MoU with Oriental Institute of Technology

Prof Huang (second from left) and Prof Choong with the MoU agreements while Dr Ying-Ling (far left) and Dr Liew look on.

UTAR and Oriental Institute of Technology (OIT), Taiwan officially inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Kampar Campus on 25 August 2016.

Delegates from OIT present at the ceremony were President of OIT Prof Huang Mou-Chuan and Director of International Affairs Division Dr Chen Ying-Ling. The delegates were welcomed by UTAR Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relations Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT) Dean Assoc Prof Dr Liew Soung Yue, Institute of Management and Leadership Development and Division of Community and International Networking Director Prof Dr Cheng Ming Yu, FICT Head of Department of Computer Science Dr Ooi Boon Yaik, and Faculty of Business and Finance Head of Postgraduate Degree Programmes Dr Chen, I-Chi.

Prof Choong expressed his warm welcome to the delegates and introduced UTAR to the first-time visitors. “UTAR was established in 2002. Although still a young university, UTAR continuously innovates in our pursuit of excellence by providing our students with a progressive learning environment to aid the development of their strengths.”

He added, “I am impressed by the OIT research group’s excellent achievement in the 27th International Invention and Innovation Exhibition (ITEX 2016) with four gold, one silver and one bronze won with meaningful and interesting inventions. Hence, I am looking forward to future collaborations between both parties, especially on joint research projects, staff and students exchange programmes, conferences, seminars, workshops and publications.”

Prof Huang then gave a brief introduction about OTI and its courses during the ceremony. “OTI was originally founded by the Far Eastern Textile Group in 1968. In order to become an emblematic and exceptional higher learning institution, we support and encourage interdisciplinary research among our students and staff. We also encourage them to participate in national and international conferences and competitions to present their research and inventions, such as the ITEX 2016 in Malaysia a few months ago.”

He added, “This MoU signing marks the dawn of the collaboration between OTI and UTAR, and we look forward to the international exchanges and cooperation with UTAR the future holds.”

Prof Choong (left) and Prof Huang delivering their remarks.

Prof Choong (left) and Prof Huang delivering their remarks.

The event reached its zenith with the signatories being invited to sign the MoU documents, followed by a souvenir presentation session.

With the signing of this MoU, OIT joins a long list of robust institutional partners which have been instrumental in cementing UTAR’s position as a global university of educational excellence with transformative societal impact.

Souvenir exchange between both parties.

Souvenir exchange between both parties.

From left: Prof Cheng, Dr Ying-Ling, Prof Huang, Prof Choong, Dr Liew, Dr Ooi and Dr I-Chi.

From left: Prof Cheng, Dr Ying-Ling, Prof Huang, Prof Choong, Dr Liew, Dr Ooi and Dr I-Chi.

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