Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), a renowned university in Asia, has recently signed an MoU to collaborate in the areas of nanoelectronics research.
The MoU was signed by UTP Vice Chancellor, YBhg. Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim and NTHU Vice President for Global Affairs, Prof. Wei-Chung Wang on 31 July 2013 at PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur. Also present as witnesses were Prof. Dr. Abdul Rashid Abdul Aziz, UTP Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, and NTHU Dean of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor Keh-Yung Cheng.
The signing of the MoU is another important milestone for UTP’s journey towards becoming an internationally recognised higher learning institution. UTP will work closely with NTHU to promote technical and engineering competencies in academic and research. This significant alliance will augur well towards the holistic development of both universities and further help UTP to remain competitive and relevant to the industry and nation at large.
The signing of the MoU is also step towards establishing a more lively climate that offers new opportunities for UTP‘s students and staff to be exposed to an internationalised educational experience. Through this collaboration, the university’s networking activity will be enhanced, and this will be advantageous to them especially in the current challenging global scenario.
NTHU has been a part of UTP for the past three years as Professor Feng Da-Hsuan, NTHU Senior Vice President of Global Strategy, Planning, and Evaluation was appointed as a member of UTP’s Academic Advisory Council in May 2010 and has been contributing his ideas for the development of the university. Professor Feng was also the keynote speaker for UTP’s World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress (ESTCON) in 2012.