I am new to the Curtin family, new to Malaysia and Sarawak. And yet, within a relatively short time – a period that is very much constrained by the outbreak of the new Covid-pandemic – I feel a warm welcome paired with curiosity about an exceptional place for higher education.
Curtin Malaysia is an amazing place to study. I wish to share my first stimulating impressions about the people and the venue with every prospective student from Malaysia and any other parts of the world. Administrative staff and faculty members are keen to deliver cutting edge courses in a variety of innovative, didactic formats. Equally important is the entire learning experience, on and off campus, we strive to facilitate for each of our students: to grow professionally and personally.
Professional knowledge is one major ingredient for a successful career start. However, hands-on experiences in the marketplace, real-life problem solving and the continued development of social skills and self-management are imperative for a sound preparation for competitive employability and entrepreneurship. All members of our faculty are aware of these necessities and incorporate adequate working principles to help our students and graduates to be successful in their individual career paths.
Our services extend to target groups other than students. We contribute to a better understanding of economic, financial, accounting, managerial, and marketing problems. Individual research, team projects and collaborative endeavours together with other scholars from Malaysia and abroad showcase the permanent quest for adaptations and better solutions for prevailing business challenges.
For both fields of activities, learning and research, we are open – particularly – for regional and domestic stakeholders (e.g. SMEs, corporations, governmental and non-governmental institutions, social enterprises, associations, schools) to join forces working for outstanding and innovative solutions. Do not hesitate to touch base with one of our representatives (department heads, heads of research clusters, faculty manager) or with myself.
Last but not least, to pursue the aforementioned goals and to achieve widely recognized results in academia and social life, it is not less important to create and maintain a supportive and inclusive workplace atmosphere. Maybe, you are the next one to join? I invite everybody to share the effort towards this end and to enjoy together when it comes to harvest.
Dr. Andreas H. Zins
Faculty of Business