MONDAY, 16 DECEMBER
– Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) continues to strengthen itself to become a leading university when it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a well-known university in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) today.
UMS through the Borneo Marine Research Institute (IPMB) is collaborating with the NUS in the field of marine study specifically related to coastal management.
UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah when met by the media said that the collaboration was a new chapter that would definitely be beneficial to both parties.
“This collaboration will open the eyes of the world on UMS’ strength in the field of marine research. Indirectly, it encourages entries by international students to the university,” he said. Director of Bachelor of Environmental Studies, NUS, Prof. Chou Loke Ming said that they were impressed with UMS and described Sabah as a state rich in interesting environmental resource. He promised that NUS would carry out a student exchange programme with UMS and other collaborations for the same purpose. The signing ceremony held at the Gallery, Chancellery Building was witnessed by UMS Registrar, Datuk Abdullah Haji Mohd. Said and UMS IPMB Director, Prof. Dr. Saleem Mustafa. – SS Media DivisionChancellery Department