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.

 ?? ?? David Lamas (front row, centre) in a group photo with others after the discussion session.
David Lamas (front row, centre) in a group photo with others after the discussion session.

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