Miri – 25 February 2016 – Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hanyang University, South Korea to promote collaboration in education and research activities.
Forging mutually beneficial partnerships with government, industry, reputable institutions of higher learning and regional communities is part of Curtin Sarawak’s goal of becoming a recognised regional leader in education and research. They help advance teaching and research at the university, allowing its students graduate with the practical skills, connections and knowledge needed to succeed in the global marketplace.
The MoU with Hanyang University facilitates the exchange of faculty members between both universities for research, lectures and discussion purposes; student exchange for activities related to study and research; exchange of academic materials and publications; and collaboration in organising joint scientific conferences.
The MoU was initiated by the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) of Curtin Sarawak’s Faculty of Engineering and Science. Prior to the signing, Professor Han-Seung Lee from Hanyang University’s Department of Architectural Engineering and chairperson of the university’s Durable Building & Infrastructure Research Center (DuraBi) visited Curtin Sarawak in November 2015 to explore areas of collaboration between the two universities.
Following the signing of the MoU, a joint research programme focusing on aspects of construction such as the protection of construction materials like steel and concrete from deterioration as well as infrastructural sustainability has been initiated.
Hanyang University is a private research university in South Korea with a student population of approximately 37,000. Its main campus is located in Seoul while its second campus, the Education Research Industry Cluster at Ansan (ERICA), is located in Ansan.
Civil and Construction Engineering is one of several Curtin engineering courses offered at Curtin Sarawak under its Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programme. It also offers a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Civil Engineering.
Curtin University ranks in the top 200 in the world for Civil Engineering in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 (QSWURS). Curtin Sarawak is rated ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ in the Malaysian discipline-based D-SETARA rating system for its engineering programmes.
Curtin Sarawak’s February/March intake is in progress and those interested to find out more about its engineering courses, or its range of courses in business and humanities, can visit www.curtin.edu.my/future/enquiry.htm.
科廷大学（澳洲大学马来西亚分校） Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia