Wuyi Univer­sity wants to help Sabah

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KOTA KIN­A­BALU: In view of the rapid de­vel­op­ment of road and rail trans­ports in Malaysia, Wuyi Univer­sity, China pres­i­dent Zhang Yun­hua said the univer­sity in­tended to as­sist Sabah in boost­ing our ca­pac­ity in this area.

Wuyi Univer­sity and Univer­siti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) have signed a Let­ter of In­tent (LOI) in Oc­to­ber 2017 to es­tab­lish co­op­er­a­tive ties.

Zhang said the Peo­ple's Gov­ern­ment of Guang­dong Prov­ince has in­jected more funds into Wuyi Univer­sity to drive the in­sti­tu­tion's aca­demic devel­op­ments and goals, in­clud­ing to re­cruit more over­seas master and doc­toral stu­dents in the next few years.

Hence, he hoped that over­seas Chi­nese stu­dents would con­sider pur­su­ing their ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion at the univer­sity, which spe­cial­ized in sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing cour­ses.

Zhang said that dur­ing a lun­cheon with UMS of­fi­cials hosted by The United Sabah Sze Yip As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Datuk Su­san Wong Siew Guen here.

Su­san hoped that there would be more stu­dent and aca­demic ex­changes be­tween both uni­ver­si­ties in the fu­ture.

On the other hand, Su­san, who is also the event chair­per­son for the Chi­nese New Year Dragon, Uni­corn and Lion Dance Fes­ti­val and Cul­tural Vil­lage Ex­hi­bi­tion on Jan­uary 19, in­vited UMS vice chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Datuk Dr D Ka­marudin D Mudin and Wuyi Univer­sity del­e­gates to the event.

Ka­marudin has agreed to at­tend the cul­tural event on the spot.

Su­san said the Chi­nese New Year Dragon, Uni­corn and Lion Dance Fes­ti­val would take place from noon to 7pm on the same day. The event will be of­fi­ci­ated by Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Pan­glima Shafie Ap­dal. Apart from thrilling dragon, uni­corn and lion dances, there will be spe­cial ap­pear­ance by the God of For­tune, lu­mi­nous dragon dance and 24 drums per­for­mance.

Mean­while, the Cul­tural Vil­lage Ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing Chi­nese tea cul­tures and pas­tries, will be held at the cor­ri­dor of Likas Sports Com­plex start­ing from 8.30am on­wards on Jan­uary 19. The ex­hi­bi­tion will be launched by the Con­sul Gen­eral of the Peo­ple's Repub­lic of China in Kota Kin­a­balu, Liang Caide.

Also present at the cour­tesy call was Huang As­so­ci­a­tion of Malaysia pres­i­dent Datuk Wong Ten An.

Zhang (fouth left) pre­sent­ing a sou­venir to Su­san.

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