Potential Collaboration between UMS - Argentina

maria argentinaTHURSDAY, 26th MARCH – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) skills in academic research especially in areas about seaweed, marine and natural resource can be further develop by technology and scientific partnership with Argentina.

Universiti Malaysia Sabah Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah, said seaweed is a proven example as a potential alternative source of energy and have potentials in medical, health and biotechnology industry.

“UMS strategic location, located in the Southeast Asia maritime and rich with marine and natural resources are beneficial and also an advantage in technology and scientific partnership,” explained Datuk Harun.

He was quoted saying in a ceremony while receiving an official visit from Ambassador of Argentina, Her Excellency Maria Isabel Rendon, to Universiti Malaysia Sabah, recently.

According to him, even though that Universiti Malaysia Sabah have no students or staffs from Argentina, collaboration between both parties in research and exchange programme still possible to be implemented.

UMS is offering ‘The International Politics of Latin America’ as a course in International Relation Programme. Latin America is a unique case study in learning globalisation and democracy.

Maria Isabel also give a special talk titled ‘Argentina-Malaysia Relations: Present and Future’ during the ceremony. –MA–

Photo: Ernest Berinus

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