by Anne Das
Quest International University (QIU) and Hospital Ar-Ridzuan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today, to collaborate on the development and operation of laboratory and testing services at the hospital.
The agreement was signed by Global International Training Associates Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nicholas Goh and Hospital Ar-Rizuan General Manager En. Dahari bin Mas’ud. Present to witness the signing was QIU Vice-Chancellor Professor Zita Mohd Fahmi, QIU Registrar Muhammad MG Omar, PKEINPK Group Chairman Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Hashim bin Ahmad Tajudin and Ar-Ridzuan Hospital Chairman Toh Tan Dewa Sakti Tn. Hj. Zulkifly bin Dato’ Hj. Zakaria
Under the agreement, QIU agreed to provide training, know-how, and manpower to augment Hospital Ar-Riduan’s health testing services. The two parties agreed to explore setting up facilities for the commercial lab and to procure the necessary approvals from the respective authorities
The commercial lab project will give QIU students the opportunity to conduct testing and research in the lab, providing invaluable manpower while honing and crafting their skillsets.
This partnership allows QIU to harness its academic and research expertise to diversify its income stream beyond “tuition fee” based revenue – creating a more sustainable financial model for the university.
Mr. Nicholas Goh said “Hands-on education is a pillar of QIU’s pedagogy. We want to offer students the chance to practice what they have learned in real-life situations. This will give them vital industry experience and expand the range of their capabilities. Once they graduate, this will make them highly sought-after targets in the job market.”
Our academic and research resources should always be used to support causes that have an impact on society. This collaboration with Hospital Ar-Ridzuan will provide more testing options for the public and make testing faster. We look forward to expanding this partnership into more diverse areas as well.”
Mr Dahari said: “ This initiative aims to provide a variety of medical facilities as well as improve the quality of services provided at Hospital Ar-Ridzuan. Through the expertise of both parties, this collaboration is expected to empower individuals with special skills towards a healthier and better quality of life”.
“Through this kind of strategic partnership, it is hoped that Ar-Ridzuan Hospital and Quest International University will be able to improve the quality of their services as a whole and offer more services in their area of expertise”