Visit by Digital Bridge International, India

Visitors from Digital Bridge International (DBI), located in Markaz Knowledge City of Kerala, India, visited UTAR Sungai Long Campus on 2 May 2023.

Present were Markaz Knowledge City CEO Dr Abdul Salam Mohammed, DBI Managing Director Dr Abdurahiman Chalil, DBI Chief Advisor Hemeed Kanhirakkandy and DBI Academic Advisor Dr Ibrahim Afsal Valiya Thodiyil.

UTAR representatives who welcomed the visitors were UTAR Vice President for R&D and Commercialisation Prof Ts Dr Faidz bin Abd Rahman, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Deputy Dean for R&D and Postgraduate Programmes Assoc Prof Ir Dr Ling Lloyd, LKC FES Department of Civil Engineering academic Dr Ong Chuan Fang, Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Centre for Corporate and Community Development Director Lim Guat Yen, Department of Consultancy and Commercialisation Manager Hamrizal bin Haris and DCInterNet Manager Ong Yoon Furn.

The purpose of the visit was to seek possible collaboration opportunities between DBI and UTAR. At the discussion session, topics such as mutual credit recognition programme, student mobility programme, upskill and reskill courses, and many more were discussed. The guests from DBI showed interest in UTAR’s railway engineering programme as well as the railway development in Malaysia. They expressed their intention to begin collaboration in that area.

The visit ended with a souvenir exchange and a group photography session.

From left: Lim, Haris, Kanhirakkandy, Dr Ling, Dr Chalil, Dr Abdul Salam, Dr Thodiyil, Dr Ong and Ong

Dr Chalil delivering a presentation at the meeting room

Dr Abdul Salam (left) introducing Markaz Knowledge City to Prof Faidz (right) and the rest of the attendees

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