A visit from University of Malaya High Impact Research

July 21,2017
On the 20th of July, 2017, Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) welcomed five researchers from University of Malaya High Impact Research (UM HIR) to the campus grounds. The delegation was led by Prof. Dr. Rauzah Hashim, the director of UM HIR. Her entourage included Professor Dr. Mohammad Rais Mustafa and Professor Dr. Umah Rani Kuppusamy, both representing UM’s Faculty of Medicine.


Cordially received by Associate Professor Zhang Ying and other XMUM staff, the delegates visited the research and teaching facilities in XMUM as well as discussed possible research collaborations in the future. Prior to this, a close relationship between UM and XMUM was fostered when they acted as co-organizers for two prestigious conferences, the 7th Asian Conference on Colloid and Interface Science (ACCIS), and the 9th Conference of the Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science (ACCMS-9). Since HIR’s aim to produce high impact publications in fundamental researches is in line with XMUM’s mission for excellency, collaborations will be an ideal step forward.

Other than a visit to the laboratories, the HIR team also delivered a presentation on the services and equipment available in UM. This understanding could be the precursor for research collaborations in the future. In addition, a reciprocal visit to UM by XMUM representatives has been planned. Overall, the visit was an astounding success and an important step in the right direction.