Visit by Jiaying University, China

Visitors from Jiaying University, China visited Sungai Long Campus on 28 November 2023 to discuss cooperation on student exchange.

From left: Ms Wang, Mr Li Chao, Mr Li Linghao, Dr Yap, Dr Chong, Prof Dato’ Ewe, Prof Luo, Dr Lai, Prof Zhang, Prof Dong and Mr Wen

The visitors were Jiaying University Vice President Prof Dr Luo Jiawen, School of Civil Engineering Dean Prof Dr Dong Zuorong, Academic Affairs Office Director Prof Dr Zhang Desheng, Alumni Affairs Office Director Mr Li Chao, International Exchange and Cooperation Office Deputy Director Mr Wen Gangming and Youth League Committee Secretary Mr Li Linghao.

They were welcomed by UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) Dean Assoc Prof Dr Chong Siou Wei, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Assoc Prof Ts Dr Yap Wun She, Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn and DCInterNet Assistant Manager Ms Wang Yiling.

Prof Dato’ Ewe (left) and Dr Lai during the discussion

Prof Luo sharing his opinion

The focus of the meeting between Jiaying University and UTAR was on fostering a dynamic partnership between the two esteemed institutions. The discussions revolved around various aspects of cooperation to enhance the academic and cultural exchange between them. Talent training and teacher-student exchange visits emerged as pivotal topics, emphasising the importance of nurturing a well-rounded student body through exposure to diverse educational environments.

Discussions on potential collaborations

Furthermore, both universities expressed a keen interest in developing plans for research initiatives, with a specific emphasis on the exchange of Hakka culture. This cultural exchange aims to deepen understanding and appreciation of Hakka traditions among students from both institutions. Additionally, the meeting addressed the prospect of organising student summer camp activities to promote cross-cultural interaction and collaboration. Another significant discussion centred on the exchange of students within civil engineering-related majors, promoting a comprehensive understanding of the field. Both universities are looking forward to collaborating on scientific research projects to foster innovation and contribute to advancements in the field of civil engineering. The meeting marked a significant step towards establishing a robust partnership, encompassing academic, cultural, and research dimensions.

Prof Dato’ Ewe (standing on the left) and Prof Luo exchanging some souvenirs

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