UTM and Gamuda Land Establish Strategic Partnership with MoU Signing Ceremony on World Wetlands Day

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd. (GAMUDA) signed a  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Wetlands Arboretum Centre at Gamuda Cove, Kuala Langat, Selangor here today.

The ceremony coincided with the World Wetlands Day celebration, signifying a substantial step towards fostering collaboration and strengthening education, research collaborations, as well as staff and student development. Additionally, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) participated in the academic cooperation MoU signing.

Leading the ceremony were the executive director of Gamuda Land, LAr Khariza binti Abd Khalid, and the Gamuda Parks team. Representing Vice Chancellor Professor Datuk Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail for the MoU signing was the Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment & Surveying (FABU), Prof. Sr. Kherun Nita Ali. Also present were committee members of the Landscape Architecture Program, including the Deputy Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Sapura Mohamad; Director of the Landscape Architecture Program, Dr. Lee Yoke Lai; and Advisory of EARTH Society, Dr. Teoh Mei Yee.

The collaborative efforts between UTM and Gamuda Land formalized following an online meeting initiated on June 24, 2022. Representatives from the Architecture Program, Landscape, and FABU engaged in discussions, with LAr. Khariza binti Abd Khalid playing a pivotal role as the Executive Director of Gamuda Land. UTM and GAMUDA collaborated on various initiatives, including online guest speakers, case study visits, and the Fabulous Alumni Talk Series. Gamuda Land supported the Academic Excellence Award to reward the best academic landscape architecture students of the Faculty of Architecture & Surveying (MAKA 2022). Landscape Architecture students will commence internships at Gamuda Parks in February 2024.

Article source : UTM


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