A GROUP of delegates from the Irish Higher Education sector and Education in Ireland (Asia) visited Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Sungai Long Campus last Monday.
The delegates comprised Education in Ireland regional manager Elizabeth Mchenry, senior education consultant (Asean) Cormac Kavanagh, Limerick Institute of Technology China & Southeast Asia liaison officer Karen McAvinue, Dublin Business School business relationship manager Zaiti Waddell, University of Limerick international education manager Liam Ryan and international marketing and recruitment assistant Celine Wong, Athlone Institute of Technology graduate international marketing and recruitment assistant Kean Yeap Yong, Dublin City University senior international officer Colum Cronin, Waterford Institute of Technology School of Science and Computing assistant lecturer cum researcher Graece Tan.
UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Prof Dr Yow Ho Kwang, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Academic Development and Undergraduate Programmes deputy dean Assoc Prof Dr Gobi Vetharatnam, Division of Community and International Networking (DCinterNet) director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research director Assoc Prof Dr Yong Thian Khok, Division of Programme Promotion Director Lee Choy Fong, Division of Admissions and Credit Evaluation Director Tan Kee Chuan and DCinterNet staff Liu Dan welcomed the delegation.The meeting started with the presentation of the UTAR corporate video to enhance the delegates’ understanding of the overall development of the university.
When delivering his remarks, Yow welcomed all the delegates to UTAR.
He then gave a brief introduction about the university and expressed his hope that a strong bond with the Irish universities could be created for future expansion of collaboration.
Each representative from the Irish universities, took turns to introduce the respective university and its developments. They expressed their willingness to create a stronger link with UTAR and hoped to explore more areas of collaboration.
An in-depth discussion was carried out between all the parties, which promoted the exchange of information. Among the possible areas of collaboration discussed were student exchanges, study tour, internships, PhD study and research collaboration.