The Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia have successfully organized their first Online Global Classroom (OGC) Series with two (2) partner universities from Indonesia, which were Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) and Universitas Gadjah Mada.
This mobility program was held virtually via the Webex platform for 4 hours on the 14th July 2021 with the theme ‘Working Principle of Magnetorheological Fluid’. More than 50 participants from local and international partner university participated in this program.
The program was moderated by Prof. Ir. Dr. Saiful Amri, the head of the Engineering Materials and Structures (eMAST) research laboratory in MJIIT. The first speaker of this program was Dr. Siti Aishah Abdul Aziz, a researcher from eMast with her topic “Introduction to Magnetorheological Fluid”. This followed by the guest speakers, Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Ubaidillah (UNS), Dr. Irfan Bahiuddin (Universitas Gadjah Mada) and Dr. Fitrian Imaduddin (UNS), with their topics, “Introduction to Rheology”, ‘Modelling of Magnetorheological Fluid” and “Application of Magnetorheological Fluid”, respectively.
This program aims to strengthen the international networking between the three institutions and to continue the mobilities program despite the pandemic situations. MJIIT usually receive and send more than 100 students for the mobility programmes annually and the OGC platform gives the opportunity for the institution to continue this effort.
With the huge success and overwhelmed responses, the MJIIT OGC Series will continue in the near future with different research theme.