UTAR forms partnership with Wuhan Polytechnic of China
An official partnership was built between UTAR and Wuhan Polytechnic of China through an exchange of memorandum of understanding (MoU) at UTAR Kampar Campus on 17 May 2023.
The MoU was pre-signed by UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat and Wuhan Polytechnic President Prof Yan Liezhou. It was exchanged by Prof Dato’ Ewe and Wuhan Polytechnic Vice President Assoc Prof Diao Yuanbin.
Present at the MoU exchange ceremony were Wuhan Polytechnic School of Electronics and Information Engineering Dean Assoc Prof Yang Jun, School of Computer Technology and Software Engineering Dean Assoc Prof Yang Xudong, Department of Continuing Education and Training Director Assoc Prof Xiong Hequn, Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Director Assoc Prof Wang Kaiwen, Department of International Relations Director Assoc Prof Zhang Ziyi; Vice President of United World Chinese Association and President of United World Chinese Association (South East Asia) and United World Chinese Association (Malaysia) Dato’ Sri Foo Kok Leang, United World Chinese Association (Malaysia) Vice President Dato’ Foo Chee Kean, United World Chinese Association (Malaysia) Secretary Poh Ban Tat, United World Chinese Association (Malaysia) Assistant Secretary Hoo Jiun Tyng; Hubei Chamber of Commerce (Malaysia) President Zhang Hui and Vice President Luo Tiancheng; UTAR Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relations Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT) Dean Prof Ts Dr Liew Soung Yue, Centre for Extension Education (CEE) Director Assoc Prof Ir Dr Lim Jee Hock, Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, DCInterNet Deputy Director Dr Chen, I-Chi, Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Dr Tan Kok Tat, FEGT academic Assoc Prof Ir Dr Yeap Kim Ho, and UTAR staff.
Through the MoU, UTAR and Wuhan Polytechnic of China will collaborate in areas such as joint international research programmes, joint talent training, staff visitation, student exchanges, internships, and study advancement for diploma students.
In his remarks, Prof Dato’ Ewe said, “UTAR and Wuhan Polytechnic of China have almost the same faculties and programmes. Therefore, I believe this MoU will allow the two universities to work together more effectively in realising resource sharing and synergistic effects.”
Echoing the sentiment of Prof Dato’ Ewe, Wuhan Polytechnic Vice President Assoc Prof Diao said, “Wuhan Polytechnic of China is currently in the process of selecting the first batch of exchange students to commence their study life at UTAR. We wish to take this opportunity to solidify our partnerships with UTAR and United World Chinese Association through various academic collaborations.”
The MoU exchange ceremony ended with a group photography session, a discussion about future collaborations and a tour around the campus.