Exchange programme for university students, staff
NILAI: Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Usim) and Japan’s Prefectural University of Hiroshima (PUH) yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement to offer learning opportunities to their students and staff.
The collaboration involves a “Summer Programme” to gain insight into the student’s approach and attitudes towards the built environment, and learning about cultures of both countries.
Usim was represented at the event by its vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Musa Ahmad and PUH by its president Dr Kenichi Nakamura.
Musa said the cooperation is in line with the Malaysian Education Blueprint (Higher Education) 20152025.
“The cooperation between Usim and PUH started when Usim sent its delegates to PUH between Feb 14 and 22, involving two students from Usim’s faculty of Science and Technology, and two students from the faculty of Major Languages Studies,” he added.
He said earlier this month, PUH had sent four undergraduate students and a staff for the Summer Programme at Usim.
“Among activities carried out during the programme were modules linked to the Malaysian culture at a homestay, and introduction of participants to rubber tapping, making traditional cookies and exposure to traditional games during the village tour session.”
Besides PUH, Musa said the university had also established collaboration with a few other educational institutions in Japan, such as Teikyo University of Japan and Japan Advances Institute Of Technology. – Bernama