Four Technical Universities In Innovative Venture With UMPEDAC Cooperative

Last update: 14/05/2014

MELAKA -- The Malaysian Technical University Network (MTUN) comprising four technical universities will work with the Universiti Malaysia Power Dedicated Advanced Center (UMPEDAC) to improve renewable energy innovations in the country.

Vice-chancellor of Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) Prof Datuk Dr Ahmad Yusoff Hassan said the cooperation would enable MTUN members - UTeM, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), to expand their research in the field.

"Hopefully, the cooperation will continue and become a tradition for all academics to exchange views in efforts to attain academic excellence and for research purposes," he said in his speech at the opening of the Power and Energy Conversion Symposium at the UTeM Durian Tunggal campus here today.

The Symposium was opened by Melaka Deputy Executive Councillor for Education, Higher Education Science and Technology, Green Technology and State Innovation Md Rawi Mahmud.

MTUN and UMPEDEC also signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation, signed by Ahmad Yusoff, UniMAP Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) UniMAP Prof Datuk Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal; UMP Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) Prof Datuk Dr Murtaza Mohamed; UTHM Vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Noh Dalimin and Deputy Vice Chancellor (academic) of Universiti Malaya Prof Dr Mohd Hamdi Abdul Shukor, representing UMPEDAC.

With the theme 'Sustainable Renewable Energy Development For The Future', the symposium opens opportunities for academicians to share ideas, knowledge, innovation, creativity and the latest approaches in renewable energy issues.

Ahmad Yusoff renewable energy could be a possible solution to the problems faced by Malaysia and the world.

"Malaysia is not exempted in the challenges faced in relation to energy such as lack of energy and environmental pollution in generating energy, so steps must be taken to solve this problem to ensure future generation do not face the same problem.

"Development of renewable energy must be given attention, especially in operations, systems, processes and catalysts, which can really resolve the energy problem," he said.