NTNU visits UTAR to discuss potential collaboration

Delegates from the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) visited Sungai Long Campus on 5 May 2023.

Among the delegates were NTNU President Prof Wu Cheng-Chih, College of the International Studies and Social Sciences Dean Prof Chiang Bo-Wei, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr Liu Meihui, Vice President for International Affairs Prof Liu Yi-De and International Affairs Manager Tan Sing Yee.

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, ICS Deputy Dean for R&D and Postgraduate Programmes Assoc Prof Dr Chin Chong Foh, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, UTAR Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre for Social and Policy Studies (TCLC) Chairperson Assoc Prof Dr Chin Yee Mun, Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, and ICS academic Dr Kwan Kai Hong. DCInterNet Deputy Director Dr Chen I Chi joined the meeting via Microsoft Teams from Kampar Campus.

Prof Dato’ Ewe said, “UTAR is a young university. It just celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. NTNU, on the other hand, has a long history; it celebrated its centenary last year. Since NTNU is a predecessor, we can learn so much from NTNU. We are also very close with the Taiwan universities, some of our academicians graduated from there. We have more than 60 collaboration partners in Taiwan.”

“It is admirable that UTAR has achieved so much in just 20 years,” Prof Wu said and added, “Our University did a good job in internationalising. It has successfully attracted many foreign students to study on its campus.”

He also said, “Malaysian students make up 20% of the international student population. There are also a number of Malaysians who have made excellent achievements at our University. I am confident that we will work more closely with UTAR in the future.”

During the discussion session, both parties were also seen suggesting a few areas of collaboration, including dual courses, sports development, research projects, student exchange programme, joint online courses with other universities, etc.

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

From left: Dr Kwan, Dr Chin Chong Foh, Dr Lee, Dr Lai, Prof Dato’ Ewe, Prof Wu, Dr Chong, Dr Liu, Prof Liu, Prof Chiang, Dr Chin Yee Mun and Tan

UTAR and NTNU having discussion at meeting room

Prof Dato’ Ewe (left) exchanging souvenirs with Prof Wu

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