The cost-sharing consortium under the Collaborative Education Program entitled Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering Research Consortium (CEP-WATER), shared scholars’ experiences of switching countries and cultures.
The JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net received a report from CEP-WATER on the dispatch of six scholars from the Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), to the Center of Membrane and Film Technology (MAFTech), Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Japan, on November 20 to December 3, 2022.
The six scholars, consisting of one PhD and five Master’s, participated in laboratory tours and practical lessons relating to membrane technology. The highlight of the agenda was the seminar on November 30, in which each scholar shared their current progress in ongoing research at AMTEC UTM.
The Student Attachment Program concentrates on enhancing students’ capacity and allowing them to develop new educational skills through coexistence and the exchange of cultures and traditions. It perfectly matches the AUN/SEED-Net framework on nurturing international competitive personnel with multicultural awareness through academic cooperation among leading higher education institutions for engineering in the ASEAN and Japan.
In addition, CEP-WATER fulfilled its plan to continue with education and research activities using the co-funding received from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), following the end of financial support from the JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net in March 2022. This sustainable Student Attachment Program demonstrates a long-lasting collaboration among the ASEAN and Japanese institutions.
We look forward to hearing more remarkable outputs from CEP-WATER and other consortiums.