SUBANG JAYA, May 25, 2015:

At least 96% of Malaysian students believe that their institutions should foster an entrepreneurial atmosphere.

Another 93% believe universities should work directly with employers to help teach students the soft skills they need to be successful. “It is essential for employers to be represented in the classroom,” said INTI chief executive officer Rohit Sharma in a press statement. “Practical knowledge of what skills employers need will help realise the ambitions and abilities of students and make them more attractive to employers.

“To date, we have worked with more than 200 employers, bringing in real-life workplace experience to our students.”

According to the 2015 Laureate/Zogby Student Survey, the majority of Malaysian students wants more institutions to innovate in higher education.

This includes providing a career-oriented education, lifelong learning, paid apprenticeships and courses taught by employers. These, they believe, will help them achieve their career goals. The survey includes responses of more than 23,000 Laureate International Universities’ (Laureate) students, among them 650 students from INTI International University (INTI), which is a part of the Laureate International Universities network. The survey also found that the majority of Malaysian students believed that universities in the future would teach career-oriented skills. Similarly, almost all students (92%) believed that it was important to promote lifelong learning. “At INTI, we have launched the #rethinkEDU campaign with the aim to change the public perception of the role of higher learning institutions by focusing on a holistic, beyond-classroom experience for students.

“As a leading institution of higher learning, we incorporate various technology innovations in our teaching and learning process,” Rohit said.

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