UTAR's engagement with NYCU across two campuses

UTAR marked a significant stride in international academic cooperation through a series of engaging events held across its Kampar and Sungai Long Campuses, featuring delegates from National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU).

UTAR staff and NYCU delegates at Kampar Campus (left) and Sungai Long Campus (right)

On 23rd April 2024, UTAR Kampar Campus hosted Director of International Affairs of NYCU College of Engineering Prof Albert T. Yeung, Department of Mechanical Engineering Prof Lau Gih Keong, Department of Civil Engineering Prof Tee-Ann Teo, staff of College of Engineering Ms Chang Ya-Chun and a PhD student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The engaging session revolved around collaborative discussions focusing on co-advising, special cooperation projects, and academia-industry cooperation initiatives.

Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) Deputy Dean Dr Lo Po Kim, Department of Industrial Engineering Head Dr Khoo Sze Wei, Department of Industrial Engineering academic Dr Lim Chong Hooi, Office of International Affairs (OIA) Deputy Director Dr Chen I-Chi and OIA Assistant Manager Ms Yee Kai Ling welcomed the guests. The morning featured a dynamic exchange of ideas, including introductions to upcoming summer and elite internship programmes, designed to enhance student experiences and foster practical learning.

From left: Dr Lo receiving a souvenir from Prof Albert

The discussion between UTAR and NYCU at Kampar Campus

On 25 April 2024, the focus shifted to the UTAR Sungai Long Campus where a formal Mutual Credit Recognition (MCR) Agreement Exchange Ceremony took place. The ceremony was not just a formality but it also served as a foundational step towards facilitating seamless student exchanges and credit transfers between UTAR and NYCU. The event was marked by a series of presentations and discussions.

Representing UTAR Sungai Long Campus were Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Prof Ts Dr Yap Wun She, Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Computing Applications Chairperson Prof Ts Dr Yau Kok Lim, Centre for Healthcare Science and Technology Chairperson Assoc Prof Ir Dr Chee Pei Song, LKC FES Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering academic Assoc Prof Ir Dr Tey Jing Yuen, LKC FES Department of Mechatronics and BioMedical Engineering academics Ir Dr Danny Ng Wee Kiat and Dr Low Jen Hahn, OIA Deputy Director Dr Chen I-Chi and OIA Senior Assistant Manager Ms Liu Dan.

From left: Prof Yap and Prof Albert exchanging the agreement

Prof Yap and Prof Albert (in red tie) exchanging souvenirs

Following the agreement exchange, the event featured discussions similar to those at Kampar, further solidifying the commitment towards shared projects and programmes. These events signify a pivotal advancement in UTAR’s international relations, potentially increasing opportunities for students and faculty alike through enhanced educational standards and global exposure.

The discussion between UTAR and NYCU at Sungai Long Campus

The session concluded with an overview of the extensive scholarship opportunities available at NYCU. Detailed were the exciting prospects, including internships, multiple job opportunities, and substantial potential earnings post-graduation, with annual salaries exceeding USD80,000. These opportunities span several fields of study, such as Physics, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Environmental Engineering, highlighting the depth and breadth of NYCU’s educational offerings.

Introduction of scholarship by NYCU representatives to UTAR students in Kampar and Sungai Long Campuses

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