UTAR and Majlis Daerah Kampar (MD Kampar) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at MD Kampar office in Kampar on 6 April 2016.
Signing the MoU on behalf of the parties were UTAR President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik and Yang Dipertua MD Kampar Khairul Amir bin Mohamad Zubir, while UTAR Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS) Dean Dr Alia Azalea and Secretary of MD Kampar Tuan Nor Akmal bin Yang Ghazali signed as witnesses. Also present at the MoU signing ceremony were District Officer Dato’ Latipah binti Sehibi, UTAR Vice-President for Student Development and Alumni Relations Assoc Prof Dr Teh Chee Seng, Huges Corporation Executive Director Hew Fen Yee, UTAR staff, and Kampar District Council Members.
“UTAR is very pleased to formalise this collaboration with MD Kampar which will establish a basis for both UTAR and MD Kampar to explore further areas of cooperation. We appreciate MD Kampar’s warm reception of our previous collaborations and initiatives which included the hosting of our students as interns, especially those from our FAS and Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology. There were several collaborative projects with our students on community service, new village projects, sporting activities, campaigns, municipality matters, and many more. UTAR is indeed thankful to MD Kampar for your constant support of our initiatives and your efforts for a closer working relationship.”
“We therefore look forward to this MoU for further collaborations that will include more community projects, talks, seminars, campaigns, and especially final year projects for our students in terms of research and surveys. Kampar has given our university a great environment for both staff and students to study, live, and work in. It’s a beautiful town full of synergies and we believe that working together with MD Kampar will further enhance the spirit of community living, which is also in line with UTAR’s goal to empower our staff and students to use their knowledge and education for the development of the communities around them. ”
Prof Chuah’s sentiments were echoed by Khairul Amir. “Partnering with UTAR exemplifies our commitment to the academic community as well as to the local community in Kampar. The influx of UTAR and its students transformed Kampar into a young, vibrant, and international education hub, which also encouraged the growth of businesses and start-ups. Through this MoU, MD Kampar therefore looks forward to further win-win associations that will include more community projects, campaigns, and volunteerism projects.”
The MoU was intended to establish a basis upon which UTAR and MD Kampar may explore areas of cooperation. In this regard, the parties agreed to the following goals and objectives as part of their international collaboration programmes, namely to organise and participate in joint collaborative activities such as new village projects, career talks, conferences, workshops, publications, and seminars; to facilitate internships for UTAR students; and to promote collaborations between the two parties in final year projects of students and other activities.
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