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MSU is the first university in Asia recognised as an Entrepreneurial University by ACEEU

04. February 2019



ACEEU is delighted to pronounce Management and Science University (MSU), Malaysia as the first Entrepreneurial University in Asia, having successfully met 15 ACEEU quality criteria.

MSU has achieved excellence in providing a variety of opportunities for students to improve their entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and actions as well as third-mission and external commercial activities. With shared goals and dedicated leadership, MSU promotes a strong entrepreneurial culture within the university and to a wider community.

“We take pride in our own MSU’s entrepreneurship ecosystem that is built with focus on academic excellence and industry engagement. The offering of incubator facilities, through MSU Leadership and Entrepreneurship Advancement and Development (LEAD) further harness the creative drive that supports MSU Jump$tart program. With The Most Entrepreneurial Private University Award 2016 secured from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and ACEEU’s accreditation, our path forward is quite clear.” – says Prof. Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid,

“On behalf of the Peer Review Team, I would like to congratulate MSU on their successful completion of the ACEEU accreditation process. On our review of MSU we have been exposed to a university that is embedded with an entrepreneurial culture and approach. Its leadership has evidenced to take a true entrepreneurial approach and has instilled the institution, academics and students with entrepreneurial skills and values. This is not only a major achievement for MSU, but also a great example for other universities in Malaysia and the greater ASEAN region.” – says Arno Meerman, The chair of the ACEEU Peer Review Committee and the CEO of University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN).

“I extend my congratulations to Management and Science University for being the first accredited Entrepreneurial University in Asia. MSU is a great example of true institutional commitment towards entrepreneurship with innovative practices driving entrepreneurship implemented across the organisation. Congratulations to the MSU leadership as well as the staff that is implementing the entrepreneurial vision on a daily basis.” – Prof. Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of the ACEEU Council.

The Award will be officially presented to MSU during the 2019University-Industry Interaction Conference in Helsinki, Finland, attended by 500+ academics and practitioners from more than 50 countries.

“Universities are today recognising the importance of entrepreneurship and engagement, and we are very pleased to work with these universities around the world that aim to further advance their practice and get recognized nationally and internationally for their excellence. As a truly global accreditation, ACEEU develops a strong network of institutions that believe in generating greater impact through entrepreneurship and engagement.“, says Professor Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of the Council.

To learn more about the ACEEU accreditation approach, process and eligibility criteria, please check our website.