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SEATUC & GTI Consortium Symposium 2024

TOKYO, 29th Feb. – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) represented by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail; Pro-Vice-Chancellor (UTM Kuala Lumpur Campus), Professor Ts. Dr. Abd Latif bin Salleh; Dean of Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Professor Dr. Ali Selamat and Senior Assistant Registrar of UTM International Kuala Lumpur, Su Zalpha Mohamed had attended the 18th South East Asia Technical University Consortium (SEATUC) Meeting and Symposium and Global Technology Initiative (GTI) Consortium Symposium 2024 hosted by Shibaura Institute of Technology at Tokyo, Japan.

Professor Ts. Dr. Abd Latif Saleh presenting token of appreciation to the Chairman of the 18th SEATUC Symposium Steering Committee Meeting, Prof. Dr. Nakamuri Hitoshi, Dean of Graduate School of Engineering and Science, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Professor Ts. Dr. Abd Latif Saleh and Su Zalpha Mohamed attended the Steering Committee Meeting Chaired by Prof. Dr. Nakamura Hitoshi, Dean of Graduate School of Engineering and Science who will soon be appointed as the Vice-President.  The meeting focuses on the publishment of SEATUC Journal from SIT. There will be eleven (11) tracks for this journal and all SEATUC members were invited to send proposal for Editors for this journal. The meeting also agreed that Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam will host the 19th SEATUC Symposium in 2025 and Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia will be the host for 20th SEATUC Symposium in 2026.

Professor Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail presented paper during the President Panel session.

Professor Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, entices participants and audiences on Building the Spin-Offs & Startups ~ UTM Experience matching the theme Fostering Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Times of Green and Digital Transformation during the President Panel at Adegawa Theater, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan.

Group photo of SEATUC President Panelist Member and Organising Committee

The SEATUC fosters international collaboration and comprehensive exchange programs. Members include Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan), King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand), Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam), Suranaree University of Technology (Thailand), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Vietnam) and Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia).

Professor Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail presenting token of appreciation to the President of Shibaura Institute of Technology, Professor Yamada Jun

SEATUC is held once a year at each SEATUC participated university by rotation. With more than 200 students and faculty members from each universities participating to this event. This creates a lively and healthy exchanging of research ideas and thoughts with foreign students and researchers.

Group photo of GTI Advisory Committee and Organising Committee

The GTI Consortium Symposium is usually held in December, but this year it was held in February 2024 in conjunction with the 18th SEATUC Symposium. As Advisory Members, UTM and MJIIT attended the GTI Consortium Symposium on 28 February 2024. GTI consortium Symposium 2023, featured keynote speeches and case study reports under the theme of “Initiatives for Human Resource Development through International Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration”. It include a keynote speech by Mr. Satoshi Nagata of NTT DoCoMo, Inc., an internationally active researcher focusing on next-generation communication technologies, an introduction of activities of international programs implemented through inter-university cooperation, and an introduction of endowed courses that private companies can utilize and their case reports.

UTM and MJIIT have been participating in GTI activities since the establishment of the alliance in December 2015. In addition to international projects between learning institutions, the consortium also focuses on inter-governmental projects, allowing allied universities to take part in national aid projects based on intergovernmental agreements and international joint research projects. Through its global internship, it presents student opportunities for internship at firms and factories overseas to experience cultural diversity and gain understanding on different approaches to problem solving. In its Global Project Based Learning, students from member universities form international teams to put forward proposals and present ideas to solve challenging technical issues, with mentorship from university faculty members, authorities working at member companies and government agencies.

GTI will be a platform where global industries and universities in Japan and the world in cooperation with government agencies collaborate to nurture global engineers, and to bring technological innovation, and thus to strengthen international competitiveness in the engineering field.

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