Visit by Multimedia University

Prof Mazliham (seated; sixth from left) and Prof Dato’ Ewe (seated; fifth from right) with MMU delegates and UTAR staff

UTAR gave a warm welcome to the delegates from Multimedia University (MMU) who visited Sungai Long Campus on 20 February 2023. The main objective of the visit was to have a discussion and explore possibilities for future collaborations.

The MMU delegates consisted of MMU President Prof Dato’ Dr Mazliham Mohd Su’ud, Vice President for Academic and Innovative Learning Prof Ir Dr Wong Hin Yong, Vice President for Market Exploration, Engagement and Touchpoint Prof Ir Dr Hairul Azhar Abdul Rashid, Vice President for Student Experience and Entrepreneurship Development Prof Dr Wong Eng Kiong, Vice President for Strategic Marketing, Admission and Recruitment Mr Zambri Pawanchik, Vice President for Finance and Business Ventures Ms Nor A’dni binti Ismail, Human Capital Management Senior Director Ms Hayati Othman, Support Services Office General Manager Dr Syed Sham Syed Ja’afar, Strategy and Quality Assurance Director Assoc Prof Dr Goh Guan Gan, Melaka Campus Director Dr Mohd Rizal bin Abdul Razak, Academic Registrar Ms Azurah Rezo, Faculty of Engineering and Technology Dean Assoc Prof Dr Fazly Salleh Abas, Faculty of Information Science and Technology Prof Ts Dr Lau Siong Hoe, Faculty of Law Dean Dr Kuek Chee Ying, Faculty of Business Dean Dr Lye Chun Teck, Faculty of Engineering Dean Dr Ooi Chee Pun, Faculty of Computing and Informatics Dean Ts Dr Junaidi Abdullah, Faculty of Management Dean Dr Mohd Fairuz Abd Rahim, Faculty of Creative Multimedia Dean Ts Dr Lim Kok Yoong, Faculty of Cinematic Arts Dean Ts Amir Shahlan Amiruddin, Faculty of Applied Communication Dean Dr Ong Sue Lyn, President’s Office Senior Manager Mr Nizam Syamil Razalli, and MMU Photographer Mr Nor Nazri Mohamed.

Representing UTAR  to welcome the delegates were UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat, UTAR Registrar Ms Loh Siaw Yen, Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM) Dean Dr Pok Wei Fong, 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, Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI) Deputy Dean for R&D and Postgraduate Programmes Dr Cynthia Lau Pui-Shan, M. Kandiah Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MK FMHS) Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Dr Leong Pooi Pooi, Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPSR) Director Assoc Prof Dr Yong Thian Khok, Division of Strategy and Performance Measurement (DSPM) Director Prof Dr Zuraidah Abd Manaf, Division of Corporate Communication and Public Relations (DCCPR) Director Ms Ong Soo Weon, Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn and DCInterNet Deputy Director Dr Chen, I-Chi.

Meanwhile, joining the discussion over Microsoft Teams (MT) from UTAR Kampar Campus were Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) Dean Ir Prof Dr Ng Choon Aun, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT) Dean Prof Ts Dr Liew Soung Yue, Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS) Dean Dr Lee Lai Meng, Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF) Dean Assoc Prof Dr Au Yong Hui Nee, and Faculty of Science (FSc) Dean Assoc Prof Dr Lim Tuck Meng.

The discussion kicked off with an opening remark from Prof Dato’ Ewe, who said, “It is truly a privilege for UTAR to be able to extend its continuous assistance and support towards the UTAR-Multimedia University collaboration. I believe today will be a great opportunity for both institutions to explore more collaborative efforts together.” He added, “UTAR and Multimedia University signed its first MoU in the year 2010, and although time has gone by so quickly, the MoU has made our collaboration stronger with each passing year. I am glad that UTAR is able to collaborate with Multimedia University. UTAR strongly believes that an MoU like this is vital for the University to gain a wider span of diverse knowledge.”

Prof Ewe welcoming the delegates

Prof Mazliham also delivered a speech to the attendees, saying, “This is not the first time that we have visited UTAR, and as Prof Dato’ Ewe mentioned, both MMU and UTAR have signed an MoU before. Thus, I hope we can continue to collaborate with UTAR and develop a stronger partnership as we believe it can greatly benefit the students of both institutions.”

Prof Mazliham giving his speech

Ongoing discussion

After an insightful discussion between the two parties, the visit ended with a souvenir exchange and group photography session.

Prof Dato’ Ewe (left) and Prof Mazliham exchanging souvenirs

From left: Prof Mazliham and Prof Dato’ Ewe

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