UTAR and RISM continue their cooperation ties

Prof Yow and Prof Goi (left picture), Dato’ Sr Thiruselvam and Datuk Sr Paul (right picture) displaying the signed document

The cooperation ties between UTAR and the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) was extended once more when a memorandum of cooperation renewal (MoC) was signed by both parties.

The MoC virtual signing ceremony took place via Zoom on 10 March 2021 with the participation of six other partner universities, namely Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and Taylor’s University.

The MoC was signed in advance by UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and RISM Hon Secretary General Sr Dainna Baharuddin. It was witnessed by UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Yow Ho Kwang and RISM Chair of University Partnering Committee Sr Dr Zainal A Majeed. During the virtual ceremony, Prof Ewe was represented by Prof Yow.

Also present at the virtual ceremony were RISM President Dato’ Sr Thiruselvam Arumugam, RISM Chair of Universities’ Partnering Committee Datuk Sr Paul Khong Poh Yew, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, LKC FES Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, LKC FES Head of Surveying Department Dr Felicia Yong Yan Yan and representatives from UM, USM, UTM, UiTM, UTHM and Taylor’s University.

The MoC aimed to record the principal points of agreement between UTAR and RISM in relation to co-operation and collaboration in programmes and activities relating to build environment and education of benefit to all surveyors including geomatics and land surveyors; building surveyors, quantity surveyors, and property consultants and valuation surveyors.

Prof Yow expressed, “On behalf of UTAR, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to RISM for your continued support to UTAR. With this collaboration, we truly believe, together we can build a better environment and education to benefit all surveyors including geomatics and land surveyors, building surveyors, quantity surveyors, and property consultants and valuation surveyors. We are indeed very honoured to be part of this signing ceremony. I look forward to progressing our partnership with mutually beneficial outcomes in the near future.”

Extending his gratitude, Dato’ Sr Thiruselvam said, “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who had supported and contributed to RISM all this while for all the collaborations and conferences. This is the first time we are having a virtual signing due to the current pandemic. I would like to note that we have successfully together with all the partner universities, organised quite a number of conferences which were participated by students and graduates. It gave them a platform to have an open dialogue with the industry players. Lastly, RISM will certainly ensure the best effort to maintain these collaborations in the future.”

Datuk Sr Paul enthused, “Today’s signing ceremony is certainly a privilege for us to partner with all the established universities that are here today. The ceremony this year is an important milestone for a journey of strong and fruitful collaboration between these two parties. RISM is looking forward to work with all the partner universities to develop and promote the surveying profession further, learn from each other and serve the society at large for the betterment of the surveying company.”

The MoC signing ceremony then moved on with the signing session with each university and ended with a group photography session.

(clockwise from top right) The representatives of UTAR, USM, UiTM, UTHM, Taylor’s University, UTM, UM and RISM during the MoC

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