Visit by Xidian University (XDU), China

UTAR receives the delegates from Xidian University (XDU) on 8 August 2023 at Sungai Long Campus.

From left: Dr Lai, Dr Lee, Dr Chong, Dr Chang, Prof Goi, Prof Zhang, Prof Deng, Dr Chen, and Ni

The representatives from XDU were Vice President Prof Dr Zhang Jincheng, Dean of the School of International Education (Director) Assoc Prof Dr Huilin Chen, Director of the Department of Development and Planning Prof Dr Cheng Deng and Chinese Dean of Shen Jai Confucius Institute Assoc Prof Bei Ni.

Welcoming them were UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, Director of the Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, Dean of Institute of Chinese Studies (Sungai Long Campus) Assoc Prof Dr Chong Siou Wei, Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department Assoc Prof Ir Dr Chang Yoong Choon and DCInterNet Senior Assistant Manager Ms Liu Dan.

During the discussion, Prof Goi introduced the programmes offered by UTAR and highlighted the student exchange programmes and faculty partnerships. Dr Lee and Dr Chang, on the other hand, proposed a well-rounded student engagement plan, which included exchange programmes, projects, research collaborations, and study trips to foster diverse skills and intercultural awareness.

XDU representatives highlighted the significance of multicultural exchanges for students to broaden their horizons. They also emphasised the importance of university internationalisation and proposed the establishment of a centre to facilitate collaborative research.

During the discussion

Prof Goi (left) and Prof Zhang exchanging souvenirs

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