Faculty of Arts & Design (FSSR), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Perak Branch, Malaysia signed an MoU with universities from Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia via virtual mode.
The MOU was signed on 21st December 2020 between UiTM and Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN), Indonesia, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU), Bangladesh Effat University, Saudi Arabia.
According to Associate Professor Dr Muhamad Abdul Aziz Ab Gani, “Previous collaborations between UiTM and the universities included international programs, international art exhibitions and the exchange of lecturers and student mobility programs. With this MoU, it will further strengthen the visibility of FSSR, UiTM Perak in the global arena.”
The ceremony was led by The Rector of UiTM Perak Branch, Professor Sr Dr Md Yusof Hamid, together with Dr Zainuddin Md Nor, the head of the faculty. Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN), Indonesia, was represented by the rector Dr Ninok Leksono; Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU), Bangladesh, was represented by their Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr A.H.M. Mustafizur Rahman, and Effat University was represented by the President, Dr Haifa Jamal Al-lail.
With the signing of the MoUs between these countries, UiTM hopes to secure more joint venture programs, including developing new syllabus programs and more sharing sessions.
According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhamad Abdul Aziz, “UiTM Perak Branch has plans to collaborate with India, Syria, and Russia for more MoUs in 2021. Although the world is facing the Covid-19 pandemic, the networking between Malaysia and international countries will continue to ensure the quality and strategic goals of UiTM is achieved.”