On 7 July 2017, University of Malaya (UM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a Student Exchange Agreement with the Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST), Taiwan at the Court Room, UM. The purpose of the signing was to develop academic and educational cooperation and promote mutual understanding between the two universities. Both universities agreed to develop collaborative activities in academic areas of interest, on the basis of equality and reciprocity. Some of the activities include the exchange of faculty, researchers and other research, administrative staff, and students, and conduct of collaborative research projects.
For the signing, UM was represented by Professor Dr. Awg. Bulgiba Awg. Mahmud, Acting Vice-Chancellor, while STUTS was represented by Dr. Chein Tai, President of STUST. Also present were Professor Dr. Rohaida Mohd Saat, Dean, Faculty of Education UM and Dr. Yung Peng Wang, Dean, Office of International Affairs, STUST.
Previously, Dr. Chein Tai, Dr. Yung Peng from STUST together with a delegation of Mayor of Tainan City, Taiwan had visited UM in March 2017. The visit marked a promising relationship between UM and STUST especially in the research area where both Professor Dr. Awg. Bulgiba and Dr. Ming Tsai Lai looked forward to the outcome. STUST is one of the top technological universities in Taiwan and has been awarded special grant funding from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education (MOE).