Dosm, UTP cooperate for academic research

Last update: 27/11/2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership to generate new relevant knowledge through academic research activities.

In a statement,  the department said the MoU, would facilitate DOSM in providing selected demographic and socio-economic micro data for the purposes of scientific studies and research to the staff and students of UTP.

With this, academicians and students would enhance their skills in data mining and therefore increase analytical ability as well as acculturing evidence based decision making.

Chief Statistician Malaysia Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin was quoted as saying in the statement that he hoped the synergy would add value to the DOSM community in improving skills mainly in journalistic and technical writing.

“Given the vital role of statistics in an increasingly complex economy, I am confident that this strategic partnership will help UTP deepen expertise in statistical science and resources sharing for research and training, and to achieve excellence in delivering quality education programmes, research activities and high impact training,” he added.