GDEX visits UTAR to discuss possible collaborations

Prof Ewe presenting a token of appreciation to Teong (right)

A group of delegates from GD Express Sdn Bhd (GDEX) paid a visit to UTAR Sungai Long Campus on 15 February 2022. During the visit, a discussion was held between both parties to consider areas of collaboration.

The delegates from GDEX were its Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer Teong Teck Lean, Chief Strategy Officer John Teoh, Advisor Toh Kar Inn, Head of Training Department Thevan and Muhaimin from the Training Department.

Welcoming the delegates on behalf of UTAR were its President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat,  Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, Faculty of Science (FSc) Dean Assoc Prof Dr Lim Tuck Meng, FSc Department of Physical and Mathematical Science Head Ts Dr Lam Weng Hoe, Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF) Dean Assoc Prof Dr Au Yong Hui Nee, FBF Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Yew King Tak, FBF Department of Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management Head Ng Yin Kuan, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, LKC FES Deputy Dean for R&D and Postgraduate Programmes Dr Ling Lloyd, Centre for Extension Education (CEE) Director Assoc Prof Ir Dr Lim Jee Hock, CEE Business Development and Administration and Operation Unit Head Joleena Chong binti Mohamad Chong, Division of Programme Promotion Director Lee Choy Fong, Centre for Corporate and Community Development (CCCD) Director Lim Guat Yen, CCCD Head for Corporate and Community Training Mohd Faizul bin Ahmad, Department of Chancellery Head-cum-Department of Alumni Relations and Placement Head Lim Swea Jen, Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, DCInterNet Deputy Director Dr Chen I-Chi, DCInterNet Manager Ong Yoon Furn and Chin Sau Lai from DCInterNet.

Among the possible collaborations discussed at the meeting were internship programmes, joint training courses and talks. A proposal was also presented to GDEX about a joint research lab on shipment and logistics at UTAR. Furthermore, the meeting saw discussions on entry requirements and credit transfer requirements, where GDEX’s Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) certificate holders could further study at UTAR to obtain a degree in logistics. There was also a sharing of information about UTAR e-Commerce Fulfilment Centre and RFID Technology for possible collaboration.

The event ended with a souvenir presentation, followed by a group photography session.

Prof Ewe (front row, third from left) and Teong (front row, third from right)

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