Stevens and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia sign Memorandum of Agreement

MoA will pave the way for greater cooperation and collaborative innovation between the two institutions

9/20/2010

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Stevens Institute of Technology and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on Thursday, April 15, in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Harold J. Raveche, President of Stevens, and Professor Tan Sri Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin, UKM’s Vice Chancellor, were present to sign the MoA, which states that the educational institutions will cooperate with each other in education and research.

The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, UKM said in a statement.

Stevens has produced two Nobel Laureates, Frederick Reines and Irving Langmuir. Its alumni now are in South Korea, Taiwan and several other Asian countries and are leading players in commerce and industry and have been credited with a number of patents.

A UKM statement says the MoA would pave the way for greater cooperation and collaborative innovation between the two institutions, and by extension, Malaysia and the United States.

Both institutions had decided to advance their partnership to pioneer collaborative innovation for R&D and human capital development for the growth of business and industry.

Previously, UKM and Stevens had collaborated in joint educational and research projects.

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Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/press.