Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), with its Integrated Sustainability & Urban Creativity Centre (ISUC), has been driving research in areas of United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), coupled with its practices across the board inculcating ESG.
Putting research into practice, APU has collaborated with CILT Ventures Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a fully subsidiary of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Malaysia (CILTM) aimed at addressing the sustainability and environmental goals and concerns of the logistics and transportation industries.
The Green Supply Chain and Logistic Excellent Centre (GEC) will drive innovation and research in multiple technology areas for this sector. APU’s Post Graduate School, especially PhD students will benefit greatly through research areas related to SDGs and ESG. PhD research will be funded. In addition, student internships in key areas will be offered by members of CILTM to APU’s undergraduates.
CILTM IS the professional body representing the logistics and transportation industries in Malaysia and is affiliated with CILT International based in the United Kingdom. International members of CILT affiliations are active in 44 countries worldwide.
APU and CILT Ventures Sdn Bhd formalized their collaboration on 17 March 2022 by Dato Ts. Abd Radzak Abd Malek, Chairman of CILT Ventures Malaysia; and Dr. Hari Narayanan, Vice-Chancellor, APU. Dr. Mohammad Nizam Baharom, CEO, CILT Ventures Malaysia, and Datuk Parmjit Singh, CEO of APU, witnessed this significant moment.
“The logistics industry plays a crucial part in helping protect our environment. We need to enlist experienced experts who understand the science behind our environment to be part of our team. Let's not forget the value of an independent voice and the importance of universities, researchers and professional bodies in providing professional advice,” said Dato Ts. Abd Radzak Abd Malek.
Datuk Parmjit Singh highlighted innovation as a driver in this collaboration “Let us constantly challenge ourselves to be at the forefront through innovative ideas and solutions that create value to industry, environment and society.”
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APU 01: Dato Ts. Abd Radzak Abd Malek (2nd from left), Chairman of CILT Ventures Malaysia; and Dr. Hari Narayanan (2nd from right), Vice-Chancellor, APU, exchanging the signed documents. Dr. Mohammad Nizam Baharom (left), CEO, CILT Ventures Malaysia; and Datuk Parmjit Singh (right), CEO of APU, witnessed this significant moment.
APU 02: A group picture of both signatories of CILT Ventures Malaysia and APU with their representatives to celebrate the formalisation of collaboration on Green Supply Chain & Logistics Excellent Centre.
About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. With the Premier Digital Tech University status awarded by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and the prestigious QS “5 Stars Plus University” rating, APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in Technology that aim to nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. APU’s multi-cultural student community comprises 13,000 students from over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.apu.edu.my