KOTA SAMARAHAN: Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sarawak campus yesterday launched its Erasmus+ and Learning Centre to boost research and innovation.
Its Vice Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr. Roziah Mohd Janor said that the initiative has been one that the university has been looking forward to bring it into the global stage.
“I am very proud because UiTM Sarawak has successfully received an allocation of RM22 million for six Erasmus+ projects.
“To establish a resource centre with our own budget is difficult because we require funds and currently we are in need of funds from the government.
“Therefore we have to look for other opportunities overseas to ensure that the faculty campuses here are able to collaborate with universities abroad through the Global Renowned University initiatives.”
She said this to the reporters after the 94th UITM Convocation and the launching ceremony of Erasmus+ and Learning Centre at the Samarahan Campus, on Monday (September 26).
Jamil informed that the projects are known as Project Erasmus+ because they are fully paid by the European Union (EU).
According to him, this will help enhance the degree programmes and professional courses offered by the university.
“Alhamdulillah (thank God), UiTM Sarawak has these six projects and will enhance the Global Renowned University initiatives”, he said.
Jamil said that UiTM was also planning to develop and venture into the halal market for economic growth as well as to capture the halal market and export halal food to Europe in collaboration with the universities in Europe.