UTP strengthens its collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation
(3 September 2012)
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) Vice Chancellor, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Zainal Abidin Hj Kasim and Mitsubishi Corporation Chief Executive for Malaysia, Mr. Koichi Wada signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 3 September 2012 at Malaysian Petroleum Club, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, to augment its existing research and education partnership. This is a renewal of the earlier MOU for another 3 years commencing 1 July 2012.
Both parties had earlier signed an MOU on 29 April 2009 to establish the Mitsubishi Corporation Chair in Green Technology at UTP, to be funded by Mitsubishi Corporation through its Trust Fund called Mitsubishi Corporation Education Trust Fund (MCETF).
The Mitsubishi Corporation Chair in Green Technology was established to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of Green Technology and serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between UTP and high-level, internationally recognized researchers and academics from other universities and institutions.
The Chair in Green Technology was launched at UTP in 2009 with Professor Dr Yoshimitsu Uemura as its first Chair Holder. UTP has now a total of four of such positions including the Schlumberger Chair in Petroleum Engineering, Shell Chair in Petroleum Geoscience and Technip Chair in Deepwater & Subsea Technology. Puan Juniwati Rahmat Hussin, Chairman of UTP Board of Directors later on joined the team for lunch.