21 SNU Students Visit UMS, Learn About Malaysia Biodiversity


Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Seoul National University (SNU) have organized ‘SNU in the World Program + Social Responsibility in Malaysia’, recently.

Under the supervision of Prof. Young Woon Lim of the School of Biological Sciences SNU, Associate Prof. Mi Sun Park of SNU Social Responsibility, Associate Prof. Bumjo Oh of College of Medicine, SNU and Associate Prof. Dr. Jaya Seelan Sathiya Seelan of the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ITBC) UMS, a group of 21 SNU undergraduate students visited Sabah from 5th to 21st January 2024.

The program included various activities by SNU and the Faculty of Tropical Forestry, UMS.

During those two weeks program, the students were exposed to the lectures of biodiversity and conservation related to elephants and entomology which were delivered by two ITBC Senior Lecturer, Dr. Nurzhafarina Othman and Assoc. Professor Dr. Mahadimenakbar Mohamed Dawood, respectively.

On the last day at UMS, the SNU-UMS Environment Forum was held with lectures entitled diversity and role of marine-derived fungi by Prof. Young Woon Lim (SNU) and NGO's effort for protecting marine life and limitation by Michael Yap (TAME).

The Forum included students' talk about marine biodiversity and culture booths.

Students from SNU learned about Malaysian biodiversity throughout the program and shared their opinions about marine biodiversity loss and corresponding solutions with UMS students in today’s forum.



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