Visit by NPU

From left:  Prof Song, Zhang, Jing, Dr Lim, Prof Zhang, Lin, Prof Ewe, Dr Lai, Dr Hen and Wang

Delegates from the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an, China, visited the Sungai Long Campus on 6 June 2018.

Present were School of Aeronautics Deputy Party Secretary Lin Nan, School of Aeronautics Deputy Prof Zhang Yan, School of Marine Science and Technology International Program Coordinator Zhang Zhengyao, School of Mechanics, Civil Engineering and Architecture Assistant Prof Song Ge, School of Management lecturer Wang Ling and International College Project Manager Jing Chenbi.

Welcoming the delegates on behalf of UTAR were Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Prof Ir Dr Ewe Hong Tat, Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, DCInterNet Deputy Director Dr Chen I-Chi, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Dr Lim Jee Hock, Faculty of Accountancy and Management Deputy Dean for Academic Development and Undergraduate Programmes Dr Hen Kai Wah and Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology Associate Prof Dr Yap Vooi Voon.

The visit aimed to further explore the structures and programmes that both Universities offer to the students through video presentations. It also aimed to discuss possible cooperation in the future in terms of student exchange, study tour and internship programme besides seeking collaboration in students’ research projects.

Prof Ewe (middle) and the delegates from NPU (right) with UTAR representatives

Prof Ewe welcomed the delegates and said, “Throughout this discussion, I realised that we can collaborate with NPU in a lot of aspects in terms of education. Besides, Xi'an is a good place to visit because it has an ancient castle aged a thousand-year-old and it might be an attractive place for the students.”

Lin agreed with Prof Ewe and said, “Currently our students are working together in a team to design their own aeroplane as their Final Year Project (FYP) in our Aeronautics school.” He continued, “From sketching to testing, followed by flying, we can collaborate together and work in all these aspects. I believe we can come out with a special design through this FYP collaboration. UTAR students are also welcome to join and take up our course subject in NPU.”

The meeting ended with Prof Ewe presenting a token of appreciation to the delegates and group photo session.

Prof Ewe (left) presenting a token of appreciation to Jing


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