Industry Centre of Excellence was introduced by Ministry of Education (MOE) with the objectives of enhancing relationship between universities and industries to realize their existence objectives.

This will help them develop human capital according to the respective needs and current surrounding and increase their effort in the areas of research, development and commercialization.

Each ICoE is led by Anchor Company which provide manpower projection (executive & non-executive level) as well as specify skills and criteria with the assistance of their eco system’s manpower requirement.

On the other hand,  lead university plays its role by providing experts/specialist and training infra as well as provide students from internal or other higher learning institute to meet up the requirement by industries.

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)  currently  heads  3  ICoE’s as follows:


 Wholesale & Retail   
  • MYDIN Mohamed Holding Berhad
  • Malaysian Retail Chain Association (MRCA)
 Hospitality & Tourism   
  • MKLAND Berhad
  • EMKAY Group
  • Tan Chong Group
  • Mayflower Acme Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd
  • Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd
 Financial Services  
  • PriceWaterHouseCooper (PWC)
  • Delloite Malaysia
  • Bank Simpanan Nasional
  • Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri
  • OCBC Bank
  • Ambank Group