(Fort Lauderdale, FL.) It was only two months ago when Bernhard Schutte, CEO of Digital Media Network (DMNI), lead the largest delegation to Malaysia, Opportunity Malaysia Trade Mission 2005. The approximately 30 executive and CEO-level participants represented top Florida-based business and academic organizations, including the Broward Alliance, Nova Southeastern University, Prudential Florida First, Digital Media Network, and Florida Space Authority.
Because of the huge success of this trade mission, international business consultant Bernhard Schutte was able to organize a visit on April 21, 2005 by Datuk Dr. Muhammad Rais Abdul Karim, Vice Chancellor of the University Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), and his team to visit Florida to investigate the possibilities of working together with Nova Southeastern University (NSU). The Vice Chancellor said: “Our government would like us to reinvent UPSI so we can build for the future generation of Malaysia. We would like UPSI to become the Center of Excellency and HUB of Southeast Asia.”
Nova Southeastern University has many programs that maybe beneficial for UPSI. These programs include: Environmental Programs, Western Law Programs, and Pharmacy Programs. UPSI is very interested in partnering with NSU for Masters and PhD Degrees that are done as a combination of online classes and lecture classes. NSU will be visiting Malaysia the second week in May to pursue this possible partnership. This deal has been made possible by Dato’ Rosnah Majid, CEO of Electronic Business Management (EBM) Malaysia, and Bernhard Schutte.