Universitas Pertamina (UP) Indonesia awarded five Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) researchers with the International UTP-UP Collaborative Research Grant to encourage research collaboration and firmly establish networking and linkages between UTP and UP both parties.
A special award ceremony was held to mark the occasion. UP Institute of Research, Community Development and Innovation Director Dr Wahyu Agung Pramudito presented the award to Assoc Prof Dr Gunawan Witjaksono Djaswadi (Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department), Assoc Prof Dr Abdul Rahim Othman (Mechanical Engineering Department), Dr Nonni Soraya Sambudi (Chemical Engineering Department), Dr Mohamed Shuaib Mohamaed Saheed (Fundamental & Applied Sciences Department) and Dr Kiki Adi Kurnia (Chemical Engineering Department).
The International UTP-UP Collaborative Research Grant is a result of an MOU signing between both institutions early last year.
Under this collaborative research grant, researchers will receive funds with the maximum amount of up to USD5000 per research project for the duration of 12 months.
The collaboration will further strengthen UTP's international affiliation and bring two prominent institutions of higher learning together, working in different areas such as joint publication, joint supervision, research attachment and staff exchange.
"I would like to congratulate all grant recipients. This is an important collaboration between both institutions and I hope it will continue in the long run," said Dr Wahyu.
UTP Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation Prof Ir Dr M Shahir Liew said the award ceremony is a testimony of a successful strategic partnership between UTP and UP.
"This is a very significant step for UTP, both in the field of research and achieving its goal of becoming a globally prominent university," he said.