UCSF (University College Sabah Foundation) set up to explore potential of resources – Sabah Foundation
Posted on : 25-04-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local
SIPITANG - The vision of establishing University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF) is among others to explore all resources including natural resources in the state through education and research.
Sabah Foundation director Datuk Sapawi Ahmad said to achieve the vision, UCSF had and would continue to collaborate with higher education institutions locally and abroad in line with the aspiration of the university college.
According to Sapawi, UCSF which is a Sabah state government subsidiary with 400 students, offers courses in various fields at diploma and first degree level.
“Our focus is on research, tourism and hospitality. But we also have courses in science, entrepreneurship, accounting and economics.
“Sabah Foundation has it own conservation sites for world standard research such as Danum Valley and Malia Basin. The latest project at Imbak Canyon has been completed with Petronas sponsorship which amounted to RM70 million for research infrastructure,” he said.
Sapawi told reporters after opening the ‘Seminar Scor A+ at SPM’ organised by Sabah Foundation with the cooperation of Berita Harian which was attended by students from 15 schools from the districts of Sipitang, Beaufort, Kuala Penyu, Membakut and Menumbuk.
He said UCSF is now strengthening its academic management and communications as well as collaborations with other universities to ensure the university college is on par with foreign universities.
According to him, the emphasis on tourism, economics and hospitality is to assist the planning of the future economic development of Sabah including the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
“When completed, SICC will create thousands of employment opportunities in tourism, hospitality, hotel and business network,” he said.