USM collaboration with University in China strengthens IInternationalisation agenda

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Hebei University of China today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for academic cooperation, in line with the university's internationalization agenda.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION… Prof. Lim (second left) and Prof. Wang exchanging MoU documents while Prof. Ahmad Shukri (left) and Musa look on. The collaboration is expected to attract more students from China, especially Hebei University which is in Baoding, Hebei District, China. Hebei Unversity was set up in 1921 and has a student population of 17 000.

The focus of this cooperation will be on research collaboration and academic training for the staff of both universities.

Prof. Lim Koon Ong, USM Acting Vice-Chancellor said that through the MoU, several academic staff from Hebei University USM are expected to further their studies in USM.

So far, USM has received a total of 25 applications for postgraduate studies at PhD level from Hebei University.

“This is just a start and we are studying these applications. USM is also planning to send some of its academic staff to Hebei University to carry out research, teach and further their studies if necessary. This collaboration will also look into the need for the exchange of scientific materials, academic information, and others according to current needs,” he said after signing the MoU in a special ceremony held at the Chancellery Conference Room, USM.

Hebei University was represented by its Vice-President, Prof. Wan Jun Xiang. Also present at the ceremony were Prof. Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International Affairs) and En. Musa Li Yanlong, the Managing Director of DHB Education Training & Services Center Sdn. Bhd.

For further information please contact Izam Fairus Kamaruddin: [email protected]

Published: 04 Jan 2010

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