Formalising partnership with MUST

Prof Chuah and Prof Lin (second from right) exchanging the agreement, while Dato’ Seri Ong (centre), Prof Faidz (far left) and Dr Liarng (far right) look on

UTAR and Minghsin University of Science and Technology (MUST) officially inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 28 May 2019 at Sungai Long Campus.

Prof Chuah (left) and Prof Lin signing the agreement

The MoU was signed by UTAR President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik and MUST President Prof Dr Lin Chii-Ruey, under the witness of UTAR Vice President for R&D and Commercialisation Prof Ts Dr Faidz bin Abd Rahman and MUST Vice Dean for Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs Dr Liarng, Ruoh-Huei.

The ceremony was graced by UTAR Council Member Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan, as the Guest of Honour. Also present at the ceremony were UTAR Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Prof Ir Dr Goi Bok Min, R&D and Postgraduate Programmes Deputy Dean for Faculty of Creative Industries Dr Loo Hong Chuang, Division of Community and International Networking Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering Head Prof Ir Dr Rajkumar Durairaj, Department of Game Studies Head Tan Han Keong, MUST Department of Multimedia and Game Development Assoc Prof Dr Chang Chi Hsuan, Department of Mechanical Engineering Asst Prof Dr Lin Chun-Ming, Department of Hotel Management and Culinary Creativity Instructor Jessica Tsou, Chief Consultant Maurice Chen and Jacy Liew.

In Prof Chuah’s remarks, he expressed his pleasure at having a meaningful MoU signing ceremony between the two institutions that intends to explore various areas of collaboration such as research projects, academic development exchanges, and students and staff exchanges. He said, “In this era of globalisation and the so-called fourth industrial revolution, the world has become smaller and smaller. No single country or university can address all the challenges of the future. We need collaboration and cooperation.”

According to him, UTAR is a young university with an initial intake of only 411 students, and it has now grown to over 25,000 students in a mere 17 years since its establishment. Recognising the value of working together for a common goal, the University has signed more than 350 MoUs with other universities and industrial corporations. He also mentioned that none of the MoUs signed would end up without concrete result, and added that the MoU signing today was the beginning for many more good things to come.

On the other hand, Prof Lin gave an introduction about MUST and expressed his willingness to explore potential areas of collaboration with UTAR. He said, “We are very glad to partner with UTAR. I hope that we can enhance the cooperation between the two sides through activities such as research and development and industry collaboration.”

The ceremony ended with souvenirs exchange and a group photo session.

From left: Prof Rajkumar, Tan, Dr Lai, Prof Goi, Dato’ Seri Ong, Prof Chuah, Prof Lin, Dr Liarng, Dr Lin, Prof Faidz, Maurice Chen, Dr Chang, Jessica Tsou, Jacy Liew and Dr Yeo

During the souvenir exchange

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