The MOU will see the two sides discuss education-industry collaboration and work-integrated learning programs, among other things
Media and entertainment company GHY Culture & Media have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Curtin University for academic collaboration in higher education programs in Asia related to media and film studies.
The MOU is for five years, and may be extended for a further period by mutual agreement.
In a joint release, GHY and Curtin say that the academic collaboration will bolster the future talent pool in Asia.
It may also bring about opportunities for such talents to collaborate with GHY in terms of drama, film, concert production and digital media industry and/or to join GHY in the future.
Under the MOU, both parties have agreed to discuss opportunities for education-industry collaboration and work-integrated learning programs, as well as explore the development of a global major and cross-campus industry-integrated learning programs.
The MOU also will see the two sides exchange information in fields of mutual interest and provide the students of Curtin with mobility opportunities.
Richard Blythe, who is pro vice-chancellor in the faculty of humanities at Curtin University, says the MOU would offer new opportunities for students to gain “invaluable real-world experience.”
Meanwhile, GHY’s executive chairman and CEO Guo Jingyu sees that with GHY’s production capabilities and established industry network, there will be more opportunities for industry exchanges and on-the-job training programs for students under this academic collaboration.
Shares of GHY Culture and Media closed flat at 43 cents on Dec 8.