STORY_N_Visits to Malaysian Universities

During April 25th – 29th, 2016, delegates of the Department of Civil Engineering, KMUTT, had a trip to visit universities in Malaysia. The first visit was to the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Johor Bahru on April 25th, 2016. The team composed of Assoc.Prof.Dr.Sutat Leelataviwat, Dr. Julapot Chiravachradej, and Dr.Raktipong Sahamitmongkol had a chance to meet and discuss with the UTM management team led by Prof.Dr. Khairul Anuar Kassim (Dean of Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM). Fruitful discussions encompassing the collaborative research, student exchange, and the staff mobility program were discussed. There was also a short talk about an international wood bridge competition organized biennial at UTM in which KMUTT can send a team to join. On April 27th, 2016 the KMUTT team visited the University of Malaya (UM) in Kuala Lumpur. The official meeting organized and a lot of discussions were made between the KMUTT team and UM staff led by Dr. Evelyn S.H. Khor, the Director of International & Corporate Relations (ICR) Office of UM. The discussion proved successful and variety of collaboration channels were clarified and established. The last university was the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang. The KMUTT team visited the engineering campus of USM on April 29th, 2016, and was warmly welcome by USM staff led by Dr. Taksiah A. Majid (Deputy Dean for Academic, Students, and Alumni) and Dr. Choong Kok Keong (Deputy Dean for Research, Postgraduate and Networking). During the visit, a lot of ideas on collaboration were discussed. The USM staff showed a strong interest to send a group of undergraduate student a two-week exchange program at KMUTT this year.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Sutat Leelataviwat and Dr. Julapot Chiravachradej in front of the Faculty of Engineering, UTM              (Photo taken on April 25th, 2016)

Official meeting between UM staff led by Dr. Evelyn S.H. Khor and the visiting KMUTT team on the future collaboration (photo taken on April 27th, 2016)

Meeting between USM staff led by Dr. Taksiah A. Majid and Dr. Choong Kok Keong (photo taken on April 29th, 2016)