MoU signing between UTAR and Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony was held between UTAR and the Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute, China (YRCTI) on 10 November 2023 at Sungai Long Campus. The signatories were UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat and YRCTI President Dr Hu Hao.

From left: Dr Chin, Dr Yip, Dr Yong, Dr Lai, Dr Yap, Prof Dato’ Ewe, Dr Hu, Prof Yang, Prof Wang, Prof Chen, Mr Ji and Prof Lei

Representing YRCTI were Department of Civil and Transportation Engineering Dean Prof Wang Fuquan, Department of Hydraulic Engineering Dean Prof Lei Heng, External Liaison and Cooperation Department Deputy Director Ji Yao, and Surveying and Mapping Engineering Department academics Prof Yang Zhonghua and Prof Chen Lin. 

Also present at the ceremony were UTAR Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Assoc Prof Ts Dr Yap Wun She, LKC FES Head of Department of Civil Engineering Ir Ts Dr Yip Chun Chieh, LKC FES academic Ts Dr Chin Ren Jie, Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPSR) Director Assoc Prof Dr Yong Thian Khok, and Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn.

Prof Dato’ Ewe delivering his speech

Prof Dato’ Ewe said, “Through this MoU, we will carry out joint international scientific research projects and joint talent training programmes. These collaborations will provide students with a broader development platform and opportunities, while also providing the faculty with deeper academic development and opportunities for research collaboration.”

He added, “The signing of this memorandum of understanding means that we will work together to promote the progress and development of education, academic and scientific research. I look forward to creating greater value for the academic community through cooperation between the two parties after today’s signing ceremony, and also contributing to the friendship and society between the two countries.”

Dr Hu delivering his speech

Dr Hu said, “With this MoU, UTAR and YRCTI both can complement each other, improve and develop with each other. At the same time, we will utilise our respective advantages and reach a consensus on cooperation in terms of exchanging teachers and students, academic exchanges, joint creation of various projects, and joint training of students. I hope we can explore more cooperation opportunities, build a broader platform and provide opportunities for the youth of China and Malaysia.”

Prof Dato’ Ewe (left) and Dr Hu signing the MoU document

Prof Dato’ Ewe (left) and Dr Hu exchanging the MoU documents

Prof Dato’ Ewe (left) and Dr Hu exchanging some souvenirs

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