UNIVERSITI Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) and Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (Misi) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation at the university’s Petaling Jaya campus.
Signing on behalf of the two parties were the university’s vice president (Internationalisation and Academic Development) Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and the institute’s chief executive officer Dr Mahender Singh while Utar’s Faculty of Science dean Associate Prof Dr Lim Tuck Meng and Misi education director Dr Albert Tan signed as witnesses. Also present to witness the signing was the institute’s chairman Tan Sri Dr Zulkefli A. Hassan.
“Under the MoU, Utar and Misi will collaborate to foster advancement in teaching, research, and promoting the international reputation of both institutions through student and staff exchanges, joint research projects, training activities, and other academic activities, particularly those that are related to the advancement of education and research in supply chain and logistics,” said Prof Ewe.
He added that a specific item under the MoU would be the full credit-transfer graduate student exchange between the two institutions, which would provide an enriched learning experience for the graduate students of both institutions.
Stating that they were proud to be working alongside the university, Dr Mahender said “Today signifies a partnership that commits us to working together closely towards our common goal, the pursuit of excellence in supply chain, logistics education and research.”
He added that the first Utar-Misi workshop would address the “Art and Science of Supply Chain Management” and will be linked to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War strategic principles.