Faculty Civil Engineering UiTM, Malaysia and GRAZ TU,Austria collaboration under ASEA-UNINET GRANTs
Participation of UiTM as a member to Asean-European Academic University Networks (ASEA-UNINET) was leverage for outbound and inbound mobility program by Professor Zainab Mohamed from UiTM, Malaysia and Professor Wulf Schubert from Graz University of Technology, Austria. Professor Zainab was granted a grant for a short stay at GRAZ TU from 16 April to 11 Mei 2018. Both professors have collaborated to organize the short course to share their knowledge and experiences with Malaysian professionals. The specialized training in geomechanics entitled Tunnel Engineering and Project Management was initiated for the third time since the industry demand is overwhelming.
For the past years, tunnel is the hallmark of Malaysia infrastructure modernization and part of the landscape especially in Klang Valley in harmony with United Nations Development Programme Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 9 and SDG 11. Hence, continuous education and training in this specialized area are timely for Malaysia to build up professional capacity for sustainability of these tunnel structures. A total of 35 participants have benefited from the course where among them are civil engineers, engineering geologists, project manager, consultant, contractor, government and local agencies, academia, and students.