MoU with Tianjin University

Prof Chuah (sixth from left) and Prof Chen (fifth from right) exchanging the MoU

UTAR and Tianjin University (TJU) officially exchanged a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at UTAR Sungai Long Campus on 7 March 2017, marking another milestone in UTAR’s pursuit of global intervarsity partnerships.

The guests from Tianjin University were its School of International Education Dean Prof Chen Zhihua, School of Civil Engineering’s Prof Lam Wei Haur, International Admissions Office’s Zhai Hongyuan, and School of Science’s Cheng Shan Shan.

Representing UTAR at the MoU exchange ceremony were President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik, Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Prof Ir Dr Ewe Hong Tat, Vice President for R&D and Commercialisation Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, Institute of Chinese Studies Dean Assoc Prof Dr Chong Siou Wei, as well as Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Dean Prof Goi Bok Min with his Deputy Deans Assoc Prof Dr Yong Thian Khok and Dr Gulnaziya Issabayeva.

Speaking at the MoU exchange ceremony, Prof Chuah introduced the 15-year-old university to the visitors from TJU. “UTAR was set up in 2002 and has two campuses in Sungai Long and Kampar respectively. Though a young university, we strive to actively involve ourselves in international exchanges and collaborations to boost the university’s growth. UTAR is currently associated with 143 higher learning institutions worldwide and 35 of them are from China. Through this MoU exchange with TJU, I look forward to a greater international academic partnership which will benefit more students.”

Citing TJU’s history, Prof Chen enthused, “TJU was founded in 1895 and is the oldest institution of higher education in the modern history of China. Our university is also the pioneer in a number of fields such as chemical engineering. Similar to UTAR, we also emphasise on internationalisation and consistently expand our partnerships with universities across the globe. I am glad that we are able to visit UTAR and exchange this MoU that will bring about more active academic interactions.”

In view of promoting mutual academic exchanges, both UTAR and TJU will seek for collaborations in scholarships, student and faculty exchange programmes, cultural and artistic exchange activities, joint research and more.

Prof Chuah (left) presenting souvenirs to Prof Chen


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