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CelcomDigi Metaversity鈩 set to bring metaverse, XR, and AI learning and education solutions to universities

March 22, 2024
  • Driving innovative learning modules with the Ministry of Higher Education to reimagine learning experiences for tertiary education institutions nationwide
  • Collaboration with 10 homegrown universities to pioneer learning and develop next-generation IR4.0 talent pool 聽

PETALING JAYA, 22 March 2024 鈥 CelcomDigi Berhad (鈥淐elcomDigi鈥) through its Innovation Centre launched Malaysia鈥檚 first experiential and immersive learning environment - CelcomDigi Metaversity鈩. Utilising metaverse, extended reality (XR), and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, supported by CelcomDigi鈥檚 5G and fibre connectivity for optimal digital experience, this initiative will accelerate the development of Malaysia鈥檚 future talents鈥 AI-based emerging technologies expertise and spur the innovation of digital solutions for academia and enterprises. 聽

The CelcomDigi Metaversity鈩 reimagines tertiary education by applying cutting-edge technology such as metaverse, XR, AI, robotics, and 5G in its immersive learning modules, to enable students with 鈥渉ands-on鈥 digital learning experiences in a virtual world and deepen their technical expertise for these in-demand competencies. 聽

These immersive learning modules will open doors for students to apply their skills and create innovation opportunities across industry sectors such as healthcare, engineering, robotics, cybersecurity and more. Students who enrol in CelcomDigi鈥檚 Metaversity鈩⑩檚 immersive learning course will be given a metaverse certification by VIRNECT and XRA upon completion. 聽CelcomDigi鈥檚 Metaversity鈩 has implemented multiple use-cases in various faculties with 6 local universities such as virtual museum, medical teaching hospital, car manufacturing, robotics, cyber security, and oil and gas engineering. 聽

CelcomDigi Metaversity鈩 is a collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and was launched by YB Datuk TS. Mustapha Sakmud, Deputy Minister of Higher Education. CelcomDigi and the Ministry of Higher Education are also collaborating to drive the adoption and implementation of innovative metaverse, XR, and AI learning and education solutions across 21 universities nationwide. 聽

A total of 10 universities namely Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), MAHSA University, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), have also pledged their commitment to adopt CelcomDigi Metaversity鈩's immersive learning modules. As the preferred connectivity provider for these universities, CelcomDigi will support with fibre connectivity and a range of digital IoT solutions to aid in the transformation journey of these tertiary institutions. 聽

鈥淢etaverse learning and education is an innovative method that opens many possibilities for our future talents to seize and experience. It is also a notable feat for CelcomDigi in spearheading this initiative towards innovating future-forward solutions that will inspire Malaysian students. We call upon more education institutions, as well as technology and industry players, to reimagine and revolutionise the nation鈥檚 education system together and bring our nation鈥檚 talents to greater heights,鈥 said YB Datuk TS. Mustapha Sakmud, Deputy Minister of Higher Education. 聽

Datuk Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of CelcomDigi said 鈥淎I is changing the world and Malaysia needs to be ready. Our ambitions here are clear - we want to help accelerate the preparedness of Malaysia鈥檚 future talents and position our homegrown universities as some of the most advanced learning institutions in the region. By leveraging the power of 5G, AI, metaverse, and Internet of Things technologies, we can enhance how we educate and train our future doctors, engineers, scientists, and technicians alike.鈥 聽

CelcomDigi鈥檚 Metaversity鈩 initiative began in September 2023 through a collaboration with VIRNECT and XRA to develop experiential learning and education using Metaverse, for Malaysian universities. The collaboration with homegrown universities aims to produce industry-ready graduates who are skilled in metaverse applications, transforming beyond traditional knowledge and learning programmes and accelerate the development Malaysia鈥檚 future talents with AI-based digital growth.

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CelcomDigi Metaversity鈩 set to bring metaverse, XR, and AI learning and education solutions to universities

March 22, 2024
  • Driving innovative learning modules with the Ministry of Higher Education to reimagine learning experiences for tertiary education institutions nationwide
  • Collaboration with 10 homegrown universities to pioneer learning and develop next-generation IR4.0 talent pool 聽

PETALING JAYA, 22 March 2024 鈥 CelcomDigi Berhad (鈥淐elcomDigi鈥) through its Innovation Centre launched Malaysia鈥檚 first experiential and immersive learning environment - CelcomDigi Metaversity鈩. Utilising metaverse, extended reality (XR), and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, supported by CelcomDigi鈥檚 5G and fibre connectivity for optimal digital experience, this initiative will accelerate the development of Malaysia鈥檚 future talents鈥 AI-based emerging technologies expertise and spur the innovation of digital solutions for academia and enterprises. 聽

The CelcomDigi Metaversity鈩 reimagines tertiary education by applying cutting-edge technology such as metaverse, XR, AI, robotics, and 5G in its immersive learning modules, to enable students with 鈥渉ands-on鈥 digital learning experiences in a virtual world and deepen their technical expertise for these in-demand competencies. 聽

These immersive learning modules will open doors for students to apply their skills and create innovation opportunities across industry sectors such as healthcare, engineering, robotics, cybersecurity and more. Students who enrol in CelcomDigi鈥檚 Metaversity鈩⑩檚 immersive learning course will be given a metaverse certification by VIRNECT and XRA upon completion. 聽CelcomDigi鈥檚 Metaversity鈩 has implemented multiple use-cases in various faculties with 6 local universities such as virtual museum, medical teaching hospital, car manufacturing, robotics, cyber security, and oil and gas engineering. 聽

CelcomDigi Metaversity鈩 is a collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and was launched by YB Datuk TS. Mustapha Sakmud, Deputy Minister of Higher Education. CelcomDigi and the Ministry of Higher Education are also collaborating to drive the adoption and implementation of innovative metaverse, XR, and AI learning and education solutions across 21 universities nationwide. 聽

A total of 10 universities namely Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), MAHSA University, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), have also pledged their commitment to adopt CelcomDigi Metaversity鈩's immersive learning modules. As the preferred connectivity provider for these universities, CelcomDigi will support with fibre connectivity and a range of digital IoT solutions to aid in the transformation journey of these tertiary institutions. 聽

鈥淢etaverse learning and education is an innovative method that opens many possibilities for our future talents to seize and experience. It is also a notable feat for CelcomDigi in spearheading this initiative towards innovating future-forward solutions that will inspire Malaysian students. We call upon more education institutions, as well as technology and industry players, to reimagine and revolutionise the nation鈥檚 education system together and bring our nation鈥檚 talents to greater heights,鈥 said YB Datuk TS. Mustapha Sakmud, Deputy Minister of Higher Education. 聽

Datuk Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of CelcomDigi said 鈥淎I is changing the world and Malaysia needs to be ready. Our ambitions here are clear - we want to help accelerate the preparedness of Malaysia鈥檚 future talents and position our homegrown universities as some of the most advanced learning institutions in the region. By leveraging the power of 5G, AI, metaverse, and Internet of Things technologies, we can enhance how we educate and train our future doctors, engineers, scientists, and technicians alike.鈥 聽

CelcomDigi鈥檚 Metaversity鈩 initiative began in September 2023 through a collaboration with VIRNECT and XRA to develop experiential learning and education using Metaverse, for Malaysian universities. The collaboration with homegrown universities aims to produce industry-ready graduates who are skilled in metaverse applications, transforming beyond traditional knowledge and learning programmes and accelerate the development Malaysia鈥檚 future talents with AI-based digital growth.