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THE Fourth Industrial Revolution is happening. It is real and the higher education system needs to constantly evolve to remain relevant.
As the evolution of lifestyle is no longer determined by traditional forces, but by technology that is advancing at breakneck speed, the prospect of manual jobs, particularly in production, are becoming redundant with the “rise” of machines.
Cast into the forefront of this new challenge is Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), which has been given the mandate to galvanise the shift in industrial practices and mindset in the face of exciting times.
Recently, UTeM Vice-Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Shahrin Sahib laid down the depth of changes required by the higher education sector to stay competitive.
He also broke down the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, into several points — the pace of …