UTAR inks MoU with TAM

UTAR inks MoU with TAM

Aimed at promoting education and understanding of scientific knowledge, technological advancement and skills among the students, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked between UTAR and Technological Association Malaysia (TAM) at Kampar Campus on 18 February 2022.

Signing on behalf of the two parties were UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and TAM President Ts Ir Yam Teong Sian, while UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min and Perak Branch Chairman of TAM Ts Dr Khoo Boo Kean were the witnesses for the respective parties.

Prof Ewe (left) and Ir Yam emphasising the importance of technological advancement

Emphasising the importance of technology and insights on human life, Prof Ewe in his speech, said, “On behalf of UTAR, I would like to express my gratitude to TAM for the opportunity to strengthen our collaboration, which we first established in 2016. This collaboration enables us to continue our effort in promoting the art and science of engineering. The efforts will include organising joint conferences to facilitate publication and presentation of papers, and the exchange of expertise from speakers from both institutions. This will also enable us to gain insights into the industry, which is important for ensuring that our programmes remain relevant to the advances of the industry, and improving our curriculum development, as well as our staff and students’ professional development.”

He added, “Under this MoU, we will also be able to facilitate the sharing and exchange of technical knowledge through joint participation in international events, for instance, the International Mobility Forums for the Engineering Technologists and Technicians, which aims to strengthen Malaysia’s involvement and help the country gain better recognition in the engineering field.”

Lauding UTAR as a prominent and progressive university with enormous achievements, Ir Yam in his speech said that TAM is indeed very pleased and proud to continue their partnership with UTAR. He also expressed his confidence that the collaboration with UTAR would continue to be a fruitful partnership. He also said the MoU signed here today will provide TAM with a committed approach to working more closely with UTAR, especially in the disciplines of science and engineering to produce more technological competent graduates.

The ceremony reached its highlight with the signing of the MoU documents.

From left: Dr Khoo, Ir Yam, Prof Ewe and Prof Goi after the signing ceremony

Also present at the signing ceremony were UTAR Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) Dean Ir Prof Dr Ng Choon Aun, FEGT Deputy Dean for Academic Development and Undergraduate Programmes Assoc Prof Ir Ts Dr Leong Kah Hon, FEGT Head of Department of Construction Management Dr Kwan Wai Hoe, FEGT academic Ts Dr S. Shalini, Deputy Director of Division of Community and International Networking Dr Chen, I-Chi, Perak Branch Vice Chairman of TAM Ts Ir Wong Seak Wai, Perak Branch Immediate Past Chairman of TAM Ts Steven Shum Wai Koon, TAM members and UTAR staff.

TAM is an organisation for all levels and disciplines of technologists, from professionals to students and everyone whose career is technological in nature. TAM was established in the year 1946. It is the oldest serving technological organisation in Malaysia aimed at bringing a clearer understanding and appreciation of technology to instil among members an impelling desire to achieve professional competence and the highest standard of technological skills.

A memorable group photo to mark the beginning of the collaboration

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