MoU signing between UTAR and Guangdong Industry Polytechnic

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between UTAR and Guangdong Industry Polytechnic (GDIP), China, was held on 18 October 2023 at UTAR Sungai Long Campus. The signatories were UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat and GDIP Vice President Prof Liao Junjie.

From left: Chan, Wu, Dr Ng, Dr Lee, Dr Lai, Dr Yap, Prof Dato’ Ewe, Prof Liao, Tan, Prof Zhou, Prof Wang Baoyu, Dr Wang Xiaoyan and Kevin

Also present at the signing ceremony were GDIP’s Office of International Exchange and Cooperation Director Prof Dr Zhou Xiaoping, Papermaking Teaching and Research Section Director Prof Dr Wang Baoyu, School of Finance and Economics Deputy Dean Assoc Prof Dr Wang Xiaoyan and School of Finance and Economics Section member Wu Chujun.

Representatives from UTAR were Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Assoc Prof Ts Dr Yap Wun She, LKC FES Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM) Deputy Dean for Academic Development and Undergraduate Programmes Dr Ng Kar Yee, Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn and DCInterNet staff Liu Dan.

Representatives from ND Paper Malaysia (Selangor) Sdn Bhd were Deputy Human Resources (HR) Manager Tan Li Yen, Senior HR Executive Kevin Luo and HR Executive Chan Weng Hoe.

Prof Dato’ Ewe delivering his speech

Prof Dato’ Ewe said, “The signing of this MoU means that we will work together to promote the progress and development of education, academic, and scientific research. We will actively expand new areas of cooperation, and strengthen exchanges and cooperation between the two parties in original areas. I believe that through our joint efforts, our cooperation will achieve more fruitful results, and at the same time, contribute to the friendship and society between the two countries.”

Prof Liao delivering his speech

Prof Liao began his speech by introducing GDIP. He also mentioned that GDIP built an international vocational education pattern with the concept of "Bringing In, Going Out”, and responding to the "Belt and Road” initiative by serving the development of domestic and foreign enterprises.

In the discussions, ND Paper Malaysia, a paper manufacturing company based in Malaysia, will also assist to provide training and career opportunities for UTAR students.

Prof Dato’ Ewe (left) and Prof Liao exchanging the MoU document

Prof Dato’ Ewe (left) and Prof Liao exchanging some souvenirs

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