Victoria University seeks closer ties with Malaysia

Joint seminar to be held in Wellington this week

Victoria University will hold a joint seminar this week with Malaysian ICT specialists in an endeavour to seek closer ties with Malaysia.

The principal speaker will be Dr Mohammed Ghazie, the senior vice president of Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Development Corporation. There will be seven other speakers, three from Malaysia and four from New Zealand.

Victoria’s pro vice chancellor for IT, Warwick Clegg, says Malaysia is remarkably advanced and the “super corridor” for IT companies has had massive government support.

“The seminar will focus on common ICT issues, particularly on aspects of developing infrastructure,” he says.

“We’ll be looking at potential collaboration, particularly in the area of e-learning.

“When New Zealand has access to high bandwidth, we will be able to engage with the global community.”

Clegg says tender documents for the Next Generation Internet are before the government and it will probably be introduced before the end of the first quarter next year.

The seminar is on November 24. Attendance is free and registrations are being accepted online.

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