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Taking Taste Buds Around The World

Students and staff from the APIIT Education Group took a break from their studies and work to indulge in the tastes of the world as the Asia Pacific Language Centre (APLC) hosted its 6th International Food Festival at its premises recently. 

The event saw active participation of students from over 20 nationalities; they prepared signature foods of their countries and served them at the event’s booths, while explaining to incoming visitors about the name, the origin and the ingredients of each foodstuff displayed. Over 200 visitors had the opportunity to taste food that are not commonly available in Malaysia, such as “Shashlyk” from Central Asia, “Vadai” from South India, “Kabsa” from Saudi Arabia and Jordan, Egg Pancake from China, Kimchi Noodles from Korea and more. While feasting on these delectable foods, participants also fed their minds with knowledge as they learnt about the preparation processes and stories behind the foods through interactive conversations among each other. The study hall of APLC immediately transformed into a platform for cultural exchange.


It was an eye-opening experience for everyone who attended. Mahmood Al Harrasi, an Omani student of APLC, expressed his excitement during the event, “Today is a great day for me, as I tried many foods from many cultures, and I have learnt a lot through tasting the foods of others.” 

APU and Bank Negara Malaysia Museum, Art and Knowledge Management Centre (MAGKMC) Industrial Collaboration

A collaborative relationship among APU and Bank Negara has successfully been established as  two lecturers from the Multimedia, Audio and Video group of the School of Computing and three of their students attended a discussion at the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum, Art and Knowledge Management Centre (MAGKMC). 

Academic supervisors and advisors for the project, Ms. Gayatri and Mr. Daniel, together with Level 1 students Redwan Ahmed Nahian, Seifeddine El Ayeb and James Tai Wai Jin met Ms. Noreen, the curator of MAGKMC’s Children’s Gallery and Mr.  Fakhrullah, MAGKMC’s collaboration officer. The aim for the discussion was to discuss on future collaboration of industrial projects with APU.  The meeting with MAGKMC allowed the students to have good exposure for current involvements in industrial projects with MAGKMC, which was to develop two videos for MAGKMC, one for Children Gallery and the other for Economic Gallery.

The students were tasked to incorporate interactive features on the existing videos and make it more informative to visitors of the gallery. The output was expected to be delivered by first week of November 2015.  The students signed the Letter of Undertaking with MAGKMC, as they strived to be committed in completing the projects. On behalf of the team, we would like to wish them all the best in completing the projects, and thumbs up for the good initiative by the lecturers. We look forward to have more collaborations with our partners of the industry in the future, so that we are able to equip our students with industry-ready technical and soft skills.

Team ROSH Consultant Excelled in CIMA Global Business Challenge Malaysia 2015

Under the mentorship of Shubatra Shanmugaretnam and Rohizan Ahmad from the School of Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Studies (SAFIQS) and the School of Business & Management, a team of APU students made it as one of the finalists at the recently concluded CIMA Global Business Challenge Malaysia 2015. Team ROSH Consultant whose talented, dedicated and ambitious members were Aminath Shafeeq, Baskaran Muniandy, Suha Mahmood and Tan Lim Wei. Their success in the competition was based on their detailed analysis and awesome presentation of a business case study.

The finals of the challenge was held on Monday, 15th June 2015 at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) which saw participation of 53 teams from various institutions of higher learning. A total of 3 teams from APU participated in the event. The CIMA Global Business Challenge is an annual effort by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in partnership with Barclays, to develop and nurture young talents around the world and to bring out the best in the young business leaders of tomorrow.

The Challenge provided students with great exposure to real-world business and management, as well as provided them with the golden opportunity for them to showcase their talents in business management and to learn to become successful business leaders of the future. Our appreciation as well to all students who participated in the challenge and thumbs up to the mentors for your dedicated effort!

APU Taekwondo Team Achieves as Overall Champion in UNMC Taekwondo Open Invitation Championship 2015!

We are pleased to announce that APU’s Taekwondo Team achieved astonishing results at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) Taekwondo Open Invitation Championship 2015, which was held on Sunday, 5 April 2015. The championship saw participation of 180 participants from 17 universities throughout Malaysia.
The team from APU comprises 31 participants, 2 team coaches and 2 team managers. Majority of the members who participated were junior members, who never had the experience of participating in a Taekwondo open championship. However, all members demonstrated outstanding performance and soaring spirits at the competition, which resulted in the victory of the team. In the Kyorugi (sparring) category, our team bagged 10 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals, and was eventually announced as the Overall Champion, followed by Sunway University College and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) at the First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up positions respectively.