UTAR and TJU renew ties

UTAR and Tianjin University (TJU) renewed their memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Sungai Long Campus on 28 March 2018.

Present on behalf of TJU were Dean for School of International Education Prof Chen ZhiHua, Assistant Dean for School of Civil Engineering Prof Qiuhong Zhao and lecturer for School of Science Dr Shanshan Cheng.

UTAR was represented by its Vice President for R&D and Commercialisation Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, Division of Community and International Networking Deputy Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science’s Student Development and Industrial Training Deputy Dean Dr Lim Jee Hock, Centre for Extension Education Assistant Manager Mohanaselvi Panicker. 

The ongoing discussion

Prof Lee introduced the history and the recent achievements of UTAR to the guests from TJU. “UTAR has been established for 16 years and recently it achieved the 99th place in the THE Asia University Rankings 2018. Therefore, we hope this collaboration with TJU, will enable us to expand in terms of cultural exchange, joint research, exchange programmes, and more,” said Prof Lee.

According to Prof Chen, TJU was first founded in 1895 as Peiyang University and it is the oldest institution of higher education in the modern history of China. TJU is also the first pioneer to develop unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in China. Similar to UTAR, TJU is also one of the top universities in China. With this partnership, TJU hopes to maintain the good relationship between both universities in order to benefit the students and staff.

The renewal of this MoU will facilitate the exchange of scholarship plans, faculty and student exchange programme, cultural and artistic activities and collaborations on joint academic research and seminars.

Prof Lee (fourth from right) and Prof Chen (third from right)


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