Visit by CUCAS and China universities

Front row, fourth from left: Prof Dato’ Ewe and Mr Shi Chao with UTAR staff and representatives from CUCAS and China universities

UTAR welcomed visitors from China universities and China’s University and College Admission System (CUCAS) at its Sungai Long Campus on 20 May 2024. The visit aimed to strengthen the relationship between Malaysian and China educational institutions through academic exchange and cooperation.

Prof Dato’ Ewe delivering his opening remarks

UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat, welcomed the visitors, expressing gratitude for their visit and emphasising UTAR’s commitment to holistic education. He introduced UTAR’s Six Pillars of Education and detailed UTAR’s recent accomplishments in various academic fields and competitions. Prof Dato’ Ewe also highlighted UTAR’s efforts towards internationalisation, underscoring the importance of global partnerships in higher education.

Mr Shi Chao delivering his speech

Mr Shi Chao, General Manager of CUCAS, thanked UTAR for the hospitality and shared CUCAS’s vision of building bridges between China and Malaysian universities. He stressed the significance of promoting mutual understanding and cooperation between the institutions in his speech.

The event also featured presentations from representatives of various Chinese universities, including Hainan Tropical Ocean University Director of Student Affairs Office Mr Chen Lei, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics Prof Dr Li Guowei, Vice Dean of School of Economics Mr Deng Xiaojun, Vice Dean of School of Foreign Languages Mr Xiong Jianguo, School of International Education & Studies Admission Director Ms Chen Sihan, North China Institute of Science and Technology International Cooperative Deputy Director Mr Wang Meng and Programme Manager Ms Xi Ashu, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Admission and Brand Management & Promotion Centre Advisor Ms Zhang Zhexi and TCM Education Centre Director Ms Jiang Ru, Zhejiang Gongshang University Admissions Office Director Ms Xu Beijia and staff Ms Mo Jiahuan, International Students Management Office Director Ms Yu Rongfang, Hainan Medical University Party Committee of International Education College Secretary Mr Zhang Wanke, International Education College Admission Officer Mr Zhao Weiyu, Southwest University International College Dean Mr Yu Zeyuan and International Student Admission Officer Mr Wang Que, and Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Overseas Students Affairs Centre of School of International Education Section Chief Ms Wen Boxin and Project Director Mr Adi Wirawan Tjahjono. These representatives introduced their respective institutions and discussed potential areas for collaboration.

Present at the event were Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM) Dean Dr Pok Wei Fong, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, M. Kandiah Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MK FMHS) Department of Chinese Medicine Head Dr Leu Kim Fey, Centre for International Student Recruitment and Education Collaboration Director Mr Lee Choy Fong, Office of International Affairs Director (OIA) Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn and OIA Assistant Manager Ms Goo Yi Qun.

The event concluded with a group photograph session and a souvenir presentation session, symbolising the newfound partnership between the institutions.

Exchange of souvenirs

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