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EcoCampus Sustainability Week at FPL, Sandakan Campus

EcoCampusparticipants 1TUESDAY, 23 DECEMBER– Continuing Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Sustainability Week which was from 8 – 12 December 2014, EcoCampus Management Centre had organised a second series of talks at UMS Sandakan Campus last Friday.

The talks were presented by the Director of UMS EcoCampus Management Centre, Dr. Awangku Hassanal Bahar Pg. Bagul; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) –Sustainable Development for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conservation (SDBEC) Sabah’s Chief Advisor, Kazunobu Suzuki; a prominent scientist from Hokkaido University, Prof. Mitsuru Osaki and Research Fellow for EcoCampus Management Centre, Dr. Nobuyuki Tsuji who was also from the Hokkaido University.

Suzuki , in his speech, expressed the possibilities of finding mutual interests in research ground to strengthen the existing bond between UMS and JICA-SBEDC Sabah.

Earlier, the Dean of the Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, Prof. Wan Mohamad Wan Othman in his speech further elaborated the many expertise at the faculty that promised tremendous potential in different kinds of research topics and development.

Prominent scientist, Prof. Osaki’s talk triggered a lot of attention especially during the Question and Answer session when he spoke on having a technology that can go as far as detecting diseases on crops.  He also touched on the availability of precision technology such as the satellite to collect real time accurate date to help researchers in making decision and conclusion.

The Japanese delegation was impressed with the massive campus area and the amount of on-going development taking place at the faculty.  They had also suggested many ways to improve the on-going developments there. –FL

Source: Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, UMS Sandakan Campus

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