Monash University and UNU Macau sign MOU to Advance Critical Technologies

  • 2022•09•06     Macao

    MACAU, 6 September 2022 – Monash University Malaysia and The United Nations University Institute in Macau (UNU Macau), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate deliberative and participative deployment of critical technologies in Malaysia.

    Initiated and led by Lecturer and Coordinator of the Masters in Communications and Media Studies (MCMS), Dr. Preeti Raghunath from the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, the MOU will focus on cooperation and collaboration in research, and multi-stakeholder consultations and participation in Southeast Asia. It will also focus on capacity-sharing in critical technologies in Southeast Asia, focusing on Malaysia.

    As part of the MOU, Dr. Preeti is currently engaged in a research consultancy on Gender and AI in Malaysia. “I am in the process of interviewing multiple stakeholders for the project, including government officials, non-governmental entities, academics, and those from the private sector. I’m grateful for the support from our President and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Matthew Nicholson, the School leadership and the Monash University Malaysia Quality and Governance team,” she stated.

    Dr. Jingbo HUANG, Director of UNU Macau stated, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Monash University Malaysia on gender-sensitive AI policy in Southeast Asia, as part of our Institute’s research programme on international AI ethics and policy. There is much work to be done in this field and we are looking forward to tackling this in future research projects together.”

    The partnership will also focus on co-supervision in research, training and capacity-sharing with policymakers. It will lead to joint research, workshops, conferences and other modalities.

    For media enquiries, please contact:

    Monash University Malaysia: Dr Preeti Raghunath at

    UNU Macau: Xia FAN, Communications and External Relations Officer, UNU Macau at