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​UTP signs MOU with 3 Korean Institutions

(11 – 13 July 2012) 


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has signed MOUs with Sunchon National University, Mokpo National Maritime University, and Korea Maritime Institute recently.


The signing ceremonies, which were held in Korea, marked another significant milestone in UTP’s quest to achieve its academic and R&D excellence.  Details of the Korean institutions are:


1.  Sunchon National University, Korea



Sunchon National University is a public higher educational institution established by the Korean government in 1935. In 2002, it was selected as a top-tier university in education and research attainments in assessment of a  national university’s own development plans, winning recognition as the education institute on the growth track.

  MOU Signatory:  Mr. Song, Yeong Moo, President of Sunchon National University
2. Mokpo National Maritime University, Korea

Founded in 1950, Mokpo National Maritime University is a maritime specialized university that focuses on cultivating intellectuals who will have the leadership for new maritime culture and knowledge of maritime science.  It is equipped with modern laboratory equipment and two new large-scale practice ships that are used in classes.   

  MOU Signatory:  Prof. Dr. young-sub, Ahn, President of Mokpo National Maritime University
3. Korea Maritime Institute
  Korea Maritime Institute was established in 1984.  It specialises on cultivating intellectuals who will have not only the leadership for new maritime culture, but also the knowledge of maritime science.  It functions as a think tank for developing national policies on marine affairs and fisheries. 
  MOU Signatory:  Dr. Hak-So Kim, President of Korea Maritime Institute  


UTP was represented by Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic.  He was also invited to be one of the speakers to present a topic on “The Future of Offshore Plant Industries with New Eco-Technologies” at the EXPO 2012 Yeosu Korea-OECD International Symposium at Jeollanam do, Korea on 10 July 2012.


In addition, Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil was one of the panel members for a round table discussion entitled “Policy Issues for the Future” at the symposium.  Organised by the Korea Maritime Institute, other invited speakers and discussion panellists of the symposium include internationally-recognized leaders with extensive experience in marine industries and ocean economic growth.