PUTRAJAYA, Jan 26 – The Faculty of Design and Architecture (FRSB), Universiti Puta Malaysia (UPM) has established a smart partnership in landscape and environmental research in the field based on sustainable development and green technology.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Mohd Saleh Jaafar, said UPM and Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) will be working in various fields of research, sharing of resources and training of students for the mutual benefit of both parties.
He said FRSB will lead the expertise in architecture, design, landscape architecture and product design to help PPj produce the best models.
“PPj can draw on the expertise of researchers, training, soil science laboratory facilities, study of insects and plant diseases, design development, resource centre, ecology studies and other UPM facilities,” he said at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between UPM and PPj recently. Also present at the event was the Dean of the Faculty of Design and Architecture, Prof. Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim.
Professor Mohd Saleh Jaafar said through the joint research, UPM will generate knowledge in publishing, teaching and industry and community networks.
Meanwhile, the President of PPj, Tan Sri Samsudin Osman said UPM would be able to help in management and urban planning, architecture and landscaping through futuristic designs.
He also said that besides cost savings, both parties would be able to optimize the use of resources through sharing of knowledge, technology and infrastructure in the field of technology, in line with the implementation of Blue Ocean Strategy which was introduced under the Government Transformation Programme (GTP).
“Other than the Wetland Park, which is in the heart of Putrajaya Lake for water plants and animal studies, UPM researchers will benefit from the 120-hectare area planted with various tree species in Taman Rimba Alam, Precint 15 with the expertise required.”
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