PUTRAJAYA - A university college is to be established in Malaysia with courses dedicated to design-thinking focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said the setting up of the so-called Genovasi University College (GUC), with 'genovasi' formed from 'generasi and inovasi' (generation and innovation), had the approval of the Higher Education Ministry.
The college would reach out to a wider audience and position Malaysia as a hub to promote design-thinking, he said in his speech in conjunction with the 'Cultivating a Thinking Culture' showcase at the Perdana Putra Complex here.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) Advisor Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and AIM CEO Datuk Mark Rozario were also present at the event.
"This aligns with other initiatives such as the Design Thinking Association of Malaysia, which among others, looks to expand Genovasi and Design Thinking into the ASEAN region," Najib said.
Genovasi, which was launched on Aug 1, 2012, aims to have Malaysian youths foster the