As one of only four technical universities in the country, UniMAP is upping its game with AI-enhanced networking and learning systems

Since the launch of Malaysia’s MyDIGITAL roadmap, with one of the key thrusts being the development of agile and competent digital talent, the country has seen the establishment of four technical universities committed to producing highly skilled graduates for the open global economy.

One of them, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), runs a Learning Management System that caters to 17,000 cumulative users per week. In line with its digital transformation objectives, the university recently upgraded its campus networking infrastructure with AI technology.

The university’s data center was upgraded with new switches that have reduced the data center network’s latency to microseconds while also providing a 100GbE connection. Students and faculty will now have access seamless and ultra-fast access to the university’s expanding applications and databases, which are critical for providing the best learning experiences.

Additionally, advanced Wireless Access Points have been deployed across the campus in conjunction with special AI functions that streamline network management and enhance the experience of the school’s IT teams and students.

Said the university’s Director of Digital Management and Development Centre, Nasrudin Abd Shukor:  “Our goal at UniMAP has always been the same: to ensure that the learning and teaching experiences of both our students and staff are as smooth as possible. We recognize that accessibility to information is the key to shaping the minds of our future graduates,” referring to the upgraded infrastructure  provided by Juniper Networks, whose Senior Director (ASEAN & Taiwan) Perry Sui, noted: “We recognize the importance of simplifying otherwise complex operational processes at the network level, especially as higher education institutions like UniMAP increase their capabilities at scale to enable a better learning experience digitally (and support) their mission to create an environment in which their students can learn and thrive, without interruption.”