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Tunku Abdul Rahman University seeks cooperation with Hainan University

Updated: 2019-08-01

A delegation led by Chuah Hean Teik, president of Tunku Abdul Rahman University (UTAR), visited Hainan University (HNU) on July 26 to seek further exchanges and scientific research cooperation.

Wu Yaoting, Party secretary of HNU, gave a rundown of the university's preponderant disciplines and faculties. He noted the significant role of overseas Chinese in the history of HNU and pledged full support to the development of UTAR.

It is expected that the two universities will launch joint talent cultivation programs and ramp up scientific research cooperation among teachers, said Wu.


Wu Yaoting (L), Party secretary of HNU, Chuah Hean Teik (C), president of UTAR, and Ye Guangliang (R), vice president of HNU

UTAR is a non-profit private university founded in August 2002 by the Malaysian Chinese Association. It offers a wide variety of disciplines including literature, science, economics, medicine, arts, management, agriculture, industry, and education.

The university is home to the biggest Chinese department and the only traditional Chinese medicine department in Malaysia. It was listed among the top 100 on the Times Higher Education World University Ranking in 2018, second only to the University of Malaya nationwide.

Against the backdrop of the Belt & Road Initiative, UTAR has in-depth cooperation with Alibaba and Huawei in telecommunications. It hopes to achieve a practical cooperation with HNU in more disciplines on the back of this visit, said Chuah.


UTAR's delegation members and HNU's senior administrative staff pose for a group photo.