By: Noor Eszereen Juferi
Photo by: Sabri Omar
BANGI, Nov 23 - The Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), has collaborated with two industries in research, human capital development, academic activities, community service and knowledge transfer and sharing.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UPM and the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) comprises research in the fields of timber, forestry biocomposite and lignocellulose biomass.
Meanwhile, the MoU between UPM and the RIMBA Foundation involves cooperation in community service and knowledge transfer programmes for school children and the community, especially in creating awareness in forest and environmental conservation.
UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Ts. Dr. M. Iqbal Saripan, was present on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mohd Roslan Sulaiman.
Prof. Ts. Dr. M. Iqbal said he hopes that the collaboration creates synergies for sharing expertise and knowledge among researchers.
"This will allow the establishment of relationship and sharing between universities, institutions, and industries towards the commercialisation of research and development (R&D) findings related to fibres and biocomposites as well as tropical timber," he said.
Also present were UPM INTROP Director, Prof. Ts. Dr. Khalina Abdan; MTIB Deputy Director General (Management and Operations); Kamaruzaman Othman; MTIB Director of Fibre and Biocomposite Centre (FIDEC), Banting, Nor Liza Mat Yasok; Chairman of Rimbun Foundation, Dato’ Raveendra Kumar Nathan and a representative from Rimbun Foundation, Tamil Selvi Suppiah.
Additionally, the 5th Wood and Biofibre International Conference 2021 (WOBIC 2021) held recently aimed to provide a platform for sharing research results and services related to natural fibres, timber and forestry technology with high added value and safe for humans and the environment. - UPM
Date of Input: 02/12/2021 | Updated: 02/12/2021 | hairul_nizam
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