The International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) and the Content Forum have entered a momentous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to better the development of future industry leaders and foster the establishment of exemplary practices within the content industry.

Prof. Dr. Kamila Ghazali, Vice Chancellor of IUMW (left) and Kenny Ong, Chairman of the Content Forum (right) at the MoU signing ceremony to mark the strategic partnership towards fostering an informed generation of content creators in the nation.

This collaborative alliance solidifies their shared commitment to elevating the content industry and enables them to engage in joint research projects, academic discussions, conferences, and community engagement initiatives. As a self-regulatory organisation and industry forum, the Content Forum will provide guidance to IUMW on content governance regulations, standards, and best practices in Malaysia. Furthermore, they will develop specialized awareness and training programs tailored to the institution's specific needs.

The MoU signing ceremony took place with Prof. Dr. Kamila Ghazali, Vice Chancellor of IUMW, and Kenny Ong, Chairman of the Content Forum, underscoring the significance of this collaboration. Prof. Dr. Kamila Ghazali expressed her enthusiasm for this partnership, stating, "By joining forces with the Content Forum, we aim to cultivate a vibrant content industry that preserves and enhances the social fabric of our society. This collaboration will not only create a robust content ecosystem but also provide invaluable knowledge to our students, empowering them to make meaningful contributions in their future careers”.

Kenny Ong, Chairman of The Content Forum, echoes this sentiment by emphasizing their commitment to actively engage with students during their tertiary education. Ong adds, 'We are dedicated to equipping students with essential skills and ethical principles that will shape the future of the communications and media industry. Furthermore, we are thrilled to participate in continuous discussions on content-related topics, aligning with IUMW's vision in fostering critical mindsets to prepare students for an ever-changing market.'

This collaborative partnership bridges the gap between academia and the content industry, empowering IUMW students to gain real-world exposure and develop the skills needed for professional success. Through active industry engagement, students acquire an authentic industry touch, graduating as industry-ready professionals. Additionally, the partnership offers short courses and micro-credentials, providing students with formal industry skills without extensive time and resource commitments. Together, The Content Forum and IUMW are poised to make a lasting impact on the content industry, ensuring its growth and sustainability for years to come The Content Code, a comprehensive set of guidelines developed by the Content Forum, serves as a vital reference for university students, particularly those pursuing content-related courses.