Visit by Chinese Culture University

Delegates from Chinese Culture University with UTAR staff

Delegates from Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University and associates visited Sungai Long Campus on 1 July 2016 to explore collaborative opportunities.

The delegates were Chinese Culture University President Prof Lee Tien-Ren, Office of Student Affairs Dean Prof Robert Wei Yu Chang, Office of International and Mainland China Affairs Dean Prof Lin Bor-Shan, Department & Graduate School of Tourism Management Director Dr Claire Lu, Board of Trustees member Peng Cheng-Hao, Taipei College of Maritime Technology President Dr Tang Yen-Po, The Federation of Alumni Associations of Taiwan Universities, Malaysia Vice-President Kua Boon Haun, along with Malaysia’s Taiwan Education Center CEO Beh Chew Nam, and Executive Secretary Ivy See.

Prof Chuah presenting a souvenir to Dr Tang

The delegates were welcomed by UTAR President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Dean Prof Ir Dr Goi Bok Min, Institute of Chinese Studies Dean Dr Chong Siou Wei, Faculty of Creative Industries Dean Dr Chin Yee Mun, Sungai Long Campus’ Department of Chinese Studies Head Dr Chin Chong Foh, Centre for Extension Education Director Lim Guat Yen, Sungai Long Campus’ Department of Student Affairs Head Loh Nyuk Leung, Sungai Long Campus’ Department of Soft Skills Competency Head Fook Oi Yee, and Division of Community and International Networking Senior Assistant Manager Ong Yoon Furn.

The objectives of the visit were to discuss possible areas of collaboration, including staff and student exchange programmes, dual degree programmes, and joint research. Delegates from both universities were also looking forward to collaboration in knowledge exchanges.

Prof Chuah(left) presenting a souvenir to Prof Lee

Prof Chuah enthused, “UTAR maintains very good and long-term collaborative relationship with several Taiwanese universities. At the same time, we also look forward to initiating new collaborations with more universities. This will not only help to bridge the gap between universities, but also foster a closer relationship between two parties. This kind of cooperation will benefit both students and citizens. I hope our collaboration with the Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University will not only focus on student and staff exchange programmes, but also on academic, curricular, and volunteer service programmes.”

Prof Lee said, “I hope our collaboration with UTAR can be different from others. We seek for a special or unprecedented collaborative relationship. The strengths of Chinese Culture University are in History and Philosophy. I hope that we are able to bring the opportunity to Malaysian students, especially those interested in History and Philosophy, to come to Taiwan to study in the strongest courses of our university. In addition, the volunteer service programme that we provide has rigorous training and instruction. We hope participants of the volunteer service programme can fully experience the struggles and circumstances that afflict rural communities.”

Prof Chuah receiving a token of appreciation from Prof Lee

Dr Chin Chong Foh said, “As long as both UTAR and Chinese Culture University have a mutual recognition in their credit systems, I believe that this will be a very successful partnership. In addition, I hope we can bring further benefit to the students by sharing our ideas and opinions on the examination system and course subjects.”

Wholly owned by UTAR Education Foundation Co. No. 578227-M        LEGAL STATEMENT   TERM OF USAGE   PRIVACY NOTICE