The Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia have successfully established their first Online Global Classroom (OGC) Series with two partner universities from Indonesia, which are Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) and Universitas Gadjah Mada.
This mobility program was held virtually via the Webex platform for 4 hours on the 14th July 2021. Five experts shared their knowledge on the theme of ‘Working Principle of Magnetorheological Fluid’ in which captured the attention of more than 50 attendees from local and international participants.
The program was moderated by Prof. Ir. Dr Saiful Amri which also the head of a research laboratory in MJIIT, Engineering Materials and Structures (eMast). The first speaker of this program was Dr Siti Aishah Abdul Aziz, a researcher from eMast with her topic Introduction to Magnetorheological Fluid. This was followed by the guest speakers, Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr Ubaidillah (UNS), Dr Irfan Bahiuddin (Universitas Gadjah Mada) and Dr Fitrian Imaduddin (UNS), with their topic, Introduction to Rheology, Modelling of Magnetorheological Fluid and Application of Magnetorheological Fluid, respectively
This program aims to strengthen the international networking between three institutions, to expand the matrix beyond the conventional physical mobility classroom. This program can also integrate long-distance, online learning in order to create a virtual student exchange coalition under “new normal”.
With the huge success and overwhelmed responses, the MJIIT OGC Series will continue in the near future with different research themes.