UTAR and Yayasan Belia Buddhist Malaysia (YBBM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to carry out collaborative research on Malaysian Buddhism. The MoU was signed by UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and YBBM Chairman Dato’ Ir Ang Choo Hong in the presence of UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Yow Ho Kwang and YBBM Director Teh Lai Tien. Under the MoU, YBBM will allocate a fund amounting to RM150,000 over a three-year period for UTAR’s researchers to carry out the research projects. The identified scopes of the research projects are social research on contemporary issues and research on contemporary Buddhist movement. Besides, YBBM will provide an incentive grant of RM1,000 to undergraduate students who are doing their final year project on the subject of Malaysian Buddhism. UTAR and YBBM will also work together to carry out community service and organise academic seminar related to Malaysian Buddhism.
UTAR news: https://news.utar.edu.my/news/2021/Feb/23/01/01.html Oriental Daily News: //www.orientaldaily.com.my/news/central/2021/02/23/394516 Sin Chew Online: https://www.sinchew.com.my/content/content_2432135.html Press Reader Version: https://pressreader.com/article/283386244613436 Kwong Wah online: https://www.kwongwah.com.my/20210224/马佛基金会与优大签署谅解备忘录-耗15万展开马佛教研究计划/ WeareUnited online: https://weareunited.com.my/11555514/