Kuala Lumpur, 16th January 2023 – Since 2013, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, the United States, has chosen Malaysia as one of the countries to be a case study for its Study Abroad program. The sixth Malaysia Architectural Study Tour, which took place between the 5th and 15th of January, received an unexpected response. The previous Architectural Study Tour was held in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to halt the program for two years. This time, 45 students, including two faculty members from Kansas University, participated in the program.
According to Dr Kapila Silva, the Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) at the School of Architecture and Design, University of Kansas, the rapidly developing Malaysia is rich in culture, which has been portrayed through its architectural design buildings, heritage trails and cultural places. They also feel welcome in this country every time they visit Malaysia. The Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI), supported by the architecture program, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), has provided a 10-day, 9-night tour covering the states of Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor.
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