Category: Faculty of Engineering

UTM as Plenary Speaker on Sustaining International Partnerships in Japan JAGCE’s National Convention

UTM Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir presented as plenary speaker at the national convention of Japan Association for Global Competency Education (JAGCE) in Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Minato City, Tokyo. Representing UTM Vice Chancellor, Prof Mohammed Rafiq highlighted the key role of the international office in sustaining international partnerships, and several best practices including active participation in international events for higher education, a system to record and monitor partnership activities, and close communication and cooperation with members of faculties. At present, UTM has more than 300 active global partners and is actively involved in 26 international alliances. At the convention, several strategic collaborations with top global universities such as the MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Low Carbon Transport Research with Imperial College London were also highlighted.

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UTM Strengthen Ties with Japan and South East Asia’s Industry-Academia-Government Consortium

As Advisory Members, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) attended the Global Technology Initiative (GTI) Consortium Symposium on 6 December 2019 at Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan. GTI is an industry-academia-government collaboration comprising of 218 member institutions including industry, corporations and associations, learning institutions, and government organisations in Japan and South East Asia. The symposium featured special speeches from its member representatives, including Mr Alexandre Riesterer, Director and Executive Vice President of Bosch Corporation, Japan, and Dr Hiroshi Fujiwara, Chairman and President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Association Japan and BroadBand Tower, Inc, Japan.

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NITech Sakura’s Program 2019 – ASEAN Universities (UTM-UTHM-VNU-NUOL)

Four ASEAN universities including Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), University Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM), Vietnam National University (VNU) and National University of Laos participated in the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) Sakura’s Program. Seminar on advanced nanotechnology material and its application to sustainability and disaster reduction were conducted and presented by NITech, UTM and UTHM professors and lecturers to teach and expose the students to the variety of knowledge related to advance material application. Three UTM students; Muhammad Syahmi Bin Azhari, Muhammad Zahin Bin Abd Muttalib and Muhamad Lokman Bin Sakip from School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering visited and experience experimental activities in the Nano Advance Material Research Centre at Ichikawa and Soga laboratories.

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UTM won the top two prizes at NI Autonomous Robotics Competition 2019

Two teams from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) were declared as the Champion and 1st Runner Up at National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition 2019 (NIARC) held at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Nibong Tebal branch campus.

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Visit by Professor Hassan Ugail to UTM as part of WTUN Exchange Program

Professor Hassan Ugail, Director of the Centre for Visual Computing, University of Bradford, UK, recently visited UTM Johor Bahru as part of World Technology Universities Network (WTUN) Exchange Program, to explore the possibility of collaborative research and teaching between the two institutions.

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