The Borneo Post
UTS works with Tallinn University Estonia on various efforts
University of Technology Sarawak (UTS) is working with Tallinn University (TU) Estonia on various efforts, including an exchange programme for staff and students under its Erasmus+ programme, as well as continuing joint efforts in organising and hosting international academic conferences.
A delegation from Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies, led by its HumanComputer Interaction Group head Professor Dr David Lamas and Associate Professor of Interaction Design Dr Sonia Claudia da Costa Sousa visited UTS from Feb 26 to March 3.
The delegation had a discussion session on Technology Enhanced Learning in Estonia and Sarawak with UTS’ Associate Professor Dr Tariq Zaman.
The session aimed to strengthen the collaboration between Tallinn University Estonia and UTS by establishing a robust collaborative network that includes academic institutions, schools, government departments and educational technology start-up companies from Sarawak and Estonia.
The session was attended by a representatives from the Ministry of Education, Innovation and Talent Development Sarawak; Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation; University of Malaysia Sarawak; Swinburne University of Technology; Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL); SJK (C) Chung Cheng; Woodlands International School; Realfun Learning Centre; the Learning Curve; Chumbaka SdnBhd; and Formeta Sdn Bhd.
The delegation also visited the community in Bawang Assan, Sibu where the Advanced Centre for Sustainable Socio-Economic and Technological Development (ASSET) UTS has supported the community by initiating Malaysia’s first rural Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) project that provides internet access to the longhouses.
This visit further strengthens existing partnership between UTS and TU while highlighting mutual interest in developing innovative solutions for education and enhanced learning.