IUPUI Partners With Malaysian University

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(photo courtesy IU Communications) (photo courtesy IU Communications)

IUPUI has signed a partnership agreement with Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, which aims to provide a framework for students, faculty and researchers at both universities to participate in academic exchanges and research. Part of the deal includes new degree programs in which students can complete two years of work at each university.

IUPUI says the universities will work together to provide opportunities for undergraduate students in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, computer engineering, computer engineering technology, electrical engineering and electrical engineering technology. Both schools have also agreed to collaborate on future research.

Nasser Paydar, chancellor at IUPUI, says the agreement puts "all the details in place to enhance global learning opportunities on both institutions' campuses and better equip engineering and technology graduates for the evolving global workforce." The agreement will mainly affect those within the IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.

"(The) agreement builds on the long legacy that the School of Engineering and Technology has in mentoring and collaborating with Malaysian partner institutions," said David Russomanno, dean of the School of Engineering and Technology. "We look forward to welcoming many more Malaysian students and scholars to IUPUI and to enhancing exchange and research opportunities for IUPUI students, faculty members and researchers."

IUPUI and, specifically, the School of Engineering and Technology has had a longstanding partnership with Malaysia, dating back to the mid 1980s. The university says more than 750 Malaysian students have attended IUPUI since 1991.

(Pictured from left: UTeM Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Razali bin Muhamad, UTeM Board of Directors Chairman Tan Sri Dr. Ir Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, IU Executive Vice President and IUPUI Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar, and School of Engineering and Technology Dean David Russomanno.)

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