MALACCA: Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) today announced a groundbreaking partnership agreement with the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in the United States, which open more opportunities for in-depth academic exchanges and research.
At a signing ceremony on May 2, UTeM chairman Tan Sri Ir Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, formalised the agreement during a visit to IUPUI, which established the framework in which students, faculty and researchers at UTeM and IUPUI’s School of Engineering and Technology, will participate in academic exchanges and research.
The signing ceremony concluded three days of meetings in Indianapolis and Bloomington, among UTeM delegates, including deputy vice-chancellor (Academic & International) Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Razali Muhamad, Faculty of Engineering Technology dean Assoc Professor Mohd Rahimi Yusoff and legal advisor Datuk Azhar Mohamed.
IUPUI was represented by chancellor Nasser H. Paydar and Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, as well as representatives from the School of Engineering and Technology, and staffs from the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.
“The signing of this agreement formalises the intent of strengthening ties between both universities pursuant to the visit from IUPUI delegation led by chancellor Nasser Paydar to UTeM in January,” Tajuddin said.
“The signing of this memorandum marks another milestone for both institutions’ campuses in preparing competitive engineering and engineering technology graduates for the emerging global workforce.”
Under the agreement, the universities plan to share curricula and develop opportunities for undergraduate students in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, computer engineering, computer engineering technology, electrical engineering and electrical engineering technology.