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UTAR strengthens global ties at "Study in Guangxi" International Education Expo


UTAR took part in the 2024 “Study in Guangxi” International Education Expo on 29 May 2024 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. The event was organised by the Department of Education of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The expo, which aimed at fostering international educational exchange and collaboration, highlighted Guangxi’s commitment to global academic partnerships.

UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min attended the expo on behalf of UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat. Also present at the event were UTAR Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM) Deputy Dean for R&D and Postgraduate Programmes Sr Dr Chin Hon Choong, Centre for International Student Recruitment and Education Collaboration (CISREC) Deputy Director Ms Irene Wong Hong Lei, Office of International Affairs (OIA) Senior Assistant Manager Ms Liu Dan and OIA Assistant Managers Ms Wang Yiling and Ms Goo Yi Qun.

The opening ceremony was a significant event, bringing together 36 higher education institutions from across Guangxi. It provided a unique platform for these institutions to present their educational programmes and explore collaborative opportunities with international partners. During the expo, Prof Goi also engaged in three significant signing ceremonies.

Ms Liu (most left) and Prof Goi (second from left) exchanging the SEA documents

The first signing was with Guangxi University of Finance and Economics (GXUFE), establishing a Student Exchange Agreement (SEA) to promote academic cooperation and student exchanges. The signatories were Prof Goi and GXUFE Department of International Cooperation and Exchange Deputy Director Ms Liu Sulan.

Dr Qin (left) and Prof Goi exchanging the MoU documents

Dr Qin (left) and Prof Goi exchanging souvenirs

The second agreement signing was a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Guilin Medical University (GLMU), which focused on collaborative research projects, joint educational programmes, and academic exchanges. The signatories were Prof Goi and GLMU College of International Education Dean and Office of International Cooperation and Exchange Director Assoc Prof Dr Qin Tao.

The third MoU involved a tripartite collaboration with Nanning College for Vocational Technology (NCVT) and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd for the establishment of the “China-Malaysia Institute of Modern Craftsmanship”. The signatories were Prof Goi, NCVT Vice President Prof Dr Huang Chunbo and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Vice President Mr Oliver Liu.

The 2024 “Study in Guangxi” International Education Expo was an invaluable opportunity for UTAR to reinforce its international presence and build meaningful relationships with prominent educational institutions from China.

Prof Goi at the expo

Source: UTAR