Visit by Guilin University of Technology

From left: Dr Lim, Tan, Dr Yong, Loh, Lim, Fook, Assoc Prof Ye, Prof Ewe, Prof Zeng, Xiong,
Tang, Li, and Dr Tan

UTAR cordially welcomed delegates from Guilin University of Technology (GUT) at the Sungai Long Campus on 8 January 2016. The purpose of the visit was to hold a general discussion for possible collaborations between GUT and UTAR in the future.

The delegates from GUT consisted of Vice-President Prof Zeng Fanrong, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture Dean Assoc Prof Xiong Ying, Publicity Department Head Assoc Prof Ye Hao, Student Affairs Director Tang Zhuangdong, and International Office Programme Manager Li Caiyun.

Welcoming them were UTAR Vice-President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat, Division of Community and International Networking Director Dr Tan Sin Leng, Centre for Extension Education Director Lim Guat Yen, Soft Skills Competency Department Head Fook Oi Yee, and Student Affairs Department Head Loh Nyuk Leung. Also present from the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science were Deputy Dean Dr Yong Thian Khok, Civil Engineering Department Head Ir Dr Lim Siong Kang, and Architecture and Sustainable Design Department Head Tan Kok Hong.

Prof Ewe expressed his warm welcome to all delegates from GUT who visited UTAR for the first time and said he was looking forward to possible collaborations in the future.

“There have been UTAR students who were sent overseas, including to China, last year for student exchanges and it’s hoped that UTAR would have the chance to collaborate with GUT on this. In fact, UTAR’s Centre for Extension Education also organised some short study tours to foreign nations to be exposed to different cultures and lifestyles,” said Prof Ewe.

Prof Zeng expressed his utmost support to Prof Ewe’s suggestion of collaboration. He mentioned that in fact, GUT also carries out exchange programmes, not only for students but also staff. Therefore, UTAR could easily make requests for exchanges at any time.

“We, too, hope that GUT students will be able to take part in the short courses in UTAR to improve their English language as the environment here is conducive for learning,” said Prof Zeng.

The discussion wrapped up with an exchange of souvenirs and a group photo session.

Exchange of souvenirs

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