The Henley Business School Malaysia (HBS), which is part of the University of Reading, has launched the Centre at its campus in EduCity in Iskandar Puteri, with the aim of simplifying the ways big data is used, understood and analysed to solve business problems.
The Centre is led by the Head of Henley Business School Malaysia and Professor of Business Enterprise & Analytics, Teck Yong Eng, who serves as the Director of the Centre for Global Business Enterprise and Cloud Analytics. The Centre comprises of a group of independent and non-partisan researchers who share an interest in solving non-trivial problems particularly those pertaining to big data in global contexts.
“The vision of the Centre is to be a world leading centre for research on advancing methods and models for addressing societal, environmental and economic challenges including wealth creation and distribution, corporate social responsibility, logistics and planning, as well as transportation,” said Professor Teck Yong Eng
Preparations are underway to launch a summer school in May 2018, which will be the first of many workshops and seminars to be run by the Centre.
As part of its community service, the Centre will also host a series of business skills workshops which will be conducted by Professor Eng, Dr Sunny Yang and experienced members of the Centre at Henley Business School Malaysia. The workshop is aimed at school-leavers who have been unemployed or have not been successful in securing employment. The pro bono workshops are intended to help unemployed youths in Malaysia to plan their career, and develop knowledge and new business skills including: organisational context, people and organisation, strategy, financial literacy, marketing and communication. The first of these workshops will begin in January 2018.
Founded in 1945, Henley was the first business school to be established in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Europe.