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New Straits Times - UiTM bags inaugural Entrepreneurial University award

KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) bagged the inaugural Ministry of Education Entrepreneurial University of the year award yesterday.

It took home RM150,000 as part of the award.

Its minister Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin said the award which was modelled after the Times Higher Education awards in the United Kingdom which aims to promote and encourage entrepreneurship.
"Studies have shown that entrepreneurship education can help to promote innovative culture and change the mindsets of students," he said in his speech here.

The best student enterprise award was won by Gemilang Agrobiz Sdn Bhd from Universiti Putra Malaysia.

The students took home RM20,000

In congratulating the universities and students, Khalid said he was glad that the award had brought a positive impact among universities which are beginning to see the importance of entrepreneurship education and development.

He noted that the entrepreneurship is becoming one of the fastest growing disciplines which is marked by the increasing number of entrepreneurship courses and programmes offered in universities around the world.

*Source : New Straits Times