UiTM seeks collaboration with educational institutions in Guizhou

Last update: 27/07/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) recently moved a step further in seeking collaboration with nine educational institutions in Guizhou province, China.

This followed the signing of a letter of intent between the Malaysian university and the institutions involved during the 12th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (CAECW) held Guiyang, the provincial capital.

UiTM deputy vice-chancellor (Academic and International), Prof Dr Mohamad Kamal Harun in a statement said the various fields and areas of specialisation offered by UiTM had drawn the interest of these Chinese educational institutions to collaborate with the university.

"It will also open up opportunities for wider sharing of knowledge, particularly for UiTM, in the focused areas and fields of expertise in Guiyang such as big data and artificial intelligence,” he added.

The letter of intent (LoI) was signed between UiTM and Guizhou University, Guizhou Minzu University, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, Guizhou Medical University, Zunyi Medical University, Guizhou Equipment Manufacturing Vocational College, Guizhou Preschool Education College, Guizhou Polytechnic of Construction and Guizhou Light Industry Technical College.

UiTM targets the signed LoI to lead to the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and memorandum of agreement (MoA) between the parties involved.

UiTM was among nine Malaysian universities which participated in the 12th CAECW which started on July 20.

Guizhou, with a population of 34 million including minority groups, is a mountainous, landlocked province in southwestern China. Its natural industry includes timber and forestry, while the energy and mining industries are also an important part of its economy.