TANJUNG MALIM, Malaysia A Malaysian university, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) will collaborate with a public university in Turkey by this May, the latest, according to UPSI vice-chancellor, Prof Dr Mohammad Shatar Sabran.

He said this agreement was reached during a discussion between UPSI and Turkey’s new ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Merve Safa Kavakci, who made a courtesy call on the university, here, yesterday.

Mohammad Shatar said the collaboration between the two countries would include the areas of mobility, research and publication, exchange of students and staff, and organising of international conferences.

“The proposal paper for this purpose (collaboration) is being prepared to enable the (Turkish) delegation to choose a suitable university to collaborate with UPSI in the field of education.

“This collaboration with Turkey will indirectly uplift UPSI to becoming the foremost education university in the Asian region, he told Bernama after the meeting with Kavakci at the Chancellory Building, UPSI Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah Campus.

Mohammad Shatar said during the meeting, Kavakci stated that Turkey had a high agenda in the area of education, which had an important role in educating future generations.

“Therefore, in producing quality and extraordinary graduates from UPSI, we need to collaborate with outside parties like Turkey.

This is for our future students to be taught by outstanding educators in order to be an awesome generation in line with the goals and aspirations of the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) plan, he added.

Source: NAM News Network