By: Shahriah Membar
BRAGA, PORTUGAL – The essence of internationalisation is to learn from other cultures, implement new ideas, improve the quality of education and research as well as to increase international cooperation and capacity development.
To support this agenda, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has recently set a high benchmark for the empowerment of the internationalisation process with the participation of two UPM staff for the ICM Staff Week at UMinho International Mobility Programme in Universidade do Minho, Portugal, from July 4 to 8, 2022, using an ERASMUS+ grant.
Representing UPM staff were the Senior Assistant Registrar, Section of Research, Post Graduate Studies and Industry & Community Relations, Institute of Bioscience (IBS), UPM, Shahriah Membar and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Forestry and Environment (FPAS), UPM, Dr. Nor Akmar Abdul Aziz, who were the only university representatives from Malaysia.
The mobility programme was attended by 46 participants from 26 European, Asian, African and South American countries.
The programme aimed to provide training to staff and improve their skills among colleagues and provide the best opportunity to meet colleagues from other universities internationally.
Apart from that, sharing knowledge and experience could establish a new collaborative network, thus promoting UPM internationally.
Various activities were conducted by the Universidade do Minho, including facility visits, discussions on a memorandum of understanding between universities, cross-cultural programmes and discussions related to staff and student mobility programmes between the two universities.
A meeting with the representatives from the International Relations Office of the Universidade du Minho led to an agreement to implement an online student mobility programme and potentially involve students from all over the country. - UPM
Date of Input: 11/08/2022 | Updated: 11/08/2022 | hairul_nizam
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