In conjunction with a visit made by YU to UMP on 26 February 2016, a bilateral meeting between CERRM & FKASA with YU was held specifically to explore opportunities for cooperation in the fields of academic and research. YU was represented by Professor Dr. Masayuki Hyodo and Associate Professor Dr. Azizul Moqsud from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering YU; also visited and reviewed research facilities available in FKASA and UMP.
According to Professor Dr. Masayuki Hyodo, good relationships which have been existing since 2010 has been reinforced by student mobility program from YU to UMP which now entering the third group. He acknowledged that the mobility program offered by FKASA UMP is the best so far for YU student mobility program abroad; although the same program also being offered by Bristol University, Sheffield University, Chulalongkorn University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Wollongong University and others. The good relations between YU and FKASA UMP also proved by the appointment of Dr. Muzamir Hasan as a Visiting Fellow in Faculty of Engineering, YU last year.
Besides discussing on the agreement for the cooperation, this bilateral meeting also highlighted some concerns in student’s issues, including scholarships and facilities provided by the government of Japan such as Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) RONPAKU.