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    UiTM, Universitas Jayabaya Indonesia renew collaboration on academic, cultural and scientific thought and personnel exchange

    The College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia hosted the virtual Memorandum of Understanding renewal for another three years between UiTM and Universitas Jayabaya, Indonesia on 26th November 2021. This virtual ceremony was part of the bigger ceremony for MOU/MOA between UiTM and the Ministry of Transportation Indonesia, Universitas Bakrie, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Universitas Jember and Universitas Jayabaya, Indonesia.

    The session began with an opening speech by Prof. Ts. Dr Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor, Vice-Chancellor of UiTM. The Vice-Chancellor congratulated both UiTM and Universitas Jayabaya, Indonesia for their initiative and commitment towards the success of the e-MoU renewal program. The Vice-Chancellor mentioned that the renewal of the MOU for another three years shows that the cooperation and collaboration between the two institutions will become stronger.

    UiTM and Universitas Jayabaya, Indonesia, have decided to expand their partnership following the success of previous events like Summer School in 2019 and the virtual Student Colloquium in 2021. Students from both institutions were able to engage in a cultural and academic exchange thanks to these activities. Research outputs from both institutions were shared via numerous online webinars in an effort to enhance the research of their respective partners by exchanging information about developments in teaching, student engagement and research institutions.

    UiTM and Universitas Jayabaya, Indonesia have agreed to extend the MOU for another three years because of the strong commitment and active involvement of both universities. UiTM’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ts. Dr Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor, and the Universitas Jayabaya, Indonesia’s Dean of the Faculty of Technology Industry, Ir. Herliati, MT, Ph.D., signed the renewed MOU virtually. The ambassador of Indonesia to Malaysia, His Excellency Hermano, was also in attendance.

    Future proposal of the collaboration alliance includes the organization of symposia, conferences, short courses and meetings on research issues, acceptance of undergraduate and graduate students of each partner institution for periods of study and/or research and institutional exchanges between faculty and staff from each partner institution. The agreement also emphasizes the significance of knowledge transfer and the importance of contributing to the latest innovations to meet the current and future demands of society across a variety of disciplines in engineering.