UTAR-REHAU Polymer inks MoU

Working together: (from left) REHAU engineer Christian Knevelkamp and Railway Solutions (Commercial) director Andy Waechter, Chong, Prof Goi, Chua and REHAU director of industry Dr Ralf Dingeldein.

A THREE-YEAR plan to make the Centre for Railway Infrastructure and Engineering (CRIE) at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) a gateway for German technology to enter the Asian market is underway.

The plan, prepared by CRIE chairperson Assoc Prof Dr Chua Kein Huat and REHAU Polymer Railway Solution (Asia Pacific Region) director Andrew Chong, will focus on South-East Asia and German markets in the first two years.

These efforts, according to a UTAR press release, are in line with Malaysia’s aspiration to be a developed nation through the creation of more high-value jobs.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the varsity and REHAU Polymer Sdn Bhd was sealed in Rehau, Germany, on Feb 24.

The documents were signed by UTAR vice president (Internationalisation and Academic Development) Prof Dr Goi Bok Min and Chong.

Also present were Chua, and Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) academic Dr Hau Lee Cheun.Chong, who was appointed the varsity’s industry research advisor during the ceremony, had visited UTAR last year to discuss ways of helping CRIE grow and stamp its mark in South-East Asia.

Chong’s visit was also to facilitate discussions with LKC FES and the Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research on potential collaborations with REHAU.CRIE was nominated to be part of the Selangor Industry Rail Council of Invest Selangor on Jan 19.

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