February 25, 2024

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UTeM’s Contributions to Malaysia’s Tech Advancement

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Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), in its pursuit of expanding international collaborations and sharing technological expertise, unveiled significant partnerships with two prominent Chinese industries. Through the signing of a Letter of Intent (LoI) the university underscores its commitment to advancing global cooperation in technology and innovation.

Led by Prof Datuk Ts Dr Massila Kamalrudin, UTeM’s Vice-Chancellor, the university emphasises the importance of strengthening global ties to foster technological advancements. Recognising China’s prominence in technology, UTeM aims to capitalise on this partnership to propel both academic and industrial advancements in Malaysia’s technological landscape.

The collaboration with Yunnan Fenglongwan is geared towards enhancing the tourism industry and promoting health products in Malaysia. This partnership also facilitates the exchange of personnel and students, fostering a dynamic environment for cross-cultural learning and innovation.

This collaboration focuses on bridging academia-industry gaps at the international level, emphasising joint programs in science and technology development, resource sharing, and collaborative research and training initiatives.

During the visit to China, UTeM delegates also conducted an industrial tour of one the of partnering companies, a significant player in raw lead production and non-ferrous metal resource recovery. This visit underscores UTeM’s commitment to exploring cutting-edge research opportunities in battery technology, aligning with global demands and economic trends.

Prof Massila highlights the potential for future collaboration, emphasising UTeM’s expertise in battery impact research and its relevance in addressing global market demands.

Accompanying Prof Massila on this visit are Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Ghazali Omar, and Director of the Center for Corporate & Global Strategic Relations, Prof. Associate Dr. Siti Hajar Sheikh Md Fadzullah. These collaborative efforts not only serve the objective of SDG17, Cooperation for Goals but also bolster UTeM’s reputation as a global hub for technological innovation and industry-academic partnerships.

By fostering strategic collaborations with leading industries abroad, UTeM demonstrates its commitment to advancing technological frontiers and addressing global challenges. Through knowledge exchange, collaborative research endeavours, and joint initiatives, UTeM continues to position itself as a key player in the international technology landscape, driving innovation and sustainable development.

UTeM’s endeavours in China exemplify its dedication to leveraging international partnerships for mutual growth and innovation. As technology remains at the forefront of global progress, UTeM’s strategic collaborations pave the way for impactful contributions to Malaysia’s technological advancement and economic prosperity.

UTeM’s collaborations with Chinese industries align closely with Malaysia’s governmental goals, particularly in the realm of technology and economic development. Malaysia’s government has long acknowledged the importance of fostering technological innovation and enhancing international partnerships to drive economic growth and competitiveness.

By partnering with leading Chinese industries, UTeM contributes to Malaysia’s strategic objectives of promoting technology transfer, fostering research and development capabilities, and strengthening global connectivity. These collaborations facilitate the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and resources, empowering Malaysia’s technological ecosystem and positioning the country as a regional hub for innovation.

Furthermore, Malaysia’s government encourages initiatives that support sustainable development goals, including partnerships that promote industry-academic collaboration and address pressing global challenges. UTeM’s engagement with Chinese industries reflects Malaysia’s commitment to achieving sustainable development objectives, such as fostering economic prosperity, advancing technological capabilities, and promoting international cooperation for mutual benefit. Overall, these partnerships serve as catalysts for Malaysia’s journey towards becoming a knowledge-based economy and a key player in the global technology landscape.


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