Researchers from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and the University System of Taiwan presented their papers at the "Disaster Management and Risk Reduction on Climate Change" workshop held at UTAR Sungai Long Campus last on 15 August 2015.
“In Malaysia we are safe from major natural disasters. However, with the recent floods in East Peninsular Malaysia and earthquakes in Sabah, disaster management is more crucial than ever. Malaysians are unprepared and tend to overlook, and this is a great opportunity to share and exchange ideas with a country that is experienced”, said UTAR Vice President (R&D and Commercialization) Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei.
The workshop was divided into two sections, which are focusing on disaster management in the aspects science and technology as well as social science and community.
At the closing ceremony, Prof Chuah thanked UST for their endless support of UTAR and urged students to take up the exchange programmes to acquire international exposure and network.
The University System of Taiwan (UST) was formed under the initiative of the Ministry of Education Taiwan with four outstanding research universities – National Central University, National Chiao Tung University, national Tsing Hua University, and National Yang Ming University – in seeking overall teaching quality and research excellence.