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ECU welcomes Malaysian university officials

Thursday, 13 March 2008

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Edith Cowan University (ECU) hosted visitors from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) last week to share knowledge and investigate possible options for international collaboration.

UKM, established in 1970, is based just outside of Kuala Lumpur, and has a strong reputation for research in Malaysia.

The visit provided opportunities for senior academics and officials from both UKM and ECU to share knowledge and experience, and to open lines of communication that will lead to the development of sustainable partnerships.

The visit included presentations from researchers at the cutting edge of their field from both universities, as well as the opportunity for UKM staff to view many of ECU's state-of-the-art facilities, including Centres of Excellence for both Alzheimer's disease Research and Care, and MicroPhotonic Systems.

ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox, said it is critical in the global economy for universities to share expertise with one another.

"ECU continues to seek expertise and alternative points of view from universities around the world."

"The value our students receive from their education at ECU is greatly enhanced by our increasing collaboration with international institutions."

The delegates from UKM included:

Professor Ibrahim Komoo - Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Professor of Engineering Geology, and Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Environment and Development
Professor Mazlin Mokhtar - Director, Institute for Environment and Development
Professor Hood Salleh - Director, Museum of Academic Heritage
Associate Professor Norzaini Azman - Faculty of Education
Dr Saiful Arif Abdullah - Senior Lecturer, Institute for Environment and Development

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