Recently, UMS lecturers were brought on field trips to experience and learn about natural farming and projects on sustainability by the local community.
The two-day programme, which covered symposium and field trips was hosted by Tokushima University and was a continuation of their visit to UMS early this year. In the symposium, UMS and Tokushima University lecturers shared their knowledge on varying aspects of sustainability with the local community.
The lecturers were also invited to meet with the President of Tokushima University along with the Vice President for International Affairs and Vice President for Education and Student Affairs. They were informed that Tokushima University would be opening their new Faculty of Biological Resources focussing mainly on agriculture.
A programme involving both universities has been planned for August next year in UMS Kota Kinabalu main campus and also Sandakan.
UMS lecturers involved were the Deputy Dean (Academic and International), Associate Professor Dr. Azwan Awang of the Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture (FPL) and Senior Lecturer from the Faculty of Business, Economy and Accountancy (FPEP), Dr. Awangku Hassanal Bahar Pengiran Bagul. – (fl)