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UTAR Collaboration Monthly Newsletter - September 2021

The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the Indian economy

With the aim to further study the Indian economy, especially the development, challenges, and current issues experienced in India, a webinar titled “Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Indian Economy” was jointly organised by UTAR Institute of Management and Leadership Development (IMLD), Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) and Globsyn Business School (GBS), India on 2 August 2021 via Zoom and Facebook Live. Invited to be the speaker was GBS Assoc Dean-Academics Prof Dr Tanusree Chakraborty. It was moderated by UTAR student Lee Hui Ying.

UTAR and Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd looking forward to potential collaborations

A virtual meeting between UTAR and Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd (Kossan) was conducted on 2 September 2021 via Zoom. It aimed to carry out a discussion on potential collaboration between both parties. The meeting ended with a fruitful discussion. Both parties are looking forward to a formal partnership in the near future to enhance the collaboration in research projects and funding, staff training, graduate recruitment, internship and work-based learning programme, to name a few.

UTAR news: https://news.utar.edu.my/news/2021/Sept/10/02/02.html

MoU exchange ceremony with Deakin University

UTAR and Deakin University from Australia exchanged a memorandum of understanding (MoU) via Zoom on 21 September 2021 to establish collaboration with one another. The signatories for the MoU were UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and Deakin University Pro Vice Chancellor for International Research Partnership Prof Bas Baskaran. It was witnessed by UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Yow Ho Kwang and Deakin University Manager of International Research Partnerships Helen Woodall.

UTAR news: https://news.utar.edu.my/news/2021/Sept/22/02/02.html

UTAR signs pact with H3C Technology Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd

UTAR and H3C Technology Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd (H3C) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) via Zoom on 23 September 2021. Under the collaboration, UTAR and H3C Technology Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd will also facilitate the exchange of ideas and facilities; mutual visits by staff members to pursue research and curriculum development, besides facilitating participation in seminars, conferences and workshops that are relevant to the industry. Aside from that, UTAR undergraduate and postgraduate students will be able to gain industrial exposure through the industrial study visits. This initiative would be a great learning opportunity for UTAR students to enhance their learning experience, professional development and curriculum development.

UTAR news: https://news.utar.edu.my/news/2021/Sept/27/03/03.html

ITS, Indonesia and UTAR combine efforts to instil SDG values among students

Directorate of Global Engagement of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia and UTAR Department of Soft Skills Competency (DSSC) jointly organised the “Virtual Mobility Programme: TEEN-IDEAS 2021” from 26 June to 21 August 2021. The programme aimed to encourage participants to learn and explore the role of higher education students in understanding issues pertaining to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and its applications, while creating a group project aligned to SDG issues and learning soft skills such as communication, critical and creative thinking, problem-solving skills and decision-making by carrying out the group project.

UTAR news: https://news.utar.edu.my/news/2021/Aug/09/01/01.html

FAS Dr Cheah appointed as Visiting Assoc Prof at UCF

Faculty of Arts and Social Science academic (FAS) Assoc Prof Dr Cheah Phaik Kin is appointed as a Visiting Associate Professor at University of Central Florida (UCF), with the Office of the Assistant Provost, UCF Downtown. As a Visiting Assoc Prof, Dr Cheah is able to expand her expertise in police volunteerism and education, as well as contribute, in collaboration with UCF, to produce academic scholarly works that may include books and academic journal articles. Her appointment also establishes collaborative opportunities that will facilitate the development of proposals for funded research projects and new studies involving volunteers, and assist in data collection and analysis.

UTAR news: https://news.utar.edu.my/news/2021/Sept/02/03/03.html