UKM, Thai Embassy Extend Cooperation
By Asmahanim Amir
Pix Ikhwan Hashim
BANGI, 22 Sept 2015 – The National University of Malaysia (UKM) and the Thai Embassy in Malaysia have renewed collaboration after inking a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to carry out research at UKM and institutions in Thailand.
Vice-Chancellor of UKM, Prof Datuk Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali said this third cooperation will focus on research at all faculties, especially the Faculties of Economics and Management, Social Sciences and Humanities and Science and Technology.
“This collaboration is important because it is able to add to the understanding of students and staff about Thailand. The funds given by the Embassy of Thailand prove that they give full support for our project, known as ‘Thai Window’,” he said at the MoU signing here yesterday.
He said he believes the close relationship between UKM and Thailand is not only to improve students’ academic understanding, but also gives a positive impact to industry and public administration.
“For future collaborations, it would be more interesting because I foresee the growth of student and staff mobility, the publications of research findings, seminars and conferences and educational training programmes.
“So, I on behalf of UKM, says thanks to Embassy of Thailand because trusting the ability of UKM to perform research and willing to give funds to us. I am positive that this programme has a bright future,” he added.
He said the relationship between UKM and Thailand will be renewed in the future.
The MoU was been signed by Prof Noor Azlan and Thai Ambassador to Malaysia, Damrong Kraikuan.
At the ceremony, the Thai Embassy presented a cheque worth RM83, 000 to UKM for several programmes and research.