in the areas of food research.
“Hopefully during these five years of collaborations, both parties will be actively involved in the activities. BAC will always give their cooperation especially when it’s involving enhancing knowledge,” he said.
Through the memorandum of understanding, both parties will collaborate in few activities including industrial training, R&D product development, academician attachment, FSMP panel industry advisor, and also research programme with FSMP researchers. -MA(JA)-
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Media and Citra Division