University Putra Malaysia (UPM) has been selected to host the 13th ASEA-UNINET Plenary Meeting to be held from 7th to 23rd February 2013, with more than 120 participants from more than 70 universities in Europe and South East Asia expected to attend.
Director of UPM’s Centre for Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging, Prof. Dr. Abdul Jalil Nordin said through ASEA-UNINET, local public universities would have the opportunity to develop a more competitive research network at the international level, particularly in Europe, and at the same time help establish Malaysia as the education hub in the South East Asian region.
He said member universities will be guided through the internationalization activities such as university academic collaborative networking among government and non-governmental bodies as well as education oriented private enterprises.
The impacting factor of being an ASA-UNINET member is to enhance the quality of local graduates and draw the interest of European students to study in Malaysia through the promotional efforts of member universities. In addition, Europe-Asia staff and student exchange programmes would also create a huge impact on human capital skills.
Besides UPM, other Malaysian public universities who are also ASEA-UNINET members include UKM, UM and UTeM.
News prepared by Khairul Anuar Muhamad Noh, 03-89467469 and photo by Marina Ismail, 03-89468985
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