After Dr Don McLean’s recent trip to the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) campus, IES was delighted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with UTAR to use the ICL technology to develop a sustainable campus.
The signed Memorandum between the two parties is based on research collaboration through knowledge exchange and grant applications. In addition, IES staff and researchers are invited to be guest lecturers at the university, while the university’s students will have opportunity to undergo internships at IES.
Speaking about the agreement, Sriman NCVK, Head of VE Sales said “schools and in particular, universities, are the perfect platform to demonstrate society’s ability to go green. Perak has almost 12 campuses with lakes and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is one of them. Therefore, being able to work with these institutions to build smart campuses is very encouraging and exciting.”
In addition to the new agreement, UTAR President – Ir. Prof. Academician Dato’ Dr. Chuah Hean Teik announced that the IES Virtual Environment software will be implemented in the teaching syllabus in UTAR’s Faculty of Engineering and Science, ensuring that future graduates are fully equipped in their roles in sustainability and can succeed in the fight against climate change.
UTAR is currently engaged with 330 international partners from 23 economies. It is committed to providing quality but affordable education, in order to break the vicious cycle of Poverty. Their collaboration with IES allows the university’s researchers and students to learn and engage in sustainable design of both buildings and the larger scale built environment – communities, campuses, and cities.