XMUM Signs MOU with Asia Aquaculture (M) on Research and Talent Development


Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Asia Aquaculture (M) Sdn Bhd - a company under Charoen Pokphand Malaysia - on 7 March 2023, to initiate collaboration on research and talent development.

The MOU was signed by Mr. Weerawut Hiranmateekul, the Director of Asia Aquaculture (M) Sdn Bhd and Prof. Wang Ruifang, the President of XMUM.


Signing of the MOU by Mr. Weerawut Hiranmateekul and Prof. Wang Ruifang

Mr. Kelvin Lim Huah Seng, the Assistant Vice President of HR Department of Charoen Pokphand Malaysia, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeap Swee Keong, the Assistant Dean of China-ASEAN College of Marine Sciences witnessed the ceremony.

With the aims of benefiting the aquaculture industry in Malaysia and contributing to the advancement of aquaculture science in the region, under this MoU, XMUM and Asia Aquaculture will work together on student and faculty exchanges, joint workshops, seminars and Ready-to-Work programmes offered by Charoen Pokphand Malaysia.

The two parties will also explore opportunities for research projects related to sustainable aquaculture practices, disease control, and genetics of aquatic animals. 


Photo taken after the witness from each party signed the MOU. From left: Mr. Kelvin Lim Huah Seng, Mr. Weerawut Hiranmateekul, Prof. Wang Ruifang and Dr. Yeap Swee Keong.

According to Prof. Wang Ruifang, XMUM has been committed to promoting research and innovation in the field of aquaculture, and this partnership is a step forward in achieving our goals and we look forward to working closely with them.

Mr. Weerawut Hiranmateekul also expressed his excitement about the partnership: We are pleased to work with Xiamen University Malaysia to enhance our understanding of sustainable aquaculture practices and contribute to the growth of the industry.

Mr. Mohd Faizal Bin Ab Rahim, the Assistant Department Manager of HR Department, Charoen Pokphand Malaysia, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zhang Ying, the Vice President of XMUM and Mr. Vincent Soh Chee Hong, the Senior Manager of Career Services, XMUM, also attended the event.


Group photo taken during the ceremony. From left: Dr. Tan Suh Nih, Dr. Ng Wei Lun, Mr. Mohd Faizal Bin Ab Rahim, Mr. Kelvin Lim Huah Seng, Mr. Weerawut Hiranmateekul, Prof. Wang Ruifang, Dr. Zhang Ying, Dr. Yeap Swee Keong, Mr. Vincent Soh Chee Hong, Dr. Erik Hui Yew Woh, Dr. Ng Chuck Chuan, Dr. Neoh Seong Lee, and Dr. Teoh Hong Wooi.

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